William Harvey Humfleet
Sarah Elizabeth (Sprinkle) Humfleet
Myrtle (Brown) Humfleet
photos above are Myrtle's parents,
William H. &Sarah A.(Moore)Brown
Charley & Marcie
Photo on right:
Charley with his
"Barbourville Mountain Advocate Online"
Thursday, May 30, 2002
"Dixon beats Jorjani,
Smith defeats West"
~ By Crystal Edwards
The May Primary in Knox County concluded with several nail-biters,
some upsets, and many surprises. . .
In what was without question the hottest race on the Republican ticket,
Incumbent David Jorjani was defeated by Charley Greene Dixon.
Dixon came out the winner by 885 votes.
He will face the unopposed Democratic candidate Randy Jewell in
November for the office of county attorney. "My whole campaign
has been about family and friends and that's just why I'm standing
here the winner, but it is their victory as well," Dixon said.
"My grandfather John C. Dixon always dreamed of me holding the
office of county attorney and with his guidance and inspiration
I'm well on my way to reaching that goal."
were generously provided to us by
Wayne Lawrence Humfleet
THANKS, CUZ WAYNE, FOR SHARING!
CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING
Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. Humfleet of this
city celebrated their Golden Wedding
Anniversary on June 30, 1968 at their
home on North Main St. with Barbourville
relatives and friends and some out of
town relatives. Dinner was served at the
D and W Cafeteria in the Apple Blossom
Room. The table was centered with a
beautiful floral arrangement in keeping
with the ocassion. Nineteen guests were
in the party and enjoyed the special
anniversary cake. Many thoughtful cards
and gifts were received by the honorees.
The guest list included Mrs. Humfleet's
sister, Mrs. Flossie Jarvis and grand
daughter, Valerie of youngstown, Ohio;
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Hopper and daughter,
Mary Pat, Pinellas Park, Fla.; Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Dixon and son Charles Green,
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McDonald, Mr. and
Mrs. Claude Humfleet, Mr. and Mrs. Carson
Chesnut, Mrs. Aubrey Chesnut Jr. all of
Barbourville. Mrs. Myrtle Humfleet and
Mrs. Jennie Chesnut, sisters of Mrs.
Humfleet, also of this city. Mr. Humfleet
retired from the tool and dye department
of the Chrysler Corporation Detroit,
Michigan in 1957 and has resided in
Barbourville since that time.
October 13, 1983
CHESTER HUMFLEET HONORED AS
KNOX COUNTY'S OLDEST ABLE-BODIED CITIZEN
On Election Day, Nov. 8,
Chester A. Humfleet will turn 94. Six
years from then, he notes, he will turn
100, beating comedian George Burns by
seven years. Mr. Humfleet was honored
Friday night at the Boone Feast as the
Oldest Able-Bodied Citizen of Knox
County. Clinton B. Hammons noted that
Mr. Humfleet still makes out his own
income tax, follows the Atlanta Braves
on TV to the point of saying, "when
they lost, it knocked something out
of me," and loves to recall the days
of his boyhood in Knox County. Born in
the county to William Harvey and Sarah E.
Sprinkle Humfleet, he operated a farm at
Knox Fork until World War II when he and
his wife moved to Detroit where he worked
as a tool and die maker for Chrystler Corp.
until his retirement in 1957. After
retirement, he and his wife returned to
Barbourville to make their home at ......
with their double nephew, Claude and
Mattie Humfleet. There they inherited
grandchildren Janice and Charles Dixon,
Maxime and Bob Jones, great-grandchildren
Charlie Dixon, Stephen and David and
Debbie Jones; and great-great-
grandhchildren Danny, Dennis, Adam and
David Dennis. Mr. Humfleet has been a
member of the Masonic Lodge and in 1967
received a 50-year pin. He has been a
Mason for 66 years. Mr. Hammons noted
Friday night that "one of Mr. Humfleet's
most outstanding characteristics is his
kindness. He is always willing to repair
a toy for a child or help in any way he
can. He has made many close friends
during his 93 years. He's very active
physically and visits the nursing home
daily where is wife now resides.
He is an optimist.
He looks up not down;
forward not back; out and not in.
He lives by this motto,
"Keep your face to the sunshine and you
cannot see the shadows."
The Humfleet forebears originally came
to Knox County in 1811 from North
Carolina and lived across the road
from the Mt. Olivet Church.
were provided by
Margaret (Sprinkle) Sopp
To visit Margaret's website, called
"Margaret's Genealogy Collection,"
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THANKS, CUZ MARGARET, FOR SHARING!
were provided by
Elaine (Helton) Lorinczi
d/o Bob &Cathy(Hayes) Helton
gd/o Bob &Avis(Sasser) Helton
g-gd/o George &Matilda(Vaughn) Helton
James &Lucy(Osborne) Helton
THANKS, CUZ ELAINE, FOR SHARING!
of the overall
Cobb-Sasser Family Lineage Website
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