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  • ID: I919
  • Name: Sadie M. McKinnon
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: APR 1861
  • Death: 22 APR 1940 in Henderson, Tn 1
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    • Note:
      From the Chester County, Tn Newspaper, published April 25th 1940...


      Had lived in Henderson Nearly 50 Years-Made Host of Friends

      Mrs. L.L. Robbins, affectionately known by her
      host of friends and admires throughout Chester County as
      "Miss Sadie", passed away just before noon Tuesday,
      having been seized with a paralytic stroke, followed by
      pneumonia the Tuesday previously.
      Mrs. Robbins was born in Montezuma, the daughter
      of Mary and Alec McKinnon, one of the most highly respected
      families of the section. Her father fought in the Civil War, and
      was killed while she was only a child.
      The family moved to Henderson when "Miss Sadie"
      became a young lady, and from that time until her death was
      prominently identified.
      She operated a millinery store in connection with
      her brother's jewelry store for a time. Later she worked as
      saleslady for Bray Bros., M.M. Robbins, and for J.F. O'Neal
      & Company, where she remained for years.
      At one time she was the only saleslady in Henderson,
      and her judgement was highly regarded by all salesmen who
      made the town. She did the buying in the women's department
      of O'Neal's for years and her ability was unquestioned.
      Following her marriage to Lee L. Robbins, they
      moved to Texas for several years, but later returned to Henderson,
      where Mr. Robbins operated a clothing store with his brother
      in the building now occupied by W.O. Mitchell & Son. Later the
      brothers dissolved the partnership and Mr. Robbins opened
      another clothing business in the building now occupied by Miller's
      Barber Shop.
      Mrs. Robbins was a woman of rare intelligence.
      She read everything and possessed a remarkable memory. She
      was well versed in the political affairs of state and country, and
      was an excellent conversationalist.
      She was an active member of the Baptist Church for
      35 years, worked constantly in the missionary society, an only
      a week ago read a paper at the missionary meeting. She taught
      in the Sunday School for years, and was an ardent member of the
      Women's Christian Temperance Union. Her little white pin, the
      W.C.T.U. symbol which she always wore was one of her most
      valued possessions, and one of her requests was that it be buried
      with her.
      She loved and understood nature, especially the birds,
      which she fed each winter and tried to protect from the B.B. guns of
      mischievous youngsters. She was devoted to her home and to
      her flowers, which she tended in the most unpleasant weather.
      "Miss Sadie" had no close relatives, her husband having
      died 13 years ago this month. She is survived, however, by a
      number of cousins, neices and nephews, these being, Miss Lessie McKinnon,
      and Jim McKinnon, second cousins; the only surviving relatives in
      Chester County; Mrs. Carl Holt of Bolivar, Mrs. Rufus Nichols of Kenton,
      Mrs. Allie Meeks, Prague, Okla., Mrs. Billy Ingraham, Union City,
      Mrs. F.R. Cumberland, Pulaski, Mrs. Walter Teagarden, Charleston, Mo.,
      and Mrs. H.V. Hughes, Longview, Texas, all great-neices;
      Jim McKinnon, Prague, Okla., a nephew. Harry McKinnon, Memphis,
      Edgar McKinnon, Osceolo, Ark., Joe McKinnon, Columbia, Tenn.,
      Wright Nichols, Brinkley, Ark., L.C. Nichols, Kenton, Tenn., all great nephews.
      Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock
      at (??UNREADABLE??) Baptist Church conducted by (??UNREADABLE??) L.B.
      Matthews. Burial was (??UNREADABLE??) the City Cemetery.
      Those who (??UNREADABLE??) as pallbearers included B. (??UNREADABLE??)...


      Father: Alexander (Alec) H. McKinnon b: 2 MAR 1817 in N.C.
      Mother: Mary Ann "Polly" Muse b: 18 OCT 1821 in Moore Co, NC

      Marriage 1 Lee L. Robbins b: 11 NOV 1872

        1. Abbrev: State of TN death certificate #8511 for the year 1940
          State of TN death certificate #8511 for the year 1940