Landrine Junior Tatum

Hickory County Missouri: 

The Missionary Baptist church at Macedonia, four miles North of where Wheatland now is, probably the strongest church organization in the county. It was organized in 1874, by Elder Landrine J. Tatum assisted by Elder George M. Alexander, and has a roomy and convenient church building.

Another good church building stands on a ridge about three-fourths of a mile Northeast from Galmey, in Dooley
Bend, where the Baptist church has a strong following, led by Elder Landrine J. Tatum, an enterprising, able and devout old Christian gentleman.

Children of Hester Hogan and Landrine Tatum are:

   i.   Andrew3 Tatum.
  ii.   Dyre Tatum.
  iii.   Thomas Tatum, born 1847 in IL..
  iv.   Tabitha Ellen Tatum, born 1849 in Ia.; died 1936.
  v.   Nancy Rebecca Tatum, born 1850 in Ia.; died 1931 in Milo Cemetery, Lincoln Co., Ne of Barnard, Ks..
  vi.   Asbury Tatum, born 1852 in Ia..
  vii.   Rosetta Tatum, born 1853 in Ia..
  viii.   Lydia Tatum, born 1855 in Ia..
 ix.   Margrett Tatum, born Abt. 1857 in Ia.. She married Unknown Hayes.
  x.   Landrine J. Tatum

In 1880 Floyd County, Iowa Landine 21 and Polly 19 are farming.

Landrine cash-claimed a quarter in 30, 8N 48W in 1892.

In 1900 Knox County, Nebraska, there are three Tatum families on the same census page.  Lantrine born August 1827 in Illinois, with Esther August 1821 Kentucky.  : Landrine March 1859 in Kansas with Polly Oct 1859 Iowa, with Arby May 1884 Iowa and Iva J. -Polly's daughter- August 1889 Nebraska.  Henry Tatum Feb 1864 Iowa with Nellie Sep 1871 Minnesota with two kids and a stepson Ernest Perry Dec 1893.

In 1910 Knox County Landrine Jr. and "Polley" are alone.

Landrine Tatum
Dine Tatum as he was more familiarly called by everyone who knew him, was born at Marysville, Kansas, on the 9th day of March 1859. He died at the Bloomfield hospital on October 11, 1913, at 11 o'clock pm about 4 1/2 days after undergoing an operation for appendicitis, aged 54 years 7 months and 2 days. His father's family moved in early days from Marysville, Kansas, to Floyd County, Iowa, where the subject of this sketch grew to manhood. He was married in Marble Rock, Iowa, on the 8th day of December 1878, to Polly A. Halstead and came to Nebraska in 1890 and located for a short time in Cedar County. In 1891 they removed to Crofton, Nebraska, which place has been their permanent home until in August 1912 they located in Bloomfield. Mr. Tatum's last sickness dated from Saturday evening October 4th. He was at Verdigre with a car load of potatoes and was taken sick that evening. He was brought home on Sunday by Mr. E. Alexander who was over there with him and was immediately confined to his bed. His case grew so much worse that it was decided that an operation was the only chance to save his life. Dr. Rowse came up from Sioux City and the operation was performed about noon of Tuesday. From that time on he hardly regained consciousness and peacefully passed away last Saturday night. The deceased is survived by his wife, one son, Arlie E. Tatum, of this city and one daughter, Mrs. Iva Potter, of Crofton (adopted daughter of Emmaline Halstead and Clinton Philbrook after Emmaline died in 1890). He is also survived by an aged father, Landrine Tatum, of Barnard, Kansas, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Margaret Hayes, of Crofton, Henry C. Tatum of Blessing, Texas, C. A. Tatum of Palacios, Texas, Orville M. Tatum, Nancy Tatum and Tobitha Tatum, of Barnard, Kansas. The body was taken to Crofton on Wednesday this week for interment in the Crofton cemetery, a large delegation of Bloomfield masons and friends attending from here. The funeral services were held fro the congregational church at Crofton at 2 o'clock pm under the auspices of Crofton Lodge No. 273 A.F.&A.M. Reverend C. H. Moore of Bloomfield, conducting the services. A large concourse of people accompanied the remains of their brother and friend to its last resting place and witnessed the beautiful ceremony of consigning his body to the grave. The Monitor in behalf of his many warm friends expresses condolence to the bereaved family in this hour of their grief and sorrow.
CARD OF THANKS---We desire by this means to express our most sincere thanks to the master masons and other friends of Bloomfield and vicinity for their great kindness and deeply expressed sympathy during the last illness and death of our beloved husband and father and to thank them all for their generous help and assistance during our sad bereavement. Mrs. L. Tatum, A.E. Tatum, Mrs. Iva Potter

Landrine's tombstone is in Crofton Cemetery, Knox County.


Polly is widowed in 1930 Tulare County, California, living alone.

In 1934 Visalia, California Polly A. (Wid Dine) lives at 534 N. Encina.

Polly Ann Tatum, born Oct 16, 1860 in Iowa, died Sep 22, 1944 in Tulare County, California, father Halstead, mother Dennand.