ARCHER HAMON GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Sedan Times-Star, September 4, 1913:
Archer Hamon died at his home in this city, last Thursday evening, August 28, 1913, aged 80 years, 9 months and 7 days, after an illness of four weeks. “Uncle Arch” as he was familiarly called, was liked and respected by the many friends he had made during his 35 years’ residence in Sedan. He was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and a good citizen. He gave three years service to his country in the Civil war and was an honorable member of the Stone River Post No. 74, G. A. R.
Funeral services were held Friday at 3:30 o’clock at the family residence with Rev. J. D. McBrian in charge. A Choir composed of Mesdames. C. W. Floyd, Will Kinnaman, J.S. Vermillion, Messrs. C. W. Floyd and John Raeburn, sang hymns. The G. A. R. held their ritualistic service. The pall bearers were members of the Post. Internment was made in Greenwood cemetery.
Archer Hamon was born at Russel, W. Va., Nov. 21, 1832. He moved from there to Missouri and in 1862 enlisted in Company E, 4th regiment Vol. Cavalry. He was wounded in the head in the battle of Big Blue river and left unattended on the battle field two days. All the subsequent years of his life he has been a sufferer from the wound. He was honorable discharged at St. Louis, April 16th, 1865.
Mr. Hamon leaves besides his wife, six children. These are John and Russel Hamon of Calico Rock, Ark; Mrs. Frannie Holbrook, Sedan; Mrs. Nellie Wand of Missouri; Mrs. Mary Brown of Seattle, Washington and Mrs. Jessie Wilson of Parsons.