ETRIS (VETERAN CSA), AUSTIN KIMSEY - Benton County, Arkansas | AUSTIN KIMSEY ETRIS (VETERAN CSA) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos


Etris (Rogers) -Destroyed Cemetery
Benton County,

Company F 15 Arkansas Infantry
Civil War Confederate
1836 - May 22, 1915

Benton County Democrat
Thursday, May 27, 1915

ETRIS, A.K. - Capt. A.K. Etris died Saturday morning, May 22nd, 1915 at his home five miles east of Bentonville, aged about 79 years. The deceased was one of the oldest settlers of Benton county and a man held in high esteem by all who knew him. He was a gallant Confederate soldier and gave faithful and efficient service to the South during the Civil War, in consequence of which he was greatly loved by the "old boys in gray." The funeral was held at Little Flock church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and, notwithstanding the wind and rainstorm which occurred just preceding that hour, the church building was crowded with people who came to pay their last respects to the deceased. Capt. Etris is survived by three children - two sons, Ed and Jim, and one daughter, Miss Laura. His wife preceded him to the great beyond a number of years ago. Truly, another good man has gone to his reward.

Rogers Democrat
Thursday, May 27, 1915

A.K. Etris died at his home, four miles northwest of Rogers May 21st at 4 o'clock a.m. His age was 79 years, one month and one day. He was born in Georgia April 20, 1836 and came to Benton county when a boy. He was united in wedlock with Miss M.I. Woodson September 15, 1867. To this union was born nine children, of whom three are living: E.T. Etris, J.H. Etris and Miss Laura Etris. All of them were with him in his last sickness and death. His wife, M.I. Etris, preceded him to the Home above 20 years. Capt. Etris was a Confederate veteran and was commander of a company. He was in the battle of Pea Ridge. During the war he received a severe wound which gave him trouble ever afterward. Capt. Etris was a good citizen, an obliging and agreeable neighbor, a kind and affectionate father and husband. He embraced religion when young and joined the Missionary Baptist church at Pleasant Hill and had lived an exemplary life since. While none are perfect in this life he was as free from faults as any one I have ever known. Capt. Etris was one among the few who with a rational mind makes all the plans for the funeral services and burial. This he did and in obedience to his request his remains were taken to Little Flock church and a short funeral service conducted by Rev. E.J. Adams of Rogers, after which the dear old Veteran of the Cross was laid to rest in the family cemetery on the Degree farm, three miles north of Rogers. The large number that attended the funeral, although the weather was unfavorable, was proof that Capt. Etris was held in high esteem by the people who knew him. E.J. Adams.

Rogers Democrat
Thursday, June 3, 1915

Last week, in noting the death of Capt. A.K. Etris, the Pea Ridge Pod said that Mr. Etris enlisted with the first mess that left Pea Ridge for the war, early in '61, to join the Confederate army. There were twelve men in the mess and of the party eight are still living and all live on Pea Ridge, truly very remarkable. They are Capt. C.L. Pickens, R.A. Pickens, Uncle Jim Lee, John Price, R.A. Hickman, R.I. Webb, Thomas Neill and Frank Walker. Capt. Etris was captain of Co. C, Fifteenth Arkansas Infantry. He was shot through the body at the battle of Port Gibson in Mississippi. He was left on the battle field for dead and it was a long time before his friends and relatives learned that he was living. The Pod says the Etris apple was originated on the home farm of Capt. Etris.

Contributed on 2/19/20 by judyfrog
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Submitted: 2/19/20 • Approved: 2/22/20 • Last Updated: 2/25/20 • R1298272-G0-S3

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