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It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Glenda McWhirter Todd. She passed away on September 3, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was a historian, genealogist, and author who prided herself on being a descendant of Andrew Ferrier McWhirter of the 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV. Her work over the past two decades and her dedication to the 1st Alabama Cavalry has created a legacy that will last for years to come.

Her life's work has touched thousands of people through the years, and I am glad that I had the pleasure to work with her as long as I did. My hope is that her work will live on for years to come to educate and inspire a new generation.

Obituaries of Troopers from the 1st Alabama

Picture Tombstone Combined Service Record Story

John H Walling
From The Cullman Tribune, 2 May 1935
Submitted by Robin Sterling

Dr. J.H. Walling Died Tuesday At Age of 96 Years. Daughter-In-Law, Mrs. Maude Walling Dropped Dead When Taking Last Look Upon Face of Her Father-In-Law When Preparing to State to Cemetery on Wednesday Afternoon. The home of Mr. Eugene Walling of Vinemont, has been one of double sorrow this week. On Tuesday morning at 11:00 o’clock his father, Dr. J.H. Walling, died following declining health of the past three or four years due to his remarkable age, he being 96 years old.

On Wednesday afternoon at about 2:00 o’clock as preparations were in progress to carry the body from the residence to Mount Zion cemetery for interment, friends had looked upon the face of Dr. Walling for the last time, and then when the family were taking their last view of the body Mrs. Walling sank down and died almost instantly. The burial of the body of Dr. Walling was postponed until today, Thursday, at 2:00 o’clock p.m. Funeral and burial services were conducted for both Dr. Walling and his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Eugene Walling at Mt. Zion cemetery. Dr. Walling is survived by one son, Eugene Walling and eight grandchildren. Mrs. Walling is survived by her husband, three daughters and five sons.

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Service records compiled by Glenda Todd and used with her permission. This and other information about the history of the First and the men who fought with the unit can be found in her book, First Alabama Cavalry, USA: Homage to Patriotism.

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