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Mahlon H. Corker
1838 - 1916

Source:  Deborah Smith, <cherawgal @ netscape . net>, July 2015

Marlin H. Corker
09 Jun 1916
San Saba County, Texas

Death of a Pioneer

M. H. Corker died Thursday morning at 4:30 o'clock at his home in San Saba, and the remains were taken to Burnet for interment.  Mr. Corker had been ill for a week and it was apparent to those around him that the end was approaching.  All that could be done for the sufferer was done but to no avail and the summons to go was received as one bringing a message of peace to his poor, tired body.  As he whispered his last good-bye to the wife of his years, his eyes were closed by the icy hand of death and the immortal spirit took its flight to that land behyond the stars to join that innumberable caravan that has passed on before.

Mr. Corker was born in Pike County, Missouri, July 15, 1838, hence he was 77 years 11 months old at the time of his death.  Little is known of his boyhood, but he came here about six years ago and has made this his home since.  At the beginning of the civil war, true to Dixie, he joined the Confederate army  and throughout that memorable struggle he was a gallant soldier and participated in some of the most furious battles of the war.  He then returned to his home and later moved here.

Deceased was twice married.  To the first wife were born six children, five sons and one daughter.  Mrs. F. W. Sorrell of San Antonio and Jacker Corker are surviving children of the second marriage.  He was a consistent member of the Christian church and lived true to his Master.

The News joins with the many friends and bereaved widow and children in the deepest sympathy and hopes that time will soon assuage their grief.


NOTE FROM TRANSCRIBER: "Evidently the person who wrote the obit did not know Corker or his family.  The first name is printed wrong."

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