Old Settler Stays with Town


There's only one thing in Warsaw, Ky., that makes G. W. Winters feel his eighty-odd years, and that's a cemetery, several acres in area, dotted with hundred and hundreds of markers, every one placed there during the span of Winters' life.

The octogenarian, who is a building contractor and still plies his trade, remembers distinctly the first person who was buried in the cemetery.

"He was Sam Furness, a young lad from this town who joined the Union forces during the War Between the States and was killed in the explosion of a powder magazine down South.  He was brought back to Warsaw for burial.  I was there when they laid him to rest and the picture of it is constantly before me," said Winters.

"This town used to be called Fredericksburg; that was when this was still a part of Carroll County," continued the old settler.  "It's been a fine old place to live, and I still feel young and hope to stay with the town for several years yet."

Winters's father lived to be 90 years old and lived in the little village for seventy-seven years.  He did fifteen years ago.  The son thinks that he will live just as long, and maybe longer.

The oldest house in the community was pointed out by Winters, who said that he didn't remember who built it, but when he was a boy it was owned by P. H. White, and is now the property of George Downey.


from the Kentucky Times-Star, October 29, 1930