Nebo, Ky 1894
|Front Row:||#1 Mary S Cates Corbin holding #2 baby Tina May (Townsend), #3 Lonnie James Corbin, #4 George Forest Corbin, #5 Oscar Monroe Corbin Sr, #6 ?? , #7 ?? , #8 ?? , #9 Mayme King (Lucas), #10 Clementine Crow Cates, #11 ?? ,#12 ?? , #13 ?? , #14 ?? Gertie Gish, #15 Leslie Laffoon.|
|Middle Row:||#1 Dora Cates Parrish, #2 Boyd Parrish, #3 Helen Parrish (Cox), #4 Clara S Corbin (Cowan), #5 Alfred Harvey Corbin, #6 Mary Lee Cates, #7 John Cates, #8 Tenn Corbin, #9 Ross ??, #10 John ??, #11 Charlie Mitchell, #12 Laura Cates Mitchell, #13 Baby Mitchell, #14 Nancy Cates Crowder, #15 Helen Cates Laffoon.|
|Back Row:||#1 Marcus Lafayette Corbin, standing on porch by post, #2 Eula Byrum Corbin, #3 ?? , #4 ?? , #5 Richard Cates from Indiana, #6 ??, #7 J J Crowder, #8 Ben Laffoon.|
Nancy S. CATES was born on 2 Apr 1857 in Nebo, Hopkins Co, Ky. She died in 1953 in Madisonville, Hopkins Co, Ky..
OBIT: Mrs. Nancy Crowder, died June 13, 1953
Mrs. Crowder was the widow of the late J J Crowder, who during his lifetime was a widely known western Kentucky tobacconist.
Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 pm Sunday at Harris Funeral Home, 134 North Main. Officiating will be the Rev. Oscar T Nichols, pastor of Madisonville First Methodist church. Burial will be in Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body is at the funeral home.
The Messenger, Madisonville, KY
Crowder Rites Here Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. J. J. Crowder, 96, member of a prominent and pioneer Hopkins county family, who died Saturday morning in the home of her niece, Miss Myrtle Mitchell, 314 East Broadway, were conducted at 4 pm Sunday at Harris Funeral Home, 134 North Main street.
Officiating was the Rev. Oscar T Nichols, pastor of the Madisonville First Methodist church. Burial was in Odd Fellows cemetery.
The pallbearers, all nephews of Mrs. Crowder, were Forrest Corbin (nephew), Beckham Cowan, (Grand nephew0, Wallace Cowan, (should be Marcus Cowan, Grand nephew) George Lucas, (nephew by in law), Don Corbin (Should be John Givens Corbin a Grand nephew), and Ralph Mitchell, (nephew).
The Messenger, Madisonville, KY
She was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Madisonville, Ky. She was a Housewife. J J and Nancy Crowder raised their niece, Myrtle Mitchell.
Laura Cates m. Charlie Mitchell and had a large family. Myrtle came and lived with the Crowders. Myrtle never married and was always loyal to her Uncle and Aunt.
She was married to John Julius CROWDER on 15 Jun 1878.
It is also reported that he had a farm in the Nebo area and farmed for some time.
Nebo was a large dark fired tobacco center with 8 factories around the turn of the century.
The Cates girls lived in the Nebo area. He met and married Nancy Cates.
John Givens Corbin, Grand nephew and son of Oscar Corbin Sr., named his oldest daughter Nancy in her memory. John Julius CROWDER was born in 1850. He died on 11 Aug 1933 in Hopkins Co., Madisonville, KY. He was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Madisonville, KY. He was a Business. He wore dark suits with a watch and chain across his vest. He seemed to be successful and maybe somewhat a mystery.
He was later a tobacconist. As a child he appear to me to look like a Railroad Conductor. Both wore dark suits and had watch chain across the vest.. Hopkins County, KY Obits
J J Crowder, d Aug 11, 1933
TOBACCONIST IS STROKE VICTIM
In recent weeks Mr. Crowder had recovered from the first stroke sufficiently to make frequent trips to the downtown district, and friends were hopeful that he would recover fully. However, he suffered a second stroke Thursday night, after which his condition was critical.
Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, the Rev. A. C. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows cemetery.
Born October 16, 1850 in Dinwiddie county, Va. J. J. Crowder was the son of John N., and Minerva J. (Hudson) Crowder. He was reared on his father's farm and received a common school education. In 1872 he located in Hopkins county and had been a resident of Madisonville twenty seven years.
He married Miss Nancy S. Cates, of Hopkins county, February 15, 1878.
No children were born to them. She, with several nephews and nieces, one of whom is Miss Myrtle Mitchell, who lived with the Crowders, survive. For years Mr. Crowder was a tobacconist and had a wide acquaintance in Hopkins and adjacent counties. He had been a member of the Madisonville First Methodist Church, South, many years and was a member of the Masonic fraternity.
The Madisonville Messenger, Hopkins County, Kentucky, August 12, 1933, page 1.
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