MIZE, Joshua - C.S.A.February 17, 1906
Joshua E. Mize
Answers Final Summons AT His Home Near Canton Last Saturday Another of Trigg's Most Prominent Citizens Passes Away At Ripe Old Age It becomes our sad duty again this week to chronicle the death of another of Trigg county's most prominent and influential citizens and farmers. This time it is Mr. Joshua R. Mize, of near Canton, who answered the final summons at his late residence last Saturday afternoon after an illness and much suffering of about two weeks from a chronic trouble.
Mr. Mize was sixty-one years of age and a native of Tennessee. He came to this county about sixteen years ago and had since engaged in farming in the Rock castle and Canton precincts, being considered one of the best farmers in the county. He was married about thirty-five years ago to Miss Bettie Colley, of Canton, daughter of Mr. George Colley, which union was blessed with eight children -- five sons and three daughters -- all of whom with their mother, are still living.
Mr. Mize was an old Confederate soldier. He joined the Confederacy in July, 1861, in Tennessee, and was discharged from service in June, 1865. During these four years of hard service he was imprisoned twice and wounded three times, from the effects of one of the wounds he lost his left hand at the wrist.
He had been a member of the Methodist Church at Canton for many years, and lived a consecrated Christian life. He was held in the highest esteem by those who knew him both as a neighbor and a citizen, and was a devoted husband and indulgent father.
His remains were laid to rest Sunday afternoon in the old Yates burying ground at Canton, and the large crowd that attended his burial attested the high esteem in which he was held. The Record joins in extending to the bereaved ones our sympathy in this sad hour.
February 17, 1906
Resolutions On The Death of Joshua E. Mize
By Lloyd Tilghman Camp
Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God to call to his reward our comrade and friend, Joshua E. Mize, late a member of Company H., 50th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A. be it.
Resolved, That in the death of Comrade Mize the Lloyd Tilghman Camp, U.C.V. has lost a worthy member and a true and tried soldier wearing the Cross of Honor, the county of Trigg a valuable and proficient citizen, and further,
Resolved, That the Camp tender to his bereaved family their sincere sympathy and condolence in their great loss, and that we will ever cherish his memory as a devoted friend, a loyal soldier, an energetic and enterprising Christian citizen, whose example in life we approve and commend to the growing youth of the land. And be it
Resolved, That a copy of these Resolutions be furnished to his family and a copy to The Cadiz Record for publication. Cadiz, Ky.,
March 15, 1906