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Services will be at the First Methodist Church. He will be buried in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. C. R. Wright of Fort Worth will conduct the services. Mr. Tatum was born in Maury County, Tennessee, May 6, 1850. He had been prominently identified in business circles in Corsicana for over half a century and at his death he was president of Tatum Hardware Company, wholesale concern, and also president of Tatum and Cunningham retail hardware store. He was one of the directors of the First National Bank of this city. He had been a steward of the First Methodist Church. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Hillard and Miss Fannie Tatum, both of Corsicana. He married Miss Georgia Cunningham of Waxahachie.[2810]

Children of William M. Tatum and Nannie George Cunningham:

     727.        i.   Clifford Abe Tatum, born 2 May 1886, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, died 13 March 1946, Corsicana, buried Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana.[2811] He married circa 1913, to Nera Burgess, born circa 1883, died 2 May 1970, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.[2812]  

Son: Billie B. Tatum, born circa 1914.

     728.       ii.   George Liston Tatum, born 25 June 1888, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, died 6 June 1957, Corsicana.[2813] He married 18 August 1910, Navarro County, Texas, to Alice Corley,[2814] born circa 1890, died 10 October 1970, Corsicana, daughter of John R. Corley and Elizabeth Record.[2815] John R. Corley was a former mayor of Mexia, Texas. Betty Record was the daughter of George W. Record and Amanda Hughes, Dallas County pioneers.[2816]



[2810] Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 6 September 1926, p. 1.

[2811] Texas Death Record. Clifford Abe Tatum, born 2 May 1886, Texas, died 13 March 1946, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas. Residence: Corsicana. Parents: W. M. Tatum, Nancy Cunningham. Male, white, age 59 years, 10 months, 11 days, married. Father born Tennessee. Mother born Texas. Occupation: hardware store merchant. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery.

[2812] Texas Death Record. Nera Burgess Tatum, died 2 May 1970, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas. Parents: James C. Burgess, Kate Decherd. Female, age 87 years.

[2813] Texas Death Record. George Liston Tatum, Sr., died 6 June 1957, Corsicana, Texas, male, white, age 68 years, 11 months, 11 days, born 25 June 1888, Texas, married. Parents: W. M. Tatum, Georgia Cunningham. Father born Tennessee. Mother born Texas. Occupation: oil operator. Residence: Corsicana.

[2814] Navarro County, Texas, Marriage Records. George Liston Tatum to Alice Corley, 18 August 1910.

[2815] Texas Death Record. Alice Corley Tatum, died 10 October 1970, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas. Parents: John R. Corley, Elizabeth Record. Female, white, age 80 years.

[2816] John R. Corley obituary, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 4 February 1939, p. 4. One of the survivors: daughter, Mrs. G. L. Tatum, Corsicana.

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