James T. Merchant Obituary
James T. Merchant
James Thomas Merchant, 65, died last night at a local hospital following an
illness of a few days. No funeral arrangements have been made.
Mr. Merchant was a native Texan, born at Bowie county, Texas and educated in the
Whitesboro college at Whiteboro, Texas. He taught school for twenty-one years in
texas and Oklahoma. He was a writer of note in his native state and collaborated
with Frank Doby in writing Texas history. For a number of years he was with the
Humble Oil Company as a geologist.
He was married in 1902 to Mrs. Ore Olive Moore and she and three children
survive: Thomas Clyde Merchant; Lineus B. (Jack) Merchant and Mary Alice
Merchant all living in Hutchinson. A brother, M. D. Merchant of Crockett, Tex.,
and Mrs. R. H. Jones of De Kalb, Texas also survives.
Since coming to Hutchinson in 1930 Mr. Merchant has been working for the Shurtz
Mr. Merchant was an active Mason and was a member of the Breckinridge, Texas
lodge. He was also affiliated with the Baptist church.
The Hutchinson Kansas News
Friday, April 15, 1932
page – 8 column – 6
Rose Stout on
February 11, 2005.
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