J. M. Carlton (1834-1911)

I found this obit in a Milam Co, Texas newspaper and thought someone searching Perry County might be interested. It's not one of my ancestors, so they don't have to contact me. Use it if you can. It's fine if you don't. Milam Co has an obit gen connect, so it's entered there.

Thanks for the "heads-up" to:Carol Sue Gibbs

Old Veteran Dead.

Cameron, Tex., Dec. 9th 1914.
To the Herald:

The saddest thing I know of, is to have to chronicle the death of one
whom you knew to have been your real friend; but alas death comes to us
all, and some friend must perform this sacred duty for us.

On December 2nd. 1911, near this city, at his home, J. M. Carlton "laid
down life's burdens and joined anew that great army of Johnson's and
Lee's that have pitched their tents on Fame's Eternal Camping Ground."
He died suddenly with heart trouble, without a moment's warning, but
like the man and soldier that he was, met the summons without a shudder.

Mr. Carlton was born in Perry County, Alabama in 1843; came to Milam
County in the 70's and married a daughter of Ben F. Evans, an old and
highly respected citizen of this county, and the father of Judge Evans,
formerly of Milam County. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn
his loss. James M. Carlton enlisted in Company F., Twentieth Ala.
Infantry, Army of Tennessee in Sep. 1861, and served until the close of
the war. What greater tribute could be paid to his memory than to say he
was a Gallant Confederate soldier, a kind and devoted husband and
father, true to every trust. Without rank or distinction he was of that
great and illustrious body of men that made Lee, Johnson, Jackson, and
Cleburne the wonder of the world, without whom the South would have no
history of which to boast. Peace to his ashes, and may the great Ruler
of the Universe Temper the Winds to those who were near and dear to him.
He was one of the oldest members of Camp Ben McCulloch of this city, and
suitable resolutions will be spread upon the minutes of the camp.  A

The Cameron Herald
Cameron, Milam County, Texas
Thursday, 10 Dec 1914

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