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William Wilder Harvey
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1843
Death: Dec. 23, 1920

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From his Texas certificate of death
Name: William Wilder Harvey
Death Date: 23 Dec 1920
Death Place: Comanche, Comanche County, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 77 years 11 months 2 days
Birth Date: 22 Jan 1843
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Married
Father's Name: Samuel H. Harvey
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Name: Catherine Prewitt
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
Occupation: Retired
Burial Place: Comanche
Burial Date: 24 Dec 1921
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William W. Harvey was born in Burleson county, Texas. At his father's death seven years later, he was taken by his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Prewitt, who then lived in Hill county, and given a home in her family until the marriage of his older sister. He then went to live with her and formed one of her household until her death five years later. He was then thrown at the age of fourteen on the world, when he began the battle of life for himself. He worked for wages as a stock-herder and farm-hand until the opening of the late war, when, in May, 1861, he entered the Confederate army, enlisting in Company A, Seventeenth Texas Regiment, with which he served during the war. His services were west of the Mississippi, and he was at Hempstead, this State, at the time of the surrender. Returning to Burleson county at that time, he worked for a year as a farm-hand. Then, in 1866, he married, and after a short residence in Tarrant county he moved to California, where he lived until 1870, engaged in the stock business and teaming. Returning to Texas in 1870, he bought a place in Milam county, on which he settled and engaged in farming. He farmed for twenty years on this place, when, in 1890, he moved to Rockdale, where he purchased a livery business, to which he has since given his attention. He still owns his farm, however, a good place consisting of 480 acres, and besides this and his livery stock owns other property, all of which represents his earnings since coming out of the war in 1865. Mr. Harvey married, as stated, in 1866, the lady being Miss Ellen Fletcher, of Milam county . . . Mr. and Mrs. Harvey have had nine children born to them: Alice, who is now the wife of James Rogers, of Comanche county; Martha; Charles L.; Dovie; Addie; Ethel; Ada; Edna; and William W. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey are members of the Baptist Church, and he belongs to the Knights of Honor. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties (1893)
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Family links: 
  Ellen Marintha Fletcher Harvey (1851 - 1942)
  Alice Lavinia Harvey Rogers (1867 - 1934)*
  Martha Ann Harvey Ferguson (1869 - 1954)*
  Addie Belle Harvey (1878 - 1966)*
  Effie Lee Harvey Gille (1884 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Comanche County
Texas, USA
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Originally Created by: Russ Davies
Record added: Nov 18, 2010
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William Wilder Harvey
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