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Silent City - Virginia Weatherford by Lee Ann Jessee



2019-10-09 - Columbia - Photo by Tiffany Kessler, columbiamagazine.com.
Lee Ann Jessee stood at the graveside and said, "The importance of Virginia Weatherford is that she is the only Rhorer here. We hope that people will not forget those in the Silent City and will help take care of some of these forgotten resting places."

"Virginia Weatherford Rhorer b 18-18-1844 to Dr. Ed & Elizabeth Owings Weatherford of Jefferson Co., KY.

"Married Dr. Melvin Rhorer, son of Jonas Huber & Julia C. Rhorer of Jefferson Co. KY, on 7-15-1863.

"Moved to Columbia Ky soon after marriage to practice medicine in small town.

"Became a partner with Dr. JH Grady in Columbia and practiced for several years in Adair County.

"Melvin and Virginia had no children and she died November 1881 and was buried in the Columbia City Cemetery. As far as we know, she is the only Rhorer buried in Adair County.

"Dr. Rhorer married Sue Ray from Metcalf County in 1883 and had three children with her. Melvin died of TB at age 66."

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