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Thomas A Williams
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Birth: 1847
South Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1921
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA

T. A. Williams claimed by death beloved citizen known as "Cheap John" passes away suddenly at home. Known as "Cheap John" for years because he ran a store called by that name died suddenly at his residence 163 Dewey Avenue between 6 and 7 o'clock. Death according to Dr. Sam Orr Black who examined the body was due to heart trouble. The deceased is survived by his widow, one daughter Mrs. A.O.Thomas, 3 sons, Messars Geddie, William and Edward Williams. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mr. Williams was seventy-four years of age. He came to Spartanburg about forty years ago. For a long time he ran a business on Morgan Square under the name of "Cheap Johns Store". It is said of him by men who had known him throughout the years that they have never met a finer man. He did not accumulate wealth in material things but there are many in Spartanburg today as a gentleman remarked last evening, who have been better by the example he set in rock bottom honesty in all his dealings. They regard "Cheap John" Williams richer than many who have left more gold and more real estate. Mr and Mrs Williams dined yesterday at the home of Dr and Mrs A.O. Thomas. Mr. Williams seemed to be in his usual good spirits and appeared to have enjoyed the day very much. In the afternoon he left for home somewhat earlier than his wife. Between 6 and 7 o'clock in the evening his body was discovered sitting erect in a chair. Coroner J.S. Turner was summoned and after an investigation and the statement by Dr. Sam Orr Black he was satisfied that death was due to natural causes

Maganolia Cemetary Spartanburg, South Carolina

***Tombstones for Thomas and Sara Williams were destroyed by vandalism. They are both buried next to their children. The iron fence around the children's, Thomas and Sara's gaves was not put back correctly after the vandalism so therefore Thomas and Sara's actual graves maybe right outside the fence.*** 
Family links: 
  Sarah B Roberts Williams (1852 - 1917)*
  Gettus Hill Williams (1875 - 1944)*
  Johnie Brookfield Williams (1881 - 1883)*
  Sylvia D Williams Thomas (1883 - 1972)*
  Edwin N. Williams (1886 - 1958)*
  Annie Hartstene Williams (1892 - 1897)*
*Calculated relationship
Magnolia Cemetery
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Kathy
Record added: Dec 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45341000
Thomas A Williams
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Thomas A Williams
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- Kathy
 Added: Nov. 11, 2011

- roakley
 Added: Jan. 28, 2011
In memory of my Great Great Grandfather Thomas
- Kathy
 Added: Mar. 20, 2010

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