STAGGS - KY & OH
I found the following obits in a cigar box kept by my grandfather.Rather than pitch everything, I thought that I should share the info.
FINAL RITES FOR EARLY STAGGS, 81(My grandfather wrote 9/19/1959.)
Funeral services were held Tesday afternoon from Price Brother funeral home in Elizabille for Early Staggs, 81, retired farmer, who died Saturday at his home in Nepton.
Rev. Amos Harmon, pastor of the Tilton Methodist church officiated with burial following in the Elizabille cemetery.
Mr. Staggs had not been ill long and his death came unexpectedly.He was a son of the late Charles Staggs and Nancy Williams Staggs.
The deceased was born in Fleming county and spent his entire life here.He was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Artitia Staggs, and three sons and three daughters.They are Mrs. June (I can't read the last name.) North Hollywood, Calif., Mrs. Eunice McIntosh, Elizaville, Mrs. Ruth Thomas, Cincinnati, Eugene and Roy Staggs of Flemingsburg and Estill Staggs of Winchester.
Also he leaves a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Hamm, of Goddard and two brothers, Ollie Staggs, of Goddard and J. D. Staggs of Elizabille.Also 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
LAST RITES FRIDAY FOR MRS. STAGGS(My grandfather wrote 2/21/61.)
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Hickerson Staggs of Wallingford, will be conducted at 2 pm Friday from the Wallingford Methodist church by the Rev H. T. Hill, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Amos Harmon.
Burial will follow in the Wallingford cemetery.
Mrs. (Hickerson) Staggs died at 1:05 pm Tuesday at the St. Joseph hospital in Lexington which she entered last Friday for observation.Her death was unexpected and will be the source of sorrow to her many friends.
A daughter of the late Richard E. and Louise Saunders Hickerson, Mrs. Staggs was born May 5, 1892 at Wallingford.She was a loyal member of the Wallingford Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband, Walter Staggs, Fleming County farmer; a son, Delbert Staggs of Decatur, Ill.; a brother, Clarence S. Hickerson of Ewing; two sisters, Mrs. E. B. McFeena, of Paris and Mrs. Early Staggs of Nepton.Also she leaves four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The remains are at the Boone Funeral Home in Flemingsburg where friends may call.
MRS. IDA STAGGS(Different obit than above.)
Mrs. Ida Hickerson Staggs, 68, a native and lifelong resident of Fleming County, died Tuesday afternoon at St. Joseph hospital, Lexington.She had been a patient there since Friday.
The deceased, wife of Walter Staggs, was a member of the Wallingford Methodist church.She was a daughter of the late Richard E. and Louise Saunders Staggs.
Mrs. Staggs, for many years was the Goddard correspondent for The Times Democrat and was well liked by all who knew her.
Surviving are her husband, a son, Delbert Staggs, Decatur, Ill.; a brother, Clarence S. Hickerson, Ewing; two sisters, Mrs. C. B. McFeena, Paris, and Mrs. Early Staggs, Nepton; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 pm from the Wallingford Methodist church.Rev. H. T. Hill and Rev. Amos Harmon will officiate.Burial will be made in the Wallingford cemetery.
FLEMING FARMER DIES OF CORONARY, WAS FIXING FENCE(My grandfather wrote 5/11/64.)
A Poplar Plains farmer-trader and retired grocer collapsed of a heart attack about 5:30 pm last night after going to his farm to fix a fence.
John Lewis Staggs, 51, had not been previously ill and his unexpectedly death has been a great shock.A year ago he had retired from the grocery business which he had operated.Yesterday he seemed as well as usual when he left to go to his farm on Plummer pike near Goddard.With him when stricken was his wife, Mrs. Lillian Story Staggs.
Mr. Staggs was born at Goddard in Fleming county and was a lifetime resident of that area. He was the son of Mrs. Hattie Staggs, of Goddard, who survives, and of the late Hord Staggs.
A substantial and prosperous farmer, Mr. Staggs also had been a successful trader.He was not only enterprising but his every transaction was marked by the highest integrity.
Coroner Robert M. Jones, who investigated, returned a verdict of death from a heart attack.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two nieces, Mrs. Nina Lewis Darnell of Ewing and Mrs. Elizabeth Smally of Fleming county, as well as several great nieces and nephews.The couple had no children.He was prececeased by a sister, Mrs. Francis Wagner.
The remains are at the Boone Funeral home in Flemingsburg but arrangements are incomplete.
MRS. MARY STAGGS(My grandfather wrote 7/12/60.)
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Hinton Staggs, 75, were held from the Magetti funeral home in Dayton, O. Sunday.Mrs. Staggs died Tuesday at a Dayton hospital as the result of complications.
A native of Fleming county, the deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Hinton, of Goddard.She was married to William Staggs, also a county native.
Survivors include six children, all of Dayton, and several cousins in Fleming county.
Burial was made in the Glen Haven cemetery Donnellsville, O.
STAGGS, Mrs. Mary Evelyn, age 75, of 1001 Akron Pl. died Tuesday 10:40 pm St.Elizabeth Hospital. (Different obit than above.)A native of Flemingsburg, Ky, Dayton resident past 34 yrs.Survivid by 3 daughters, Mrs. Beulah Spicer, Mrs. Ona Montgomery, Mrs. Dorothy Jones, 3 sons, Charles, Kenneth and Robert, all of Dayton, 9 grandchildren, 13 great, 1 brothr, Andy Hinton of Decature, Ill.Funeral services Saturday 10 am Guy J. Magetti Funeral Home, 1508 Valley St.Rev. Winfield Miller of Parkside Christian Church officiating.Burial in Glen Haven cemetery.Friends may call at the funeral home Friday after 2 pm.
MRS. SALLY STAGGS DIES IN HOSPITAL(My grandfather wrote 9/24/66.)
Mrs. Sally Hammonds Staggs, wife of James Dudley Staggs, of Elizabille, died at 5 am Saturday at the Fleming County Hospital in Flemingsburg, following a long illness.She had been hospitalized on several occasions.She would have been 92 in March.
A native of Fleming County, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Hinton Hammonds, and was born on March 13, 1875.
Mrs. Staggs was a resident of Elizaville and a devoted member of the Wallingford Methodist Church.A woman of many fine Christian virtues, she was loved by all who touched her life.Many are the kindnesses for which she will be remembered.
Other survivors include one step-daughter, Mrs. Emery Adamson, Frankford, and a stepson, Chester D. Staggs of Flemingsburg.
Funeral services will be this afternoon at 2 pm at the Wallingford Methodist Church.Burial will be in the cemetery under the direction of the Price Brothers Funeral Home, Elizaville.Friends may call at the funeral home.
THOMAS STAGGS(My grandfather wrote 8/13/67.)
Staggs, Thomas W., 59, of 3816 Merrimac Ave. died Sunday morning at Brown hospital.Survived by his wife Blanche (Sally).Memberof College Hill Presbyterian church and a veteran of World War II.Funeral Wednesday at 1:30 pm from Carrigan Funeral Home, 2201 N. Main St., (Dayton), with burial in Memorial Park cemetery.Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, 6 to 9 pm.
WALTER E. STAGGS(My grandfather wrote 6/21/69.)
Walter E. Staggs, 77, retired farmer-landowner of Goddard, died Saturday, June 21, in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur, Ill.
Mr. staggs lived in Fleming County until the past nine months when he went to Illinois to live with his son, Delbert.He has been in declining health for a number of years and death was caused by complications.
Son of the late James and Mattie Easton Staggs he was born November 13, 1891.
Mr. Staggs is also survived by his son, Delbert and his wife, Lela, with whom he made his home; three grandsons, Wendell Staggs of Hamersville, O., Donald and Norman Staggs of Decatur, Illinois, and eight great-grandchildren and several cousins; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Gibson, of Thayer, Ill.
Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday at 2 pm in the Boone Funeral Home on Court Square.Burial was in the Wallingford cemetery.
WILLIAM STAGGS(My grandfather wrote 11/16/70.)
Staggs, William J., age 76, of 102 Colorado Ave. (Dayton), passed away 1 pm Saturday at Miami Valley Hospital.He is survived by 1 sister, Mrs. Grace Campbell of Flemingsburg, Ky.; 1 brother Irvin T. Staggs whith whom he resided and several nieces and nephews.He was retired, formerly the production manager at the Wagensiel Advertising Agency, where he had been employed 25 years.Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday at the Denton Funeral Home, Flemingsburg, Ky.Interment Flemingsburg Cemetery.Friends may call at Tobias Funeral Home, 648 Watervliet Ave. from 3-5 and 7-9 Monday.
This following was taken from the Maysville, KY newspaper 5/21/1960:
"ABE" STAGGS IS RETIRING
A familiar face around Maysville High school - that or Marvin Staggs, will not be seen there after May 27, except on those occasions when "Abe" as he is sometimes called, returns to the fuilding and grounds for reasons of sentiment.
Mr. Staggs, who has been a member of the custodial staff at the school for the past eight years is retiring May 27, mostly because he has not felt too good since last Christmas.
Since the word got out that Mr. Staggs was retiring, the entire student body has expressed its deepest regret. He has been a friend to many a youngster and is especially well liked because of his amiable and friendly personality.
It is not out of disrespect but because of their fondness of him that the students have addressed Mr. Staggs by an assortment of names throughout the years.Sometimes its plain Mr. Staggs, sometimes its "Abe" or "Spider" and at other times they may call him "Da-De-O".
Mr. Staggs, who is married to the former Pauline Vice, resides at 151 Bridge Street.They have no children of their own so that is why perhaps the retiring school custodian favors the youngsters at Maysville High.
He was born at Goddard in Fleming county on August 12, 1890 and recalls that he attended schools which in that day were typically "mountain".For many years Mr. Staggs said he followed the circus, traveling extensively.For awhile he was with Hagenback and Wallace and also with the Ringling Brothers.
Coming to Maysville 15 years ago, Mr. Staggs worked as a carpenter four years before taking the school post.His hobby is making "knick-knack" shelves and has given many of the to his "children" at school.Also Mr. Staggs likes to visit the stockyards on sale day, mainly because he's a great lover of horses and ponies.
The following was also taken from the Maysville newspaper 11/26/70:
50 YEARS AGO
H. P. Staggs 91, veteran of the Civil War, died at his home at Goddard Thursday evening.He was a member of the famous Sixteenth Regiment, which was formed in Maysville, and was the grandfather of Miss Hattie Staggs of this city.
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