Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday's Obituary: John Gaines

Manassas Journal
January 17, 1913


Member of Co. A, Fourth Virginia Cavalry, Dies in His Home Tuesday Night

Mr. John Gaines, 76 years old, a member of Co. A, 4th Virginia Confederate Cavalry, and one of the best known citizens of the upper portion of Prince William county, died after a brief illness in his home near Hickory Grove, at an early hour Tuesday night of pneumonia.  The funeral took place from the home yesterday afternoon, Rev. W. E. Gibson, formerly pastor of the Middleburg church, officiating, and interment was made in the family burial ground near his former home.

The deceased, who was an honorable and upright citizen, kind neighbor, devoted husband and father, and a brave soldier who followed Lee and Jackson through many hard fought battles, is survived by his widow, three daughter, Mrs. George Galleher, Mrs. John Brawner, and Miss Lucy Gaines, and by an only son, Mr. Latham Gaines.

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