ALLISON K. KETCHERSIDE Obituary

Funeral services for Allison K. Ketcherside, widely known Yuma pioneer and county, recorder of Yuma County for 13 years, who died at a sanitarium at Jujunga, Calif., yesterday afternoon, will be held at the O. C. Johnson chapel at 10 a.m. Friday, it was announced last night at the Johnson Mortuary. Interment will take place in the family plot in Yuma cemetery.

Ketcherside, who had been in ill health for several years, resigned as recorder last December and the county board of supervisors appointed his wife as his successor.

Born in 1839 in Georgia, near Chattanooga, Term., Ketcherside came to Northern Arizona in 1895 with his family, moving to Yuma in 1901. His father, Dr. E. B. Ketcherside, died in 1923 and his mother, Mrs. Eliza [Allison] Ketcherside, passed away last Sept. 2.

Following his graduation from the Yuma high school, he went to work for the Reclamation service, continuing in this until 1921 when he was elected county recorder.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Gertrude R. Ketcherside, a daughter, Suzanne, and a son, Dudley; three brothers, Hugh V. of Long Beach, Dr. Hilliary D. of Phoenix and Paul V. of Eagle Rock, Calif, and a sister, Mrs. Harry C. Johnson of Glendale, Calif. Another brother, Dr. James Ketcherside, died three years ago.

Mrs. Ketherside, Dr. Hiliary Ketcherside, Hugh V. Ketcherside, and Mrs. Johnson will accompany the body to Yuma, arriving by train tonight at 8:30 o’clock.

Mr. Ketcherside was one of the most popular men in the county and had a host of friends not only in Yuma County but throughout the state. He was a lover of outdoor life as a hunter and fisherman. (Article mailed to the Dade County Historical Society, Inc by the
Yuma County Library, Yuma, AR. It was copied from THE MORNING SUN newspaper, Thursday, September 13, 1934.)

[Editor’s note: Allison K. Ketcherside was the son of Dr. Enoch Blackburn Ketcherside and Elizabeth Allison Ketcherside. He was born near Rising Fawn in Dade County, GA.]




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