Reader Queries

Each month, The Kentucky Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from our faithful readers. Among those letters we often find queries, ranging from requests for words to songs and poems to trying to locate former classmates and military buddies of long ago.

Here are a few queries from

June 2010

Wants Info. On Union Oil
And Refining Company

Dear Editor:
I found in some old papers of my late grandfather, Jackson A. Begley, where he had bought some shares of Capital Stock with the Union Oil and Refining Company, dated August 1901.
At this time he resided at Dwale, Floyd County, Kentucky.
I would like to hear from any Explorer readers who know anything about this company.
I am a recent subscriber, and enjoy the magazine very much.
Robert L. Christman
102 Sunset Place
Goshen, OH 45122

Info. Wanted On The Fey Cemetery
In Jefferson County, Kentucky

Dear Editor:
I am looking for anyone with information about the Fey Cemetery located in what is now Windsor Lake Subdivision off Arnoldtown Road. It is located at the corner of Windsor Lake Parkway and Regal Pine Court in Jefferson County, Kentucky.
I understand that a gentleman some years ago wrote down all the names and dates from the stones. I have been working very hard to locate all the people who are buried there. The earliest known date of burial there is 1856 and the latest is 1918.
I would like to find the gentleman who wrote down all this information or hear from anyone who may have some information on those buried there. Some of those who are buried there are my ancestors and other family members.
Any help will be appreciated.
Marguerite Miller
P. O. Box 128
Smithfield, KY 40068
[email protected]

Shooting In
Montgomery County

Dear Editor:
I am trying to obtain any information I can get on a shootout in 1932.
When I was eight years old this tragedy took place at Hope, Montgomery County, Kentucky, between my uncle, James Baxter, and his brother-in-law, Cleve Reffitt. They were arguing and shot each other to death some time in June 1932.
If anyone has any information, feel free to contact me.
Woodrow Baxter
1013 Weinland Drive
New Carlisle, OH 43344

White Fall Bean Seeds Wanted
Dear Editor:
Does anyone have white fall bean seeds?
I will gladly pay for them.
Veva Blaylock
204 Ryason Street
LaGrange, IN 46761