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Daniel Starnes, veteran of the War Between the States, was born 03 Feb 1844 in Union County, NC.

Obituary:
The Monroe Enquirer
October 3, 1932

Daniel Starnes Dies: Civil War Veteran

Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m. Daniel Starnes was called away from his earthly home. Had he lived until February next he would have been 87 years old. Mr. Starnes was one among our oldest citizens. Although he was young when the civil war began, he volunteered leaving his home with his pockets filled with parched corn to satisfy his hunger. He served almost four years without even a wound of any kind but was captured as a prisoner just two days before peace was declared. He was released and arrived home a few hours before his comrades.
By his request funeral was conducted at Mt. Zion church by his former pastor and friend. Rev. Tommie Little assisted by the pastor of Mt. Zion, Rev. I.B. Little. Brother Tommie Little spoke very touchingly of Mr. Starnes as a man who had an experience with God, and one who took God's word just as it was. Some of the last words he said were of the Great Beyond. All through his sickness and pains he loved to repeat words taken from the Book of God.
Mr. Starnes' wife has been dead several years, also there are five children dead and six living. The dead are: Mrs. Emma Belk, Wiley, George, Jeff, and Sidney Starnes. Those living are Mrs. Alice Jackson who made her home with Mr. Starnes; Will V. Starnes of Route 4 Monroe; Leonard Starnes of Monroe; Mrs. Roxie Caldwell of Orlando, Fla; Daniel Starnes of Georgia; Dock Starnes of Miami, Fla.
Mrs. Jackson and the other children wish to thank their friends and neighbors for their kindness and help during their father's sickness and death also for the many and beautiful flowers placed on the grave.--Mrs. Lee Gaye.

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Janie Elms Matthews

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