Inscription and Notes:
"My husband". Birth year per Union Recorder obituary Oct 31, 1893.
Symbol with 3 chain links and F, L, T inside links (an Odd Fellows symbol).
Military Service: Confederate States of America
Co. H., 4th Ga.
From the Union Recorder October 31, 1893:
Mr. Fred Hanft was stricken with paralysis on the 9th instant, and after a lingering illness of two weeks, died at his home in this city on Tuesday night last. He was sixty-one years of age.
Mr. Hanft was born in Prussia and came to America about forty years ago. Soon after his arrival in this country he joined a U.S. military band and was stationed a few years on the Texas frontier. Just before the war he came to this city where his sister, Mrs. George Haug, was living. He entered the Confederate service as a member of the Baldwin Blues and was assigned to duty in the 4th Ga. Regimental band, under Col. Doles, and rendered four years faithful service.
After the war he returned to this were he engaged in merchandizing. He was a warm-hearted, generous man - full of the kindly feeling that make life worth the living. He was respected by all and had a host of deeply attached friends who mourn his death. He leaves a wife but no children.
His funeral took place from the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. R.J. Bignham officiating. The pall-bearers were Messrs: L.H. Thomas, J.E. Pottle, H.E. McComb, R. W. Roberts, E.E. Bell and G.D. Case.