|Birth: ||May 24, 1836|
|Death: ||Sep. 19, 1883|
San Francisco County
Son of James and Rebecca Kiskadden.
Maried Asenath Ann Adams, 15 August 1869, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children - Maude Ewing Kiskadden, Henry Kiskadden, James Kiskadden
James Kiskadden contributions to the events of the West has been out shadowed by the fame of his daughter.
With his older brother, he operated a series of mercantile businesses beginning in Leavenworth, which was in the layout of the original Kansas Territory. They operated supply trains to meet the needs of mining outposts in current day Wyoming, Montana and Colorado and helped to supply the needs of the Union Pacific work crews that were laying tracks for its portion of the first Transcontinental Railroad.
[James H Kiskadden - Occupation: merchant / Street: Main /Ward: Second / Block: 2 - "Leavenworth, Kansas Voter Registration, 1859"]
Early in 1860, the brothers decided to move the operations to Denver thru the beginning of the Civil War. Their warehouse was severly damaged in a fire, for reasons unknown, the brothers decided to move their operations to Salt Lake City.
[KISKADDEN, Brothers, brought to Denver City stock of goods 1859, but did not stay long, but went to Salt Lake where they located permanently. (Larimers Reminiscences)
"Fiftyniners' Directory, Colorado Argonauts 1858-1859"]
Contracted by the Federal Government, the Kiskadden & Co transported the First Regiment of Colorado Volunteers from the city of Denver, Colorado Territory to Fort Union, Territory of New Mexico, between 22 February 1862 and 28 March 1862 for one of the few major military engagements between the Confederacy and the Union in the west. James accompanied the forced march and served as informat to the newspapers.
March 22, 1865, Jim Kiskadden marries Maria Virginia Slade, the widow of Jack Slade, at her home in Virginia City. That first marriage did not last, on Oct. 29, 1868 he divorced Virginia Slade in Salt Lake. [In 1870, Virginia Slade was noted to have married James Reed in St. Louis]
On Aug. 15, 1869, Kiskadden married Asenath (Annie) Adams in Clark County, Missouri.
Found Dead - James H. Kiskadden was last evening found dead in his bed, in the Bonanza lodging house on Market Street. He had been sick for some days, and presumably died from natural causes.
"Daily Evening Bulletin (San Francisco, CA) Saturday, 22 September 1883; Issue 143; col C"
Note: Bonanza House - Holm & Saxtorph proptrs, @867-869 Market
Death of James Kiskadden
Mrs. James Kiskadden better known here as Miss A. A. Adams received a telegram yesterday morning conveying the sad intelligence of the death of her husband which occurred San Francisco Friday night She immediately ordered the body brought here for interment.
The remains will arrive on Tuesday morning and be buried in the afternoon of that day the funeral services being conducted at the Ryman block immediately west of the Opera House.
Mrs. Kiskadden and her daughter Miss Maude will have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their sudden and great bereavement.
"Salt Lake Daily Herald" 23 September 1883, pg 12
Mr. Kiskaddens Death
Mrs. A. A. Kiskadden of this city whose husband died in San Francisco a few days ago has received a letter from Messrs Parke and Lacy of that city giving particulars of the sad affair. Physicians who were called in gave a certificate that his death resulted from pneumonia and a couple of his friends who were with him say that he passed away peacefully but very suddenly he having held a conversation with them fifteen minutes previous to his demise. The letter gives an account of the property found on his person and also contains heartfelt expressions of condolence from the firm named and numerous other friends in San Francisco.
"Salt Lake Daily Herald" - 27 September 1883, pg 8.
Asenath Ann Adams Kiskadden (1848 - 1916)*
James Kiskadden (1871 - 1871)*
Henry Kiskadden (1871 - 1871)*
Maude Adams (1872 - 1953)*
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Plot: A-17 area
Maintained by: Lone Swagman
Originally Created by: Judie Latshaw Huff
Record added: Sep 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29811355