Hey Forrest & Paula,
It's your long lost cousin from Temecula. I have been meaning to respond to this message, but I have had many irons in the fire. If you have a fax I can copy you these newspaper articles, that I copied in the library in Chattanooga, on one of my trips.
But briefly here goes: Henry McCuin Towles died at the home of his son, Frank Towles, at age 58 (article does not list date). Born at McMinnville, in Warren county, TN, on November 2, 1864, Henry came to South Pittsburg in the early 80's, at about the age of 21 or 22 years. He entered the meat business for himself. Returning to McMinnville, he married Miss Sallie Lowry, who preceded him in death. She died on Jan 4, 1911.
His sons were Frank, Charles, and Ernest. They also took over the family meat business. In politics a democrat, he was militant in his convictions and his record of party service, while limited to Marion county, was a long and notable one. He was for a number of years a supporter and virtually county manager of the late Congressman John A. Moon, and his part in the campaign of 1920 was his last active appearance in the political arena. He was a partisan of the old school, and he regarded irregularity in party affairs as one of the besetting sins.
Surviving him are four sons, Frank, Charles, and Ernest, of this city; Sam, of birmingham; three brothers, Arthur, a resident of Texas; Ed, of this city, and Jim, of Sheffield; and one sister, Mrs. Dove Blankenship, of Richard City.
Well I have to go for now. I have a little girl trying to sleep in our computer room. Will write more later.
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