Submitted by Jim Rex
Wm. J. Vaughan Dead Civil war Veteran Died June 7th
He was the Father of Thirteen Children.
William J. Vaughan was born Nov. 2, 1843 and died Jan 7, 1924, being: at the time of his death 80 years 2 months and 5 days old. His death marks the passing of another Civil war veteran. He was married March 4, 1863 to Nancy Day who died July 11, 1863. He was married the- second time Feb. 7. 1867 to Pernecia Elizabeth Vaughan who survives him. To this union 13 children were born.. The eight living children are Mrs. Hugh Scott of Linn Creek, J. C. Vaughan of Boonville, Mrs. James Versailles, Mrs. C. E. Jobe, Russellville, Mrs. Robert Swinehart, south of California, William Franklin, at home, Mrs. W. W. Jobe, High Point, and Mrs. Leonard Jobe of this city, all of whom were present except Mrs. Scott and J. C. Vaughan He also leaves to mourn his departure one brother, Frank Vaughan southwest of California and one sister Mrs., Will Rex of Adair, Oklahoma. He leaves thirty eight grand children eighteen great grand children and one great-great grand child He was born and. raised in Cooper county and joined old Mt. Pleasant Baptist church at the age of 22 years and has lived. a faithful Christian since.
He was at the time of his death a member of the Brush Creek Church. He told one of his daughters Just before his death that he knew he had a better home awaiting him and went to meet his heavenly Father with a prayer on his lips. The funeral was conducted at the home by his pastor Rev. R& L Hood and the body was laid to rest in Crown Hill cemetery
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy in our bereavement.
Mrs. W J. Vaughan and Children
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