"Tribute to Civil War Veterans"

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.


E. B. Sides

Wills Point Chronicle
December 24, 1914
Death of Uncle Brock Sides

Uncle Brock Sides of the Tundra community died last Saturday night after several days illness. Uncle Brock had many relatives and friends in this county, where he has lived most of his life. He served in the Confederate army throughout the Civil War and after the war returned to Van Zandt county and has resided in the Tundra community for many years. He raised a large family of children, among them being: Walter L. Sides of Canton, Elias Sides of the Tundra community, Mrs. J. H. Burns and Mrs. E. O. Cole of the Tundra community, Olly sides of Dallas and Miss Lillie Sides, who is one of Van Zandt county's teachers. He was a consistent member of the Baptist church and always took an active part in the work of the church. He will be buried in the Tundra community today. This good man will be missed.


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