Chastine Hood Obituary
Among those who passed away during the holidays was Chastine Hood,
Dec. 1801 - Dec. 1896
known for years as the oldest man in the county and at the time of his
was probably the oldest man in this part of the state.
There is not a reliable
record of the time of his birth. According
to his statement, he came from VA
to this county 74 years ago and, according
to his recollections, he was then
age 23, which would make him age 97. Many people
who knew him
he had crossed the century line before his death and some place the
years as high as 107. When he settled in this county his next door neighbor was
40 miles away.
In his latter years he has been helpless, both in body and mind.
daughter with whom he resided has watched over him and cared for him.
KY Newspaper Abstracts 1896-1900, compiled by Brenda Joyce Jerome.
used with the permission of Brenda Joyce Jerome, CGRS
Western Kentucky Journal and Book List