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Rufus Polk Meeks

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Rufus Polk Meeks

Birth
Stantonville, McNairy County, Tennessee, USA
Death
11 Mar 1916 (aged 66)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial
Humboldt, Gibson County, Tennessee, USA Add to Map
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R.P. Meeks was a student at Prudy University in McNairy County, TN, Mars Hill, Florence, Alabama under T.B. Larimore, and later at Bethany College, W.Va. 1871-1875. His father, John H. Meeks (1814-1898) was a Representative in the Tennessee State House Of Representatives for many years. He was a well known educator and gospel preacher in West Tennessee from about 1878. He was the principle of the Bible Department of West Tennessee Christian College 1889-1893 (forerunner of Freed-Hardeman University). In 1890, N.B. Hardeman, a student at WTCC, was highly influenced by the teaching of Meeks, resulting in his baptism. One of the most interesting things about R.P. Meeks was that he was the brother-in-law of T. B. Larimore. His wife, Mollie, was T. B.'s only sister.

The wedding ceremony of R. P. Meeks and Mollie Larimore was performed by J. C. Oliver.
R.P. Meeks was a student at Prudy University in McNairy County, TN, Mars Hill, Florence, Alabama under T.B. Larimore, and later at Bethany College, W.Va. 1871-1875. His father, John H. Meeks (1814-1898) was a Representative in the Tennessee State House Of Representatives for many years. He was a well known educator and gospel preacher in West Tennessee from about 1878. He was the principle of the Bible Department of West Tennessee Christian College 1889-1893 (forerunner of Freed-Hardeman University). In 1890, N.B. Hardeman, a student at WTCC, was highly influenced by the teaching of Meeks, resulting in his baptism. One of the most interesting things about R.P. Meeks was that he was the brother-in-law of T. B. Larimore. His wife, Mollie, was T. B.'s only sister.

The wedding ceremony of R. P. Meeks and Mollie Larimore was performed by J. C. Oliver.


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