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Man Who Served With Quantrell’s   Band in Civil War Had Lived Here Over Half Century

From The Intelligencer (w), June 1, 1933 p1 c1

Richard Francis Worsham, 94-year-old Mexico resident, who served with Quantrell’s Band during the Civil War, died at his home on North Clark Street  about 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Death, attributed to his advanced age and heart trouble, was  sudden, as Mr. Worsham had visited the business section of Mexico Tuesday.

Mr. Worsham, born April 6, 1839, in Lincoln County, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hines Worsham. From Lincoln he moved to Lafayette County where he was living when the war broke out. In 1869, four years after the war was over, he returned to Lincoln and was married to Miss Lydia L. Colvert. They moved to Audrain County in 1880 and Mr. Worsham has since made his home here.

Several years after the death of his first wife about 31 years ago, Mr.Worsham was married to Miss Mary Vaughn of Callaway County who survives him. He also leaves six children, Richard Carson Worsham, Mrs. Cora Bybee, Coleman Worsham, Mrs. Bessie Bickle, Christopher C. Worsham and Mrs. Nora Fox, and a number of grand-children and great grandchildren. He was the last of a family of seven sisters and brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Bickle home on North Clark with the Reverend Robin Gould, pastor of the Mexico Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be made of Elmwood Cemetery.