Redding, James Brose – d. 1938
CHERRY, REDDING, STOOPS
Posted By: Diana Wagner
Date: 4/25/2022 at 08:23:59
Redding Infant Dies
Grandchild of William Stoops Gives Up Life at Birth
A son, James B. Redding was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Redding of Rock Island, Ill., last Wednesday evening, in Knoxville, at the home of Mrs. Redding’s father, William Stoops. The baby died shortly after birth. The funeral services were held Thursday, November 3, conducted by Rev. Tolby.
Mr. and Mrs. Redding arrived in Knoxville late last Wednesday for a visit with her father, William Stoops and arriving there Mrs. Redding was immediately confined.
The baby died shortly after birth and Mr. Redding started for Harvey in his car to see his mother, Mrs. Mary Redding. Nearing the top of the hill about five miles east of Knoxville he met two cars that were passing. In trying to avoid a collision Redding ran up on a shoulder and went over into a ditch, turning his car over three times. He was only slightly injured, but the machine was badly damaged.
Art Cherry, a nephew of Mr. Redding who had accompanied the Reddings to Knoxville from Rock Island, was waiting for him on the street in the east part of town. He was noticed by the night police and was picked up by them as a suspicious character. He spent the remainder of the night in jail but was released the following morning when his story was checked at the Stoops home and found to be true.
Source: Knoxville (IA) Express; Thursday, November 10, 1938, page 5
(Note: Robert Redding was the son of Dannie and Maude Ethel Lash Redding)
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