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 - I -ti 8 : : ; MRS. HEPBURN'S Funeral This...
I -ti 8 : : ; MRS. HEPBURN'S Funeral This Afternoon From Christ Church Cathedral. HER WORK FOR CniRITT. Aelloa By Woman1 Confederate Monument association BEliOVED BY MASONS. The funeral of Mn. Bomb Preston Hepburn will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from Christ Church Cathedral. The services will be conducted by tier. Charles E. Craik. The Interment will be private. The pan-ben rers will be Messrs. Bennett H. Young-. T. A. Lyon, "iV. K. Haldeman. Wm. Cornwall. Dr. Lelgfat Monroe, 11. W. Brace. Geo. C Norton and Charles D. Jacob. The Woman's Confederate Monument Association htld a meeting yesterday afternoon at the association's headquarters In the Courier-Journal building to take appropriate action upon the death fif Mrs. Hepburn, who was President of the association. Mr. H. W. Bruce, the .Vice President, presided. The following resolutions were adopted: 'Whereas, la tha Providence of God, our beloved President hu been called away, be It Resolved, That In the death of Susan Preston Hepburn the world hu lost one whose life was given to doing good and whose example will ever be an Incentive to parity of life and devotion to duty. Resolved. That our association has lost a leader whom we loved, and were ever ready to follow and whose place can never l filled. Resolved, That we tender the family our services and earnest sympathy in their laereavemen t. Resolved, That In token of our sympathy send a monument of flowers typical of the object for which she has so long labored and the completion of which was the crowning effort of her beautiful life. Resolved. That we attend the funeral in body and that we wear a red and whits rose, the colors of the association. After the adoption of the resolutions, the meeting adjourned. AH members of the association are requested to meet promptly at Christ Church Cathedral at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. All member are further requested to wear their badges. The Board of Directors of the Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home of Kentucky met yesterday afternoon at Slavonic Temple to take action with reference to the death of Mrs. Hepburn. Besides members of the board several ex-members were present by invitation, and all were called upon to express them- wtives with reference to the object of ' the meeting-. AU greed that the late -- Sirs. Hepbirn as President of the , Ladies' Aid Society of the Masonic Home bad rendered services second to no one in making the Home 'a success. The Ladles Aid Society, of which Mra, Hepburn was President. raised over 312,500 for the Home in the most critical period of Its organization. Everybody arreeil that the directors of the Home should do everything possible to . honor the memory of this noble woman who. while she could not be a Mason in accordance with the immemorial usages of the fratera.ty. had done Masonic work of the big-best impor.ance and value. It was resolved that the Board of Directors and ex-members of the board will attend the funeral in a body. if in accord with the wishes of the family, and will provide carriages for all surviving members of the Ladies' Aid So-ciety. who are Invited to be the guests of the board: that a committee be appointed to procure, if possible, a por-. trait of Mrs. Hepburn to be placed In the room of the Board of Directors at the Home. A committee was appointed to carry but these suggestions, and also a committee to prepare resolutions with reference to Mrs. Hepburn, and cause them to be published in the dally papers of the city and in the Masonic Home Journal. Every one present made remarks eulogistic of the deceased. Thirty or more of the children of the Home will attend the funeral. The members and ex-members of the Board of Directors of the Masonic .Widows and Orphans' Home and the members of the I-a1le' Aid Society will meet at the Grand Secretary's office. ourth and Green streets, at 2:15 o'clock this afternoon to attend in a body the funeraL The Confederate Association of Ken-lucky will meet at Christ Church Cathedral at 2:45 o'clock this af-.ernoon to attend Mrs. Hepburn's funeral In a body. Ex-Conf-derates who are not members are earnestly invited to meet jaith them. Mrs. Susan Preston Hepburn was born at the 1-reston farm, near Middle-town, Jefferson county. Ky.. July 21. JS19. and was the yotingst of eight children. Her father. MaJ. William Preston, was an officer of the L'nited States army. Who served with credit under Oen. Anthony Wayne in the campaign which terminated the Ions: Indian war at pall-en Timbers. O.. August 20. 1754. His father. CoL William Iteston. was County Lieutenant of Fincastle county. Va.. and Chief Surveyor of Kentucky when It formed part of that county. He was an officer In the French and Indian war and the' war of the Revolution, and died from the effects of a wound received at Guilford Court-house. N. C. He was the only son of John and Elizabeth (Pat-ton) Preston, who came to Virginia from Ireland in 1735. and were the progenitors of the large family of their name, so prominent since in Virginia, South Carolina and Kentucky. After retiring- from the army MaJ. Preston moved to Kentucky and died In 1821. The mother of Mrs. Hepburn was Caroline Hancock, one of three daughters of CoL George Hancock, of Botetourt county. Va., a member of the Fourth Con- STess, and Margaret S trot her. Her only brother who attained manhood was the ; late CoL George Hancock, of Jefferson county. The two sisters of Mrs. Preston were Mrs. Griffin, mother of the second Wife of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, who lately died in California, and Mrs. Clark, wife of Gov. William Clark, ot Missouri, who made the expedition to the Pacific in 1804-4 with Meriwether Lewis and who was the brother of Gen. George lingers Clark, the founder of Louisville, and. as called by John Randolph, "the Hannibal of the West." i The baptismal name of Mrs. Hepburn I a was Susan Ma rr ha II Preston, from a close connection by Intermarriatre of the Marshall with the Preston family. Her sisters were In the order of their age Henrietta, who became the first wife of Oen. Albert Sidney Johnston, and died In 18.15: Maria, who married John Pope, and died a few years ago In this city at the age of ninety; Caroline, who married CoL Abraham WooIIey, and died in 1M0: Josephine, who married Col. Jason Rogers, and died in 1842: Julia, who died In in fancy. Her brothers were Hancock, who died at fourteen, and Gen. William Preston, member of Congress, Minister to Spain and a distinguished Confederate OeneraL The mother: of Mrs. Hepburn having been left a widow at the age of thirty-six proved herself a woman of great force of character In the rearing of her large family and the management of t large, but for a long time an un product Ive, estate. Her farm comprised all the land between the New burg road and Baxter avenue, extending east to the riv er near the foot of Second street and westward three miles. Much of It now lies within the city limits, having been laid off by her in 132. when It was covered with heavy timber. Her residence In the city was on Jefferson, near First. and afterward she buiit on the comer of Oreen and Jackson, when there were but few bouses between there and Beargrass creek, and where she died in IMS, aged sixty-three. Mrs. Hepburn was one of the most attractive women of Louisville as a young lady, both in person and Intellect. Her education was completed at the celebrat ed school or Mrs. Clgogne. in rTHiaa.t-phia. and her hand was sought during her single life by many suitors. In M she married Mr. How ard F. Christy, of St- Louis. He died In IH5. and tn ISM she married Hyatt P. Hepburn. Esq.. a leading lawyer of fan Francisco, of sn old Pennsylvania family. In i64 she was a second time left a widow with no chil dren of either marriage. Since then htr life had been spent in Iulsvllle ml devoted to good works. Though childless. she was a mother to many, caring with maternal fondness for the orphaneil children of more than one of her sls-ters, and. when there were no lono-r . Inima of kindred, promoting the brolei -h.r- ity for the widow and orphan. Among the institutions with which her name will ever be connected In gratitude is the Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home, in the organization of which she was among the first and most active workers. Another object of her greatest sympathy and benevolent work had always been the care of the sick and dependent Confederate soldiers. Pot-sersed of a fine talent f-r organization, she enlisted the co-operation of a lance number of the most prominent ladles in every undertaking of a benevolent character and never failed to produce the most gratifying results. The public always responded with a generous alacrity to her appeals whether through the form of festivals. excursions, picnics dinners or direct appeals for money. Her disinterested seal and that of her equally faithful coadjutors never failed tf enlist the sympathy of the charitable. She- was largely Instrumental in the . onstruction of the Confederat monumnt on Third avenue by the Woman's Confederate Association. No one who ever knew her will look upon It without regarding It a also an enduring monument to her own memory. For years after she conceived the Idea ht was the object of her prayerful solicitude and untiring energy, even through nerl. wis of painful ill-health. She was grateful to have lived to see It erected and paid for. and among the last thoughts which filled her mind was the desire that it should be protected by a suitable incloemre to preserve It from Injury, expressing satisfaction that she had secured sufficient funds for this purpose. It is needless to enlarge upon the at tributes of such a noble character after the picture of her life thus given. Her cultivated mind of masculine grasp was coupled with an amiability and grace which won all hearts, and It may be truly said, without a semblance of flattery, that she commanded universal love as well as respect, both among the highest and humblest members of the community. With a heart open to the sufferings of all. she was in her charity an apostle of the broadest school of religion. In her church association she was f-om early womanhood a member of the Kpis-copal Church and a pew-nokler in Const church. FELL FROM A WINDOW. William Schwartz, of Louta villc, Meets With a Fatal Accident In New York. A telegram to relatives In this city yesterday brought the Information that William Schwars, a retired business man. who had been abroad for his health, bad fallen from a window in the Long Island College HospltaL at Brooklyn. X. Y., and suffered Injuries from which he died. No particulars could be obtained and a telegram was sent ordering the body shipped to this city for bur Lai. It la expected to arrive Saturday. Mr. Schwars was well-known tn this city. He leaves two children. Mrs. O. G. Gunther. a baker at Madison and Green streets, and Kmil Schwars, an employe of' the Gait House. He had lived with his son-in-law until about a year ago, when his health compelled him to go abroad. Several weeks ago be started home, but when he arrived In this country was obliged to go to the hospital. His relatives here bad heard nothing of him since be had landed, and only learned of his death by inquiring of the Brooklyn Chief cf Police for Information concerning his whereabouts. orTjoicS' resisxatiox Accepted By tha Congregation of MvKerraa Memorial Uaptiat t-harvb. The congregation of the McFerran Memorial Baptist church last night accepted the resignation of the Rev. Carter Helm Jones, to take effect November L The meeting wad well attended and was characterized by the heartltst good feeling on the part of alL Several of the members expressed themselves as much pleaseU with Dr. Jones" determination to remain In the city, even though be was nabl to remain in charge of that church. As soon as Lr. Jones' connection with the McFerran Memorial church ceases he will take charge of the Broadway Baptist church, as told In the Courier-Journal yesterday. He baa notified the church at Richmond. Va., of his final determination. The step was taken only after mature consideration of the arguments and advantages, pro and con. A committee was appointed by the McFerran Memorial church to make a report In regard to securing another pastor. In regard to the revived rumor that the McFerran Memorial and Broadway Baptist churches would consolidate. Dr. Jones last night said: "No such step has been taken, and. I may say, is not likely to be taken. It Is true that there is a kindly feeling between the two churches, and some of the members have suggested mat sucn a plan would be a good one. but I hardly think it feasible." Another prominent church member also denied that such a step was likely at the present time, but admitted that a consolidation might take place In the future. ftoar-d tha Firemen. Mrs. Millard Mann, wife of an ex-policeman, created a sensation last night about 11 o'clock by firing three shots Into the No. 15 englne-houst on Preston street and Marret avenue. The firemen were greatly frightened, but unhurt. of and the H. W. John A. rler. up. rng of ing Pad city city Tennessee, total to the by betterments been Chattanooga annual and of the 3170,-067.8. be 3258.-176.66, Gap The bonds taking Nashville gold Selma in If In sheet, Indebtedness a increase The of losses, considered 34:!,-707.88 lowing The ended cars, been the is during during shows of 1896. shops expenses. twelve there gondolas It 2.9ti5.15 are are miles The results Gross To From South Grose

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 07 Oct 1897, Thu,
  3. Page 8

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