Civil War Veteran Deaths
Marion Co., FL

This page is a collection of obituaries and articles from old newspapers. If you have knowledge of Civil War Vets who died in Marion County, please send the informatin to me to be added to this site. By doing so you will help perserve the history of Marion County. You will be given credit for your submission and if original materiaal you will hold the copyrite. Thanks!

A Veteran Mustered Out

   Mr. Samuel A Hawkins, aged about seventy years, died in the hospital about 10 o’clock last night, from the effects of an operation for peritonitis.
   Mr. Hawkins, with his family moved from Blitchton some time ago. The funeral took place this afternoon and the body was laid to rest in the old cemetery Evergreen). Mr. Hawkins has resided at Blitchton for a number of years and came from the north. When a young man he was in the Union army and lost a hand in battle.
   He was a pleasant and intelligent gentleman and was much liked. He leaves a wife and one son, C. M. Hawkins, so well known as “Dick.” Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-5-1900 

Confederate deaths…Ocala Evening Star: 6-2-1908

Report of the memorial committee of the Marion county Confederate Camp No 56, June 2, A. D.  1908

Michael H. Rou…was born in Fairfield county, South Carolina, April 20, A. D. 1831; served in Company F Second Florida Cavalry, and died at Reddick, December 10, A. D. 1907.

Alonzo Baskin…was born in Houston county, Georgia A. D. 1844; served in First Georgia Regiment and in the Southern Rights Battery and died March 22, A. D. 1908.

Col. L. J. Parr…was born in Clark county, Georgia May 19, 1828; was lieutenant colonel in Thirty-eighth Georgia Regiment and lost an arm at Richmond and died in Ocala April 15th, A. D. 1908.

James Freeman…was born in North Carolina A. D. 1831 in Seet county, served during the war a North Carolina regiment and died in Marion county, April 18th A. D. 1908.

Lieutenant Henry Clay Gates…was born in Houston county, Georgia, near Perry, January 25, A. D. 1843; served in the Eleventh and Fifty-Ninth Regiments and died in Ocala April 28th A. D. 1908.

Thomas J. Phillips

Mr. Thomas J. Phillips, a veteran of the Civil War, and a pioneer settler in the Berlin neighborhood, who for eight years has been a sufferer and almost helpless from paralytic strokes, passed away this morning at 3 o’clock.  For some time he was entirely helpless and his death was not unexpected. He leaves a wife and five children, four daughters and one son to mourn his death. He has lived near Berlin for forty years, and was an upright, honest man and a desirable citizen, and in every sense of the word, his worth was recognized by his neighbors, who deeply sympathize with the sorrowing family. He will be buried tomorrow at the Fellowship cemetery. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-8-1908


T. J. Perry, a prominent citizen of this place, died Wednesday at 6 o’clock of paralysis. He was buried at 3 o’clock the following afternoon at Ft. McCoy cemetery. Mr. Perry served in the Florida Indian War and was also a faithful servant to the Confederacy for four years. Mr. Perry was a member of Marston Lodge No. 43 F. & A. M. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-2-1900

 Martel…James W. Carter of Blitchton, , one of Marion county’s oldest citizens, died on the 11th inst. at the home of his sister, Mrs. Geiger, and was buried at Fellowship cemetery on the 12th, under the impressive forms of Masonry. He served in the Seminole war of 1856 and 1857 and in the late war in Virginia; was a gallant soldier, a successful farmer and useful citizen. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-23-1900

A Printers Work Done

His Form is Released From The Press of Life and Lies on the Dead Stone of Everlasting Life

   Carsner Eugene Booher, aged fifty-three years, editor and business manager of the Dunnellon Citizen, died yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the home of his brother, L. O. Booher, two and a half miles south of town, of a congestive chill. He came up Tuesday from Dunnellon, ill with malaria.
   Mr. Booher was a member of Ocala Post No. 17 G. A. R. and has resided in and near Ocala since 1893. At different times he has worked in this office and that of the defunct New Capitol and was a good printer and a gentleman, much liked by all who knew him. His death was most sudden and unexpexted.
   The funeral took place at 3 o’clock  this afternoon and  the body was interred in the old cemetery (Evergreen), Rev. T. J. Nixon conducting the funeral services. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-19-1900

Crossed The River

     Mr. John W. Waters, one of the pioneer citizens of this county and living near Ocala since 1858, died Sunday morning after a lingering illness.
     During the Civil War he was a brave soldier in Capt. S. D. McConnell’s company and served in the Army of the Tennessee under General Robert Bullock. He leaves two brothers and sisters and many friends to mourn his death. He was born in Lexington, S. C., in 1836. His remains were interred in the old cemetery Evergreen) Monday. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-20-1903

Fairfield, Dec 1…Note has already been made in your columns of the death of our aged neighbor, Mr. A. H. Yongue, familiarly and affectionately known to all of us as “Uncle Henry.” This death occurred suddenly on the evening of Wednesday, the 22nd., and came as a shock to the whole community. On Wednesday he was with us, on Tuesday he had gone. For forty years he had been a well-known member of our community and in his latest service, during his feebler years, as mail carrier, his face was a regular, daily greeting for all us all. None will be more missed. In his 72nd year, one of the old Confederate band, widely related and much loved, we laid his remains to rest in the Presbyterian church yard on Thursday evening. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-2-1911

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