101 - David F. Huddleston - Smyrna Cemetery - Near Sunset, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 28.619 W 097° 43.990
14S E 617705 N 3704884
Quick Description: Confederate veteran David F. Huddleston was born the year that U.S. Founding Fathers, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both died on the Fourth of July.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/18/2014 6:14:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMMX6J
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
Views: 2

Long Description:
Mr. Huddleston was a private in the Confederate Army, and has a bronze grave marker with the following inscription:

David F. Huddleston
Pvt Co E 17 Regt Ala Inf
Confederate States Army
May 9 1826 Oct 14 1927

Here are some of the things that happened during his long life:

1826 - Ludwig Van Beethoven is still composing, and puts the finishing touches on the String Quartet in C sharp Minor, Opus 131.
1836 - Texas declares itself a republic, independent from Mexico, and the reprisals take place in San Antonio and Goliad.
1846 - The boundary of Texas is at the center of the Mexican-American War.
1856 - Pre-human remains are found in the Neandertal valley in Germany.
1866 - Alfred Nobel invents dynamite, which will later cause him to consider his legacy to mankind.
1876 - The Bass Brewery Red Triangle becomes the world's first registered trademark symbol, and 110 years later, the beer itself is one of QDV's favorites.
1886 - Steve Brodie may or may have not jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge. Countless school children later learn about Brodie, thanks to Bugs Bunny.
1896 - Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
1906 - "Conan the Barbarian" author, Robert E. Howard, is born in Texas.
1916 - The Black Tom bombing occurs in Jersey City, New Jersey, with such strength that it is felt as far away as Philadelphia.
1926 - U.S. Route 66 is established. We will get our kicks on it for nearly sixty years.
1927 - Lon Chaney's "London after Midnight" premieres. Today, it is one of the most sought of the lost films of the silent era.
Location of Headstone: Smyrna Cemetery - Near Sunset, TX

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