James Douglas Blanding “Jake” Haman

James Douglas Blanding “Jake” Haman

Vaiden, Carroll County, Mississippi, USA
Death 13 Apr 1926 (aged 34)
Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Vaiden, Carroll County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 5546829 · View Source
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J. B. Haman

The people of this community were shocked to hear of the tragic death of J. Blanding Haman on Tuesday April 13, 1926, when he was killed in an automobile wreck near Laurel, Miss.

Mr. Haman was the youngest son of Rev. and Mrs. T.L. Haman and was born and reared in Vaiden. He was born on Jan. 25, 1892 and due to early training in the manse he professed faith in Christ and united with the Presbyterian church at the age of seven. He attended school at French Camp, Miss. And college at Southwestern Presbyterian College at Clarksville, Tenn. In 1914 he was married to Miss Annie Armstrong of Vaiden, who with two little sons, aged ten and five years, survive him.

He had a rare combination of social gifts and a splendid ability as a man. He was gifted as a newspaper man; having worked for several years on the Wilmington Star at Wilmington, N.C. and later edited papers at Centerville and Forest, Miss. And was for a while, City Editor of the Greenwood Commonwealth.

During the World War, being unable to enter into the regular army, he enlisted for service in the Y.M.C.A. He was stationed at Chattanooga and edited “Trench and Camp,” the inspirational little paper published under the auspices of the Y,M.C.A. during the war.

In 1921, he became Director of Development Service of the Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad. He gave five years of untiring effort and devotion to this work and won the love and esteem of all with whom he was associated. He possessed an attractive and winning personality. “Jake,” as he was lovingly called by friends, was a general favorite with all over the road. President Tigrett of the G, M. & N. Railroad, made a short but impressive talk at his burial.

The body of Mr. Haman was brought to Vaiden on Wednesday and interred in the family burial lot in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Funeral was said by Rev. C.P. Colmery of Edwards, after which he was laid to rest with Masonic honors. Beautiful floral offerings from all parts of the state attested to his popularity.

Besides his wife and children, Mr. Haman leaves his mother, Mrs. T.L. Haman of Vaiden; two brothers, T.L. Haman of Houston and Stratford Haman of Pittsboro; and four sisters; Mrs. C.J. Gee of Carrollton, and Mrs. Anderson of Lexington, Va. And Misses Mary and Adah Haman of Vaiden.

Among those out of town who attended the funeral were: I.B. Tigrett, Pres. G. M. & N., Jackson, Tenn; P.E. O’Dell, Vice President G. M. & N., Mobile Ala.; C.F. Croom, Commercial Agent G. M. & N., Memphis; Malcomb Jones, Soil Expert, Laurel; Capt. John J. Henry, Gen. Agt., G. M. & N., Laurel; Bob Hall, assistant to Mr. Haman; L.J. Folse, head of Miss. Development Board, Jackson, Miss.; Roy Wilson, editor Times-Post, Houston; Mr. Brown of the Firm Brown, Flowers & Hester, Jackson, Tenn.; Rev, and Mrs. P.A. Haman, Mrs. V.A. Haman, Joe K. Armstrong and wife, Jackson; T.L. Haman, wife and daughter, Houston; W.S. Haman, Pittsboro; Rev. O.M. Anderson, Lexington, Virginia; Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Armstrong, Morton; Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Gee, Florence and Josephine Gee, Carrollton; Miss Margaret Gee, University; Mr. and Mrs. B.S. Crump, Greenville; Miss Kathleen Flowers, Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Geo. Wofford, Starkville; Messrs. J.B. Dick, T.A. Guy, J.J. Hamrick, Flowers Hamrick, and Mrs. O.E. Bunch, Greenwood; Rev. L.V. Bryant, Lexington; Rev. J.C. Watson, Louisville; Rev. C.P. Colmery, Edwards; Mrs. Liza Flowers and son, Kilmichael; Dr. and Mrs. J.O. Ringold, Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Glass, Mrs Alice Dorris, Miss Margery Dorris, Winona; Rev. R.S.Harris, Messrs. Neal Harris, J.L. Spencer, J.D. Lee, G.T. Lee, O.K. Gee and Mrs. Clint Gee, Carrollton.

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