W. F. Carson Obituary
Another Civil War Vet Talsen by Death
Funeral services for W. F. Carson, pioneer Reno County settler and veteran of the Civil war, who died yesterday at 2:30 p.m., at a local hospital, will take place tomorrow at 2:30 p.m., from the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. P. Coberly in Clay township. Burial will be in Fairlawn cemetery.
Mr. Carson, who was 84 years old, died after an illness of about four months. He was born in Brown county, Ohio, September 24, 1930. When 16 years of age, he moved to Illinois.
In 1861 he enlisted in the 77th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, where he served throughout the Civil war. Mr. Carson married Phoebe J. Baird, December 25, 1867, and in 1876 they came to Kansas to make their home.
Since the death of his wife, December 27, 1923, Mr. Carson has been living with his daughter, Mrs. G. P. Coberly, who is his only survivor.
He was a member of the Joe Hooker post, G. A. R., here.
The Hutchinson News
Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas
Thursday, August 14, 1924
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