W.W. Lloyd Dies In Sipe Springs, Texas 1909

From a scrapbook dated 1909, possibly from the Sipe Springs newspaper

Capt. W.W. [William Wallace] Lloyd died last Friday morning at 8 o’clock after an illness of 10 days. Mr. Lloyd was a Confederate veteran and an old settler in this community, having moved here from Tennessee 33 years ago.

He is survived by a wife and five sons, three of whom live here and two in Oklahoma. His brother, J.J. Lloyd, from Oklahoma City and also his two sons from Altus, Oklahoma were at his bedside, Martin, the oldest son, reached here after his death.

For many years, he has been a prominent figure in the local affairs of this section and also a member of the Masonic fraternity of which order he had been a member for 40 years. He was buried here Saturday evening, Rev. Anglin preaching the funeral.

 And then a separate article

Sorrowfully the Chief notes today the death of Capt. Loyd of Sipe Springs which occurred last Friday. One of the county’s oldest and best citizens, he was a man of strong convictions and spoke them and worked for them at every opportunity. As age came up on him, he grew weaker in body until the last few years he was almost incapable of participation in any of the public occasions that  theretofore had always called forth his best energies.

In the thickest of the fights of the Civil War, he was a thoroughly loyal and enthusiastic Confederate soldier to the moment when God summoned him to his everlasting bivouac. Remarkable was Capt. Loyd in remembering dates of occurrences in his younger days, and he could relate in minutest detail those things which history forgot and name the hour and the day they transpired. Piece to the ashes of this venerable old hero.


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