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Angle, Thomas Mayes

Male 1863 - 1929  (65 years)


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  • Name Angle, Thomas Mayes 
    Born 30 Jun 1863  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 11966 
    Died 8 Mar 1929  Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cedars Cemetery, Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11740  Caswell County
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 

    Father Angle, Dr. D.D.S Solomon,   b. 26 Jan 1823,   d. 29 Sep 1901  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Durham, Eleanor,   b. 20 Dec 1828,   d. 12 Apr 1905  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 20 Jan 1846 
    Reference Number 90278 
    Family ID F5853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Staton, Eva Margaret,   b. 9 Feb 1869, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1949  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1899 
    Reference Number 90313 
    Children 
    +1. Angle, Montrose Staton,   b. 8 Apr 1900, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1984, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
    +2. Angle, Solomon,   b. 12 Nov 1901, Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1935, Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
     3. Angle, Thomas Spencer,   b. 20 Dec 1907, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1969  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F5854  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jun 1863 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Mar 1929 - Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cedars Cemetery, Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Thomas Mayes Angle (1863-1929)

      T. M. Angle Farm Auction (1926)

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      Moved to Milton, North Carolina around 1899 and purchased the Dr. Stamps home, which burned around 1929. Source: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 91 (Article #19, "Angle" by Lois Sydnor Angle Love). Note: The name of the house that burned may have been "Glenburnie." However, see the statement below about a T. M. Angle who lived in Caswell County as a boy.

      Late in life James H. (Jack) Miles secured the services of T. M. Angle of Milton, North Carolina, to operate or assist in operation of the distillery in Anderson Township, Caswell County. Arch Lindsey of Yanceyville, North Carolina, was the bookkeeper. The exact dates of operation are not known. It appears that the distillery closed with the coming of North Carolina's prohibition law in 1908. Source: From Rabbit Shuffle to Collins Hill: Stories of Southern Caswell County, North Carolina, Millard Quentin Plumblee (1984) at 130.

      It appears that the distillery business eventually caused legal difficultines for Thomas Mayes Angle. Note, however, that the outcome of the case is unknown:

      The Landmark (Statesville, North Carolina) 29 April 1904 (Page 2)
      Important Case on Trial

      A very important case is on trial in the Federal Court in Greensboro this week, wherein B. F., H. C., and J. T. Sprinkle, T. M. Angle and Wm. Young, distillers and liquor dealers at Milton, Caswell county, are charged with perpetuating a fraud on the government by which the government was defrauded out of $100,000 in taxes on whiskey. Only Angle, Young, and B. F. Sprinkle are on trial. The storekeeper at the place has already been convicted and there is a case against another storekeeper. The case involves a good many people and others than those mentioned may be brought into it before it is finished.

      When the jury was completed and counsel for the defense asked all who had formed or expressed an opinion that the defendants were guilty to retire nine jurors left the box.

      Angle, one of the defendants, is an Iredell man, a son of the late Dr. Angle, of Eagle Mills.
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      The following is from When the Past Refused to Die: A History of Caswell County North Carolina 1777-1977, William S. Powell (1977) at 5:

      T. M. Angle, writing in the Caswell Messenger, June 24, 1926, said that when he was a boy he was always looking for diamonds in the sand of the branches and creeks of Caswell County and picking up clear stones. "Once I found what proved to be a crystalized quartz of about two pounds. I felt sure for a long time," he said, "that my fortune was made. I had found the long looked for diamond and I never will forget how badly I felt when the discovery was made that it was only quartz.."

      Thomas M. Angle Will Be buried at Milton Sunday [The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 9 March 1929]

      The death occurred yesterday afternoon at 2:17 o'clock of Thomas Meise Angle, age 65, prominent citizen of Milton, N .C. He had been in declining health for some time but was seriously ill but one week. Mr. Angle was a native of Iredell County, N.C., but had lived at Milton for the last 35 years. He was a successful farmer and throughout his active life displayed large interest in community affairs, being for many years a political leader. He is survived by his widow and three sons T. S. Angle and Sol Angle, of Milton, and M. S. Angle of Greensboro, N. C. The funeral will be held from his late home at 3 o'clock late Sunday afternoon, services to be conducted by Rev N. R. Claytor and Rev. Mr. Jones.
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      1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: Thomas M Angle
      Home in 1920: Milton, Caswell, North Carolina
      Age: 56 years
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1864
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Spouse's Name: Eva
      Father's Birth Place: Virginia
      Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Sex: Male
      Home owned: Own
      Able to read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Image: 1143
      Household Members: Name Age
      Thomas M Angle 56
      Eva Angle 49
      Montrose Angle 19
      Soloman Angle 18
      Thomas S Angle 13

  • Sources 
    1. Details: 1920 US Federal Census.