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 Hugh L. Witcher

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Hugh L. Witcher

  • Birth 19 Nov 1839
  • Death 19 May 1906 Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 90118386

REST IN PEACE..
UNION ARMY
CO I., 8TH ILL CAV

BY JEANNE WILLIAMS | TELEGRAM STAFF
Monday, May 14, 2012.

HUGH L. WITCHER, b. 1839; m. RUTH STRIBLING; b. 1861.
Death - Hugh Witcher died at his home yesterday. He was a member of the G.A.R.
having served in the English Illinois cavalry. Mr. Witcher moved to Rockdale
in 1873 and was elected City Marshal in 1874. He served two terms in that
capacity. In 1884, he was married to Miss Ruth Stribling, a daughter of Dr.
J. A. Stribling, an eminent Baptist preacher. He was also a member of the
Masonic lodge and the funeral services were conducted by that fraternity this
afternoon at 5 p.m. He served two terms as postmaster of Rockdale; first under
Benj. Harrison's administration and afterwards under McKinley's administration.
He leaves a widow and a host of friends. [damage to article] [NOTE: There
is a Pvt. Hugh L. Witcher, Co. I, 6th Illinois Cavalry] [NOTE: He is buried
in the Old Rockdale Pioneer Cemetery]

Dallas Morning News, May 24, 1906
Rockdale, Tex., May 19. -- H.L. Witcher died at his home in this city on yesterday afternoon in his 67th year. He was a member of the G.A.R. He served in the Eighth Illinois Cavalry. Mr. Witcher moved to Rockdale in 1873 and was elected City Marshall in 1874 and served two terms in that capacity. In 1884 Mr. Witcher was married to Miss Ruth Stribling, a daughter of Dr. J.H. Stribling, an eminent Baptist preacher. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. His funeral services will be conducted by that fraternity this afternoon at 5 o'clock. Mr. Witcher served two terms as postmaster of Rockdale. First under Benjamin Harrison's administration and afterwards under McKinley's administration. He leaves a widow.


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  • Created by: SFC Frank Irons Sr. Retired US Army 1977
  • Added: 14 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90118386
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hugh L. Witcher (19 Nov 1839–19 May 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90118386, citing Old City Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by SFC Frank Irons Sr. Retired US Army 1977 (contributor 46510193) .