Tyler Cody Obituary
Ashland Clipper, January 20, 1927
TYLER CODY, WORLD WAR I VETERAN
Tyler Cody was born in Sneedville, Hancock county, Tennessee, March 27, 1889,
and died at Benham, Kentucky, January 9, 1927, at the age of 36 years, 9 months
and 13 days.
When he was 16 years old he moved to Virginia, where he worked for eight years.
Then he went to Taylor, Ky., where he enlisted in the army in July 1917. He
served his country in France during the great war and until its close he
remained a faithful soldier. At the close of the war he made his home in Benham,
Ky., where he lived at the close of his life.
It was on January 9, 1927 that Tyler met with the tragic and sorrowful end of
his career. During an automobile trip with some friends an accident occurred in
which he was fatally injured.
All who knew Tyler appreciated the friendliness of his character. Where he
worked, it is said, he won many friends and one who had known him for fifteen
years speaks highly of him, as does also Kenneth Morelock, who had roomed with
Tyler for the past ten years and had soldiered with him in France. We have
learned that Tyler made an excellent record while working for the Wisconsin
Steel Co., as wire man at No. 1. mine. He was loved by all who knew him.
He leaves to mourn his loss; his mother, Mrs. Many Seals; his sister, Mrs.
Jarvis of Ashland; two nephews; three nieces; and distant relatives with a host
His father, F. N. Cody, two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death
several years ago.
The funeral service was held in Ashland at the Baptist church, on Sunday
afternoon, January 16th. The pastor, Rev. David B. Jones conducted the service
and the body was interred in the Ashland cemetery. The text of the sermon is
found in Psalm 90:12. "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our
hearts to wisdom." The American Legion, of which the deceased was a member, had
charge of the service at the grave.
Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 5, 2005.
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