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Fifth Generation (Continued)

Family of Sarah Ann DOUGLAS (14) & Benjamin Labon FLAKE

46. Rhoda E. FLAKE. Born on 29 Dec 1850 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 86, Rhoda E. died in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in Sep 1937. Buried in Sep 1937 in Hollywood Cemetery, Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in 6th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860.

Obituary: Dies in Jackson: Mrs. Rhoda Flake Stegall, widow of the late E.S. Stegall, died in her home in Jackson Saturday morning. Although having reach the age of 86 years she had been in good health, and only two weeks ago was able to visit her friends in Lexington. Mrs. Stegall is survived by three sons, Walter, Arthur, and Elbert, of Jackson; and three daughters, Mrs. Clyde Aycock of Jackson, Mrs. A.C. Brown of St. Louis, and Mrs. Henry White of Knoxville. Another son Roy died in the West a few years ago. Dr. Samuel Stanworth of the First Presbyterian Church conducted the funeral service at the home on East Main followed by interment in Hollywood Cemetery. The Stegall family moved from this county to Jackson thirty-four years ago. Mrs. Stegall had many friends who regret the news of her death. Between the years of 1874 and 1878, I first heard of Miss Rhoda Flake through my cousin, Miss Laura Barry, daughter of the late Dr. William Barry, who once lived in the Flake neighborhood, west of Lexington, and many years later it was my pleasure to meet her as the wife of the late Elbert S. Stegall, an outstanding citizen and merchant of Henderson County. Many, practicaly all of the Stegall family, have been my personal friends, and I have known the deep devotion of the children to whom even God can give but one-the mother.--W.V.B.

Rhoda E. married Elbert S. STEGALL. Elbert S. died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 11 Feb 1904.

Obituary: Just before going to press, the Progress learns with deep regret the death of Elbert S. Stegall, which occurred at his home at Stegall, at 4 o'clock, February 11th. He died of pneumonia. Mr. Stegall has lived and been engaged in the mercantile business at the place where he died all his life. Through a life of honesty and integrity he had built for himself a reputation to be envied by all. To his family, a wife and seven children, his loss is a crushing blow and to the community in which he lived and did business it is no less than a calamity. The death of any man living in the county would hnot have caused more genuine sorrow than that of the subject of this brief sketch. Space forbids a more extended notice of Mr. Stegall than this in this issue.

They had the following children:
i. Walter. Born on 28 Sep 1877 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 71, Walter died in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in Jul 1949. Buried in Jul 1949 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in 1937.

Salesman for Hamilton Brown Shoe Company, St. Louis, Missouri.

Obituary: Burial for Walter L. Stegall, native Henderson Countian, was buried in Lexington Cemetery Thursday afternoon following services at the First Methodist Church in Jackson. Mr. Stegall was found dead in Lancaster Lake at the southern city limits of Jackson Wednesday morning. Friends said he had been depressed for the past month. A coroner's verdict said death was suicide. Mr. Stegall was 72 years of age. He was a prominent insurance salesman and had travelled for more than 20 years. He moved to Jackson in 1903. He is survived by his widow [Georgia Woods Stegall], two brothers, Arthur and Elbert Stegall, both of Jackson; three sisters, Mrs. A.C. Brown, St. Louis; Mrs. Clyde Aycock, Montgomery, Alabama, and Mrs. Henry C. White, Knoxville.

Walter married Georgia WOODS.

153 ii. Mary Flake (1879-)
154 iii. Lena (1881-)
155 iv. Arthur J. (1884-)
v. Roy. Born in 1886. At the age of 32, Roy died in California in Apr 1918.

Never married.

Obituary: Word was received here Monday announcing the death of Roy Stegall in California, the family having no previous information of his illness. Roy was the next youngest son of Mrs. Rhoda E. Stegall of Jackson and the leate Elbert Stegall, of Stegall, this county. He was thirty or more years of age and was on the road in the Denver territory fo the Hamilton-Brown Shoe Company of St. Louis. Like all of the boys of this family, Roy was a bright and lovable fellow and his sudden premature death falls as a heavy blow on the mother, sisters and brothers, all of whom have the sympathy of many in Lexington and Henderson County.

156 vi. Daisy (1889-)
157 vii. Elbert (1892-)

47. Savannah FLAKE.

Savannah married William Crutchfield McHANEY.

Farmed in the vicinity of White Oak, Missouri.

They had the following children:
i. Jimmie.

ii. Billie.


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