J. H. Read, aged 66 years, and a pioneer of the
Kingston section, died at his home in Kingston community last Sunday, June
For thirty-four years, Mr. Read had been a member
of the Kingston Baptist Church and throughout the years of his life had
made a most useful citizen.
He had been twice married, first to Miss Viola Louise
Thomas and to this union nine children were born.
After the death of his first wife, he was married
to Miss Annie Wilcoxen and to this union seven children were born.
Funeral was conducted by Revs. McDaniel and Mansfield,
the latter a pioneer preacher in this section who had long known the deceased.
Mr. Read is survived by his wife and the following
children: Walter Read, Bailey Read, Mack Read, Woodrow Read, John
Read, Mrs. Ethel Quattlebaum, Mrs. Ester Morrison, Mrs. Bessie Ferris,
Annie Read, and Belle Read. All of the children were present except
John at the time of this death.
(June 30, 1927, The Greenville Messenger)
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