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From: rproffit via <proffitt(a)rootsweb.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Subject: [PROFFITT] Obit- David L. Wiss, h/o Myrna Proffitt
The Missourian Washington, Franklin County, MissouriThursday, February 11, 2016
David L. Wiss1934 - 2016
David Leroy Wiss, 81, Warrenton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington. David, a farmer, was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Warren County, the son of Louis J. Wiss and wife Fannie Mae, nee Bolton. He was a member of the National Tractor Pullers Association, N.T.P.A., and East Central Missouri Tractor Pullers Association, ECMTPA. David donated over 500 trophies he won to the Special Olympics. He enjoyed bowling and horseshoe pitching. David will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Myrna Wiss, nee Proffitt, Warrenton; one son, David (Donna) Wiss, Centralia; one daughter, Cheryl (Tom) Wiss Killian, Jonesburg; two brothers, Donald (Geneva) Wiss, Hawk Point, and Neil (Janet) Wiss, Laddonia; four grandsons, David Killian, Austin Killian, Devan Wiss and Darek Wiss; sister-in-law, Bernice Wiss; other relatives and many friends. David was preceded in death by his father, Louis J. Wiss; mother, Fannie Mae Wiss; one daughter, Michelle W!
iss; three brothers, Calvin Wiss, Les Wiss and Carol Wiss; and two sisters, Dolly Wiss Dothage and Kathleen Wiss. Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, 904 S. Highway 47, Warrenton.A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private. The family is being served by Pitman Funeral Home, Warrenton.
Descendantsof Myrna Jessie 'Proffitt' Proffit
1. MYRNA JESSIE 'PROFFITT'8 PROFFIT (GUY CLEO 'PROFFITT'7, LOUIS GEORGE 'PROFFITT'6, DAVID W. 'PROFFITT'5, ROBERT R.4, DAVID3, DAVID2, SYLVESTER1) was born 11 Apr1938 in St. Louis, Missouri (Source: Florence Virginia Proffitt Boles.). She married DAVID JOSEPH WISS 07 Jun 1958 (Source: FlorenceVirginia Proffitt Boles.), son of LOUIS WISS and FANNIE BOLTON. He was born 27 Sep 1934 in Warrenton, Missouri (Source: The Missourian,Washington, Mo., Thursday, February 11, 2016.), and died 06 Feb 2016 inWashington, Franklin County, Missouri (Source: The Missourian, Washington, Mo.,Thursday, February 11, 2016.).
More About DAVID WISS and MYRNA PROFFIT:
Marriage: 07 Jun1958 (Source: Florence Virginia Proffitt Boles.)
Children of MYRNA PROFFIT and DAVID WISS are:
i. DAVID JOSEPH9 WISS, JR., ,Hermann, Missouri (Source: Florence Virginia Proffitt Boles.).
ii. CHERYL MICHELLE WISS, Hermann, Missouri (Source: Florence Virginia Proffitt Boles.).
iii. RENEE JEANETTE WISS, b. 22 Nov 1968(Source: Florence Virginia Proffitt Boles.); d. 25 Nov 1968 (Source: FlorenceVirginia Proffitt Boles.).
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Subject: [NS Obits] Levy, Sperry Edward
Sperry Edward Levy 2003 Halifax Chronicle Herald
Published: Friday, February 14, 2003.
> From the collection of Gwen Christie
Sperry Edward Levy, 75, Kale's Korner, Pomquet, Antigonish County, formerly of Coalburn, Pictou County, passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home on February 12, 2003. Born in New Ross, he was a son of the late Foreman and Margurite( Walker) Levy. Sperry was a resident of Pomquet for the past three years and prior to that resided in Coalburn for a number of years. He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. In his early years he was employed with Warren Maritimes Paving Company. Sperry received great joy from fishing and dancing. Surviving are daughters, Kathy (Peter) Vanedam, Pomquet; Heather(Richard) Boussard, Monastery; son, Kenneth (Evelyn) Levy, London, Ontario; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Eileen (Jackie) Bowles, New Glasgow; Robert (Juanita) Koszkulics, Donnie (Margie) Koszkulics, George (Liz) Koszkulics; sisters, Anne Mosher, Three Mile Plains; Ina (Bernie) Smith, Greewich, Kings County; brothers, Foster (Shirley), Aylesford; Ca!
rroll (Ella Jean), Vaughan; Roy (Amelda) and Vernon (Bonnie), both of New Ross; his former wife,Theresa Levy, Monastery. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Alice Clark (Koszkulics) Levy; sister, Helen; brothers, Allan, Clyde, and Cecil. His remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Father Sydney Mifflen officiating. Burial will be in Church Brook Cemetery, Little Harbour. Donations in memory of Sperry may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
Boles/Bowles Listers, a couple of the surnames in this posting are mine, so I’m wondering if they really are. If you have any Boles/Bowles, Evans or Smith in your tree, please let me know if or how they connect to any of the surnames below. I’ve seen my Boles/Bowles ancestors in the same areas that these ancestors have appeared also—but they’re all fairly common surnames.
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From: Sandi Gorin via <kybarren(a)rootsweb.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Subject: [KYBARREN] BIO #12498 - GEORGE T. DUFF - BARREN CO
NOTE: I have no connection, no further information and am not seeking
12498 BARREN CO – GEORGE T. DUFF – Duff, Hutcherson, Evans, Warder,
Nuckols, Smith, Botts, Leslie, Lindsay, Pryor, Boles, Trigg, Cockrill
12498A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians. The Leaders and
Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities Volume 3.
By E. Polk Johnson, Volume III, Illustrated. The Lewis Publishing
Company, Chicago-New York, 1912.
GEORGE T. DUFF, senior member of the law firm of Duff & Hutcherson and
one of the most prominent and gifted attorneys of Glasgow and Barren
county, has what he considers the honor of being a native Kentuckian,
his birth have occurred in Barren county August 10, 1850, and he is the
son of Edmund and Eliza J. (Evans) Duff, who were natives of Virginia
and Kentucky, respectively. Edmund Duff, father of him whose name
initiates this review, was born in Culpeper county, Virginia, March 16,
1795, the son of John Doff, a Revolutionary soldier, who removed from
said county of the Old Dominion to Barren county, Kentucky, in the year
1800. He was given a land grant in this state for services rendered in
the Revolutionary war and on coming to secure it he settled in the
southern part of the county, near what is known as Rocky Hill. There he
took his grant and there resided until his demise.
Edmund Duff was reared in Kentucky, being only five years of age when
his father removed to this county. Here he married Miss Eliza J. Evans,
born in Barren county, November 27, 1827, a daughter of Major Joseph W.
and Elizabeth (Warder) Evans, who were both native Kentuckians and early
pioneers of Barren county. After his marriage Edmund Duff settled about
five miles northeast of Glasgow, where he purchased land and afterward
made him home until his death, which occurred in December, 1882. His
widow still survives and resides on the old homestead.
George T. Duff, subject of this review, was second in order of birth in
a family of seven children. He was reared amid the rural surroundings of
his father’s farm and received his preliminary education in the public
schools of his native county. He subsequently entered the Urania College
of Glasgow and the Kentucky University of Lexington. Soon after
finishing his education he accepted a position as deputy clerk of the
county court of his native county, under Colonel J. P. Nuckols. Later he
was appointed clerk in the office of Colonel D. Howard Smith, auditor of
Kentucky, having charge of the insurance department of that office. He
served in this capacity until July 13, 1874, at which time he was
appointed assistant secretary of state to succeed Hon. William H. Botts,
resigned, and served until the expiration of the term of Governor H. P.
Leslie, by whom he was appointed.
Soon after this Mr. Duff returned to Barren county and took up the study
of law, being granted license to practice in that profession January 18,
1876, by Judges William Lindsay and W. S. Pryor, of the court of
appeals. Soon thereafter he was appointed clerk of the county court to
succeed Colonel J. P. Nuckols, resigned. He served in this capacity
until his successor, who had been elected, qualified and took office,
which occurred about the 1^st of September, 1876. Mr. Duff then returned
to the practice of law and has since continued this profession. In 1883
the firm of Boles & Duff was formed, and this partnership continued
until Judge Boles was compelled to retire from the firm on account of
bad health, which was about fifteen years after the forming of the
partnership. This law firm was well known in Kentucky and did extensive
practice in Barren and adjoining counties in this part of the state. It
was considered, indeed, one of the best and strongest law firms in this
part of Kentucky and enjoyed a large and lucrative practice. Mr. Duff is
now the senior member of the firm of Duff & Hutcherson, formed several
years ago. Mr. Duff has also several other positions and trusts of
importance. He is attorney for the Louisville & Nashville Railroad in
Barren county, in which capacity he has served for the past ten years.
He is director in the Trigg National Bank of Glasgow and is its
In his political affiliations Mr. Duff is Democratic and has always
taken an active interest in the success of the party, having been
chairman of the Democratic County Committee when a young man and also a
member of the State Central Committee for several years. In 1880 he was
assistant Democratic elector for the national ticket and made a canvass
of the district. In 1893 he was nominated by his party for the state
senate, in which he made a strong race, being defeated by only one
hundred and ten votes, when the district was Republican by at least four
hundred. His stainless record and the fact that it was known he would
prove a public-spirited leader in non-partisan good government movements
conduces greatly to his popularity.
Mr. Duff was married in Barren county in October, 1873, the lady of his
choice being Miss Mary Cockrill, a native of Barren county and a
daughter of the Hon. Travis Cockrill, long a leading lawyer and a
prominent politician in this part of Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs. Duff are the
parents of six children, all of whom, as well as their parents, stand
high in social circles of their county and state. Their home is a centre
of culture and refinement and the scene of gracious hospitality. Mr.
Duff is one of the progressive and public-spirited men of his county,
ever ready and willing to assist in any movement for the betterment of
county and state, and for his many good gifts of mind and heart is
respected by all who know him.
Colonel Sandi Gorin - Genelogia Inquistorem
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President: Barren County Historical Society
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