Wilson and Allied Families of Adair Co., KY / Photo of Hilda, County Judge and Nancy  

Hilda L. Lanham, RN.
Submitted by Nancy Gentry

These Pictures will be in slide form just click next at the bottom.

Court House with Cathryn Mullins, and the Co. Judge, in 1935.

If you know any of these people please write Nancy or the webmaster with your information.

Carlis, my mother's name was Hilda L. Lanham, RN. I have a lovely gold, inlaid bracelet given to her "In Appreciation of Public Health Service, Adair County, 1934-1937".
The picture of the Hamlett baby is bad, but maybe someone could identify who the baby is. I have no idea who Dorothy is. The other pictures should be of some interest.
The name Bird (Johnson ?) still rings a bell with me..........maybe it's nothing. I know she had a close friend there.
I found a newspaper clipping of my parents engagement announcement stating" Miss Lanham has been connected with the Adair County Health Department for the past three years and is very popular in the town and county. Mr. Mason (Malcolm Mason,my dad) was stationed here several years ago when in the employ of the State Highway Department and is well-known in Columbia". This article must have been in one of your newspapers because it states that Dad "was stationed here". They married in November, 1937, if that helps. Wonder if you can go back and find these old articles?
Also have a Western Union Congratulations, Columbia KY, dated Nov. 24, 1937, from Sara, Joe, Kate and Dock. Is that familiar to you?
They lived in Louisville for a while after their marriage, moved to Frankfort, then to Lexington in 1945. Dad was manager of James E. Pepper Distillery from 1945 - 1954, when he became Claims Manager for Kentucky Utilities CO, a position he held until his retirement in 1975. They had a vacation home at Russell Springs on Lake Cumberland and moved there permanently when Mother had a terminal illness. She passed away, July 13, 1976 at a nursing home in Jamestown. Seems like she came full circle.
Well, if I come up with anything else, will let you know.
Take care and hope you can find at least 2 of the pictures, of some interest.
Nancy Gentry
Spring, TX


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