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C. S. & HESTER A. DURNING
Grayson County, Texas - Charles Stewart Durning
By Rusty Williams EBFMktg@aol.com
Note: This obituary appeared in vol. XXI, March, 1913, p. 133 of
"The Confederate Veteran Magazine".
CHARLES STEWART DURNING.
Charles S. Durning was born in Cape Girardeau County, Mo.,
March 10, 1830; and passed from this life on January 10, 1913, at his residence
in Van Alstyne in the eighty-third year of his life. He went to Texas
in 1853 and located in Grayson County, where he lived, except while
in the Confederate army, until his death. At the close of the war he returned
to Grayson County and at once took charge of Captain Bowen's mill on Sister
Grove Creek, where as manager he was universally popular with the customers
and made the mill a success. He accumulated means to buy a fine tract
of black land on the waters of the East Fork of the Trinity River.
On November 19, 1868, he was married to Miss Hester George, who survives
him. Comrade Durning was a member of the Masonic fraternity and also of
the Missionary Baptist Church.