161. Jesse S. Holbrook
Editorial Mt Eagle Newspaper Thursday Feb 18 1909: A Good Man. In the death of Jesse S. Holbrook, of Millstone, the whole country suffered a severe blow. Such men, living such a life as he lived, are a blessing to the country. Around them radiate examples that can but live in the hearts of their children and their generation. Proud, brave, truthful, firm in Christian faith, such a man was an ornament to his children, his neighbors, and an honor to God. We may not soon see his like again, but may others rugged in truth and righteousness grow up as firm as he and live the example he left. It was always a pleasure to meet Jesse S. Holbrook, for you knew that what he said to you was the truth. If a friend, he was always that in its fullest meaning. A good man is gone and the Eagle drops a tear at his demise. May God comfort and heaven bless the great host of bereaved friends.
669. John M. "Paddlefoot" Adams
DEATH CALLS J.M. ADAMS 63
ONCE PROMINENT BUSINESS MAN WAS KNOWN AS “PADDLEFOOT”
Death from heart attack and other ailments Saturday claimed J.M.Adams, 63, former Paintsville businessman and one of the best knownmen in this section. He died at the home of a distant relative, W.W.Adams, at White Oak, Morgan County, at 5 o’clock Saturday afternoonafter having gone there for a short visit only last Wednesday. Mr.Adams, known by almost everyone as “Paddlefoot,” was a congenial andwell-liked businessman here for many years. He operated hotels,restaurants, a meat market, livery stable, and various types ofenterprises in this time. Mr. Adams was the uncle of D.P. Hall,prominent Paintsville merchant. He had spent the past few months atthe home of Isom Hall. His sister is Mrs. Isom Hall. Another sister,Mrs. Sarah Jane Lykins lives at Matthews, in Magoffin County, and abrother, Frank Adams of Whitesburg, also survives. Until a few monthsago Mr. Adams had made his home in Mt. Sterling, where he at one timeoperated a hotel. Burial was Monday on Lick Fork in Magoffin County.Among those from here who attended were D.P. Hall, Bill Hall, GaylordHall, and Mrs. J.C. Maggard. Mrs. Bradley George, Inez; Mrs. HerschelFields of Mt. Sterling and Frank Adams of Whitesburg, were among therelatives who also attended the burial. The Rev. J.J. Prater ofSalyersville, conducted the services. Paintsville Herald ThursdayFeb.03 1938