Tyler Cody Obituary

Ashland Clipper,
January 20, 1927




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 of friends.

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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