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LAST MEMBER OF OLD FAMILY DIED HERE LAST NIGHT


Jeff Webber, Well Known and Highly Respected Citizen Dies in This City, 
Funeral Services Tomorrow Afternoon

Thomas Jefferson Webber, generally known to his friends as Jeff Webber, 
died last night. Mr. Webber's death came as a great surprise and shock 
to his friends as he was up and about as usual last Saturday, and many 
of his friends talked with him down town on that day.

Mr. Webber's age was 72 years, five months and six days, at time of 
death. He had been a resident of Mt. Vernon 65 years.

The body was taken to Myers Chapel, 122 North Tenth street and prepared 
for burial, where it will remain until the funeral which will be held 
in the Second Baptist church Wednesday at two o'clock p.m. Burial will 
follow in the Odd Fellows' cemetery at Opdyke.

The Register-News has been furnished the following:

T.J. "Jeff" Webber died last night at 11:25 at 501 Herbert street, 
where he was making his home. He had been suffering with cancer and other 
ailments for sometime, but was bedfast only since last Saturday. He was 
a well known citizen in this locality, having spent most of his life in 
Jefferson county.

He moved to Mt. Vernon soon after he was married and spent practically 
the rest of his life here.

He was employed at the Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Co. until about six 
or seven years ago, having worked in the shop about 35 years.
He was well known for his honesty and uprightness. He was the youngest 
son of Frank and Lydia Webber, in their day a well known couple. Jeff 
was the last member of a highly respected old family. He had two sisters 
and two brothers, namely, Charles, Edward, Amanda and Adah. Adah died 
several years ago, being only 19 years of age at the time of her death, 
and Edward, Charles and Amanda died in the last 14 months.
After Charley's health began to fail, Jeff went to live with him and 
after Ed's death, Amanda made her home with the two brothers. After the 
death of both Charley and Amanda, Jeff came back to Mt. Vernon and 
roomed until the time of his death.

He was united in marriage to Miss Alice Eskew, May 26, 1890 and to this 
union were born five children, as follows: John, Clara, William, Nellie 
and Raymond Everett.
His wife died March 7, 1907 and Raymond Everett died soon after. Mr. 
Webber is survived by two sons and two daughters, John, William, Clare 
and Nellie, all of Mt. Vernon.

He also leaves seven grandchildren and a host of friends who will miss 
his cheerful smile. Although he had suffered greatly the last few 
months he was of a cheerful disposition and never complained of his 
condition. THe funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. C.W. Maulding.


Date: December 4, 1933
Source: Meyers Funeral Service Book
Submitted by:  Tonya (Lane) Jolly


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