James Martin “Jack” Tolbird

James Martin “Jack” Tolbird

Birth
Death 21 Oct 1977 (aged 80)
West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Cadeville, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 42755167 · View Source
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This Bio was written by Fannie Clifford Long:

MY FATHER'S NAME IS JAMES MARTIN (JACK) TOLBIRD
HE WAS BORN APRIL 15, 1897 AT THE HOMESTEAD SITE OF HIS FATHER. HIS FATHER'S NAME IS LEWIS DOUGLAS TOLBIRD
HIS MOTHER'S NAME IS ALICE JANE REYNOLDS TOLBIRD
MY DAD WAS A GOOD DADDY; HE NEVER ONCE LEFT MAMA WITH ALL THE LITTLE ONES TO HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF BY HERSELF. DAD WOULD ALWAYS GO OUT ANY HOUR OF THE DAY DR NIGHT TO GET A "BESSIE BUG" FROM A DEAD LOG OR STUMP TO PULL IT APART AND DROP A DROP OF FLUID IN MY EAR IF I HAD AN EAR ACHE. HE MADE A BRACE FOR MARGIE'S BROKEN LEG. HE MADE RABBIT BOXES AND BIRD CAGES TO HELP WITH OUR FOOD TO EAT. MY MEMORIES OF MY DAD WERE AND ARE GREAT. HE, LIKE MY MOM, WAS ALWAYS THERE TO HELP US IN TIME OF SICKNESS OR SORROW.
DAD WAS NOT A LEADER, BUT WOULD DO GOOD UNDER LEADERSHIP. DAD SHOWED HIS TEMPER WHEN THINGS WENT WRONG. HE WOULD GIVE THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK TO HELP SOMEONE. HE HAD THE BIGGEST HEART IN THE WHOLE WORLD. AFTER I MARRIED AND STARTED A LIFE OF MY OWN, DAD ALWAYS FILLED THE CAR WITH VEGETABLES AND CANNED FRUITS, ETC. WHEN I LEFT TO RETURN HOME. HE LOVED ALL OF US, AND SHARED WHAT HE HAD WITH US, AS WELL AS HIS FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, AND RELATIVES. I DON'T BELIEVE IT COULD BE TRUTHFULLY SAID THAT ANYONE IN NEED WAS EVER TURNED AWAY FROM DAD AND MOM'S HOME. THEY TRULY BELIEVED IN HELPING OTHERS. I GUESS IF I LEARNED ANYTHING SPECIAL FROM MY DAD, IT WOULD HAVE TO BE HOW TO BE FREE HEARTED. DAD'S PUNISHMENT WAS WAY OUT THE HARD WAY, BUT WE ALL SURVIVED. I BELIEVE I WILL BE REUNITED WITH MY DAD IN HEAVEN SOME DAY.


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  • Maintained by: Charles Long
  • Originally Created by: Sharon Ray
  • Added: 5 Oct 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 42755167
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Martin “Jack” Tolbird (15 Apr 1897–21 Oct 1977), Find a Grave Memorial no. 42755167, citing Walnut Grove Cemetery, Cadeville, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Charles Long (contributor 47970386) .