Enos Vaughn
Rites Held for
Civil War Veteran
Submitted by Edith A. Skarky

Covington, Okla. Newspaper                                          Paul Hobson, Editor, 1936

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Our Church
in the oil field, for Enos Vaughn, 93, a veteran of the Civil War, who
died at his home in the field last Friday.  Services were in charge of
Rev. O. K. Hobson, pastor of the church where the services were held.

Mr. Vaughn was born in DeKalb County, MO., June 4, 1842.  When
the Cherokee Strip was opened Mr. Vaughn failed to secure a home-
stead and later purchased a farm west of Perry where he lived for
some years.

Mr. Vaughn was survived by six children:  Mrs. Sally Rhodus of
Covington,  Mrs. Tom Wetzel of Perry, Mrs. Ruth Boardman of
Wichita, Kansas, Mrs. Edith Kygar of Covington, E. B. Vaughn of
Covington, and S. H. Vaughn of Garber.

Also surviving are 31 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Music for the services was furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs.
L.E. Brown, Mrs. Lester Sala, Chas. Harten and L. E. Brown and
also by Paul Hobson.  Burial was in Sample Cemetery.

Another newspaper article concerning his death


One of the seldom and few times in the history of the world the devotion
of a dog towards its master was exhibited at a funeral held here Sunday.

Articles have been written all over the world and gone out over news
wires telling of the ardent devotion exhibited by canine friends of man.
At a funeral held for Enos Vaughn, 93 year old Civil War veteran, his
faithful terrier friend laid quietly in front of the bier during the entire

Immediately after the procession left the home to proceed to the church
where services were held, relatives noticed the pet following.  When the
casket was taken into the church the dog followed and after a few sniffs
at relatives, walked to the casket and with a sniff or two quietly laid
down and stayed during the entire service.

When the preacher remarked about the dog, persons in the audience
noticed it and scarcely a dry eye was to be seen.

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