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Barnett Duff McPherson

Obituary of Charles Royal McPherson, Roswell, New Mexico.

Charles Royal McPherson died at his home, near Roswell, N. Mex., on January 12, 1915, the eighty-sixth anniversary of his birth. He was born in Arkansas, the son of Henry and Nancy McPherson, and grew to manhood on his father's farm. In June 1853, he married Miss Ann Barnett and emigrated to Texas, where he endured the hardships and dangers of frontier life, farming, raising cattle, and scouting after Indians, In 1862 he responded to the call for volunteers to defend the Southland, enlisting at San Antonio, Tex., in Company B, 33d Texas Cavalry, under Col. James Duff, leaving his wife and little ones in the care of friends until the surrender, in 1865.

Returning home, he engaged in the stock business in defferent parts of the State until about twelve years ago, when he located at Roswell, N. Mex., where he continued to reside until his death. As a Christian gentleman in his home the strength and beauty of his life and character were expressed in greatest fullness; as husband and father he was the embodiment of the highest ideals. He leaves the devoted wife, his companion of sixty-two years, six sons and three daughters.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1915.

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