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The State Paper Thursday June 8 1905 issue 5193 pg 1 col 3

Hon T F Stackhouse Breathes His Last.
Marion County Loses One of Its Best Citizens.
A Long And Honored Career.


Miss Bessie Stackhouse, a Granddaugher, Dies Within Short Time After Grandparent ---The Funerals.

Special to the State.

Dillon---June 7---After a long and painful illness borne with the fortitude which has been a striking trait in his long life of 70 years, the Hon T F Stackhouse quietly breathed his last this morning at 4 o'clock at his home, two miles north of Dillon. He will be buried at Little Rock cemetery, where several generations of the large and influential family of Stackhouse sleep their last sleep.

Mr Stackhouse was one of six sons born to Issac and Martha Stackhouse, one of whom was the last Congressman Eli T Stackhouse, who died in Washington several years ago; another Milton has been for years prominently connected in an official capacity with Clemson College.

From Seller's history of Marion county, it is learned that the grandfather of the deceased, John Stackhouse, came to this State from Virginia before the Revolutionary War, and settled in upper Marion on Little Pee Dee River, just below old Harleeville. These lands have remained in possession of the family continuously since, the original settlement being but about a half a mile from the home of the deceased. In early life he was married to Miss Mary Ann Bethea who died about nine years ago, three sons surviving them; T Bascom, Randolph P, and Lawrence. They were all with him when he died.

Mr T F Stackhouse familiarly and affectionately called "Uncle Frass," was in many respects a most remarkable man. As gentle as a woman, yet he was endowed with sterling practical traits that made him one of the most successful men in the section where he lived. He made money, but he did not hoard it, and where want or need were, his hand was opened liberally. Though one of the best beloved and most popular men in the county he preferred the quiet of his home to public life and it was only in 1900 that he allowed his name to be presented for election to the lower house, where for three consecutive terms he served the people and as he continued in office he grew in favor and popularity, receiving the last time he ran the largest vote ever given to any candidate for any office in this county. On account of failing health he declined to stand for the third term in 1904, retiring to his home.

From early manhood he was a consistent member and liberal supporter of the Methodist church. Unobtrusive in this as in all things else, his life is the highest testimonial of his Christian character.

The stores in Dillon will all be closed tomorrow between the hours of 10 and 12 through respect to his memory.

[Note from transcriber: His granddaughter's obit is printed directly below his on the front page of the State.]

Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 10 Oct 2003.


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