Obituary of Erastus Lafayette
From the Knox County Herald, Dec. 16, 1931
E. L. Hendon Buried Here
One of Knox City's pioneer citizens,
Mr. E.L. Hendon (Grandfather) Hendon was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows
Cemetery Saturday, December the 13th. Mr. Hendon died Friday about six p.m.
He was buried Saturday afternoon following services held in the Baptist church.
Reverend Stovall was assisted in the service by Reverend J. H. Sharp.
Mr. Hendon was born in the state of
Mississippi in 1859. In 1880, he was married to Miss Walker, to which this
union eight children born, four of these, with Mrs. Hendon,
survive the father; they are W.T. Hendon
of near Odonnel; A.J. Hendon of Lorenzo; Barney Hendon of Knox City and Mrs.
Hollis of Arizona. The three sons were in attendance of the last days of
the father, but the daughter was unable to come.
Mr. Hendon, with his moved to Texas,
McLelland County in 1889. In 1905 they moved near Childress where they stayed
two years, then to Knox County. Since 1907, he has lived in Knox County.
He is one of the pioneers of this area, a truly respected man, known and
respected wherever known.
At the age of sixteen Mr. Hendon was
converted and joined the Methodist church. He took an active part in church
work during his earlier years. His family was members of the First Methodist
At the time of his death Mr. Hendon
was living at his home north of town. His absence will be great and the Herald
joins the community in offering condolences to the bereaved