Some Alabama Thackston / Thaxton death and marriage notices (1900-1909)

From the Montgomery Advertiser, 06 Oct 1901:


In Selma, R. E. Thaxton, Mrs. Jane Rouch.


From the Montgomery Advertiser, 23 Jul 1905:


James M. Thackton Fought Seminole Indians in 1836

Mr. James M. Thackton, an aged and honored citizen of Beat 15, Montgomery County, on Tuesday closed a useful life of 98 years.

The deceased lived almost his entire life in Montgomery County and for the last sixty-three years, resided continuously in Beat 15.

In 1836, Mr. Thackton enlisted as a private in Capt. Bonham’s company of Col. Chisolm’s regiment, Alabama Volunteers and left Montgomery to engage in the Seminole war.

Near Tampa, his regiment engaged in the Indians, administering a decisive defeat.

He received an honorable discharge and returned to Montgomery County, where he married a Miss Cooper, who died in 1882.  [Date is not entirely clear, but I believe it says 1882.]

He is survived by a daughter, Amanda Thackton.  The life of the deceased was one worthy of emulation by all in his community.  His remains were interred near his homestead.


From the Montgomery Advertiser, 27 Jun 1906:

Mr. and Mrs. Ned McDavid, of Montgomery, will be among the out-of-town guests at the marriage of Miss Evan Owen and Mr. George Hyatt Thaxton, which will occur in Birmingham this evening.

Note:  There is a detailed account of this wedding in the Advertiser of 01 Jul 1906.  “. . . The Owentown Methodist Church was the scene of the wedding last night of two young people, Miss Evan Owen, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rose Wellington Owen and Mr. Grover Hyatt Thaxton, Rev. B. B. Glasgow officiating. . . . They left last night for North Carolina on a bridal trip and will later be at home with the grooms father on Eighth Avenue.

The marriage unites two very young people.  The bride was a member of the class of 1905 of the Pollock-Stephens Institute, and a very charming debutante.  The groom is in business here with one of the largest whole firms on Morris Avenue.  The bride is the youngest of four daughters, the eldest of whom is Mrs. Ned McDavid, of Montgomery.  The other daughters have married within the last few years.”


From The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, 10 Sep 1902:


W. K. Thaxton, a Birmingham jewelry merchant, is receiving the sympathy of friends on the death of his wife.

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