Sidney C. Olive, obituary published August 1906
[Bastrop Advertiser newspaper]
  Source: "Death of Sidney C. Olive", Bastrop Advertiser Newspaper, Aug 11, 1906.

The death of Sidney C. Olive, which occurred at his home in Waco, shortly after 4 o'clock, on Saturday afternoon, August 4th, 1906, cast a gloom of deep sorrow in the hearts of many of his old Bastrop friends. Mr. Olive had been in wretched health for a long time, and for several years has sought the most scientific medical aid, often an inmate of the leading Sanitariums of the country, but his disease haffled all medical science, and at no time did he get more than temporary relief. On the day before he died he appeared much better, seemed improving, and declared he felt better than he had felt for a long time. Saturday he was suddenly stricken with paralysis, and rapidly grew worse, expiring a little after 4 o'clock, p. m. before relatives from a distance who had, soon as his serious condition was known been notified, could reach his bedside. Mr. Olive was born in Tennessee in the year 1833, in youth he with his parents located in Missississippi, coming with his parents to Texas in 1852, then but 19 years old, returning to Tennessee at the beginning of the civil war, enlisting as a soldier in a Tennessee company he made a brave and gallant soldier, participated in many hard fought battles, and, at Shiloh every officer and about every member of his company killed; he alone escaping death, was taken prisoner, put under bond patrol and at the fall of Vicksburg made his escape, returning to Texas, living at Bastrop, Alleyton, Columbus, for the last thirty years a citizen of Waco. After the war he married Miss Carter, of LaGrange, who with two daughters, survive him. He was buried at Waco, Sunday, relatives from Bastrop in attendance at funeral, his sister Mrs. D. H. Wilbarger, nephew, J. L. Wilbarger, and brothers, James E., and L. W. Olive.

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