Thomas Jefferson Haynie

b. 13 March 1900, d. 1 December 1972

Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Haynie, 1900-1972
  • Thomas Jefferson Haynie was born on 13 March 1900 in Youngsport, Bell County, Texas.
  • Robert Lee Haynie and Matilda Elizabeth Blair appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Bell County, Texas. Other members of the household included Thomas Jefferson Haynie, Leonard E. Haynie and Lloyd D. Haynie.
  • Robert Lee Haynie and Lora May Sansom appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Stamford, Jones County, Texas, at 108 West Oliver. Other members of the household included Thomas Jefferson Haynie, Leonard E. Haynie, Lloyd D. Haynie and Elbert B. Haynie.
  • He served in the military during World War I, according to the 1930 census.
  • Robert Lee Haynie and Lora May Sansom appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Stamford, Jones County, Texas, at 108 West Oliver. Other members of the household included Thomas Jefferson Haynie, Elbert B. Haynie and Edna Inez Haynie.
  • He was attending school and employed as a shipping clerk, likely by his father, according to the 1920 census.
  • The following appeared on 13 July 1926 in The Stamford Leader: R. L. Haynie of the Penick-Hughes Company, died suddenly at his home Sunday morning at 3:30 oclock, Stamford, Jones county, Texas.
         Mr. Haynie had returned from Fort Worth Saturday afternoon where he had been with the Highway Committee of the Chamber of Commerce. He went out to Lake Penick later to confer with his partner, Mr. R.L. Penick, who was at his country home. There Mr. Haynie stated that he had never felt better in his life and upon returning home Mr. Haynie retired about 11:00 oclock. At 2:00 oclock, he called his sons, Lloyd and Jeff, and asked that a physician be called, stating that he felt bad. He lay down on a couch where he expired in a few moments.
         Mrs. Haynie, who was with her daughter, Miss Edna, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.S. Sansom in Georgetown, Texas, was notified at once by telephone, and she arrived in Stamford at 5:00 Sunday afternoon, accompanied by her brothers, the Rev. Earnest Sansom, of Houston, and Ray Sansom of Georgetown, Texas, and her sister, Miss Willie Sansom.
         The Sansom family was enjoying a family reunion, and Mr. Haynie had planned to join Mrs. Haynie at Georgetown during this week and together they planned to attend the Texas Hardware Jobbers Association meeting in Galveston.
         No death has shocked Stamford more than that of R.L. Haynie, for nearly 23 years a member of the firm of Penick-Hughes Company.
         Surviving are his wife, who was Miss Lora May Sansom, of Georgetown, to whom he was married in 1909, and their daughter, Miss Edna, and three sons, Lloyd, Jeff and Elbert, whose mother was Miss Matilda Elizabeth Blair, of Bell County, and who passed away in Stamford 18 years ago. Two sisters, Mrs. George E. White of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Maggie Hanyie Stoneham, of Stoneham, Texas, also survive. The elderst son, Leonard, died about 10 years ago.
         Robert Lee Haynie was born near Anderson in Grimes County in 1870. Orphaned at an early age, he spent his young manhood days in Bell county, and was a student at the Southwestern University at Georgetown. He came to Stamford when the town was three years old and entered the firm of Penick-Hughes company. During his 23 years in the city, Mr. Haynie has worked unceasingly for its progress. He is chariman of the committee for the committee for the local Chamber of Commerce. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner, a charter member of the Rotary Club and a member of the First Presbyterian church.
         Since the organization of the Rotary Club 5 years ago, no death has occurred in its membership until now.
         The funeral services occurred at the home Monday afternoon at 3:00, conducted by the Rev. Earnest S. Sansom, pastor of the Central Park Presbyterian church of Houston.
         The Masonic ritual was observed at the grave.
         The only one of the family circle absent from the funeral was Elbert, the youngest son, who is in the United States Navy, on the flagship Dobbins.
         Rev. Earnest S. Sansom of Houston read the scripture and the Rev. J.D. McLean of Spur offered prayer.
  • He married Eulalia Victoria Cutbirth, daughter of Lige Cutbirth and Eulalia Fry, circa 1927.
  • Thomas Jefferson Haynie and Eulalia Victoria Cutbirth appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas.
  • He was employed as the manager of a hardware company, according to the 1930 census.
  • At the time of his death Thomas Jefferson Haynie was living in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, at 1210 Amarillo.
  • Thomas Jefferson Haynie died on 1 December 1972 at age 72 in Abiliene, Taylor County, Texas, at Sunnydale Nursing Home.
  • His wife Eulalia Victoria Cutbirth became a widow at his death.
  • He was buried at Elmwood Memorial Park in Abiliene, Taylor County, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 2 December 1972 in The Abilene Reporter-News: Thomas Jefferson (Jeff) Haynie, 72, of 1210 Amarillo, longtime Abilene businessman, died about 4 p.m. Friday after a lengthy illness.
         Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Central Presbyterian Church where he was for many years a deacon. The Rev. Joe Owens will officiate. North's Funeral Home will direct Burial in Elmwood Memorial Park.
         Mr. Haynie is survived by his wife, Mickey; by a son R. L. (Bob) Haynie and a daughter, Mrs. Jim Wallace, both of Denver, Colo., by five grandchildren, all of Denver, and by a half-sister, Mrs. Alfred Lieb of Snyder.
         Mr. Haynie had been ill since 1967 suffering from arteriosclerosis. He underwent treatment at various hospitals. For the last four years he had been a patient at Sunnydale Nursing Home where he died.
         Native of Youngsport, Tex., he was reared at Stamford and attended public schools there. Later he was graduated from business college at Tyler. He was associated with his father, the late R. L. Haynie, in a wholesale hardware company and later operated hardware stores in Sweetwater and Midland.
         He moved to Abilene in 1933 to become an associate in the Ed S. Hughes Hardware Co. Later he was co-owner with Jack Yonge of the Taylor County Lumber Co. located at South 7th and Pecan. He sold his interests in 1957 to join Lawrence Realty Co. with which he was associated until ill health forced his retirement in 1967.
         He was veteran of World War I, a former member of the Downtown Lions Club, the Abilene Board of Realtors and a longtime member of the water development committee of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce.
         Pallbearers will be L. N. Wilkinson, L. F. Hooker, Jack Yonge, Dr. Eric Sellers, George Minter Jr., Pete Couch, Guy McCarty, Jim Tillie, Allen Wright, Elbert Hall and Harold Austin, all of Abilene, and Lockett Shelton of Dallas.
         The family requests that memorials be in the form of gifts to West Texas Rehabilitation Center or to the First Central Presbyterian Church.
  • Last Edited: 18 May 2014

Family: Eulalia Victoria Cutbirth b. 4 September 1906, d. June 1985