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Van Zandt County Genealogical Society

Civil War Veterans Obituaries

We would like to share with researchers our Tribute to Civil War Veterans who lived out their lives in Van Zandt County. Many came here from other states. The following is an obituary found in the collection of old newspapers on microfilm in the Library of Genealogy and Local History, Canton, TX. If you have an obituary of a Civil War Veteran ancestor and would like to share, please contact Sibyl. We would be happy to add your material to this site.


Wills Point Chronicle
March 23, 1911

Death of J. B. Parker

J. B. Parker died at the residence of his son, John Parker, about three miles south of Myrtle Springs last Wednesday, March 15, after an illness of several months from cancer of the stomach. The remains were interred at High cemetery Thursday, Rev. R. M. Wilson conducting the services.

J. Berry Parker was born in Monroe county, Georgia, Nov. 29, 1835 and moved to Texas in the fall of 1853, settling first in Freestone county. At the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted and served the cause of the confederacy. He has resided in this county some thirty years and has made a good citizen. He is survived by two sons, John W. And Bob, both married and four daughters, Mrs. Bob Smith, Mrs. Jeff Barnes, Mrs. Link Barnes and Mrs. Hill. All the children were at the bedside of their father when the end came. A large circle of friends extended sympathy to the bereaved ones.

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