Francis Palmer Tatum
May 7, 1898 - Dec 21, 1970
First Sgt. Francis P. Tatum, son
of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Tatum, was born in Corsicana, Texas, May 7, 1898. He
was reared by his aunt, Mrs. Mattie Hilliard. Received his education in
the public schools of Corsicana. His military training began in May, 1916,
with the Cavalry. When war was declared he was transferred to the 132nd
Infantry, Camp Bowie, and trained there. He was also in the training camps
at Camp Travis. Went Overseas to France July 8, 1918. Through
efficient service was promoted, first to a Corporal, later to Sergeant and then
First Sergeant. Following the armistice he received his discharge from the
History of Texas World War Heroes - World War 1
Texas Death Index: Tatum, Francis P; 12-21-1970, Male, Navarro County, TX
Social Security Death Index: FRANCIS TATUM; 07 MAY 1898;
DEC 1970; 75111 (Texas) 460-12-1525
Tatum Rites Set Wednesday
Palmer Tatum, 71, died Monday in Memorial
Hospital. A native of Corsicana, Mr. Tatum had
lived in California for several years before
returning to Corsicana. He was a member of the
Methodist Church and
veteran of World War 1.
Services have been set for Wednesday at 2 p.m.
in Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. H. Lively
Brown officiating. Burial will be in Fort parker
He is survived by his sister, Mrs. S. C. Gay of
Dallas; and two nieces, Mrs. J. Ed Norris of
Houston and Mrs. David Jackson of Houston.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Tuesday, Dec 22, 1970
- Submitted by
- Ft. Parker Memorial Cemetery, Limestone County, Tx.
- s/o Tapley Weaver Tatum and Martha Virginia (Palmer) Tatum
Funeral services for Palmer Tatum, 72, were held
Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel
with the Dr. H. Lively Brown officiating. Burial
was in Fort Parker Memorial Park. Mr. Tatum died
Monday in Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include a sister and two nieces.
Pallbearers were Charlie Bee, G. C. Goodin, Jack
Paschal, R. W. Fowler, Billy Tatum and John