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Spiers Singleton was the son of George Singleton, of North Carolina. He married Lucinda Whitesides, of Christian Co., Ky., and settled in Illinois, where he died, leaving a widow and seven children. Her brother, James Whitesides, brought her and the children to Montgomery County, and attended to their wants until the children were grown, and at his death he left most of his property to them. The names of the children were James W., Ewell D., John S., Emeline, Cynthia A., Polly, and Mary A.
Person Interviewed: Rev. James Singleton Location: Mississippi Date of Birth: 1856 “My name’s James Singleton. I’se a Baptist preacher. I was born in 1856, but I doan know zactly what date. My mammy was Harr’et Thompson. Her marster was Marse Daniel Thompson over in Simpson County on Strong River at a place called Westville. My pappy, he come from South Ca’lina—Charleston—an’ was give to do old folks’ darter. His name was John Black an’ he was owned by Mr. Frank Smith over in Simpson. He was brought down frum South Ca’lina in a wagon ‘long wid lots mo’. “Me, I
Marvin E. Singleton, one of the many to lay aside personal interests to serve the cause of democracy when America was at war with Germany and possessor of the Distinguished Service Medal awarded by congress for meritorious work as ordnance district chief during the World war, has for many years been a conspicuous figure among the prominent business men of the country. He was born in Ellis county, Texas, January 6, 1872. His father, John Hawkins Singleton, a native of Kentucky, was one of the pioneer settlers of Texas where he moved in 1848; he served in the Mexican war,
MARTIN SINGLETON. A well-kept hostelry is a blessing to any community, and this has been found to be the case in the Singleton Hotel of Ava, which is a popular and well-patronized establishment, and is managed in an able manner by Mr. Singleton. He was born in Hamilton County, East Tennessee, April 27, 1847, a son of John and Susanna (Scott) Singleton, who were born in Georgia and Tennessee, respectively, the former being a son of Leonard Singleton, who was one of the early settlers of Tennessee. Upon the removal to Missouri of John Singleton and his wife they settled
Mary Florence Singleton was born at Darsville, Mo., in 1880 and departed this life, September 7th, 1920, aged 60 years and 19 days. She was married to Henry Schmith at Lewiston, Idaho, November 25th, 1900. Two children were born of this union, Clarence II, and Earl, who with the husband and father, remain to grieve her departure. She was one of a family of seven children of which number three brothers and one sister, survive her, John T. Singleton of Excello, Mo. and Mrs. Laura Anderson of Denton, Texas. She was converted and joined the Baptist Church in early womanhood
Private, Depot Co., Artly., 3rd Army Corps; son of R. D. and Caroline Singleton, of Norwood, Stanley County. Entered service March 19, 1918. Sent to Camp Jackson, then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 22, 1918. Fought at Chateau-Thierry, Meuse-Argonne, Verdun, Champagne, Mons. Gassed at Argonne September, 1918. Returned to USA Aug. 2, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., Aug. 10, 1919.