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Herndons in Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Bradleys in Tennessee
Paragraphs a. & b. are about Fleetwood
This article was in The Evening Missourian
Columbia, Missouri, Tuesday Evening, October 14, 1919
DECORATE 4 GRAVES
Daughters of 1812 Show Honor to Memory of
Dead War Veterans.
The graves of Captain John. Bed
ford Royall, Austin Bradford, James
McConathy and Fleetwood Herndon,
veterans of the war of 1812 buried
in Columbia Cemetery were decorated
Sunday afternoon by the members of
the Thomas Fristoe chapter of the
Daughters of 1812. Mrs C. B. Sebastian,
sang "My Country 'Tis of Thee"
and Mrs. J. H. Laughlln, president of
the organization, made a short talk.
The ritual of the Daughters of 1812
was read by the Rev. S. F. Taylor
and .Mrs. G. A. Bradford gave the
military record of each soldier and
read a short sketch of their lives. N.
T. Gentry talked on the lives and
service of the men.
Irving Switzler, a grandson, placed
the marker and flag and strewed the
flowers over the grave of Captain
John Bedford Royell of Virginia.
The next grave to be decorated was
that of Austin Bradford of Georgetown,
Ky. Dr. G. A. Pradford, a
grandson, placed the marker; Berenice
McAllister, a great granddaughter,
arranged the flag, and Virginia
McAllister and Estelle Bradford,
irreat grandchildren, strewed the
The grave of James McConathy of
Louden County, Va., was decorated by
bis great granddaughters, Dorothy
and Allleen Mantz and Berynice and
The last grave tot be decorated was
that of Fleetwood Herndon of ,
Va. Will Guitar, his grand
son placed the marker; Herndon Guitar,
a great grandson and namessake,
arranged the flag, and Harriet Guitar
strewed the flowers.
The "Star Spangled Banner" was
sung by the entire assembly, after
which taps was sounded.
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