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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, 1926.

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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