Prominent Gibson County and

   Princeton Resident Was Invalid

      Several Years--Funeral Saturday


  William H. Spore, age 89, well-known Civil War Veteran, died at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Alvis, 704 N. Race St., this city.

  Mr. Spore had been an invalid for several years, due to infirmities of his advanced age.  Thursday morning he had been lying down and requested that he be permitted to sit in a chair.  He was assisted to a chair and after sitting there only a short time slumped over.  Coroner O. M. Graves was called.

  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Alvis home, 704 N. Race Street, with Rev. Wilber Alvis, of Los Angeles, Calif., a grandson, in charge.  Burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

  Surviving to mourn the death of Mr. Spore is the one daughter, Mrs. Alvis, with whom he made his home; three grandchildren, Lucius Alvis, Mrs. William F. McClain of this city and Rev. Wilber Alvis; and four great grandchildren.

  Mr. Spore had spent practically his entire life in Gibson Co.  He served in the Civil War as a member of Co. E., 80th Regiment.  He was a member of Archer Post No. 28, G. A. R.

(Princeton Clarion News,

  Jan. 22, 1932)