Monday, May 2, 1932 – W. B. Whitsitt, aged 87 years, prominent retired farmer, veteran of the Civil War and last surviving member of the Archer Post No. 28 G. A. R. died at 2 a.m. Sunday at the home of his son Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Whitsitt.  Funeral services were held at the home wit Rev. Erwin H Olmlandro of the Memorial M.E. church officiating.  Burial to follow in the Odd Fellows cemetery to the charge of the Grand Army and the Women’s Relief Corps.


William Barnett Whitsett was born in Gibson county September 3, 1844 and spent his entire life on a farm near Princeton.  IN 1869 Mr. Whitsitt was married to Margaret McClure and to this union four children were born.  Mrs. Whitsitt died 24 years ago and three children Samuel C., Joseph P. and Anna B. have also preceded their father in death.  Surviving to mourn the death is son Arthur with whom he made his home, six grandchildren; Mrs. Kermit White, William E Whitsitt, Robert F. Whitsitt, Wayne Arthur Whitsitt, Samuel Joseph Whitsitt and Ted Whitsitt all of Princeton.


Mr. Whitsitt at the time of the Civil War enlisted with the 10th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers Calvary serving for almost 4-1/2 years being mustered out at Vicksburg, Miss.  Years ago Mr. Whitsitt was baptized in the Methodist Church and during his later life attended Enon Baptist church south of town.