|Birth: ||Sep. 2, 1854|
|Death: ||Aug. 17, 1886|
Carthage Light Guard Brigade 1881
Picture at right shows Ed Cassil on front row sitting on right side.
Originally organized in 1876, The Light Guard was known for the efficiency of the company in manual of arms, maneuvers and soldierly discipline. This crack unit took many awards in competitive drills on the local, state and national levels.
Location was in Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri
Identified members; W. A. Williams, George H. Thomas, Ed Cassil, John W. Halliburton,Charles Brown, William K Caffee, Ed Crow, A. M. Hurty
CARTHAGE WEEKLY BANNER
WEEK OF JULY 29, 1886
Death of E. P. Cassil
Mr. G. A. Cassil received a telegram Sunday morning from Corpus Christi, Texas, informing him of the death of his son Ed P. Cassil, at 7 o'clock Saturday evening, at that place. Ed had been sick with dysentery several days, but was not considered dangerous by his physician until the 14th, on which date the latter wrote to Mr. Cassil. The letter was received yesterday. Two telegrams were received Saturday, the first announcing the serious illness and the second saying he was better. The telegram was the first the parents knew of their son's sickness. Ed held the position of book-keeper and assistant cashier of the Bank of Carthage from 1872 until sometime last year, since which he has been engaged in life insurance in Kansas and Texas. Has been at Corpus Christi for several months. He was married about three years ago and leaves a wife and child, a little boy, who were with him at the time of his death. He was about thirty-two years of age. The news of Ed's death was a surprise to the friends of the family here and very shocking to the grief-stricken parents who where not prepared and had had no reason to expect such a result. They have the sympathy of all Carthage in their affliction. The remains were shipped from Corpus Christi yesterday and will reach this city Wednesday morning
same newspaper, another column
-The funeral of Mr. E. P. Cassil took place at three o'clock this afternoon and was largely attended by the friends of the deceased, including the Knights Templar, Knights of Pythias and Carthage Light Guard, who accompanied the remains to the grave in Park Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. S. Knight and Masonic fraternity.
Gustavius Adolphus Cassil (1826 - 1909)
Emily Hart Pickett Cassil (1831 - 1892)
Rodney Pickett Cassil (1854 - 1916)*
Edwin P. Cassil (1854 - 1886)
Plot: Bl 20 Lot 1 Sp 8
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Oct 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43189657
Added: Jan. 29, 2012
Templar code "Audentes Fortuna Iuvat" ----"Fortune Favors the Brave"|
Added: Jan. 29, 2012