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Giles Burdette McGlathery + Louisa A Rodgers
James Arthur Slaton + Mary Ann Watson
William Wallace McGlatheryFEB 1837 -- 13 OCT 1908avatar
Anna Vincent Slaton1 JUN 1848 -- 22 DEC 1932avatar
William Marion Meeks16 FEB 1845 -- 6 NOV 1906avatar
Mary Jane Cothran30 JUN 1845 -- 28 AUG 1926avatar

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses

Sydney Meeks 

7 NOV 19055 JAN 1979  AL Lillian Nicholson 

William Joseph 

10 OCT 190824 OCT 1980  AL  

Mary Nelle 

8 APR 191117 NOV 1990  AL, Etowah Co, Gadsden David Leigh Harrison Jr 
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  • Obituary, 05 APR 1919: "'MRS. McGLATHERY DIES IN MOBILE'
    Mrs. Mark McGlathery, who formerly lived in Philadelphia, died yesterday in Mobile.

    Her remains will be brought to Birmingham and buried there tomorrow.

    Mrs. McGlathery went to Mobile a short time ago to visit her husband's sister, Mrs. George D. Britton. She was sick when she left Birmingham and constantly grew worse.

    Hugh McGlathery went to Birmingham to attend the [funeral, the story ended without conclusion].

    "The Gadsden Daily Times," 05 APR 1919, p. 1.
  • Obituary, 24 SEP 1927: "'Mortuary'.... Marcus P. McGlathery"
    Funeral service for Marcus P. McGlathery, of 1700 Huntsville Avenue, who died Friday at the residence, were to be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Temple. Burial was to be in Elmwood Cemetery, Johns in charge. Surviving are the mother, a sister, Mrs. G. D. Brittlan, and a brother, H. W. McGlathery."
    -- "The Birmingham News", 24 SEP 1927, p. 14.
  • Obituary, 30 NOV 1960: "'Hugh McGlathery'
    Hugh Watson McGlathery, 78, died Monday morning at the home of his nephew, W. C. Meeks[,] Centre, where he lived 21 years

    .Funeral services were held at 3 p. m. Tuesday at Perry Funeral Home. Burial in Forest Cemetery, Gadsden, the Rev. F. C. Vickery officiating. Active pallbearers were Ben Tumlin, Paul Jordan, Woodward Smith, Crayton Lee, R. B. Barber, and Clyde McCleskey. Honorary pallbearers were friends and neighbors.

    Surviving are a sister, Mrs. George Brittain, Birmingham; two sons, Sydney and Joseph McGlathery, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. David Harrison, Florence; a granddaughter, two nephews, a niece, two grand-nieces and a great-nephew.

    He was a member of Dwight Masonic Lodge 550, Gadsden."
    -- "The Cherokee County Herald." Centre, AL; 30 Nov 1960,Wed., p. 12
  • Obituary, : "Col. W. M. Meeks Dead in Michigan Hospital Last Night,"
    - William Marion Meeks, born Floyd Co., GA, Feb 1845, age 4 moved to Cherokee Co., AL
    - Age 12, apprentice, "Coosa River Argus," Centre, AL
    - life member & former President of Alabama Press Association
    - served in the CSA in volunteer Cherokee Co., AL company
    - 16 Nov. 1866 married Miss. Mary J. Cothran of Centre, AL
    - Jul 1871 purchased the Gadsden Times,
    - Feb 1888, consolidated W. P. Johnson's "Gadsden News," both its editors & proprietors
    - President, Gadsden Times News Printing Co. at time of death
    - Retired from day to day operations months ago at his Coats Bend plantation
    - Successful businessman and farmer, among Etowah Co.'s wealthiest and prosperous citizens
    - in Battle Creek, MI for treatment of several weeks for an ailment of several months
    - died at 10:35 PM, 6 NOV 1906
    - survived by his widow, five sons and a daughter: Charles E., Herbert, Leonard, Warren, and Cleveland Meeks, Gadsden and Mrs. Hugh McGlathery
  1. Findagrave Hugh Watson McGlathery
  2. FamilySearch Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974
  3. FamilySearch United States Census, 1900
  4. FamilySearch United States Census, 1910
  5. FamilySearch United States Census, 1920
  6. FamilySearch United States Census, 1930
  7. FamilySearch United States Census, 1940
  8. Book:The Cherokee County Herald; Obituary: Hugh Watson McGlathery; newspapers.com; originally published Centre, AL: 30 NOV 1960, p. 12; Website
  9. Correspondence: Mark Yost, 1998?-2015. Provided information on Giles Burdette McGlathery and his descendants.;
  10. Marriage Sources:
    Website:Marriage Record of Hugh Watson McGlathery and Miss. Nellie Meeks, Book J, p. 1.; FamilySearch.org, Film #0376521305.;
  1. Findagrave Nelle Meeks McGlathery
  2. FamilySearch United States Census, 1910
  3. Correspondence: Anne Ray, Letters, E-mail, FB Messenger, and Photographs, 14 Aug 1999-7 Mar 2000, 2017;
  4. Marriage Sources:
    Website:Marriage Record of Hugh Watson McGlathery and Miss. Nellie Meeks, Book J, p. 1.; FamilySearch.org, Film #0376521305.;
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