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John Wesley Stiles

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John Wesley Stiles

Birth
Death
29 Jun 1908 (aged 74)
Burial
Red River County, Texas, USA Add to Map
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DEATH RECORD INDEX from microfilm in the Clarksville Library, batch #49238

CLARKSVILLE TIMES 30 Jun 1908, Tuesday, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library: John Stiles a prominent citizen of White Rock is reported seriously ill at his home at that place. Later: Just as we go to press we learn that he died yesterday at 3 o'clock. A brief account of his career will appear in Friday's issue.

OBIT: CLARKSVILLE TIMES 3 Jul 1908, Friday, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library: Hon. John W. Stiles the oldest native born citizen of Red River County died at his home at Whiterock last Monday June the 29th, at 3 o'clock and was buried at old Whiterock Cemetery Tuesday evening at 5 o'clock. Mr. Stiles was born on the farm where he died 75 years ago; 50 years ago he was married to Miss Elizabeth Lawson who with two sons, Dr. J. M. Stiles and Charley Stiles survive him. One daughter preceded him to the grave. Two brothers, L. C. Stiles of English and Russ Stiles of Detroit also survive him. When John Stiles married he built a home just across the road from his fathers house and here for 50 years he and his good wife have lived, loved and labored and from here he passed to his reward. He was a man conspicuous in all the public affairs of the county and everybody always knew where to find him. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was at the time of his death and for many years prior thereto Superintendent of the Sunday School and was held in great esteem by his neighbors. In the masonic order he also stood high, having filled every office from the lowest to the highest in the lodge. The funeral was under the auspices of that order and many masons from other places attended and took part in the ceremonies. Mr. Stiles was always active in the political affairs of the county and at one time represented this county in the legislature. The funeral was one of the most largely attended funerals ever seen in this county, including many citizens from Clarksville, Annona, Avery, English, Madras and other places. A touching thing connected with the funeral was the presence of a large number of darkies who came and grouped themselves at a respectful distance and mingled their tears with those whose skins were lighter, but whose hearts were no heavier. The religious exercises were conducted by Rev. J. L. Morris of Dallas, presiding elder of that district. Rev. Morris came all the way from Dallas to speak at the funeral of a man who was his special friend when he was a struggling orphan boy 30 years ago. The speaker paid a high tribute to his dead friend and spoke touchingly of how his friendship was a benediction and a sustaining power to him in the days when he so much needed friends. The whole county and Whiterock Community especially, suffers an irreparable loss in the death of John W. Stiles, but has bequeathed to them the priceless heritage of the example of a noble life of earnest endeavor

CLARKSVILLE TIMES 20 Aug 1909, Friday, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library: Muster Roll of Co F Whitfields 1st TX Cav Legion mustered into Confederate States Service on 7 Mar 1862, served faithfully through the war

CLARKSVILLE TIMES 5 Nov 1981, name was John Wesley, served in CSA, CLARKSVILLE TIMES 11 Jun 1986 concerns placing of commemorative marker on the grave

From JAMES MARION STILES FAMILY 1769-1973 by Zona Stiles Hardy, copy in the Clarksville Library: born in RRCo TX, child of John and Sarah King Reed Stiles, died in RRCo TX

From BIOGRAPHICAL SOUVENIR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, Illustrated, by F. A. Battey & Company, Chicago 1889: (more)

MARRIAGE: John W. Stiles married Elizabeth A. Lawson on 5 Aug 1858 in RRCo TX Book A page 80, DEATH CERTIFICATE issued in RRCo TX Book 1 page 165: resident of Annona, male white,

From Civil War Veterans buried or dying in Red River County, Texas. Researched, Compiled and Edited by Lawrence & Sue Dale. Copyright 2005.
DEATH RECORD INDEX from microfilm in the Clarksville Library, batch #49238

CLARKSVILLE TIMES 30 Jun 1908, Tuesday, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library: John Stiles a prominent citizen of White Rock is reported seriously ill at his home at that place. Later: Just as we go to press we learn that he died yesterday at 3 o'clock. A brief account of his career will appear in Friday's issue.

OBIT: CLARKSVILLE TIMES 3 Jul 1908, Friday, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library: Hon. John W. Stiles the oldest native born citizen of Red River County died at his home at Whiterock last Monday June the 29th, at 3 o'clock and was buried at old Whiterock Cemetery Tuesday evening at 5 o'clock. Mr. Stiles was born on the farm where he died 75 years ago; 50 years ago he was married to Miss Elizabeth Lawson who with two sons, Dr. J. M. Stiles and Charley Stiles survive him. One daughter preceded him to the grave. Two brothers, L. C. Stiles of English and Russ Stiles of Detroit also survive him. When John Stiles married he built a home just across the road from his fathers house and here for 50 years he and his good wife have lived, loved and labored and from here he passed to his reward. He was a man conspicuous in all the public affairs of the county and everybody always knew where to find him. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was at the time of his death and for many years prior thereto Superintendent of the Sunday School and was held in great esteem by his neighbors. In the masonic order he also stood high, having filled every office from the lowest to the highest in the lodge. The funeral was under the auspices of that order and many masons from other places attended and took part in the ceremonies. Mr. Stiles was always active in the political affairs of the county and at one time represented this county in the legislature. The funeral was one of the most largely attended funerals ever seen in this county, including many citizens from Clarksville, Annona, Avery, English, Madras and other places. A touching thing connected with the funeral was the presence of a large number of darkies who came and grouped themselves at a respectful distance and mingled their tears with those whose skins were lighter, but whose hearts were no heavier. The religious exercises were conducted by Rev. J. L. Morris of Dallas, presiding elder of that district. Rev. Morris came all the way from Dallas to speak at the funeral of a man who was his special friend when he was a struggling orphan boy 30 years ago. The speaker paid a high tribute to his dead friend and spoke touchingly of how his friendship was a benediction and a sustaining power to him in the days when he so much needed friends. The whole county and Whiterock Community especially, suffers an irreparable loss in the death of John W. Stiles, but has bequeathed to them the priceless heritage of the example of a noble life of earnest endeavor

CLARKSVILLE TIMES 20 Aug 1909, Friday, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library: Muster Roll of Co F Whitfields 1st TX Cav Legion mustered into Confederate States Service on 7 Mar 1862, served faithfully through the war

CLARKSVILLE TIMES 5 Nov 1981, name was John Wesley, served in CSA, CLARKSVILLE TIMES 11 Jun 1986 concerns placing of commemorative marker on the grave

From JAMES MARION STILES FAMILY 1769-1973 by Zona Stiles Hardy, copy in the Clarksville Library: born in RRCo TX, child of John and Sarah King Reed Stiles, died in RRCo TX

From BIOGRAPHICAL SOUVENIR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, Illustrated, by F. A. Battey & Company, Chicago 1889: (more)

MARRIAGE: John W. Stiles married Elizabeth A. Lawson on 5 Aug 1858 in RRCo TX Book A page 80, DEATH CERTIFICATE issued in RRCo TX Book 1 page 165: resident of Annona, male white,

From Civil War Veterans buried or dying in Red River County, Texas. Researched, Compiled and Edited by Lawrence & Sue Dale. Copyright 2005.

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Citizen of the Republic of Texas 1836-1846



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