OBITUARY OF JOHN ELDRED HARLING (name of newspaper unknown)
Born: 9-17-1848 - Edgefield County, SC
Died: 5-14-1926 - Belton, Bell County, TX
J. E. HARLING Dies at Home in Belton
Confederate Veteran and an Honored Citizen of the County Passes
Belton, May 14.--J. E. HARLING, Confederate veteran and honored resident of this city, died at his home in west Belton Thursday afternoon at 3:15 o'clock, following an illness of two weeks. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis. The deceased was one of Belton's most honored and influential citizens. He was a man who stood for the right in all things, was a devoted church worker and for many years was an elder in the First Christian church. He was also a Mason and a member of the J. Frank HOLMES Bible Class. He was known throughout this section for his honesty and Christian character. Mr. HARLING was born September 17, 1848, in Edgefield County, South Carolina. Though not having reached the age of maturity during the War Between the States, he volunteered his services and saw active duty in a South Carolina company for a period of two years. Following the close of the War, he came to Texas and settled in Limestone County. Later he moved to Ft. Worth, thence to Bastrop, where in 1881 he was united in marriage to Miss Janie LYTTON. Residing there for several years, the family then moved to Williamson County where they resided until 1901 when they moved to this city. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. HARLING, eight of whom survive. They are Mrs. S. O. WILSON of Bartlett; Hal HARLING of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Clarence of Walnut Springs; Mrs. M. E. MUGG of Ada, Okla.; Mrs. Will MEANS of this city; Lester HARLING of Nacogdoches, and Miss Grace HARLING of Tulsa and Rosa Lee of Amarillo. Mrs. HARLING also survives and a number of other relatives. Funeral services were to be held at the First Christian church Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. Frank HOLMES of this city and Rev. Lawrence WILLIAMS of Lampasas, his former pastor. Interment will be in the North Belton cemetery. The active pallbearers were to be E.W. FOREMAN, V.R. MEANS, Richard HEAD, Guyton DUCKWORTH, Pat DAUGHERTY and S.F. CLARK. Honorary: Geo. W. COLE, George DURHAM, A.G. STEPHENS, John B. BISHOP, J.A. FERGUSON, Jim MAYES, John LITTLE, T.L. MEANS, T.A. CHRISTIANUS, D.C. BURKES, D.B. PORTER, W.E. TOMLINSON, H.M. COOK, Jack WHITE, Curtis DURHAM, H.M. WOODRUFF and W.S. RIGGS.
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