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Posted by: Sandra Walker Date: April 01, 2001 at 21:27:08
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ARLINGTON JOURNAL (TX, Tarrant, Arlington)


Mr. Jas. Ditto, Sr., known by all our people as "Uncle Jimmie" Ditto, died in Arlington last Friday, October 18, death resulting from a stroke of paralysis.

Deceased was born in Madison county, Alabama, in 1823 and came to Texas in '73. He established the post office in Arlington and gave the town its name, served in the capacity of postmaster for 11 years, resigning on account of other business. The first business house built in Arlington was erected by Mr. Ditto, and stands next to The Journal office, where he carried on a general merchandise business from July, '76 up to the time of his death. His wife died in 1860. Three children survive him--a son, Webb Ditto, and two daughters, Mesdames J.P. Rose and Sallie Thomas. Mr. Ditto was a good old man and will be missed by all our people.

To the grief-stricken relatives and friends The Journal extends sincere sympathy and condolence.

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