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John Nathan Poe
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1886
Mount Vernon
Franklin County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1951
Big Spring
Howard County
Texas, USA

John Nathan Poe, 65, Stanton, widely known in ranching and trading circles of this area for a quarter of a century, collapsed and died almost instantly here Wednesday evening.
Mr. Poe, who had been interested in the Big Spring Livestock commission company for years, was in the ring with his sons, J. D. Poe and Gerald M. Poe, Stanton, and A. L. Cooper, a long time associate. He had just sold some cattle at about 7 p.m. when he suddenly slumped. His sons, who were within an arm's length, rushed to his aid. Mr. Poe, however, apparently had died instantly.
Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the First Methodist church in Stanton, where he was a member. The Rev. J. E. Harrell, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery beside the gravea of a daughter, Gladys Marie Poe, who died April 4, 1939. Eberley Funeral home will be in charge of arrangements.
Death could not have overtaken Mr. Poe at a moment when he seemed more at home. Most of his adult life had been spent in ranching and trading. He was born Feb. 4, 1886 in Mt. Vernon and was married to Miss Betty Maud Barker. Together, they brought their family to Stanton in 1924. From time to time Mr. Poe had various ranching interests in Martin and surrounding counties, and always he was active in livestock trading. For years he had been a familiar figure at the weekly livestock auction here.
For the past four or five years his health had declined. A year ago he suffered a broken leg and although not many thought he would ever walk again, he determinedly succeeded. Since the first of the year he had been in semi-retirement.
At Stanton Mr. Poe was a member of the Masonic lodge and had been active in many community affairs.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, J. D. Poe and Gerald M. Poe, Stanton; his mother, Mrs. D. M. Poe, Hamlin; two brothers, Guy Poe and Fleet Poe, Hamlin; a sister, Mrs. W. L. Palmer, Lubbock. Surviving grandchildren are John David Poe, Bellie John Poe, Tommie Jean Poe, Mary June Poe, Virginia Lynn Poe and Suzana Poe, all of Stanton. He also leaves three great-grandchildren; three brothers-in-law, Claude Barker and Carl Barker of Mt. Vernon and C. E. Barker, Stanton.
(Big Spring Weekly Herald, September 21, 1951) 
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Maude Barker Poe (1888 - 1992)*
  Gladys Marie Poe (1911 - 1939)*
  John David Poe (1920 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Martin County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Oct 26, 2010
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John Nathan Poe
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