HARRIS  (VERTERAN CSA), R. D. (OBIT) - Baxter County, Arkansas | R. D. (OBIT) HARRIS  (VERTERAN CSA) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

R. D. (Obit) HARRIS (VERTERAN CSA)

Galatia Cemetery
Baxter County,
Arkansas

PRIVATE CSA
Company A Freeman's Arkansas Cavalry
Civil War Confederate
1828-1904
(A Missouri Regiment)

No obituary has been found for R.D. Harris; however, another piece of information has been found telling of his death.
Records of the Adams Lodge #164 of the Masonic Order at Norfork, Arkansas shows that the Lodge conducted Masonic Rites at the funeral of R.D. Harris. the funeral was held at the Galatia Church on May 18, 1904 with burial in the Galatia Cemetery. According to the records, he died May 17, 1904, and was a member of the Queen Elizabeth Lodge #358 of the Masons.
The Masonic service was under the direction of W.J. Hall, Worshipful Master of the Pineville Lodge #306, who served as Marshall. Pallbearers from the Adams Lodge #164 were V.M. Thrasher, B.R. Hudson, and G.T. Martin. Also serving as pallbearers were O.T. Hunt of the Bell Lodge and F.F. Cox.
For many years, a large marble tablet-like tombstone laid on the Harris grave. It was bronken into many pieces and the inscription was difficult to read. In 1992, the broken parts were piced together and cemented in place. The first initial is missing, but the other initial is a 'D' and the last name is Harris. The tombstone gives the birth date as 1828 and the death date as 1903.
(Additional note: The death date of 1904 is most likely the correct one as he married Lourana Obedience Jones Schoggen on Dec 6, 1903.)
The cross at the top is the Masonic Key Stone.

Contributed on 8/24/08 by ashaw444
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Record #: 47409

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Submitted: 8/24/08 • Approved: 10/21/16 • Last Updated: 10/24/16 • R47409-G0-S3

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