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Gilbert J. Heflin

Male Abt 1869 - 1922  (~ 53 years)

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  • Name Gilbert J. Heflin 
    Born Abt 1869  Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1922  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • December 28, 1922

      Gilbert J. Heflin Dies At Corsicana
      CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 28. -

      Navarro Business Man and Land Owner Will Be Buried Friday.

      Gilbert J. Heflin, 55 years old, well-known Navarro County business man and landowner, died at the Rufus Hardy home, 615 West Third avenue, at 2:25 o'clock Thursday morning. He had been in ill health for several years. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, with members of the Halbert Masonic lodge, No. 641, of Frost, assisted by members of the Corsicana Masonic lodge No. 174, in charge, and the Rev. I. T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be J. E. Butler, W. M. Peck, J. N. Edens and Charles H. Mills, all of Corsicana; and S. S. Hooser, R. L. Templeton, J. C. Keitt and John Beck, all of Frost. The following have been named honorary pallbearers: Captain James Garitty, B. F. Hartzell, El J. Gibson, R. E. Prince, Richard Mays, A. M. Milligan, Will C. Hilliard, J. D. Cunningham, Charles G. Jester, Lowry Martin, Clyde Stroud, Lawson Coulson, J. S. Eubank, Dr. Homer B. Jester, W. M. Elliott, J. M. Dyer, Col. P. C. Townsend, Judge C. L. Jester, W. S. Knight, J. L. Whiteselle, W. M. Tatum, J. L. Halbert, J.

      M. Tullos, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Gus Hoover, Dock Redden, William Clarkson Sr., R. L. Hamilton, H. D. Johnson, B. B. Munsey, F. N. Drane, A. G. Elliott, J. R. Forston, B. A. Crofford, Judge Hawkins Scarborough, Dick Jackson, R. A. Caldwell, R. L. Reese, T. W. Lovett, Reuben Neece, Harry Williams, Billy Dunn, Carter Kirven Jr., Walter Burgess, B. L. Davis, L. A. Johnson, R. P. Blanding-all of Corsicana; and Travis Holland, Houston; J. C. Duke, M. G. Young, J. M. Slattery, J. P. Stephenson, Knox Doyle, John W. Carpenter and Judge Dexter Hamilton-all of Dallas; J. H. Whorton and F. H. Simpson of Blooming Grove; Sam McCord, Mexia; Dr. John Matlock, S. F. Jones, J. J. Scot, R. F. Shaw, J. M. Scott, A. H. Strain, G. J. Bason, W. A. Simms, R. J.

      Sanders and J. M. Cole-all of Frost. Mr. Heflin came to Texas in 1889, settling at Waco, where he engaged in the drug business, later moving to Temple, and thence to Gatesville. While a resident of Temple, Mr. Heflin married Miss Overton Searcy on May 5, 1894. He came to Frost in December, 1895, where he engaged in the hardware business. In 1903 he organized the First National Bank in Frost, becoming its president. In 1905 he had three general mercantile businesses, in addition to his banking interests. Organizes Corsicana Bank. The following year Mr. Heflin moved from Frost to Corsicana and with R. B. Caldwell and J. A. Thompson, organized the First State Bank, in 1908. He afterwards sold out his partners and with Mr. Thompson purchased the Corsicana National Bank, becoming active vice president and cashier. About three years later he disposed of his interests in that bank and became a director and stockholder in the First National Bank here as well as acquiring considerable interests in the State National Bank. Mr. Heflin was president of the Lay-Heflin Company and the Heflin-Mitchell Dry Goods Company, both of Frost, and a stockholder and director in the Frost Oil Mill. He was an active business man until about eight years ago; failing health forced him to practically retire. Mr. Heflin was a member of the Baptist Church, a Mason and a Knight of Pythias. Mr. Heflin is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Corinne Davis, and one son, Gilbert Heflin, all of Corsicana.

      (Courtesy of Melba Gene McLemore)
    Person ID I28688  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Edward Milton Heflin,   b. Abt 1824, Pickens County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1876  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Keziah Tucker,   b. Abt 1844, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1868 
    Family ID F9281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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