Adair County News, Feb. 1, 1899

"Old Pete," the mockingbird owned by Mr. J. O. Russell, of this city, died last Sunday night. He was a fine bird and a great singer. He was hatched in August 1884, therefore he was 14 years old last August which it seems is quite an old age for a bird. No more will his voice again be heard in mimicking songs of other birds.