Reunion Notes

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By The Staff

Alexander Reunion

The descendants of the late Ollie and Agnes Speagle Alexander attempted to meet at Walton Park on Sept. 14, 2008 for their annual reunion. Due to the remnants of Hurricane Ike, the event was moved to a cousin’s home.

Those attending were:

From out of state: Donald and Juva Alexander of Jackson, Mich. And Donna Alexander of Ypsilanti, Mich., Paul W. and Doris Alexander of Vevay, Ind. and Robert Alexander and Pam Lucas of Madison, Ind.

Elsewhere in Kentucky: Edna Alexander, Dave and Janet Mahnken, all of Walton; Lori Thomas of Florence; Daniel and Emily Myers of Owenton; Jim Snell of Erlanger and Paul, Judy, Paula and Savannah Lawless of Ryland Heights; Leo Wiley, Mae Wiley, Paul Wiley, Garry and Crystal Traft, Christopher, Angela, Alysa, Skyler, and Brooke Thacker, all of Independence; Scott and Gayle Wilson of Demossville, Marsha Wiley Logsdon of Glencoe and Tracy Elliston, David Williams and Cody Haynes of Verona.

From Grant County: Christine Grubbs, Tammy Woolley, Jimmy Jackson, Linda Beach, Tasha and Carmen Richardson, Ethan Kitchen, Lowell and Dana Beach, Leona Conneley and Dale and Judy Jackson, all of Dry Ridge; Harold and Marlene Elliston and Beverly Elliston of Williamstown.

Beverly Wiley, who died since last year’s reunion, was missed.

Vincent Reunion

The 25th annual Vincent family reunion was held at Mammoth Cave National Park on Oct. 11. An annual Vincent reunion was spearheaded in 1983 by Howell W. Vincent, a well-known Covington attorney.

There were 10 sons born to Gillis and Calvernia Vincent in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Their mother was a believer in education and advanced that idea with her sons. She received an award for having the most sons enrolled in Western College in Bowling Green. Six sons became attorneys, one a banker, two teachers and one a businessman.

Beverly M. Vincent, a Brownsville attorney, was elected state attorney general in 1936 and was elected U.S. representative from Kentucky’s second district and served two terms from 1937 to 1945. He was instrumental in getting Mammoth Cave recognized as a national park, so it seemed logical to have the annual reunions at the site each year.

Attorney Raymond L. Vincent resided in Williamstown and in the early 1950s represented Gallatin, Grant and Owen counties as the commonwealth attorney.

Family members attending the reunion from this area were Jo Anne Vincent True; her daughter, Lynn; her son, Michael; Rita Vincent Steger and husband, Don. Jo Anne and Rita’s father was Conrad L. Vincent, a Corinth banker for 43 years.