Saturday, January 9, 2010

Susan Cromwell Meglone 1873-1941

Susan Cromwell Meglone was the wife of Lewis Meglone of Paris KY. She has five children with Lewis and was left a widow with five young children when he died of pneumonia in 1904.

Her children were Robert, Lewis, Sarah, Ann, and Catherine.

In The Bourbon News, 26 Nov 1907:
"Mrs. Susie Meglone was taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, last evening at seven o'clock to be operated on for apendicitis."

Susie was buried at the Lexington Cemetery on 10 Feb 1941, Disposition number 30532, Section A, Lot 19, funeral director Hinton-Turner.

From the index card attached to the Meglone/Cromwell plot information at the Lexington Cemetery office:

LOT No: 18 & 19  SECTION A  PART A11
OWNER: E.R. Smith, G.W. Smith, Z.M. Sherley, John W. Cromwell

HEIRS:                ADDRESS:        RELATIONSHIP:
Robert Cromwell  deceased  R.R. #2 Lexington, Ky.
Eva Cromwell                       R.R. #2 Lexington, Ky.
Mrs Nellie C. Dodds  deceased  Box 644  San Diego, Cal.
Mrs. Susie Meglone - deceased 2/10/41  Pleasant St., Paris, Ky.
Mrs. Guy Harrington,           872 Don Cubero St. Santa Fe. New Mexico.

On the reverse of the card there are four obituaries from unknown newspapers:
"Mrs. Susan Meglone
PARIS, Ky., Feb.7  (Special)-- Mrs. Susan Meglone, 69, widow of Lewis T. Meglone, died at 11:30 a.m. today at the Massie Memorial hospital after an illness of four months. She had been a patient of the hospital for a few days.
She was a native of Fayette county, daughter of the late John W. and Sara McMurtry Cromwell. She is survived by three daughters, Misses Anne and Sara Meglone of Paris and Miss Catherine of New York, and two sons, Robert Meglone of Lexington and Lewis Meglone of Pittsburgh.
The body was removed to the Hinton-Turner funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the funeral home conducted by the Rev. Rhodes Thompson, and interment will follow in the Lexington Cemetery."

"Robert Lee Cromwell
Funeral services for Robert Lee Cromwell, retired farmer who died yesterday at 108 Hamilton par[k?] will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the W.R. Milward mortuary chapel. The Rev. Jesse Herrmann will officiate and burial will take place in the Lexington Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be W. [?] Veal, Harvey Watkins, George [?] Wilmott, Charles Gorham, Talmage Smith and Newton Taylor.
Mr. Cromwell, 77, was a native of Fayette county where he has been a resident his entire life. He was a son of the late John W. and Sarah McMurtry Cromwell and was educated in the fayette county schools. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church.
Survivors include two sisters Miss Eva Cromwell, Lexington and Mrs. J.F. Dodds, San Diego, Calif."

"Lewis T. Meglone
PARIS, March 11--Lewis T. Meglone, a native of Lexington and former resident of Paris, died at his home in Pittsburgh, Pa. at 1a.m. Monday following a six weeks illness.
He was employed as a draftsman for the Bethlehem Steel Company in Pittsburgh. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include three sisters, Misses Sarah and Ann Meglone, both of Paris and Miss Catherine Meglone, New York City.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. (CDT) Thursday at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home by the Rev. Rhodes Thompson. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery.
The body will arrive in Paris at noon Wednesday and will be removed to the funeral home where it will remain for services."

"Mrs. Nellie C. Dodds
Mrs. Nellie Cromwell Dodds, a widow of J.F. Dodds, a resident of San Diego, Calif., and formerly of Lexington, died yesterday at the home of her sister, Miss Eva Cromwell, 322 Ridgeway road, after a long illness.
A native of Fayette county, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Sarah McMurtry Cromwell and received her education in the schools of Lexington and Fayette county. She had made her home here with her sister, and only survivor, since September.
The body was removed tot he W.R. Milward mortuary chapel where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Jesse Herrmann, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, will officiate and interment will be in the Lexington cemetery."

A second card for Lots 18 & 19 (Section A) had these obituaries from unknown newspapers attached:

"Miss Eva Cromwell
Miss Eva Cromwell, 88, of 1364 Fontaine Road, died yesterday at her home.
A native of Fayette County, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Sarah McMurtry Cromwell. She attended Fayette County schools and was a member of Christ Episcopal Church.
Survivors include four neices, Miss Sarah Meglone and Miss Anne Meglone, both of Paris; Mrs. Guy Harrington, Santa Fe, N.M., and Miss Catherine Meglone, New York City.
Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the W.R. Milward Mortuary-- Broadway by the Rev. T.O. Harrison. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery.
Friends may call at the mortuary after 4 p.m. today."

Ann Meglone, 86, 121 Woodmont Dr., Paris, died at 11:38 p.m. Mon. at Bourbon General Hospital. A native of Lexington, KY, born Aug.1, 1902 to the late Lewis Taylor and Susan Sherley Cromwell Meglone. She was a graduate of Paris High School, a member of the First Christian Church, and the Jemima Johnson Chapter of D.A.R. She retired in 1974 after 55 years as a secretary with Woodford Spears & Sons. She is survived by a a sister, Sarah Meglone, Paris. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Thurs. at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris by Dr. Henry Hanna. Burial Lexington Cemetery. Casketbearers are Charles Fryman, James C. Henry, Billy Mason, William C. Mason, Jimmy Mason, and Bruce H. Forsythe. Honorary bearers are Robert Cooper, Roy Shanks, Henry C. Prewitt, & Stephen Spears. Visitation 4-7 p.m. today."

Miss Catharine Meglone, 79, retired chief surgical nurse of Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, died 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Mayfair Manor. A native of Lexington, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Susan Cromwell Meglone. She attended Midway College, received her nursing degree from Louisville General Hospital and was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include two sisters, Miss Sarah Meglone and Miss Ann Meglone, both of Paris. Graveside services 10 a.m. today in the Lexington Cemetery. Friends may call at W.R. Milward Mortuary- Broadway before the service hour."

Susie Cromwell Meglone also had a sister, Mary Cromwell Frazier, of South Dakota, who died in August of 1914. Susie's son Louis served as one of the pallbearers, and Mary was buried at Lexington Cemetery in the family plot.

Lexington Cemetery, Section A

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