Death Of A Confederate Soldier J. (Jeremiah) B. Hatcher
Was born in Salem, Virginia, and Served in the Confederate Army Four Years
Published in the Kendall County Record, November 5, 1913
Compiled by Jane Willey-Fey
No matter that he was in the Southern army, he was a soldier and did his duty as he saw it by his state. He has lived in Illinois many years as a good and loyal citizen. He was a comrade, though he could not affiliate with the Grand Army boys.
Mr. Jerry B. Hatcher died at his home in Yorkville, north side, Monday night, November 3, 1913, a little over 72 years old. Deceased as born in Salem, Virginia, June 16, 1841, on September 6, 1870 he was married to Miss Virginia Jeter at Roanoke, Ill. He leaves a widow and the following relatives, three children: Mrs. Lottie Hatcher Mitchell of Chicago; Frank B. and Carey C. Hatcher of Yorkville; two brothers, C. L. Hatcher of New York City, and a sister, Mrs. Laura V. Chapman of Salem. He had been ill several weeks from toxic poison in his system.
Deceased came to Yorkville with his family in March 1906, from Woodford County, Ill., and lived here since. He affiliated with the Baptist Church since childhood.
Mr. Hatcher was a soldier in the Confederate service during the Civil War, a member of the Salem Flying Artillery, enlisting in Salem, and serving the full four years of the war.
Funeral at the home at 2 p. m. Thursday, burial in Elmwood cemetery in charge of Rev. H. G. Colpitts.