A Marriage Cut Short


Adair County News, January 11, 1905

Married at Lebanon.

January 4, 1905, at the District Parsonage, in Lebanon, Ky., by rev. Jesse Murrell, Mr. O. A. Taylor, formerly of Adair County, but now of Louisville, [was married] to Miss Mollie P. Williams, of Montpelier, Ky. They left the next day for Louisville where Mr. Taylor is now at work but will likely remove to New Albany, Ind., in the near future. May their life be sunny and bright and their end glorious. /s/ J. L. M. [Jesse L. Murrell]
The above young people are deservedly popular in this county and The News joins in with their many friends in wishing them prosperity and happiness in their journey through life.

Adair County News, January 25, 1905

A Sad Death

About three weeks ago, Mr. Avalee Taylor and Miss Mollie Williams, both of this county, were happily married in Lebanon, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Jesse L. Murrell, uncle of the groom. Immediately after the rites were solemnized the couple left for Jeffersonville, Ind., where the groom was engaged in business. A few days ago Mrs. Taylor was taken suddenly ill, resulting in her death last Monday afternoon. The remains are expected here this (Tuesday) afternoon. May God comfort the stricken young husband in this the darkest hour of his life.

Mollie was five months short of her 30th birthday. She was the daughter of I. N. and Helena Williams, and the niece of well-known Adair County businessman-turned-minister, Eld. Z. T. Williams.