slumber. Beyond life's fitful horizon much that was dear to him has gone. In a few more years those who are left will follow. If yonder somewhere beyond the realm of shade, the just shall be reunited with the just and the dead
shall smile again in the faces of the loved and lost, this knightly gentleman, constant Christian, and unchanging friend will wake to immortal music and taste of the sweets of the eternal promise. There was no mockery in him. He despised hypocrisy, as he loved humanity, and his career was a living, burning emphasis of this matchless creed. This is enough. By this sign he has conquered, and his example is a heritage to his children.
The funeral services will take place at his residence on the Tate's Creek Pike Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, solar time. The Rev. J.S. Shouse and the Rev. B.C. Dewees will conduct the service.
The burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery.
Front page of the Morning Herald, Lexington, Kentucky Saturday, March 25,
(1) The family always spelt the name Featherston, without the "e". JFH: The preceding article regarding a segment of our BRANCH #1, was printed in Volume Seven. Number 3, Fall 1992 issue of the Fayette Co., KY Genealogical Society Quarterly. It was prepared and submitted to the society by: Margaret T. Macdonald
It is reprinted here with the permission of Mrs. Macdonald and the Quarterly's editor: Melvin E. Hurst
Thanks to both of these individuals for allowing us to publish this very informative article in FEATHERSTON FINDINGS.
From a book on pioneers in the Joplin, MO Library's genealogy dept. FEATHERSTUN
We begin the story of the Featherstun family with the marriage of James Franklin Featherstun, born 7 October 1833 in Tennessee, and Susana Francis Booker, born 10 November 1834. They were married in Illinois and settled in Seneca, Missouri, about the year 1858. Susana's parents were William and Mary (Finch) Booker and they were believed to have come from Charlotte County, Virginia to Illinois, near Aviston about 1830. Susana Francis Booker was the eighth of eighteen children. James Franklin Featherstun, more commonly known as Frank, was a charter member of No. 255 I.O.O.F. Lodge. He was elected to the Seneca school board 1879-1882. In 1896, he established a grocery and feed business, later expanded to include dry goods, shoes and clothing. His son John was associated with him in the business. He united with the Christian Church at Neosho in 1895 and departed this life October 24, 1921 at the age of 88+