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The State Paper Tuesday March 25, 1902 pg 2 col 3

Death Of Mr J R Stackhouse
Marion County Loses a Most Prominent and Influential Citizen

Special to the State.

Dillon---March 23---Mr John R Stackhouse, a native of this county, formerly living in the Little Rock neighborhood and for the past three years in Mullins, died at his home Friday morning after an illness of one week from pneumonia. Two days before his attack, he was in Dillon, in perfect health, and his is another instance of the rapidly fatal character of the type of pneumonia that has carried so many of our strongest and best to their graves during this past season.

Mr Stackhouse was a son of the late Maston Stackhouse, a nephew of Ex-congressman E T Stackhouse and also of our representative Hon T F Stackhouse, and connected with nearly every representative family in the county by blood or marriage.

His remains left Mullins yesterday morning, accompanied by his bereaved wife and an escort from each of the orders of W O W and K of P., both of which he was a member; at Marion his brother Mark Stackhouse and his relative the Hon Jas Stackhouse and several friends joined the party, all arriving at this place at 11 o'clock whence a large entourage of relatives and friends and other contingents from the two remaining lodges here accompanied his remains to Little Rock, where he was buried in the cemetery of the Methodist Church, where lie the remains of his numerous ancestors.

He leaves a widow and several small children to whom the loss is irreparable. He was unknown to your correspondent, but his pastor, the Rev ? B Watson said to him just now "Stackhouse was a noble, generours, big-hearted fellow, loving everybody and everybody loved him." What a monument!

Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 10 Oct 2003.


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