Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Thomas Mayes Angle (1863-1929) Obituary

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 9 March 1929

Thomas M. Angle Will Be buried at Milton Sunday

The death occurred yesterday afternoon at 2:17 o'clock of Thomas Meise Angle, age 65, prominent citizen of Milton, N .C. He had been in declining health for some time but was seriously ill but one week. Mr. Angle was a native of Iredell County, N.C., but had lived at Milton for the last 35 years. He was a successful farmer and throughout his active life displayed large interest in community affairs, being for many years a political leader.

He is survived by his widow and three sons T. S. Angle and Sol Angle, of Milton, and M. S. Angle of Greensboro, N. C..

The funeral will be held from his late home at 3 o'clock late Sunday afternoon, services to be conducted by Rev N. R. Claytor and Rev. Mr. Jones.

Moved to Milton, North Carolina around 1899 and purchased the Dr. Stamps home, which burned around 1929. Source: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 91 (Article #19, "Angle" by Lois Sydnor Angle Love).

Late in life James H. (Jack) Miles secured the services of T. M. Angle of Milton, North Carolina, to operate or assist in operation of the distillery in Anderson Township, Caswell County. Arch Lindsey of Yanceyville, North Carolina, was the bookkeeper. The exact dates of operation are not known. It appears that the distillery closed with the coming of North Carolina's prohibition law in 1908. Source: From Rabbit Shuffle to Collins Hill: Stories of Southern Caswell County, North Carolina, Millard Quentin Plumblee (1984) at 130.

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