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 Thomas A Williams

Thomas A Williams

Birth
South Carolina, USA
Death 7 Aug 1921 (aged 73–74)
Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 45341000 · View Source
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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, when the iron fence was put back up it was put around the children's graves only. The graves for Thomas and Sara are not marked but are just outside the iron fence. ******


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  • Created by: Kathy
  • Added: 11 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45341000
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas A Williams (1847–7 Aug 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45341000, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Kathy (contributor 47184273) .