THREET (VETERAN CSA), WILLIAM H - Benton County, Arkansas | WILLIAM H THREET (VETERAN CSA) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

William H THREET (VETERAN CSA)

Tucks Chapel (Rogers) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

PRIVATE
Company F 34 Arkansas Infantry
Civil War Confederate
April 7, 1843 - September 10, 1920

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday September 16, 1920

THREET, William - William Threet, one of the early settlers of this section and a veteran of the Confederate Army, died Saturday night at his home five miles north of Rogers on the Pea Ridge road. He has been ill only a short time altho in rather feeble health for some months. A few weeks ago the Democrat editor met Mr. Threet and jokingly asked him about the Pea Ridge Confederate Reunion. He said that he never expected to attend one of them again - but it was because so many of his comrades were passing away. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Tucks Chapel at three o'clock and Mr. Threet was buried in the cemetery there by the side of his wife who died two years ago. William Threet was born near Nashville, Tenn. April 7, 1843 and was 77 years old at the time of his death. He came to Benton County with his parents at the age of ten years and they homesteaded the farm north of Pleasant Ridge now owned by W.A. Fuzzell. The old log barn on the place is the first job of work that William did after he returned from three years in the Confederate Army where he served under Capt. C.L. Pickens of Pea Ridge. His father, Harmon Threet, died in 1907 at the age of 86 years. Mr. Threet was married November 30th, 1870 to Miss Margaret Deans and to them were born four children, all of whom are living. The oldest son, Harmon Threet, and the only daughter, Mrs. Rinda Smith, living with their father on the home place. Caleb Threet arrived Monday morning from Oxford, Kansas and the other son, Robt. Threet, lives near Rogers. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church and had been a faithful and consistent Christian since his 25th year. The Democrat editor had known Mr. Threet for nearly a quarter of a century and no man in the entire community stood higher in our esteem as an honest, hard working citizen, a faithful friend and neighbor, and a loving husband and father. Especially have we valued the many little talks we had with him regarding his experience while in the Confederate army and it was of special interest because he went from Benton county and served with Benton county men under Benton county officers. He always had a joke and a laugh for the hardships they underwent and I never fully realized just what the Confederate army of the Southwest was really up against in the way of clothing and food until I heard Mr. Threet and Uncle John Lewis tell in the Democrat office one day of the campaign of Red River against Gen. Banks. Unless one was in the trenches in the A.E.F. it made the late war experiences look something like a Sunday school picnic for they never had a full suit of clothes or a square meal for the entire duration of their enlistment. Frozen in the winter and blistered in the summer, half starved all the time, it is a wonder that any of them came out alive.

Contributed on 5/31/08 by wfields55
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Submitted: 5/31/08 • Approved: 8/5/15 • Last Updated: 8/8/15 • R25369-G0-S3

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