Texas County, Missouri
Spence Medlock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wiggan Medlock, was born in Texas County, Missouri, December 8, 1866 and departed this life February 4, 1948, in Oelwein, Iowa at the age of 81 years, 1 month and 15 days. He spent his entire life in Texas County until five years ago, when he moved to Iowa to reside with a son, Ernest Medlock.
In August 1891 he was married to Etta Snow. To this union 10 children were born...four girls and six boys. His wife and five children, Eunice, Treva, Doc, Mae and Mansford preceded him in death.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Cora Benefiel, of Yukon; Four sons, Vernon and Frank, both of Yukon; Fred, of Houston, and Ernest of Oelwein; 32 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
He was converted two years ago and was ready for the journey we all must take. Funeral services were conducted at the Elliott Stone Chapel Sunday afternoon by Mrs. Sadie Miles. The song service was presented by the Big Creek Choir, with Mrs. Virgil Bandy as pianist. Burial was in the Allen cemetery under the direction of Elliott's. Six grandsons served as pallbearers.
Found in the St. Louis Co. Library and contributed by Cindy Massey
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