William Cresswell “the General” Means

William Cresswell “the General” Means

Death 5 Sep 1880 (aged 78)
Burial Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 21974717 · View Source
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son of William Means & Isabella Work Means
husband of Catherine Jane Barringer

Today we were called upon to celebrate the funeral of one of the oldest citizens of Cabarrus county. On Sept. 5th, Gen. W. C. Means ceased to breathe, and his spirit returned to the God who gave it. This morning there assembled in the Methodist Church in Concord a large concourse of friends, acquaintances and citizens, to pay the last tribute of respect to one so long in their midst. 'Tis seldom one witnesses a more touching sight than the sad procession as it moved up the aisle. It was led by the pastors of two of the Churches, followed by the remains of the deceased, which were borne by his four sons. Then came the only daughter accompanied by her pastor, and the daughter-in-law with two of his grand-children. The sadness of the scene was greatly enhanced, as we noticed there were two unclasped handles to the coffin. their being unused indicated the absence of two other sons--one of whom is in a distant State, and the other gone to the grave. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. P. Cole, pastor of the Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. L. McKinnon, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, and Rev. S.T. Hallman, pastor of the Lutheran Church. The body was deposited in the Lutheran graveyard beside her who was his companion in life. The last offering of his children was indeed touching. When the mound was made smooth, his only daughter bent over his grave, and on it placed a wreathe of beautiful flowers. Beautiful tribute!


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  • Originally Created by: BrendaB
  • Added: 5 Oct 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 21974717
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Cresswell “the General” Means (12 Sep 1801–5 Sep 1880), Find a Grave Memorial no. 21974717, citing Old Lutheran Cemetery, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Catoe4 (contributor 47413036) .