Banner, Wednesday, October 5, 1910
VETERAN OF ‘61-5
WAS SWORN IN AS SOLDIER OF
CONFEDERATE ARMY ON PUB-
LIC SQUARE HERE
From Friday’s Daily.
This morning at 4:45 o’clock James M. (Pad) Spencer, passed away at his home
on South Wesley, after an illness of several weeks.
The burial will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock at his late home
followed by services conducted by Rev. C. Pugsley.
Mr. Spencer was born in Ashboro, N. C., seventy
years ago, and came to Texas in 1850 and most
of the time since that date has been spent in Greenville. He was an old veteran and his
comrades in arms say he made a good one. He became a member of Company D, Stephens regiment, early in the war between the states. He
was sworn in on the square in this city. Not many who were sworn in with him
remain to tell the story of their career. he was a
good man one who would do no one harm. He was a familiar figure on our streets,
from day to day until recently, when the pangs of pain fell upon him and he ceased
to journey to the business part of the city as he used to.
He leaves a widow, Mrs. M. E. Spencer, three sons and a daughter, Herbert
and Carl and Miss Jessie live here and Winton (sic Winston) resides at Dallas. He has a brother
in California and a sister Mrs. Lou Paterson
The remains were prepared for burial by the Harrison
undertaking establishment. Many people in this city and county regret his death
and sympathize deeply with the bereaved.
(Transcribed by Marc Coker, 27 November 2004)