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Taken By Death
Oldest Tobacco Grower in County
and Former Constable to Be Buried Tuesday

At the age of 91 years "Uncle Bob" Dillon, lifelong resident of Cabell county, died Sunday morning at 6 o'clock at his home on Davis Creek.
 He has been a farmer all his life and was considered the oldest tobacco grower in this county.
 For thirty-two years he had been constable of the Barboursville district, retiring against the protests of his friends when he reached his ninetieth year.
Benjamin Franklin Dillon, Familiarly known as "Uncle Bob," was the son of Manlin and Lucy Dillon,
 Virginians who had settled on Four Pole Creek in 1832, the year previous to his birth.
He was one of fifteen children and has outlived all of them. In early life he married Miss Katherine MacCorkle, who died eighteen years ago.
Mr. Dillon has always been strong and active, tending his crops until the year before his death.
 While constable of the Barboursville district it was his habit to walk while executing the duties of the office.
In the spring of last year his health failed, but he lived throughout the summer although death was often near.
He leaves ten children, thirty-nine grandchildren, and several great-grand-children, besides many other relatives throughout this section.
His children are: Douglas Dillon and W. J. Dillon, Wanatchee, Washington; C. G. Dillon, living at home; B. F. Dillon of the Huntington fire department;
J. T. Dillon, Martha, West Virginia; C. A. Dillon, of Huntington; Mrs. Mansfield Paugh, Davis Creek; Mrs. A. G. Dotson, Price Creek;
Mrs. Euphrates Davis, Bowen; and Mrs. P. C. Dotson, Huntington.
Funeral services will take place Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock at Dillon Chapel on Davis Creek.
 Rev. J. N. Herald, of Kenova, and Rev. A. M. Martin, of Emmanual M. E. church, will officiate.

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