____________________________________________________________________________ S.T. East Died Wed. Morning Was Pioneer of County and Ex-Confederate Soldier. S.T. (Uncle Sam) East, aged 83, a well known pioneer citizen of Pike county, died at his home near here (Delight) Wednesday morning (December 4, 1929) at 8:10 o'clock after several days illness, following ill health for several years. Mr. East was born in South Carolina in 1846, and came to Clark county, with his parents in 1857, where he spent one year before settling down in Pike county, and had made his home here since that time. He joined the Confederate (army) at the age of 15 years and was stationed at Camden, Arkansas most of the time during the Civil War. Mr. East is survived by four sons, A.B., of Tonkawa, Okla., W.L. of Seminole, Okla., and P.L. East of this place, also two daughters, Mrs. J.F. Pollard and Miss Belle East of this place, all of whom were here at the time of his death. Funeral services were conducted Thursday by C.A. Kizzia, and burial was in the Antioch cemetery. ____________________________________________________________________________ Pike County Tribune, Volume 8, Number 42, December 6, 1929, page 1, column 5. ____________________________________________________________________________ HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.