|Birth: ||Sep. 2, 1859|
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1930|
On June 15, 1900,
George T. Tatum, age 50, widowed, lived with his parents, Drury S. & Evaline, ages 75 & 72, on their farm in Newtonia. His parents had been married 54 years; Evaline had given birth to 4 children who were still living. He was helping his father with work on their farm.
"George T. Tatum died at his home here August 10. He was born Sept. 2, 1849, in Newton County, and had lived in this county practically all his life. His father, Uncle Center Tatum, came here from North Carolina some 82 years ago, and the Tatum family have been from that time one of the best known and most highly respected families of the county.
Mr. Tatum was a rather quiet man but enjoyed telling his friends of the early days where there were Indians to encounter and hardships of all kinds to be met.
He was converted when a young man and joined the Baptist church at this place and lived a consistent Christian life. On account of ill health he had not attended public gatherings for several years. He was a man that took a great interest in current events and kept well posted on the happenings of the times, always taking the side of right upon any issue that came before the public.
He was married to Mary C. Wilson in 1881. To this union were born a son, Floyd B. Tatum, and a daughter, Mina I Tatum. Later in life he was married to Emma C. Walcott who with his two children were with him in his sickness and death.
He also leaves one brother, J.P. Tatum of this place, several other relatives and a host of friends who deeply sympathize with the bereaved family."
Thursday, August 14, 1930
George died at 3:45 p.m. on Aug. 10, 1930, from Arteriosclerosis. The brother of his wife, Emma, Dr. Ulysses Chapman, a physician in Diamond, was his doctor.
Drury Senter Tatum (1825 - 1920)
Emeline Chapman Tatum (1859 - 1931)
John Pinkston Tatum (1847 - 1937)*
Sarah Jane Tatum Pearson (1852 - 1918)*
George Tillison Tatum (1859 - 1930)
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Created by: Virginia Brown
Record added: Apr 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35967985