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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

May 27, 1909

John Buie Passed Away Monday After Reaching Ripe Old Age

John Arch Buie died Monday night, May 24, as the result of a cancer of the face at his late home in the Scott community. The remains were interred at Cana cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock under the auspices of the Wills Point camp of Confederate veterans, of which he was an honored member. The following acted as pall bearers: Jas. A. Harris, H. H. Carmack, T. G. Thompson, A. W. Meridith, W. M. Wilson, R. N. Norwood. A large concourse of friends attended the funeral, among them many from Wills Point.

Mr. Buie was one of the oldest settlers in the county, having settled in the community where he died when he was a mere boy and he has lived continuously in that vicinity ever since. He was in his 71st year at the time of his death. When the tocsin of Civil War was sounded Mr. Buie was one of the first to respond and served with distinction throughout the entire war. He enlisted in company G, third Texas Cavalry, and served in the Georgia campaign. His principal service was as a scout and he never shirked his duty no matter how hazardous to himself. As a citizen Mr. Buie proved true to every trust and was honored and respected by all who knew him. He was a member of no church but was a man of good moral character and professed religion a short time ago and was ready for the final summons to the great beyond.

Mr. Buie is survived by his wife; two children, Mrs.J. E. Blakeley and Clyde Buie; four sisters, Mrs. Bivins, Mrs. Bob Hevington, Mrs. Stanley and Mrs. W. M. Wilson, and two brothers, Bob and Jim Buie. All of these relatives reside in Van Zandt and Kaufman counties. The Chronicle joins the many friends of the bereaved family in expressing sympathy.

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