Marlin H. Corker
09 Jun 1916
San Saba County, Texas
Death of a Pioneer
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.
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
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.
joins with the many friends and bereaved widow
and children in the deepest sympathy and hopes
that time will soon assuage their grief.