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Ellis Goodloe

Obituary of David Short Goodloe, Quitman, Cleburne County, Arkansas.

Capt. David S. Goodloe died at his home, in Quitman, Cleburne County, Ark., March 3, 1916. He was born in Marshall County, Miss., on November 10, 1839, and was the son of Theodore Hinton and Harriette William Goodloe.

The early life of David Short was spent on his father's plantation, in Arkansas, to which the family had moved from Mississippi in 1841. At the breaking out of war in 1861 he enlisted in the 7th Regiment of Arkansas Infantry and served throughout the four years. He was a private until 1864, when he was made a lieutenant, just before the surrender he received his commission as captain.

After the war he went back to his father's plantation and took charge, bringing order out of chaos. On September 25, 1867, he was happily married to Olivia Critz Ellis, of Searcy, Ark., who preceded him in death less than a year. To this union were born eight children, five of whom are still living.

Captain Goodloe was an affectionate husband and father, a true Confederate, and a chivalrous Southern gentleman.

[Tribute by his daughter, Harriette Harton Goodloe.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1916.

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