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Obituary of C. C. Mathies, Wister, Oklahoma.

The death of Hon. C. C. Mathies at his home, near Wister, Okla., brought sorrow to his many friends. He was sixty-five years old and was a mative of Alabama, In 1863, at the age of thirteen, he sought service in the Confederate army, joining Lumsden's Battery at Mobile and remaining with it until it ended its work. He was in the battles of Missionary Ridge and in other important engagements.

At the close of the war he lived for a time in Mississippi and then went to Fort Smith, Ark., making the trip by steamboat: and as there was no railway, he made the trip afoot to Hartford, where he had been engaged to teach school.

For many years Mr. Mathies was identified with the affairs of his county, and he was known as a man whose sterling friendship was worthy of possession. He was a member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention and of the second legislature of the State and was county commissioner of Leflore County, He was buried in his Confederate gray. At the grave the Masons conducted the burial service. Delegations of Masons from Hartford and every Lodge in Leflore County were in attandance.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, July, 1915.

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