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Cable Griffitts Keenan Williams Wood

Obituary of Wallace Daniel Cable, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Wallace Daniel Cable was born June 3, 1844, in Jefferson County, Ky., and departed this life January 26, 1922, aged seventy-eight years, while visiting in Knoxville, Tenn., at the home of his niece, Mrs. Keenan.

Mr. Cable was united in marriage to Miss Nannie J. Williams of Carter County, Tenn., and to them were born three sons two daughters, of whom the following survive: L. H. Cable, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Robert B. Cable, Tellico Plains, Tenn.; Mrs. Ben F. Wood, Jackson, Tenn.; and Mrs. J. L. Griffits, Glade Springs, Va.

Mr. Cable, his brothers, father, and grandfather had excellent military records. He enlisted in Company E, 14th Tennessee Infantry, in the spring of 1861 and served under Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from start to finish of the war.

Two brothers, Charley and Henry Cable, also fought throughout the four years of the war. His father, Albany Cable, enlisted with his three sons, but the father fell at the battle of Shiloh. His grandfather, Andrew Cable, was among the first white settlers where the city of Louisville, Ky., is now located and belonged to St. Clair's army and participated in the battle of Tippecanoe.

Mr. Cable spent most of his life in Knoxville, Tenn., but in recent years he had divided his time between his children and the Confederate Soldiers' Home, near Nashville.

The funeral was under the auspices of the U. D. C., and internment was in the Confederate Cemetery at Knoxville, Tenn.

[Mrs. J. L. Griffitts, Glade Spring, Va.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1922.

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