|Obit For||Sidney Antle|
ARTICLE # 1
Sidney Antle of near Exeter, passed away on Wednesday, Dec 16, 1914. He had been in feeble health for several months and was unable to survive his dreaded pneumonia.
He was born in Henderson County, Kentucky, July 17, 1837, where he lived until 16 years of age. The family moved to North Missouri and a few years later to Southwest Missouri where the remainder of his life was spent.
He was converted in early manhood at the New Hope Baptist Church and became a member of that congregation.
He was married to Margaret J. Price, on Dec 23, 1880 and to this union five children were born, Mrs. W. M. Warren of Exeter, Charles of New Mexico, O. G. of Exeter, and Arthur and Clarence of Tulsa, Okla. The widow and children are left to mourn the departure of a faithful husband a worthy father.
In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate army and served until the close of the Civil War.
He became a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Concord and was ordained a Ruling elder in which capacity he served for thirty-four years. He was as faithful to his church as to his family and often gave liberally of his money and his strength that the cause which he loved might prosper. In all his work he was quiet and unassuming and was characterized by a humility becoming a follower of the Man of Galilee. He was an ardent supporter of the Union of the Cumberland Presbyterian church with the mother church. Because of his views he was deprived of his time honored place of worship and fellowship in the old congregation where he worshiped for so long. He bore his loss with the courage of a good soldier and passed to his reward at the rape age of seventy-seven years, rich in loved ones and friends. Funeral services were conduct in the Concord Church in the presents of a large congregation while his body lay at he very alter where hw ea ordained a ruling elder 34 years ago. His body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
ARTICLE # 2
County Loses Excellent Citizen: Sidney Antle, a pioneer and well known citizen of near Exeter, passed into the sleep that knows no waking at this home Wednesday night, Dec 16, 1914, of pneumonia.
He was born in Kentucky, July 17, 1837, making him 77 years, 6 months and 29 days old. When 18 years old he moved with his parents to Barry County. The larger part of his remaining life was spent in this county. He was one of the citizens, most of whom have passed away, whose life history makes up the greater part of the history of this county. During the Civil War, he served as a soldier in the Confederate Army. His service was given to the company in charge of Captain James Montgomery.
He was the father of four children. They are C. F. Antle of New Mexico, O. G. of near Exeter, A. F. and D. F. of Tulsa, Okla. He also leaves two brothers and two sisters, Logan of Eureka Springs, Ark., Dallas of near Wheaton and Mrs. Jas. Goostree of near Exeter and Mrs. Schuyler of Monett.
Funeral service were conducted by Rev. E.W. Love Fridays at the Concord Church. Interment was made in the Concord Cemetery. The deceased had professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. In his death the county and community in which he had lived so long has lost one good citizens.
|Newspaper||Cassville Republican, Cassville, Barry Co., MO|
|Date||Thursday, December 24, 1914|
|Death Cert Link||-|
|Resource||State Historical Society of MO Microfilm|
|Submitted by||Donna Cooper|