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Cornelius Marion Hardy and Louisa Jane Lane

     Cornelius was born 22 February 1833 in Jasper County, Georgia.  He died 18 April 1928 at the home of his son, William W. Hardy at 1002 Park Avenue in Lawton.  He was buried 19 April 1928 in the Highland Cemetery.
     Louisa was born 26 October 1835 and died 14 May 1890 in Morgan, Bosque County, Texas.  She was buried in the Morgan Cemetery.
     Between 1890 and 1910, Cornelius was living at Morgan, Bosque County, Texas.  He and his son, William moved to Lawton in 1911.  Cornelius continued to live in Lawton until his death.
     Early in life, he was converted and united with the Baptist Church.  He always lived a conscientious christian life.

Cornelius and Louisa had the following children:

                               1.  Louise was born May 1871 in Georgia.     2.  William Walker    3.  George Edgar

     Cornelius served with the Confederacy during the Civil War under the command of
General Joseph JOHNSTON.  He enlisted into Company B, 6th State Troops
Regiment, GA as a Private, on on 8 February1862, then mustered out on 15 April 1862.
     He received $50.00 for his service.  On 18 April 1862 he was promoted to Full
Sergeant 5th Class with Company A, 32nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry.  On 30 July 1862,
he was promoted again to Full Sergeant 2nd Class of Company C, 1st Battalion Georgia
Sharpshooters.  Cornelius was captured at Decatur, Alabama during Hood's raid at the
Tennessee River on 28 October 1864 and sent to Camp Douglas, Illinois POW camp.
 He remained imprisoned there until he took the Oath of Allegiance and released on
17 June 1965.  He applied for his Civil War Pension in Oklahoma in June 1915.

CORNELIUS HARDY CALLED BY DEATH

Civil War Veteran at Age Of 95;
 Burial Is Made Today

     Cornelius M. Hardy, 96 years of age, Civil
War veteran, passed away at the home of his
son, W.W. Hardy, 1002 Park avenue at 10:30
last night, following an illness of six weeks.
     Mr. Hardy came here to make his home with
sons in 1911 and has made many friends who
regret his passing.
     During the Civil War he served as a sharp-
shooter throughout the war under command of
General Joseph Johnston, was captured near the
close of the war and was held as a prisoner of
war at Rock Island, Illinois.
     Early in life he was converted and united with
Baptist church and has always lived a conscien-
-tious Christian life.  He is survived by two sons,
W.W. Hardy and G.E. Hardy, residing in this
City.
     Funeral services were held this afternoon at
the First Baptist church at 4 o'clock, Rev. T.B.
Holcomb, pastor of the church conducted the
services assisted by Rev. L.M. Bergen a relative
of the deceased.  Burial was made in Highland
cemetery with Ritter's in charge.  The friends
of the family sympathize with them in their
bereavement.

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