Posts belonging to Category 'Deaths'

Kentucky’s last daughter of Civil War veteran dies

Kentucky lost its last living daughter of a Civil War soldier Thursday.
Eva Martin, 94, of Bethelridge in Casey County, was the 14th child of John Green Watson, who served as a private in the Union Army’s 1st Kentucky Calvary.
That division, nicknamed the “Wild Riders,” fought in Kentucky during the Battle of Wildcat Mountain in the [...]

David Herbert Donald, Writer on Lincoln, Dies at 88

David Herbert Donald, a leading American historian of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War who won Pulitzer Prizes for his biographies of the abolitionist statesman Charles Sumner and the novelist Thomas Wolfe, died Sunday in Boston. He was 88 and lived in Lincoln, Mass.; Wellfleet, Mass.; and Key West, Fla.
His death was confirmed by his [...]

Newtonia, friends gather to honor Elery

A crowd of some 50 friends attended a dedication service in Newtonia on Sunday to honor Gail Elery, long-time resident of the town and former city clerk.
The patriotic service, led by Newtonia Mayor George Philliber, was held at the base of a new flagpole and memorial bench constructed on city property near the former Newtonia [...]

Historian Was Authority on Lincoln

Steven Lee Carson, 66, a former archivist and editor who became a historian and lecturer on presidential history, notably as an authority on the life of President Abraham Lincoln, died March 27 at his home in Silver Spring after a heart attack.

During the past few years, he was a presidential historian at the Woodrow Wilson [...]

JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN: 1915-2009: Noted historian wrote about blacks, South

John Hope Franklin winced when people called him America’s greatest black historian, as many did. It would be more fitting to call him the greatest historian of black America.
In more than 70 years of scholarship, he documented the African-American experience as no one had done before —- a body of work that earned him more [...]

Former Corinth museum director dies

Longtime Corinth museum director and Civil War book author Margaret Greene Rogers died Tuesday. She was 94.
A memorial service has been planned for 1:30 p.m. Sunday at McPeters Funeral Home.
Rogers, a retired elementary school teacher, became curator of the Northeast Mississippi Museum – now named the Crossroads Museum – in 1986 after she retired from [...]

Author, historian Gregory A. Coco dead at 62

Gregory Ashton Coco, 62, of Gettysburg, died on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at home in the care of his loving family.
He was born on May 4, 1946 in Marksville, Louisiana, to Merlin J. and Lucy Parrish Coco. His father preceded him in death.
In his words, he was “the happy husband of Cindy L. Small for [...]

Wreck claims man charged in grave desecration

COURTLAND — One of three men charged with the desecration of a Civil War soldier’s grave has died from injuries he received in a car crash Tuesday, Virginia State Police said.
Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Cotten said Kyle Sinclair Burks, 21, of the 18000 block of Douglas Drive in Capron, was the driver in a single-vehicle [...]

Gettysburg battlefield ‘chief of staff’ dies

Gettysburg lost its “chief of staff” on Tuesday.
The man who quietly served as deputy superintendent at Gettysburg National Military Park for nearly 14 years died after a years-long battle with cancer.
John McKenna was 59.
As deputy superintendent, McKenna served in a role similar to that of a chief of staff, said park Superintendent John Latschar.
“John was [...]