|Death: ||Mar. 25, 1864|
Stephen enlisted for Civil War army service, September 10, 1861, in the 29th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered into Company D on the same date. He died of "fever" at the 300-bed United States General Army Hospital at Cleveland. The Hospital was then located in Brooklyn Township outside the city limits. Brooklyn Township was not annexed to the city until the post-war years.
The Glendale Cemetery books says that he died March 27, 1864, aged 19 years. He is listed as "J" Iles. His obituary, of March 31, 1864, showed him as Jay Iles. The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Vol. III, p. 368 shows him as Stephen J. Iles but he is not in the Roll of Honor for the 29th Regiment at the end of Vol. III. U.S.G.H.C. records show him as Stephen Iles with a date of death as March 24, 1864.
An application for a government headstone erroneously shows his date of death as March 27, 1874. The contract was dated November 29, 1879. The photograph added to his Find A Grave memorial does not show that headstone in the frame. Is it there? If not, was it ever delivered and placed on his grave even as a supplemental stone? The civilian monument other than the name "Iles" appears to be illegible due to weathering if there were any inscriptions on it at all.
The 1860 U.S. Census for Akron, Ohio (Summit County) lists a Jay Iles, 16 years of age, living with Mary Ann Iles, 55, a tailoress, born in France, possibly his mother, and with possible siblings, Caroline, 21, a domestic, George, 19, a gardener, David, 15, and Milo, 12, all born in Ohio. they lived in the household of Henry Bertsindoffer, 40, a tailor, born in Hanover, Germany and his wife, Catherine, 36, born in Baden, Germany.
Summit County Beacon, 31 May 1864, p. 3:3:
"The Soldier's Burial
Jay Iles, a member of the 29th O.V.I. from the organization of the regiment, re-enlisted as a veteran and returned to his home in South Akron with the rest of the regiment, on a furlough of thirty days. While at home he was taken sick, but when the regiment started back, at the end of their furlough, though still very unwell, Jay also reported at Camp Cleveland. It was here deemed advisable for him to remain in camp, when the regiment started, though not considered dangerously sick; but he rapidly grew worse, his disease culminating in a thoroughly seated consumption, which terminated his life on Friday last. His remains were brought to Akron on Saturday, and at 2 o'clock P.M. on Sunday were taken from his mother's residence to the Methodist church, where an appropriate discourse was delivered by Rev. Mr. Peate and from thence followed by a large procession, escorted by the Akron Guards in full uniform, to the music of muffled drums, to the Cemetery where he was buried with befitting military honors."
Mary Ann Jacobs Iles (1801 - 1886)
Caroline Iles (1837 - 1874)*
George Iles (1841 - 1888)*
Stephen Jay Iles (1843 - 1864)
Milo Iles (1847 - 1881)*
Plot: Section: 03. Lot: 15. Grave: 03.
Created by: William Stark
Record added: Jul 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93435002
Added: Jan. 11, 2015
Stephen was a soldier in the Civil War who died in the service of his country.|
Added: Jul. 25, 2012