MY RIVERSIDE CEMETERY TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
SCRAPBOOK PART VII
By Jonathan K.T. Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1995
NOTES BY LOT
LOT 97-W, HEAVNER
[Lot 97˝ in Tombstone Inscriptions]
north to south:
U. R. HEAVNER
Born in North Carolina March 23, 1847
Died Dec. 22, 1913
SUSAN ELVIRA, wife of U. R. HEAVNER
Born in Mussell /Russell/Co., Ky. July 22, 1840
Died Nov. 24, 1903
GRACE H. PARHAM
Sept. 12, 1869-Aug. 30, 1936
MADGE H. PARHAM
Nov. 8, 1893-July 28, 1894
On east side of lot:
REUBEN A. HEAVNER
Ssgt US Army, World War II.
- THE JACKSON SUN, May 21, 1916, a commemorative edition. "Memories of Men Who Did Things /in Jackson/ After 1876": U. R. Heavner "built all kinds of houses, improved properties and did one man's share in developing the city."
- THE JACKSON SUN, Aug. 20, 1936:
Death notice of Mrs. J. Luther Parham, age 67; died this morning in Jackson. An active member of Hays Avenue Methodist Church. No children.
- Griffin Funeral Home Burial Register, 1933-1937, page 492:
Mrs. Luther Parham, Sept. 12, 1868-Aug. 20, 1936. Father: E. Heavnor. Mother: Elizabeth Hubble. Father born in North Carolina. Mother born in Arkansas.
- U.S. Census, June 2, 1900, Jackson, Enum. Dist. 108, sheet 3:
U. R. Heavner, b. May 1844, N. C. (parents born N.C.). Contractor
Susan E. Heavner, wife, b. July 1839, Ky. (parents born Va.); md. 27 yrs. 2 children.
Reuben A. Heavner, son, b. Jan. 1875, Tenn.
- GOODSPEED'S HISTORY OF TENNESSEE (Madison Co.), 1887, pages 870-871:
U. R. Heavner was born in North Carolina in 1847, and is the son of Teater and Elizabeth Heavner, who are also natives of North Carolina. The father was a mechanic by trade, and died in 1885. The parents had nine children born to their union, four of whom are still living. At the age of twenty our subject went to Mississippi, and in 1872 married Miss Sue Long, of Paris, Tenn., and daughter of Antony Long. She was born in Kentucky about 1848, and is the mother of two children---Reuben and Maggie. In 1875 he came to this city, and has been engaged in carpentering and contracting up to the present time, and is a first-class architect. His wife is a member of the Methodist Church and he of the Baptist. He is a Democrat and member of the Masonic order.
- CITY DIRECTORY, JACKSON, 1891-1892, page 2:
U. R. HEAVNER & CO.,
No. 352 N. Royal Street, JACKSON, TENN.
Modern house building, plans and specifications a specialty. Store fixtures, bar and office fixtures.
Orders solicited, estimates cheerfully given, and prices guaranteed at the bottom.
- U.S. Census, June 3, 1880, Jackson, page 8:
Uri R. Heavner, 36, N.C.
Susan Heavner, wife, 39, Ky.
Maggie Heavner, dau., 6, Tenn.
Reuben Heavner, son, 5, Tenn.
Frances Long, mother-in-law, 74, born in Virginia
LOT 207˝, LANDIS
On one tombstone:
CHAS. W. LANDIS
MARTHA D. LANDIS
JAMES K. LANDIS
U.S. Census, June 21, 1880, Jackson, page 52:
Chas. F. Landis, 39, Pa.
Clara E. Landis, wife, 33, N. Y.
Annie E. Landis, dau., 14, Ala.
Charles E. Landis, son, 12, Tn.
Rachel M. Landis, dau., 7, Tn.
Bessie C. Landis, dau., 5, Tn.
Fred D. Landis, son, 3, Tn.
James Landis, son, b. Apr. 1880
James K. Landis, 42, Pa.
Martha Landis, wife, 38, Ohio
Charles W. Landis, son, 20, Ohio
R. H. Cartmell's 1910 Diary, page 12. Feb. 7. ____Landis also died today. an old citizen. has been engaged in the carriage & buggy business for 50 years. Landis /had/Brights disease.
THE FORKED DEER BLADE, Jackson, January 7, 1888:
C. F. Landis & Co.
This firm commenced business in Jackson April 20th, 1867, and have kept pace with the times and with Jackson. It is the oldest manufacturing firm in the city. They have uniformly hewed to the line in the way of good and warrantable work. Their business has grown gradually, but strongly, and they have never failed to meet all the demands of trade in their line. When demand increased they have increased facilities, and when demand was slack they have cut down to suit the exigencies of every emergency. And yet, with the close of each year they have found themselves on a higher plane, and in all the years they have not failed to keep step to Jackson’s progress towards the high mark of a manufacturing city. To-day the character of their work is second to none in the State. Their well-earned reputation for first-class work and promptness in business has brought them customers from all parts of the State, and in West Tennessee, their work is especially esteemed for excellence, and may be found everywhere. Their work is popular in Western Kentucky, North Mississippi, and even as far off as Florida. They manufacture Buggies, Carriages, and Spring wagons. A Landis Buggy. Carriage or Spring Wagon is as popular with the people of West Tennessee as the Goslin work in the same line used to be in ante bellum times.
Mr. C. F. Landis and his brother are also noble citizens, and never fail to respond to every effort to advance Jackson. May they continue to prosper and spread out like the green bay tree.
U.S. Census, June 1900, Enumerator's District 102, sheet 11: Civil District 12, Madison Co.:
James K. Landis, b. March 1838, Pa.
Martha D. Landis, wife, b. August 1841, Ohio
Charles W. Landis, son, b. Jan. 1888, Ohio
Grand Lodge of Tennessee, Masonic. 1924 Annual Return, Masonic Lodge 45, Jackson:
C. F. Landis died August 14, 1924
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