James Estepp saves a young woman from drowning

There’s a family story in the central Kentucky Estepp clan that claims James Tinsley ESTEPP rescued a woman from drowning the in the Kentucky river.  No one knew the name of the woman or the circumstances…until yesterday.  Click the clipping below for the full story from the Mt. Sterling Advocate from 6 MAY 1908:

James Estepp saves Miss Fanny Sue Bush The young woman’s name was Fannie Sue BUSH.  She was out for a ride with a young man named Cecil DILLS.  A certain William FALLIS is also mentioned in the article along with Miss BUSH’s father, Mr. O. E. BUSH.

I found this on the Kentuckiana Digital Library, part of the Kentucky Virtual Library,  in their Newspaper collection.

2 Responses to James Estepp saves a young woman from drowning

  1. Jennie Maynard says:

    Thank you SO much for posting this! James Tinsley Estepp was my great-great-grandfather 🙂

  2. Wayne says:

    I’m glad you found the site! That is why I post stuff like that that we find in our travels.

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