"JAMES M. STROUD DIES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS
Mr. James M. Stroud, age 76, passed away at his home, Rockford, Ala., Route 1, Thursday evening, March 2, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mollie Stroud, three daughters and five sons. Funeral services were held Friday from the home with Reverend Burnett in charge. Burial was at Olive Branch Cemetery, Mathis-Jones Mortuary, Rockford, directing." (1)
(1) The Rockford Chronicle, 3 Mar 1939, p. 1. Printed in Rockford, Coosa Co., AL. Microfilm: Located in the Alabama Archives and History, Montgomery, AL.
Note: James M. Stroud is buried in Olive Branch Cemetery, located south of Rockford, Coosa Co., AL. On his headstone: James "Father" Stroud, b. 10 Dec 1863 and d. 2 Mar 1939. His wife Mollie is buried there also. On her headstone: Mollie "Mother" Stroud, b. 30 Aug 1868 and d. 6 Oct 1948.