Former County Judge Pollard Dies Sunday
Well Known Pike County Citizen Dies in Oklahoma.
J.T. Pollard, former judge of Pike county died Sunday at the home of his
son, Dr. T.H. Pollard, of Haworth, Oklahoma.
Judge Pollard, one of Pike county's most prominent citizens, was 82 years
of age. He made his home on the old Pollard homestead, five miles west of
Delight for 50 years, and until his death occurred.
He was in a critical condition for many weeks but was improved and had gone
to visit his children in Haworth, Oklahoma. He became suddenly ill Saturday
morning and died Sunday afternoon about four o'clock.
Deceased was born in La Grange, Georgia, September 27, 1852. He was married
to Miss Martha Adamson in 1873, 12 children being born to this union. He
came to Pike county in 1881 and settled near Delight, where he lived until
Mr. Pollard became a member of the Baptist church in his youth and was a
devout member of that church until his death. He was also a member of the
Masonic Lodge and served as Master of the Pisgah Lodge of this place for 16
He served Pike county as judge from 1904 to 1910, was held in high esteem
while administering the duties of that office, and at the end of his
judgeship was presented with a gold headed walking cane by the citizens of
the county. He was also this county's representative in the House of
Representatives for two terms and was one of the famous "53" who signed the
Deceased is survived by eight children; three sons, Dr. T.H., J.T. and J.P.,
all of Haworth, Oklahoma and five daughters, Mrs. Otis Ferguson of Haworth,
Oklahoma; Mrs. Porter Rankin of Murfreesboro; Mrs. E.J. McKinney and Mrs.
Freeman Henderson, both of this place (Delight), and Mrs. Fred Henderson of
Texarkana. He is also survived by 27 grandchildren and seven great
Funeral services were conducted Monday at Saline by Rev. Norman Kelley, of
this place, assisted by C.A. Kizzia, also of this place and O.A. Featherston
of Murfreesboro. Judge Haddock and Claude A. Rankin, both of Little Rock,
also made talks. He was buried with the Masons in charge in the family
cemetery at Saline.
Pike County Tribune, Volume 13, Number 32, September 21, 1934, page 1,
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