George S. Locke
Dies at age of 81 years
George S. Locke , one of Honey Grove's oldest and most respected citizens , passed away at his home in the west part of the city Monday morning , February 24 , after a short illness , although the infirmities of age had been showing on him for some time .
Mr. Locke was a native of Ladair County , Kentucky , having been born there March 23 , 1849 and was 81 years of age when he answered the final summons . At the age of eleven years he came to Texas , locating in Lamar County , near Paris , later moving to Honey Grove , where he had lived for 65 years or more . On September 7 , 1864 he was married to Miss Fannie Denison , two which union five children were born , two of whom , Will Locke of Groom , Texas , and T.A. Locke of Roswell N.M , and several grand children survive . On March 25 , 1908 he was married to Mrs . Allie Stewart , to which union one child was born . The wife and daughter ,
Mrs. Rube Barnett survive .
Mr. Locke was converted in early life and was a consecrated and active member of the Baptist church in Honey Grove . He had lived a long and useful life , a life filled with gracious deeds for his Master and devotion for his family . He was a very interesting character and often told of the hardships which the early settlers of this section underwent , and it was just such men as the deceased to whom credit is due for our present excellent country .
The funeral service was held at the Babtist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock , conducted by Rev. E.H. Coston , paster of the Presbyterian church , in the absence of the Rev. Dean Quite , a large number of friends attended the service , following which the remains were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery .
The bereaved family have the sympathy of all in thier sorrow .
Note: Honey Grove Texas is in Fannin County Texas .
There was never a county named
Ladair County Kentucky ( now or ever )
I suspect George was born in LaRue County Kentucky or Adair County Kentucky , neither county has been proven of his birth todate .
T.A. Locke is Thomas Albert Locke his son . and Will Locke is George William Locke also his son .
Groom Texas is in Carson County Texas .
Obit states that George lived near Paris , Lamar County Texas from 1860 to 1865 , and moved to Honey Grove , Fannin County Texas from 1865 to 1930 .
Per Fannin County Texas Census , George S. Locke was living in Fannin County Tx 1880 Census and 1900 Census . I have not located George in the 1870 Fannin County Tx Census todate .
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