Kentucky: 1904; Farmers Deposit Bank, Middleburg, Casey County, Kentucky


Let us look at the statement of the First Stockholders Meeting of the Farmers Deposit Bank

held at Middleburg on December 17, 1904. . . . The officers and directors at that time are

shown as E. J. Godbey, President; C. L. Pruitt, Vice President; D. A. Thomas, Cashier.

Directors: H. H. McAninch, J.K. Coffey, Silas Wesley, Dr. J. T. Wesley, W. H. McClure,

J. F. Gadberry. W. T. Earles, C. L. Pruitt, and Lincoln Wells.


H. H. McAninch Here is his picture in our book of time, with a background of widespreading

farmlands and livestock, a well-kept farm and a good home, so Mr. Al Land describes it.

As Master Commissioner Mr. Land helped settle the McAninch estate, and he tells us the lands

he sold amounted to somewhere in the neighborhood of sixty or seventy thousand dollars.

In looking back to those days he recalls that Howe McAninch had a trotter, a bay filly, he entered

more than once in the races at the Liberty fair. Mattie McAninch, she was called; Mr. Land

remembers her well and smiles as if it were a fond memory those days of the Liberty fair when

he too had a trotter he entered in competition with Mattie McAninch. It seems that Os Bowman

was connected with these memories; perhaps he was the trainer or drove Mattie McAninch.


In the early days of the bank, Clell McAninch arrived at the post office in Middleburg, and a

few minutes later the one in Yosemite, on his daily run, carrying the mail from McKinney to

Dunnville, in his two-or-three seated conveyance pulled by horses. There was room for mail

sacks, passengers who might come in on the train at McKinney, and room for their luggage.


Farmers Deposit Bank, The First Fifty Years, by Mrs. Wauda Coffey and Mrs. Jessie H. Anderson,

The Casey County News, Fred J. Burkhard, Editor; Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 1955; compiled by

Joberta E. Wells, Feb. 12, 2005:


My Old Kentucky Home, the Kentucky State Song, words and music by Stephen C. Foster


The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home, / 'Tis summer, the people are gay;

The corn-top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom, / While the birds make music all the day.

The young folks roll on the little cabin floor, / All merry, all happy and bright;

By 'n' by Hard Times comes a-knocking at the door, / Then my old Kentucky home, goodnight.

Chorus: Weep no more my lady / Oh! weep no more today!

We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home, For the Old Kentucky Home far away.

They hunt no more for the possum and the coon, / On meadow, the hill and the shore,

They sing no more by the glimmer of the moon, / On the bench by the old cabin door.

The day goes by like a shadow o'er the heart, / With sorrow, where all was delight,

The time has come when the people have to part, Then my old Kentucky home, goodnight. / Chorus

The head must bow and the back will have to bend, / Wherever the people may go;

A few more days, and the trouble all will end, / In the field where the sugar-canes grow;

A few more days for to tote the weary load, / No matter, 'twill never be light;

A few more days till we totter on the road, / Then my old Kentucky home, goodnight. / Chorus



McAninch Family History NL v.XV n.3 / July 2007 / Frank McAninch, Editor / page 2007-24


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