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Alonza Jackson "Lon" Fant
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1875
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 1926
Trammel Crossroads
Chambers County
Alabama, USA

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"The LaFayette Sun" - September 29, 1926:

KILLING OCCURRED NEAR UNION (SCHOOL) SUNDAY.

ALONZA JACKSON (LON) FANT, a well known citizen of Chambers County, was instantly killed last Sunday afternoon about three o'clock at the store near Union School. It is reported that Fant was either standing or sitting on the front of the store when three men rode up in a car and opened fire on him. Five shots are alleged to have been fired with three taking effect, one of which was enough to produce death. One of the bullets struck the victim about the shoulder joint and passing downward through the heart and both lungs while two others penetrated the abdomen and left thigh respectively. Sheriff Simpson and deputies were immediately summoned to that section and upon investigation REX JARRELL, HEFLIN HARMON, and TOM ISON were arrested and placed in the Chambers County jail. It is reported that REX JARRELL has confessed to the shooting while the car in which they were riding belonged to HEFLIN HARMON. They are being held pending an investigation by a coroner's jury.
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"The Roanoke Leader" - November 24, 1926:

THREE MEN CONVICTED OF MURDER IN CHAMBERS COUNTY.

Last week, three white men were tried and convicted of murder at a special term of the circuit court in Chambers county. John Birchfield was sentenced to hang on Dec. 31st for slaying Howard Dudley. On Wednesday, the case of
Heflin Gunn was taken up, he being charged with killing Jim Shadrick in Lanett. He was given a life sentence. The third case was that of REX JARRELL who was sentenced to twenty years for killing Lon Fant. All the victims were
white.
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Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Madison Fant (1843 - 1904)
  Margaret M. Ledlow Fant (1844 - 1923)
 
 Spouse:
  Laura Alma Bishop Fant (1878 - 1932)*
 
 Children:
  Homer J. Fant (1896 - 1929)*
  Alta Roberta Fant Allen (1898 - 1983)*
  Rush Jackson Fant (1900 - 1939)*
  Hew Heflin Fant (1905 - 1906)*
  Tommy Fant (1907 - 1976)*
  Hattie Jane Fant Harmon Cadenhead (1910 - 2000)*
  Mack Ray Fant (1917 - 1939)*
  Jewell Fant Warlick (1920 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ann Fant Willoughby (1867 - 1932)*
  Ida Jane Fant Barker (1869 - 1931)*
  William David Fant (1870 - 1964)*
  Benjamin Franklin Fant (1871 - 1943)*
  Alonza Jackson Fant (1875 - 1926)
  Joe Ellis Fant (1877 - 1957)*
  Nancy Eula Fant Shivers (1880 - 1955)*
  Lucious Eugene Fant (1882 - 1958)*
  Green Berry Fant (1885 - 1967)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Churchwell
Record added: Jan 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33338794
Alonza Jackson Lon Fant
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Alonza Jackson Lon Fant
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In memory. Your life was cut short by a senseless tragedy.
- Churchwell
 Added: May. 18, 2012

-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 30, 2009
 
 
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