Henry Lawrence “Lon” McCharen

Henry Lawrence “Lon” McCharen

Birth
Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA
Death 16 Feb 1937 (aged 67)
Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Toccopola, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 39715571 · View Source
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Henry Lawrence (Lon) McCharen was born October 13, 1869 to Robert Elam McCharen and Mary Frances Slaughter McCharen in Pontotoc, Mississippi. He married Emma Rosella DeJournette on January 25, 1893 in Pontotoc, where they made their home for many years. He worked for his father-in-law, Charles P. DeJournette at the large gin and gristmill he owned.

About 1910, they moved to Toccopola, MS, where Lon was a farmer. He was active in the Lebanon Presbyterian Church there, serving as elder and Sunday School Superintendent. He was one of the carpenters who constructed the present church building. In the late 1920's, the family moved to Thaxton, MS to a home on Cane Creek. In 1936, he and his sons at home built a new home across from the old home place. Sadly, he didn't get to enjoy the home long, for he died of a heart attack February 16, 1937 in his home in Thaxton, Mississippi. He and Emma are buried at the Toccopola Cemetery. A wonderful account of this couple was written by Brenda S. McCharen in the new Pontotoc History and Families book

SOURCE: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com
SOURCE: Henry's Granddaughter



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  • Created by: Shelia Cromwell Wiseman
  • Added: 21 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39715571
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Lawrence “Lon” McCharen (13 Oct 1869–16 Feb 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39715571, citing Toccopola Cemetery, Toccopola, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Shelia Cromwell Wiseman (contributor 46547099) .