TOMLINSON, Sarah Frances (Moore)

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Submitted by: (Mary Love Berryman) – December 5, 2005


Mrs. L. C. Tomlinson, Long Time Florence Citizen Dies

Despite the disagreable weather, a large gathering of sorrowful relatives and friends assembled at the Church of Christ Wednesday afternoon at three O’clock to pay the last tribute of respect Mrs. L. C. Tomlinson,: one of the most respected and beloved citizens of Florence, whose death occurred at her home here, Tuesday evening at eight o’clock.

Sarah Frances Moore was born in Mississippi, November 30, 1849; died in Florence, October 6, 1936. With her parents she came to Texas in 1867 and has lived in this community continously since that time.

In July of 1868, she was married to L. C. Tomlinson of Florence who died in 1919. To this union three children were born, two daughters and a son. The son, W. J. Tomlineon, preceded her in death by five years. The surviving children are Miss Mary Tomlinson, at home, and Mrs. Marinda Jackson, of Lometa. Other survivors are two grand children and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Tomlinson became a christian in 1869, uniting with the Florence Church of Christ. and in the sixty-seven yeari since has truly lived up to her professions of faith, in her daily life. Always kind and thoughtful of others she made friends by being a friend. Although she had been in failing health for a number of years her interest in her friends never failed, and her death means sorrow for many.

Services at the Church of Christ at three o’clock Wedneesday afternoon were conducted by Rev. John C. Taylor, of Georgetown, after which interment was made in the Tomlinson Cemetery west of Florence.

Copied at the Florence, TX Library, 12 Nov 2004

Note: Sarah Frances Moore Tomlinson was the daughter of John Mayfield Moore and Marinda White Paden. MLB

JACKSON, Marinda Ann (Tomlinson)

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Submitted by Mary Love Berryman ( – 5 December 2004


Mrs. Marinda Jackson Dies Suddenly at San Saba

Announcement of the unexpected death of Mrs. Marinda Jackson received here tod rty [Thursday] was a sad shock to relatives and friends of this place. The death of Mrs. Jackson occurred this morning at the home of her son, Terrell Jackson in San Saba where she had gone to attend to some business matters and for a visit after a severe illness a month or more ago from which she appeared to have recovered.

Marinda Ann Tomlinson was, born in the Florence community July 14, 1875; died in San Saba October 21, 1937. In 1898 she was married to J. T. Jackson at Florence and three sons were born of this union one of whom died in infancy. The other two, Terrell, of San Saba, and Clinton, of Tahoka, survive. and were with their mother when she died. She also leaves one sister, Miss Mary Tomlinson, of Florence, and one grandson of San Saba.

When left a widow by the death of her husband in 1908, Mrs. Jackson remained in Florence to rear her two young sons, until in 1924 she moved with her sons to San Saba and lived there until the death of her mother of this place in 1936, when she returned to Florence to make her home with her sister. In young womanhood she became a member of the Church of Christ and remained true to her convictions throughout life. With the exeption of about fifteen years of’ residence in Cherokee and Lometa Mrs. Jackson spent all of her life among the people of this section, and her death is a personal bereavement to her many friends here.

The time for funeral services has been set at two o’clock Friday afternoon, at the Church of Christ. Interment will be in the Tomlinson Cemetery west of town.

Copied at the Florence Library 12 Nov 2004.