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James Washington Stephens
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1864
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1931
Collingsworth County
Texas, USA

The Wellington Leader November 26, 1931

J. W. Stephens, well known Collingsworth County farmer who had resided in the Quail community for the past 16 years, died in the Wellington hospital Friday night at 6 o'clock from injuries sustained earlier in the day at the Quail gin. According to reports of the accident, Mr. Stephens had driven a loaded cotton wagon to the gin, and had left the wagon to go into the press room. He passed the dumping platform just as a bale on cotton was being thrown off to the ground, and was struck by the bale. Both legs were broken by the impact, the left leg being broken in two places. The accident occurred at about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and Mr. Stephens was brought to Wellington for treatment. He was not thought to be dangerously ill at that time, and it is believed his death was caused by the severe shock rather than from internal injuries.

Mr. Stephens was 66 years, 8 months and 10 days of age. He was born March 31, 1865 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Besides his wife, Mrs. J. W. Stephens of Quail, he is survived by ten sons and daughters who are: Mrs. B. A. Aycock, Mrs. W. W. DuBose, G. T. Stephens, J. D. Stephens, Mrs. H. I. Brisbin and Mrs. Ira Brisbin, all of Quail; Mrs. M. J. Hagler of Belen, N.M.; Mrs. J. W. Walker of Rogers, N.M.; Mrs. F. H. Melton of Wellington, and Mrs. Wayne Melton of Goodnight. Two sisters also survive. They are Mrs. G. W. Aycock of Rogers, and Mrs. George Bird of Chattanooga. 
Family links: 
  Dorcas Denton Stephens (1871 - 1958)*
  Bessie Ray Stephens Aycock (1889 - 1962)*
  Etta Mae Stephens Hagler (1891 - 1988)*
  Recie Lee Stephens DuBose (1894 - 1983)*
  George Thomas Stephens (1898 - 1978)*
  Sudie Ann Stephens Melton (1900 - 1988)*
  John Denton Stephens (1904 - 1981)*
  Irene Stephens Brisbin (1909 - 1990)*
  Carrie Bird Stephens Melton (1911 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Quail Cemetery
Collingsworth County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section C, Row 2
Created by: Nan Hubbard-Kelly:)
Record added: Apr 23, 2010
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James Washington Stephens
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James Washington Stephens
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 Added: Jul. 16, 2011

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