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John T. Guthrie

Gadsden Pioneer

Dies At Age 83

John Thomas Guthrie 83, retired rancher who had lived for the past 45 years in the Gadsden area, died yesterday at Parkview Baptist Hospital, it was announced at the Johnson Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held in the Johnson Chapel Friday at 10 a.m. with Ted Vollmer of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow in Desert Lawn Memorial Park.

Viewing hours at the chapel will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

He was born in Arkansas, Jan. 2, 1879.

Surviving are a son, Chester of Gadsden, three daughters, Mrs. Edith Criswell of Taft, Califor., Mrs. Imre Malisch of Grants Pass, Ore., and Mrs. Margaret Blohm of Somerton; 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

The Yuma Daily Sun, 2 May 1962

 

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Here is a little more background on John Thomas Guthrie. He was born 2 January 1879 in Craighead County Arkansas, which is located in the northeastern part of the state. He was the youngest child of Samuel S. Guthrie and Mary Jane White. Sadly, John lost his father when he was three years old and his mother when he was five. There are stories roaming around the genealogical world that tells what happens to John and his siblings after they were orphaned, none of which are verified yet.

Thank you for reading,

J.R. Lowe