W.E. Elder

The Banner
Friday morning
February 19, 1909

Died Monday at his Home in Oconee County. Was Brave and Loyal Soldier.

Mr. W. E. Elder, a prominent citizen of Oconee County, died at his home in that county on Monday. Mr. Elder was sixty-eight years of age, and had remained single during his life. He was a Confederate soldier, serving in the 44th Georgia regiment and a more loyal soldier never served the Confederacy. He followed Lee from Seven Pines to Appomattox and at the close of the war barefooted he walked from Virginia to his home in Oconee County. Without a penny to start life with he engaged in farming and by close attention to business he met with success and at the time of his death was one of the well to do farmers of that county. He leaves a mother, who is now in her eighty-seventh year, besides a large number of relatives, Messrs. A. G. and G. P. Elder, of this city being nephews.

Transcribed from microfish in Athens Regional Library, March, 2003 by Connie Epps Bond