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Robert L. Blanton
OBITUARY: Sherman Democrat, Sunday, June 18, 1923
   Robert L. Blanton, age 40, died Saturday morning after a brief illness at his home in Canadian, Hemphill county.  the remains will arrive in Sherman over the Frisco at midnight, accompanied by the family, and the funeral
service will take place Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the home of Mrs. G.W. Kimbrough, 600 North Crockett street, Rev. Hugh Anderson, minister of Key Memorial church, officiating.
   Friday morning Miss Dorothy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Blanton, who had been visiting her kinspeople in the Kimbrough home, was advised of her father's serious illness.  She left at once in company with Miss Hazel
Kimbrough, for Canadian.
   Deceased was reared near Bells, Grayson county, and married Miss Mary Kimbrough in 1906.  In 1913 the family moved west, where deceased had been in the automobile business.
   The deceased is survived by the wife, two daughters, Dorothy and Helen, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Blanton, living near Whitewright, and several brothers and sisters.
   He was a member of the Methodist church, the Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges.
   His good qualities of mind and heart attracted many friendships.  These are in sorrow today with the family over his going away in the meridian of life.  Interment will be in West Hill cemetery.
   Master Masons of Sherman are requested to meet Masonic hall at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  Shortly before 3 o'clock all will go in a body to the funeral of R.L. Blanton, who died in West Texas and whose funeral will be held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. G.W. Kimbrough, 600 North Crockett street.
   (Researcher's note:  Robert L. "Bob" Blanton was the son of Benjamin F. "Frank" Blanton and Julia Ann Blanton.  His paternal grandparents were Benjamin Edward Blanton and Mary Feagans of Rutherford Co., NC.  His maternal grandparents were Stephen Fletcher Blanton and Sarah McDaniel.)

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