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Junius Edgar Tucker
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1866
La Grange
Fayette County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1952
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee, Thursday, "August 28, 1952, page 47:


Former Inventor Was Pressman In City In 1890s

Services for Junius Edgar Tucker, pressman, inventor and watchmaker, will be held at 11 this morning at Thompson Bros. Mortuary with the Rev. William A. Dimmick officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood.

Mr. Tucker died at 4:30 yesterday morning at the home of his niece, Mrs. Ida Bryan, and his nephew, W. P. Rankin, of 4561 Poplar. He was 86.

As a young man Mr. Tucker worked in Memphis for Willis & Crumpton, Printers, around 1890 as a pressman. About that time he invented and patented the Tucker Sheet Feeder, which fed paper automatically to the presses.

He later worked as a mechanic for the Richardson Scale Co. in the East and invented a number of devices for that firm. He returned to Memphis about 1947 and worked as a watchmaker, until his illness. He was born at LaGrange, Tenn.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Julia A. Tucker; his daughter, Mrs. Claude Thomason, and his son, George W. Tucker, all of Memphis."

Researched by our cousin--hrgrave15 who originally submitted this to P&J Hargrave Family on 9 Jul 2012, on Thank you so much. This is a delightful obituary of all of the things he did in his life!



Riley Woodlief Tucker, 1825 1901

Laura Anderson Abell, 1828 1898

(Once we figure out all three children's cemetery, we can link this family together.)



Rev. Heslep Riley Tucker # 69166341, 1851 1898

Florence Lee Tucker Cicero Gilliam, 1864 1951 # 11621 8457
b. at Elmwood Cemetery
(m. Junius Cicero Furr; John Wesley Gilliam)

Junius Edgar Tucker # 1161910531866 1952


Spouse & Children:

Effie C. Randolph, 1869 1941

Floy Talula Tucker, 1888 1974
(m. James "Claude" Thomason) b. Elmwood- W2 section, Space #847 (has a tombstone.)

Ethel Tweke Randolph Tucker #116944162 - where is she buried?, 1891 1942
(m. John "Michael" Corcoran)

Dalton Franklin A. Tucker # 26215891, 1895 1991
(m. Sula Gatha Kennedy # 26215897 )

George W. Tucker - where are they buried?, 1903 1993
(m. Della Wall)

Need the four children's children's names, spouses, etc.


Family please help to contribute for a headstone for him! Thank you very much for taking their burial plot photograph, Patrick! You went way beyond most photographers--you researched our family at this cemetey and provided a whole list with plot numbers, most without headstones. Then you circled the plot on the picture for us to understand the placment and the sad predicament! 
Family links: 
  Riley Woodlief Tucker (1825 - 1901)
  Laura Anderson Abel Tucker (1828 - 1896)
  Effie C. Randolph Tucker (1869 - 1941)*
  Floy Talula Tucker Thomason (1888 - 1974)*
  Heslep Riley Tucker (1851 - 1898)*
  Alfred Adair Tucker (1853 - 1927)*
  Florence Lee Tucker Gilliam (1864 - 1951)*
  Junius Edgar Tucker (1866 - 1952)
*Calculated relationship
Elmwood Cemetery
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Wendy & John Corcoran
Record added: Aug 28, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116191053
Junius Edgar Tucker
Added by: Wendy & John Corcoran
Junius Edgar Tucker
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Anonymous
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- Kay Herndon-Foglesong
 Added: Jul. 5, 2015
Love to our family whom we would like to learn more about through pictures and stories!
- Wendy & John Corcoran
 Added: Aug. 28, 2013

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