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Jackson Sanford Wirt

Obituary of George L. Wirt, Dardanville, Arkansas.

Capt. George L. Wirt, who died in Dardanville, Ark. July 14, 1915, was born in Bibbs County, Ala., November 21, 1844. While yet in his teens he enlisted in the Confederate service, going out and serving until the last battle fought in the 11th Alabama Regiment of Infantry. Sometime after the war he was happily married to Miss Anna Sanford, who survives him with one son, who has taken his father's place as manager of the credit sales department in the large mercantile business of J. D. Goldman & Co.

In 1877 Captain Wirt removed his family to Yell County, Ark. For some years he farmed and carried on a country mercantile business. He was then elected county and probate judge and served very efficiently for four years. After his official career, he was again interested in the mercantile business until the Great Commander of the universe called him hence. He was laid to rest in the Brealey Cemetery under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity, of which he had been a member for more than thirty years, serving the last eighteen years as secretary of his lodge.

Captain Wirt was one of the most active charter members of McIntosh Camp, No. 531, U. C. V., and was its Commander until his death. This devoted husband, affectionate father, faithful veteran, zealous Mason, and accomidating neighbor leaves the world poorer in his death.

[From his friend and comrade, J. J. Jackson.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1916.

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