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Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX
Obituary of Archer Jessee Candler

March 22, 1912


A. J. Candler, Aged 78, Came to Texas in 1859.

Farmersville, Tex., March 21. - A. J. Candler, an old citizen of this section, was killed by a freight train on the Santa Fe Railway at a crossing on his farm four miles northeast of this city. Mr. Candler had been across the track looking after some stock in his pasture and as he was alone, no one know how the accident happened.

He was one of the oldest settlers in this section, having come to Texas and this county in 1859 and settled on the farm on which he was killed, and was an ex-Confederate veteran and a member of Joseph E. Johnston Camp No. 1444 of this city, under whose auspices the body was buried at the I. O. O. F. Cemetery here. Mr. Candler is survived by eight children and a large number of relatives. He was 78 years of age.

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