|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1848|
|Death: ||Jun. 20, 1924|
John W. Breeden, one of our venerable countrymen, died at his home on South River, June 20, 1924. He has been in bad health for some time and was taken suddenly ill the Wednesday night preceding his death, and afterwards was able to speak but a few words until he entered on sleep. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was an honest and upright man.
In his last illness all that love and money could do was done to prolong his life, but his time had come, and his Master called him. His faithful physician, Dr. E.S. Deane, sat by his bedside and did all that medical aid could do.
The deceased leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, Mrs. Lou Breeden; three sons, Messrs. R.A. Breeden, of Stanardsville; L.W. Breeden of McMullan, and G.H. Breeden of Kinderhook; and three daughters, Mrs. Lucy Wood, of Somerset; Mry. Lizzie Wood, of Kinderhook and Mrs. W.E. Jarrell of Fletcher; Three brothers, Messrs. Tom Breeden of Louisa, Frank Breeden of Kinderhook, and James W. Breeden of Baltimore.
Mr. Breeden contributed in many ways to the advancemnet of county, to which he was to the manor born, and he lived a most useful life. He had a great heart, and he was hospitable and neighborly.He passed on, His life's work well done and complete.
Mr. Breeden volunteered and went into the Civil War when 17 years old under Capt. Linn McMullen, of the 7th Virginia regiment. He was badly wounded, having been shot through the left shoulder, the ball passing clear through his body above the heart. A silk handkerchief was drawn through the wound at the time and it was thought he could not possibly recover from it, but he surprised the army surgeons and lived more than a man's allotted time. Though the wound gave him considerable pain throughout his life, he was able to accomplish much and was active up until a very short time before his death - a striking example of what energy, courage and an indomitable will can do.
Mr. Breeden was 76 years old.
The funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at his home by Rev. Mr. Cabaniss in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. Then the body was brought to Stanardsville by Messrs. C.L. Bickers and Son, undertakers, and buried in the Woodson Cemetery at 5 o'clock. The Pallbearers were: Messrs. Henry and Jesse Jarrell, Wesley, Clyde, Leggett and Aubrey Breeden, grandsons.
- By His Granddaughter, Mrs. D.A. Hammer
Enlisted 4/2/63 at Camp Randolph. Present until detached to the Engineering Dept., 7/10/64. Present on final roll until he entered the Richmond Hosp. 2/26/65. Paroled at Appomattox, 4/9/65.
Stanardsville Public Cemetery
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Oct 06, 2006
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