77. Joseph Benjamin HADEN Jr.78,110,123,173 was born on 21 October 1890 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.68 He died on 19 June 1957 at the age of 66 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.
1910 Census: Living at home with J. B. & Elizabeth but working in the Dry Goods Store.
Joe registered for the World War I draft on 5 Jun 1917. He gave his name as Joe Ben Haden, Jr. and signed the same way. He was age 26, born 21 Oct 1890, in Ladonia, Texas, which was still his place of residence. He was a Dry Goods & Gro. Meerchant, employed by J. B. Haden & Co. of Ladonia. He was married. He claimed exemption "Support wife, Needed Occupation". He is described as medium height, medium build, gray eyes, light hair.
Although the date of Joe & Clara's marriage was given to me as 1916 ...that was incorrect. County records show that they married 16 Jun 1915, Fannin Co.
1920 Census: Joe B. and Clara were renting in the rear of West Main. He is listed as "Retail Merchant"
1930 Census. Living on W. Main St, renting. Joe B. Haden, age 39, married at age 24. Retired merchant. Clara, age 36. Clara D. age 3.
1940 Census. Prec 4, Ladonia, Fannin, TX, ED 74-21, Sheet 9A Hh 267
Joe B. Haden Jr. On West Main - the rent was $16 a month. He was 49, b. TX. Retired Merchant, Retail Dry Goods
Clara, wife, 46.
Clara A. daughter, age 13. Joe B. III, son, age 9.
LADONIA NEWS; Friday, 16 Aug 1940
Honey Grove Men Visit the Haden Farms at Ladonia
Joe Haden, business man, farmer and soy bean king of Fannin county, was host to sixteen men from Honey Grove Friday afternoon, the trip being made to the farms of Mr. Haden for the purpose of viewing the different crops of soy beans.
Those making the trip were S. M. Ford, Dan Baker, Tom Yant, Dick Self, A. G. Adams, Charlie Charles, H. L. Thompson, A. J. Garner, N. R. Troy, H. L. Allen, Earl Conyers, N. J. Barnes, Bob Neely, Elwyn Raiden, C. H. McCleary and J. V. Clayton.
Mr. Haden grows several varieties of the beans; the first place visited showed a demonstration of the hay crop. He explained that the hay is very nutritious and sells for $9 per ton and that stock prefer it to alfalfa....
and in the same newspaper: Mr. & Mrs. Joe Haden Jr. and Gene Myrick attended the Gaineville Circus in Bonham Tueday night.
LADONIA NEWS Friday, Aug 8, 1947
Joe Haden Jr. has joined his brother R. C. in Manitou Springs, Colorado, for a vacation where the ozone is especially cool and acceptable.
LADONIA NEWS 28 Jun 1957
Funeral services for Joe B. Haden, Jr., 66 year old retired merchant, were held at four o'clock Friday afternoon, June 21, 1957 at the First Baptist Church. Mr. Haden had been in ill health for the past several months. Death came at 9 o'clock Wednesday night, Jun 19, 1957, following a heart attack.
The Rev. G. B. Bailey, pastor of the First Baptist Church, conducted the service. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery, directed by Delta Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Alvin Bramlett, Tom Cain, Ben Ed Fry, Robert Ponder, Ernest Moore, and Billy Hill. Honorary pallbearers were Roy Crossley, Grady Fowler, W. A. Bradshaw, Ebb Bartley, Carl Little, A. B. Cain, and L. F. Fry, all of Ladonia; and F. C. Bomar, Honey Grove; Allen Spies, Leonard; and Dr. L. H. Leberman and Dr. Marvin Connor, Commerce.
The survivors include his wife, Mrs. Clara Haden; a son, Dr. Joe B. Haden III of Abilene; a daughter Mrs. Edward White Jr of Galveston; two grandchildren, and two brothers, R. C. Haden and Maurice Haden, both of Ladonia.
Mr. Haden, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Haden, SR., was born October 21, 1891  in Ladonia, and had lived here all his life. He was married in 1915  to Miss Clara Fulton of Ladonia, where he entered the mercantile busines..
Haden was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Ladonia and Bethel Lodge 134, A.F.& A.M. in Ladonia, of which he was a Past Master. He attended Ladonia High School, Austin College at Sherman and the Eastman Business College at Poughkeepsie.
The above clipping was accompanied by a letter from C. S. Holderness to Harris Connor & family, dated 4 Jul 1957. [C. S. was a brother-in-law of Joe B. Haden, Sr, being a brother to his wife Bettie Holderness Haden.] He states in the letter that Joe B. Jr had had a previous heart attack some months prior to the one that killed him. Joe B.'s brother Will had previously died of cancer.
Fannin, Ladonia West Main Street
Place of death & usual residence. Lived there for “Life”
Joe B. Haden Jr. d: Jun 19, 1957
Male, white married
Merchant Retired, Dry Goods
b. Oct 21 1891 Age: 66, b. Ladonia, Fannin, Texas
Father: Joe B. Haden Sr, b. MO
Mother: Elizabeth Holderness, b. AR
Informant: Mrs. J. B. Haden Jr
Cause: Coronary Occlusion; 5 minutes
Due to Arteriosclerosis
Attended from Jan 1946 to 19 Jun 1957
Last saw him alive on June 12th 1957. Death occurred 9:00 PM
Dr. L. H. Lebsaman, Commerce, TX Signed: 6/20/57
Buried 6/21/57 IOOF Cemetery, Ladonia, fanning, TX
Delta Funeral Home, H. B. Johnson
Joseph Benjamin HADEN Jr. and Clara FULTON were married on 16 June 1916 in Fannin County, Texas.174 Clara FULTON110, daughter of Samuel Hugh FULTON and Lona Sue PAYNE, was born on 17 September 1893 in Texas.142,173 She died on 7 August 1978 at the age of 84 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.142
Ladonia News; Friday 18 Mar 1949
Gleaners Class Met with Mrs. Jack Deatherage
The Gleaners Class of the 1st Baptist Church met Wed., Mar 9 in its monthly business session at the home of Mrs. Jack Deatherage.
Plans were made for a Visitation Day and Talent Offering was given toward the new Educational Building. A dainty refreshment course was served ten members.
Mrs. Joe Haden, Jr. is teacher of the class and the class extends an invitation to all Young women not affiliated with a Sunday School Class to come and worship with us each Sunday morning.
LADONIA NEWS; Friday, March 31, 1978
Mrs. Clara Haden has been transferred from a Paris hospital to Park Plaza hospital in Houston.
Joseph Benjamin HADEN Jr. and Clara FULTON had the following children: