|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1836|
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1915|
SKYLES (died 21 Nov 1915) Telegram received in the city announce the death today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clary Prouty at Lincoln, Neb., of Alexander Skyles, a native of Jefferson township, one of the family of that well known name and who has several brothers and sisters here. His home for the past few years has been at Alva, Nebraska, where the funeral will be held. H.A. Skyles of this city, a nephew, will attend.
Alexander Skyles was the son of Mrs. Benjamin Skyles, pioneer agriculturist of Lee co. and prominent in the development of the farming district west of Fort Madison.
Born and reared in the township adjacent to the city; and a resident here until after the war, his name is a familiar and most respected one to all the older residents. At the opening of the Civil War he enlisted with a company from Fort Madison and served throughout the rebellion. He was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Morrison of Washington township, the couple taking up their residence on a farm near Alva, Nebraska. A few years ago he reitred from active work and has since lived in Alva. His last illness occured while he was at his daughters house in Lincoln.
Beside the widow, there survives six children: Joseph, Charles, George, Hannah, Clara and Anna. Surviving brothers and sisters are Thomas Skyles of Montrose; Frank Skyles of Keokuk; Mrs. William South and Mrs. A.C. Sniveley of Fort Madison and Mrs. James Griswold of Jefferson twonship. J.M. Skyles was with his brother at the time of his death.
21 Nov 1915 Weekly Democrat Fort Madison,Iowa pg. 11 column 4
He served with Comp. A of the 13th US Infantry and attained the rank of Sgt. per list of veteran burials.
Benjamin Franklin Skyles (1810 - 1901)
Hannah Peak Skyles (1818 - 1860)
Margaret Ann Morrison Skiles (1839 - 1917)
Joseph D. Skiles (1860 - 1935)*
Charles M. Skiles (1866 - 1955)*
Hannah M Skiles Keefer (1867 - 1958)*
Anna M Skiles Boyles (1869 - 1951)*
George Alexander Skiles (1872 - 1952)*
James B. Skiles (1877 - 1897)*
Thomas Wilson Skyles (1835 - 1933)*
Alexander Franklin Skiles (1836 - 1915)
George W. Skiles (1840 - 1932)*
Frances Jane Skyles Kent (1843 - 1897)*
Magnolia Skyles Griswold (1847 - 1939)*
Susan I. Skyles South (1855 - 1942)*
ALEXANDER F. SKILES
APR 12, 1836 NOV 17, 1915
MARGARET ANN HIS WIFE
DEC 21 1839 OCT 12, 1917
FEB 2, 1877 MAY 14,1897
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Originally Created by: Susie Lyman
Record added: Apr 01, 2010
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