|Birth: ||Dec. 11, 1891|
|Death: ||Dec. 27, 1919|
Hatton Dunnica Towson was the middle child of Missionary parents Willard E. Towson and Emily Hatton Towson. He is listed as a minister on the death certificate. He was in World War I and received injuries at the Battle of Argonne. Upon returning home he died as the result of the injuries. Although he died in Georgia where his parents were living at the time he was buried in the Hatton family plot with his grandparents General Robert Hopkins Hatton and Sophie Keron Reilly. He was never married.
The following obituary appeared in the Cairo Messenger, October 3, 1919:
Rev. H. D. Towson Dies In Local Sanitarium
Rev. Hatton D. Towson, died at the local sanitarium here last Saturday about the noon hour after an illness of two weeks.He was brought here Wednesday of last week by his parents, Rev. and Mrs. W. E. Towson and Dr. Lewis, of Camilla. Saturday morning, the doctors determined to
operate upon him to remove the trouble, but he survived only a short while afterwards. The death was the saddest and most shocking that has occurred here in several months.
He was discharged from the army last January on account of wounds received in the Battle of Argonne. He was a member of the Three Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Infantry in the famous Eighty-Second Division. It is said that from one bullet he received five wounds.
The deceased was in his 28th year. He held the degree of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts of Emory University, Rhodes Scholarship from Georgia with Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Oxford University, Oxford, England. He had enlisted to enter the foreign missionary field.
Since he has received his discharge from the army, he has been pastor of the Pelham Circuit of the South Georgia Methodist Conference.
From an educational viewpoint, Rev. Towson was perhaps the best equipped man in this section of the country. He was of a very genial disposition and was extremely well liked by the churches he served. He spent three years of his youth here while his father, Rev. W. E. Towson, was pastor of the Cairo Methodist church, 1908-11. Although a boy then, he made friends which have lasted.
The remains were carried to Lebanon, Tenn., where he was buried in the family grave yard near his grandfather, Gen. Robert Hatton, of the Confederacy, who fell at Seven Pines.
He is survived by his father and mother, Rev. and Mrs. W. E. Towson of Camilla, one brother, Lambuth Towson, Superintendent of Schools at Soperton, one sister, Miss Mamie Towson, Missionary.
Willard Elmore Towson (1858 - 1946)
Emily Peyton Hatton Towson (1859 - 1931)
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Created by: Mary and Kent
Record added: Dec 28, 2011
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