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James T. Merchant Obituary

James T. Merchant

James Thomas Merchant, 65, died last night at a local hospital following an illness of a few days. No funeral arrangements have been made.

Mr. Merchant was a native Texan, born at Bowie county, Texas and educated in the Whitesboro college at Whiteboro, Texas. He taught school for twenty-one years in texas and Oklahoma. He was a writer of note in his native state and collaborated with Frank Doby in writing Texas history. For a number of years he was with the Humble Oil Company as a geologist.

He was married in 1902 to Mrs. Ore Olive Moore and she and three children survive: Thomas Clyde Merchant; Lineus B. (Jack) Merchant and Mary Alice Merchant all living in Hutchinson. A brother, M. D. Merchant of Crockett, Tex., and Mrs. R. H. Jones of De Kalb, Texas also survives.

Since coming to Hutchinson in 1930 Mr. Merchant has been working for the Shurtz Produce company.

Mr. Merchant was an active Mason and was a member of the Breckinridge, Texas lodge. He was also affiliated with the Baptist church.

The Hutchinson Kansas News
Friday, April 15, 1932
page 8 column 6


Submitted by
Rose Stout on February 11, 2005.

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