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Rev John "Uncle John" Worley
Birth: Feb. 9, 1835
Greencastle
Putnam County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 18, 1911
Admire
Lyon County
Kansas, USA

CIVIL WAR VETERAN--Co E, 3rd Iowa Calvary

DIED: June 18, 1911
"REV JOHN WORLEY IS DEAD, Allen, Kansas
Rev. John Worley or as he was more familiarly known, Uncle John, died Sunday morning at his home, in the south part of town, (Admire) at 9 o'clock after a short illness. Mr. Worley had been in poor health for the past 2 years since he suffered a paralytic stroke some 2 years ago. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Patton were held at the M.P. Church, Monday at 2 o'clock after which burial was made in the cemetery southeast of town (Allen Cemetery). John Worley was born near Green Castle, Putnam County, Indiana, Feb 9, 1835. He came with his parents to New Hartford, Illinois in 1843, lived there for 10 years and in 1853 moved to West Grove, Iowa. He enlisted in the Federal Army in 1862 under Col. Trumble and served for 3 years. Eight brothers served the Federal Army. Six in one regiment and two in another. He was married Aug 18, 1869 to Mrs. Sarah Jane Simpson. To this union 9 children were born.
In 1866, the deceased moved with his parents to Kansas, locating near Holton, KS. His mother died in 1886 and his father departed this life in 1893. Rev Worley united with the Methodist Protestant Church in early boyhood and was ordained as a minister by the Kansas Annual Conference, Sept 14, 1872. From time to time he spent an active life in the ministry under the care of the Kansas Conference until about 11 years ago (1900) when through infirmity, he was forced to give up the gospel ministry he so much loved and spent his life in retirement. Bro. Worley was faithful in the services of the Lord and the stars in his crown are many. He departed this life June 19, 1911 going into the services of a greater minister. At the time of his death he was 76 years, 4 mos, 9 days of age. He leaves 2 brothers, his wife and 9 children to mourn his loss. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in their sadness and bereavement".Editor Robert Henderson adds to the obit: "It might well be noted that he was not only a soldier of the cross but a soldier of his country having enlisted in the Federal Army in 1862 and served these years. Veterans of the war were his pall bearers. The funeral services were held in the Allen M P church conducted by the pastor Rev Patton after which the body was interred in the Allen Cemetery, Allen, Lyon Co, KS."

Brothers, Rev David Worley, Jacob M. Worley, Michael Worley, Felix Worley and James Worley.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Valentine Worley (1801 - 1893)
  Elizabeth Arnold Worley (1803 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Jane Gilbert Worley (1850 - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  Michael Andrew Worley (1871 - 1939)*
  William Felix Worley (1873 - 1953)*
  Ellen E. Worley Hipple (1877 - 1922)*
  Susan Rebecca Worley Patterson (1878 - 1932)*
  Sarah Martha Worley Worley (1880 - 1968)*
  John Gilbert Worley (1882 - 1952)*
  Henry Gustus Worley (1884 - 1939)*
  David Alonzo Worley (1887 - 1917)*
  Benjamin Valentine Worley (1889 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  James E. Worley (1824 - 1908)*
  Henry Worley (1829 - 1897)*
  Rebecca Worley Trueman (1830 - 1884)*
  Michael Worley (1833 - 1917)*
  John Worley (1835 - 1911)
  Felix Worley (1836 - 1863)*
  Andrew Worley (1837 - 1926)*
  David Worley (1839 - 1902)*
  Jacob Miller Worley (1840 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Allen Cemetery
Allen
Lyon County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Worley--Plot on right hand side of cemetery photo on site--first entrance.
 
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Record added: May 13, 2009
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- Becky Doan
 Added: Apr. 20, 2015
To my GG Grandfather, with love. Thank you for serving our country. RIP
- Peggy Peak Hinshaw
 Added: May. 25, 2014
Honoring John not only for his Civil War service but also for his eligibility as a Society of Indiana Pioneers ancestor based on his residence in Indiana by 1840.
- Jay Wright
 Added: Apr. 6, 2014
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