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 Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Fields

Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Fields

Birth
Jay, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 29 Jan 1968 (aged 83)
Gravette, Benton County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Jay, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 5364013 · View Source
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Thomas Jefferson was the son of Samuel Igo and Caroline Belvedere Phillips Fields.

Tom married Alta Barlow Hutchison and together they had ten children: Leroy (Roy), Samuel (Sam), Ruby, Winona, Dollie, Thelma, Desmond, Caldona (Callie), Denver, and Billy Jo.

Papa went blind and I remember how he would sit in 'his' chair in the living room and tell Indian stories to us kids sitting around his feet. He would speak Cherokee and we would be amazed at him. I wish now that I would have paid closer attention to those stories.

I have part of a recording of Papa singing 'At The Cross' at one of our family gatherings and its very special.

He was living at the old family home in Jay when he passed away at the hospital in Gravette, Arkansas.

Tom and Alta were 'Mama and Papa' Fields. They are my grandparents.

My mother is Dollie Fields George and Tom (Papa) Fields is her father and Alta (Mama) Hutchison Fields is her mother.

'Words of Papa Fields' with the poetry written by Tom Fields has been published and the history of their family, 'The Children of Mama and Papa Fields, both can be purchased here:

http://www.amazon.com/

and search for the title of the book (listed above) or the author,,, Dianna George Batts

No one has my permission to share/post/print any photos of ANY of my memorials that I have posted on Findagrave or anywhere else, including the books that I have published. If you have copied any of my photos without my permission, please give credit where credit belongs. Thank you.



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  • Maintained by: Dianna George Batts
  • Originally Created by: Patricia Mechling
  • Added: 15 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5364013
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Fields (30 Jan 1884–29 Jan 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5364013, citing Mount Hermon Cemetery, Jay, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Dianna George Batts (contributor 47625831) .