Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday's Obituary: William P. Hereford

Evening Star (Washington, DC)
27 September 1905


Resident of Virginia and Veteran of Seminole War

Dr. William P. Hereford, a well-known resident of Prince William county, Va., died a few days ago at his home, near Wellington, in the eighty-ninth year of his age.  Dr. Hereford was a veteran of the Seminole war in Florida, and is said to have been the last survivor of that conflict with the Indians.  He was one of the two messengers that brought the news of the capture of Osceola from the battleground to the outside world.

He practiced medicine in this city long before the civil war.

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