In celebrating the Lee anniversary, January 19, the Lee-Jackson Chapter, U. D. C., of Chickasha, Okla., made that also the occasion for honoring four Confederate veterans and their wives who had been married fifty years. These veterans are members of Joe Shelby Camp, U. C. V., and two of them were completing the fiftieth year of married life; one reach that anniversary in 1916, and the other would celebrate his in August, 1920. This joint celebration was most enjoyable. The four couples marched in to the strains of the wedding march and were remarried. The granddaughter of one couple sang the old sweet song, "Silver Threads among the Gold," and the entertainment was concluded with the serving of refreshments.
A little personal reference will be appropriate in this connection.
W. S. Kilgore is a native Georgian and served in Company B, 9th Georgia Regiment, volunteering in June, 1861; he was captured at Tunnel Hill, Ga., in February, 1865. He was married to Miss Tullulah Moore on January 11, 1870, and ten children were born to them, six boys and four girls, all living, and there are thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
John W. Harris is a Tennesseean, born November 24, 1848. He ran away from home in 1863 and joined the army at Jackson and served with the 20th Tennessee Regiment, Bell's Brigade, Buford's Division, Forrest's Cavalry. He was on courier duty most of the time, but took part in the battle of Harrisburg and a number of skirmishes. In January, 1870, he married Miss Susan Corilla Wall, and they had three children, but none are living.
James Robert Owsley was born in Alabama, but his parents removed to Arkansas when he was only seven years old; so his Confederate service was with the troops of that State, Company B, 15th Arkansas Infantry, later consolidated with the 19th. He was married to Miss Jane Antoinette Furlow, and of their eight children three sons and three daughters are living.
Harvey Hulen was born in Missouri, and he entered the Confederate service in June 1862, as a member of the Purcel Scouts, which command was with Porter in North Missouri; he was never wounded, captured or surrendered. He was married August 12, 1870, to Miss Frances Mortar, and they had seven children, four sons and two daughters now living; one son was killed in the border trouble during 1915.
These are records of which to be proud, all having been gallant Confederate soldiers, exemplary citizens, and worthy parents.
SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, October, 1920.
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