Henry Melbourne “Melvin or Melville” Colson

Grand Gulf, Claiborne County, Mississippi, USA
Death 10 May 1917 (aged 75)
Indianola, Sunflower County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Indianola, Sunflower County, Mississippi, USA
Plot Grave is unmarked.
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H M. Colson.
Died at the home of his daughter. Mrs. W. S. Millinder, in Indianola, Miss., Thursday night. May 10th of general debility, H. M. Colson, in the 76th year of his age. Mr. Colson was a man of fine mind and a great student of affairs. It was always a pleasure to discuss with him passing events on which he was usually well posted. He was high toned, tender hearted and kind to all. He was born at Grand Gulf, Claiborne County Feb. 28, 1841, and at his death was 76 years old. He lived ail his life in Claiborne County and was the honored mayor of Fort Gibson for many years. He leaves to mourn his loss three sons, Melbourne Colson, , Water Valley, Jacob Colson, New Orleans and Chas. Colson, of Alligator, a daughter, Mrs. W. S. Millinder of Indianola, and a step daughter, to whom he was very much attached. His remains were laid to rest in the Indianola Cemetery Friday morning a large number of his friends following them to the grave. The Tocsin extends its sincerest sympathies to the bereaved relatives.

The Enterprise-Tocsin (Indianola, MS) 17 May 1917, page 5.

He also served as a Private in the Claiborne Guard, Co. K, 12th Mississippi Infantry. He was wounded during the 7 Days Battles. In the closing days of the war, he fought and was captured at Fort Gregg near Petersburg. He was released from Point Lookout POW camp on 25 June 1865.

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