L.T. (Uncle Tom) Cochran, one of the very few living ex-Confederate Soldiers, answered to the last bugle call Saturday morning at his home in Spur, he remains being interred Sunday afternoon in Spur Cemetery.
Uncle Tom had been in failing health for some time, but continued to make his daily visits to town, and on Friday afternoon before his death Saturday morning, called in at the Texas Spur office to show us a letter from one of his nieces.
Saturday morning about thee o'clock Uncle Tom became ill, calling in his physician, living only a few hours. He had been suffering of rheumatism, and it is thought this caused death when it affected his heart.
Uncle Tom was born in Mississippi in 1845, being eighty two years of age at the time of his death. He came to Dickens County about thirty years ago, being among the very first settlers of this section.
Uncle Tom was among the boys who wore the grey and participated in the Civil War, bearing wounds of the war to his death and being one of the four remaining members of the John A. Green camp of Confederate Veterans of Dickens county.
Among his children present to attend the funeral were Mrs. E.L. Clay and son, Vernon, of Quanah; Mrs. W.N. Hughey of Borger; Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Graves and Mrs. C.D. Jackson.
©The Texas Spur, 1927From the records of Lillian Grace Nay, Spur Museum, transcribed by Becky Hodges, August 13, 2004
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