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Obituary of James "Tobb" Conn – abt January 7 1985

Source: Unknown newspaper. (Probably in Franklin County, TN where my grandmother lived). See Transcriber Notes at end of document.

Obituary reads:


James "Tobb" Conn, 87, of Winchester died Jan. 7 at Methodist Hospital of Middle Tennessee following an extended illness.

A Franklin County native, he was born July 2, 1897 to the late Doc and Mollie Bolden Conn. He was a retired nurseryman and a member of the Methodist Church.

Services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 8, at Moore-Cortner Chapel in Winchester. John Partin, Jr., officiated. Burial was at Mt. Garner Cemetery.

He is survived by two sons, Haskell Conn and Wayne Conn, both of Winchester; three daughters, Edna Holliday and Katherine Tidwell, both of Winchester, and Christine Sido of Chicago, Ill.; one brother, E.M. Conn of Chicago, Ill.; 33 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.

[Transcriber Notes: Obituary found amongst my grandmother’s documents that I inherited from my father. My grandmother was Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack.


Born: 2 July 1897

Died: abt 7 Jan 1985, Age 87

Buried: Mt. Garner Cemetery

Parents of James "Tobb" Conn: Doc & Mollie (Bolden) Conn.

Transcriber’s Recap of Survivors:

2 Sons:

Haskell Conn of Winchester

Wayne Conn of Winchester

3 Daughters:

Edna Holliday of Winchester

Katherine Tidwell of Winchester

Christine Sido of Chicago, IL

1 Brother:

E.M. Conn of Chicago

Grandchildren: 33

Great-Grandchildren: 54

Great-Great-Grandchildren: 3

Relationship to my family:

James "Tobb" Conn’s maternal grandfather, Milton Eastman Bolden/Bouldin/Boling/Bowling, was my great-great grandfather who married Sarah A. Knight in 1865. Other aka’s of my great-great grandfather Milton were: "Grandpa East," "Madison Eastman Bolden," "Eastman Madison Bolden,"

If you have a known connection to descendants of this family from the Grundy County, TN area please contact me.

Transcribed by Josephine Bolden-Pani on 8 June 2001. I may be contacted at

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