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 William Marion Gamblin

William Marion Gamblin

Stoddard County, Missouri, USA
Death 3 Dec 1921 (aged 87)
St. Francois County, Missouri, USA
Burial Doe Run, St. Francois County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 31824225 · View Source
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From the Lead Belt News, Flat River, St. Francois Co. Mo. - Friday Dec. 9 1921

William Marion Gamblin, a veteran of the Civil War, having fought on the Confederate side, died at the home of his son W. B. Gamblin, in Esther, Saturday, December 3, 1921 at the age of 87 years, 3 months and 12 days.

He was married to Mary Shaw in 1863. To this union seven children were born, four sons and three daughters. The wife, one son and two daughters preceded him in death. Mrs. Gamblin had been dead for 44 years, having died in 1877. Mr. Gamblin never remarried. An incident that throws an interesting side light on the character and constancy of the old man who has just died, is the fact that he had lovingly preserved a quilt that his wife made just before her death, and requested that it be used to wrap his body for his burial. This request was carried out. He always carried in his pockets certain articles that had been his wife's.

The funeral services was conducted at the Esther Baptist Church Monday aftrnoon at 1 o'clock, by Rev. F.M. Baker, the pastor of the Flat River Baptist Church, after which interment was made in the Odd Fellow cemetery at Doe Run.

Thank you Carmen (Mildenberger)Adams for sponsoring this memorial. It is very much appreciated.

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  • Created by: Thelma Gamblin
  • Added: 29 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31824225
  • Carmen Mildenberger Adams
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Marion Gamblin (21 Aug 1834–3 Dec 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31824225, citing Doe Run Memorial Cemetery, Doe Run, St. Francois County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Thelma Gamblin (contributor 46968868) .