Book on Locke Family published

The Locke Family has lived in Lowndes County for generations.  Recently, Tom Locke Mayfield published a book on one of his ancestors, Thomas “Tom” J. Locke, Jr. (1878-1936).

Titled The Life and Times of Tom Locke, Mayfield follows the life and adventures of Tom all the way from his family, owning a zoo, to his trial for murder.  The book includes images of people and places associated with the Locke family.

Mayfield researched newspapers, online databases, interviewed descendents, home movies, photographs, and traveled to many of the cities and places that his ancestors lived and visited.

You can find copies of The Life and Times of Tom Locke in the Local History Room at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.

For more information contact Mona K. Vance at 662-329-5304 or

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