|Birth: ||Oct. 9, 1867|
|Death: ||Oct. 9, 1924|
LA PLATA HOME PRESS, La Plata, Missouri
Ocotber 9, 1924.
J. FRANK DAWDY
---The community was shocked this morning when the news was spread of the sudden death of J. Frank Dawdy, a well known and prominent citizen of La Plata.
---Mr. Dawdy was supposed to go to his daughter's, Mrs. Ethel Johnson, for his breakfast, and, at the breakfast hour he failed to appear, Mrs. Johnson became uneasy, went to the phone and called for him but he did not respond and on going to his house which is several blocks from her home, found him dead in bed. The alarm was soon given and physicians were called and it is thought he had been dead for several hours as the body was cold when found.
---Mrs. Dawdy was not at home. She had gone to Macon to attend a convention of the Christian Churches.
---Mr. Dawdy is a retired farmer and has been employed at the La Plata filling station and is well known and liked and his death is a blow to all. Last night he accompanied some men on a fox hunt of which he was very fond of doing, and was in his usual good spirits upon arriving home, which was about 10:00. It was noticed by neighbors that the lights were left on during the night but nothing was thought of the matter until learning of his death this morning.
---Today was his birthday and he was fifty-seven years old. He was a kind and loving father and a good citizen and will be sadly missed by all. He is survived by his wife, one daughter and one son, Mrs. Ethel Johnson and Leslie Dawdy; also two grandchildren.
---An inquest was held at 10:00 today by the coroner, Dr. H.O. Newton and the decision was that he came to his death from causes unknown.
---No arrangement have yet been made.
LA PLATA HOME PRESS, La Plata, Missouri
October 16, 1924.
---A large concourse of friends gathered at the home on Sunday morning at 10:00 in loving sympathy for the final farewell of a loving wife, daughter and son, as much as earthly solace that can be conveyed. It would be found in the softness of an October morning filtering through the thinning branches upon the nodding plumes of the Knights Templers, the marching ranks of Master Masons and the host of faithful friends.
---The shock which the entire community received at the sudden death of Frank J. Dawdy fell heaviest upon the daughter, Mr. Watt Johnson, who discovered him and thought he was sleeping peacefully in his bed. It fell heavy upon the wife who was away from home, upon the son, Leslie, who was as a volunteer in the late war, had met wounds and the shock of battle and upon the little granddaughter and grandson, who were so beloved by him.
---He was born near La Plata on October 9, 1867, lived here all of his fifty-seven years and died on the day of his birth. He was married to Lillie Scobee in Illinois Bend in 1890.
---He became a Mason in 1902, immediately taking all the degrees in the Knights Templers, completing the degrees in 1903. He was a member of the La Plata Lodge A.F. & A.M. and of Ely Commandry No. 22, Kirksville Knights Templer. In addition to these orders who united in the funeral rites members from Atlanta, Elmer and Macon attended. Other organizations who gave tender ministrations were the American Legion and Auxiliary, the Eastern Star and various church and social societies in which family members belonged.
---Those who heard will long remember the fitting words and prayers of Rev. Ralph R. Campbell of Gibbs and the songs of comfort by the Christian Church choir. Interment was in the La Plata cemetery.
Lillie May Scobee Dawdy (1872 - 1950)*
Mary Ethel Dawdy Johnson (1891 - 1979)*
Leslie E. Dawdy (1893 - 1937)*
La Plata Cemetery
Plot: First Addition Block 8 Row 4
Maintained by: Farm Girl from MO.
Originally Created by: Sarah G
Record added: Jul 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55608900
In memory to the husband of Lillie May Scobee, my third cousin once removed.|
Scobee Family Member
Added: Sep. 18, 2010