Comrade William Kinningham
Comrade William Kinningham was born at Winchester,
Tennessee, July 3rd, AD, 1840.
When four years old, the family moved to Boonesville,
Mississippi, where late Comrade William lived with his parents until 1862
when he volunteered to serve the Confederacy, and became a private solider
in the 42nd Mississippi Regiment, and served until the ending of the War
Between the States.
In 1872, Comrade Kinningham was married to Miss
Julia Burks, of Boonesville, Mississippi, who having died in 1881, our
late Comrade came to Texas two years after her death and made his home
in the neighborhood of Hickory Creek, Hunt County, Texas.
Meantime, he was married to his second wife, Miss
Ella V. McKinney of Alba, Texas, who survives him.
From Hickory Creek, he removed to White Rock, Hunt
County, Texas and to Greenville in 1898. In this city, our late Comrade
acted well his part as a good citizen and noble man.
Comrade Kinningham wound up the honorable life of
a patriotic Southern Gentleman and Solider in giving his services as Chaplain
to this Camp (Joseph E. Johnston Camp, No. 267 UCV of Greenville, Texas),
in which capacity he served until his death, which occurred May 19, AD,
The death of this saintly man, has moved our hearts,
with sorrow. The memory of our beloved and revered late Chaplain
shall remain with us as an example of all that is pure and beautiful in
illustrating the ethics of Him who said, "Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they shall see God." (May 27, 1926, The Greenville Messenger)
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