"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.


Death of M. S. Sayre

Wills Point Chronicle

January 12, 1912

Terminating an illness of several weeks, M. S. Sayre died Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 8:15 p. m. . Funeral services will be held at the family residence, in Wills Point, this Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock, after which the remains will be laid to rest in White Rose cemetery.

M. S. Sayre was born near Demoplis, Marengo county, Ala., April 14, 1844 and was in his 69th year at the time of his death. He was a Confederate veteran, serving through the Civil War in the Fourth Alabama regiment. He came to Texas in 1870, residing first at Hearne. Later he moved to Dallas, from which place he came to Wills Point in 1877, and has resided here continuously since that time. For many years after coming to Wills Point he was employed as a pharmacist and those familiar with his work in that capacity say that there are few men who possess the knowledge that he had of drugs. Since giving up active employment he has continued his reading and has been recognized as an authority on pharmacy. He joined the old school Presbyterian church in 1907 and has been a consistent member.

The deceased is survived by his widow, four sons, J. F. Sayre, of Denver Colo., Milton Sayre of Dallas, Gene and Tueo Sayre of Wills Point, and one daughter, Mrs. R. R. Russell of Wills Point.


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