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Lebanon News
Obituary of Reynolds Shoemaker

November 20, 1914

Telegram Announces Death In Florida.

A telegram received Saturday by S. Aston from Cottondale, Fla., announced the death of Reynolds Shoemaker, a Russell born man. The deceased went to Florida years ago and at the time of his death was a very old man.

In many sections of Russell live relatives of the deceased, among them being the Astons, Grays, Shoemakers and Gilmers. A big estate is left by the deceased, he having accumulated quite a little fortune in the flower state.

[Editor's note: I think this death notice is actually for Johnson R. Shoemaker, the son of Reynolds Shoemaker. Johnson R. Shoemaker died on 11/14/1914 and is buried in the Cottondale Cemetery in Florida, along with his wife, Elizabeth Fickle Shoemaker. However, Johnson R. Shoemaker was only 62 years old at his death, hardly a "very old man." I think the editor confused the son with the father.]

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