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"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.


Wills Point Chronicle

November 13, 1913


Yesterday morning about 5 o'clock, one of the county's pioneer citizens, Ole Oleson, passed away at his home in Prairieville after an illness lasting about four weeks.

Mr. Oleson was one of the county's prominent citizens, having come here when a very small boy. He was also an ex-Confederate soldier and was a member of the Lutheran church. He was about 71 years of age and leaves a number of children, all of whom are well known in the county.

The funeral was held some time today from the Lutheran church near Prairieville at which place the body was laid to rest.-- Kaufman Post, Nov. 11, 1913

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