W. A. Kilpatrick

 
The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
July 25, 1895, Page 1
 
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An Aged Veteran.
Can anybody beat this for a confederate record?
A veteran who testifies that his age is 105 has applied for a pension under the indigent pension act.

He is W. A. Kilpatrick and his home is in Cartersville.

In his affidavit accompanying his application, Mr. Kilpatrick states that he was born in 1790 in Washington county, Georgia. On the 4 th of March 1862, he volunteered as a soldier of the confederacy, becoming a member of Battery B, Ninth Georgia battalion of artillery. He served until the fall of 1864.

The physicians testify that his health is fair, but that owing to his extreme age he is unable to make a support for himself. They say they are informed that he is 105 years old and his appearance seems to warrant that claim.

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March 11, 1897, Page 1

Oldest In Georgia.
Mr. W. A. Kilpatrick Dies in Cartersville Tuesday.
He Was 106 Years Of Age.
Was an Artilleryman in the Late War at the Age of 70—Remains Carried to Fulton County.

Probably the oldest man in Georgia, died in this city on Tuesday morning, when Mr. W. A. Kilpatrick passed away in his 106 th year. Mr. Kilpatrick died from sheer old age—a withering away of the physical organism as it were, and seemed to suffer from no disease, as physicians aver.

Mr. Kilpatrick moved here some five years ago, from Dade county, but had resided once in Fulton county, some eight miles from Atlanta where his remains were carried on yesterday for interment.

His age had been reported to be 110 years but Ordinary Hendricks, to whom application had been made for pension, says his affidavit signed by himself was that he was 106. Mr. Kilpatrick did service for the confederacy in the last war as an artilleryman and was 70 years of age when he entered.

He was a member of the Methodist church and was an attendant at the tabernacle services two years ago.

His wife survives him. He married her when she was 13 and he 45 years of age.

He has two sons and a daughter, surviving him, residents of this city.

 

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