Feature: Marie Krueger
65 Years Ago: Marie Krueger and Henry Cox were in a serious two-car accident 9 January 1954 near Calloway in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Henry was driving north on U.S. 25 when the driver of the other car got into his lane. Henry swerved to miss the other car, but he couldn’t get completely out of the way.
Knocked unconscious, Marie was initially thought to have died. She suffered a concussion, shock, and bruises and was admitted to Berea College Hospital in Berea. Henry had some bruises and a broken finger. Both cars were a total loss.1
Marie married Henry less than two years later on 23 November 1955 in Rockcastle County.2 Marie and Henry had been married for almost 38 years when she died 10 November 1993.3 (*1st Cousin once removed, Taylor)
► 87 Years Ago: James Arton Hopkins died 5 January 1933 in Harlan Township, Warren County, Ohio. He was the son of Eliza Hopkins. While DNA evidence appears to support the family story that his father was Stephen Wolfenbarger, that conclusion has not yet been made. He was the husband of Lucinda Howard. James was buried in Morrow Cemetery, Salem Township, Warren County, Ohio. (*Great-grandfather, Hopkins)
► 76 Years Ago: Samantha Angeline Petty Hankins died 7 January 1944 in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky. Samantha was the daughter of John R. Petty and Margaret E. Thomas and the widow of Thomas Leander Hankins. She was buried in Grapevine Cemetery in Hopkins County. (*Great-grandmother, Hankins)
► 77 Years Ago: Dorothy Mel Carver was born in 7 January 1943 in Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Dottie was the daughter of Kenneth Mel Carver and Elizabeth Angeline McCauley. She died on her birthday nine years ago in 2011 and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Greenville. (*1st Cousin, McCauley)
► 61 Years Ago: Nancy Lair Taylor died 8 January 1959 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Nannie was the daughter of James Francis Taylor and Margaret E. Ramsey and the widow of Henry T. Harrison. She was buried in Ramsey-Taylor Cemetery, Renfro Valley, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. (*2nd Great-aunt, Taylor)
► 131 Years Ago: Henry Madison Hopkins was born 9 January 1889 in Wallins, Harlan County, Kentucky. He was the son of James Arton Hopkins and Lucinda Howard. (*Great-uncle, Hopkins)
► 172 Years Ago: Matilda Pauline Howard was born 9 January 1848 in Harlan County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of John Covey Howard and Matilda Brock. (*Half 2nd Great-aunt, Hopkins)
► 55 Years Ago: Thomas Richard Hankins died 11 January 1965 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee. Dick was the son of Thomas Leander Hankins and Samantha Angeline Petty. (*Great-uncle, Hankins)
► 98 Years Ago: William Perry Hankins, Jr. was born in Hopkins County, Kentucky. He was the son of William Perry Hankins and Margaret Hill. (*1C1R, Hankins)
*Each person’s relationship to me and the surname of the grandparent through which the relationship falls are in parentheses at the end of each item. Please email me for additional information. Additional sources available upon request.