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Birth: Dec. 21, 1842
Cambridgeshire, England
Death: Jun. 4, 1931
Page County
Iowa, USA

James Deighton

Residence Fort Madison IA; 20 years old.
Enlisted on 8/11/1862 as a Private.
On 8/23/1862 he mustered into "E" Co. IA 19th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 5/27/1865 at Greenville, LA
He was listed as: POW 9/29/1863 Atchafalaya, LA

b. 12-21-1842 in Gochmonshire, England
d. 07-04-1931 in Shenandoah, Iowa. Age 88

Ref: Shenandoah World, Shenandoah, IA - 6 Jul. 1931, J. C. Deighton Neared 89 Civil War Veteran, Last Survivor of Immediate Families: Dies July 4 James C. Deighton, one of the few remaining Civil War Veterans passed to his reward Saturday morning, July 4, having been ill less that a week. He was operated on for hernia ? but was not able to recover from the shock.

Mr. Deighton was born in Godmanshire?, England, Dec. 21, 1842 so he was nearly 83 years of age. His Mother was a widow and he with her and his Uncle and Aunt came to America when only three years old. They located first at Ft. Dodge, IA, but came to Fremont County in 1873 and he lived in Fremont and Page County ever since coming to Shenandoah about 27 years ago.

He served very efficiently on the police force in Shenandoah for many years and a night watch for the businessmen. His entire family died before him. A son was killed by an electric shock while employed as an electrician. His wife died Feb. 14, 1926, and his daughter, Miss Daisy on Jun. 8, 1930. After the death of his daughter, he continued to reside in the old home place 209 West Broad Street.

Mr. Deighton enlisted in Co. E, 19th, Iowa Infantry in 1861 and served gallantly through the Civil War. A military funeral will be held in his honor at the residence at 2:30 this afternoon, with Rev. W. S. Insley of the Presbyterian church preaching the sermon and paying tribute to his virtue as a soldier and citizen. Mr. Deighton is remembered kindly by all the people of Shenandoah for his standing as a citizen and a stern stickler for the observance of law. He is honored also because of the services to the community and state by his distinguished daughter, Miss Daisy who was councilmen at large for two terms and died suddenly while in the service of the city. (The copy was very difficult to read but I am sure the Ft. Dodge reference is an error.)

Ref: Shenandoah World, Shenandoah, IA, 7 Jul. 1931 Given Military Honors Funeral Services Were Held For J. C. Deighton Funeral services for J. C. Deighton were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home, conducted by Rev. W. S. Insley, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Solos were sung by Harry Day, accompanied by Mrs. I. C. Steurer.

Members of the American Legion served as pallbearers, A. N. Ahlgren, Rex Vickers, B. L. Williams, L. M. Blankenship, Paul Ambler, and Paul Ferguson. The flowers were cared for by Mrs. I. R. Raines.

Burnside Post, G.A.R. and the Women's Relief Corps had charge of the service at the grave, firing squad from Company E fired a volley over the grave and taps were sounded.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. F. Wood, Talmage, NE, were out of town relatives here for the services. (bio by: Bob Orr) 
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  Jane Mariah Reynolds Deighton (1849 - 1926)
  Daisy S. Deighton (1871 - 1930)*
  Harvey Robert Deighton (1877 - 1915)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Page County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Sep 08, 2006
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