|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 1843|
|Death: ||Aug. 13, 1931|
CIVIL WAR VETERAN
David Kinkade indicated that he was born in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1843. On August 5, 1862, while residing in Illinois, he and his younger brother Philip enlisted in the union army and served three years as privates of John C. Anderson's company B, seventh regiment, Illinois volunteer infantry. At enlistment, his physical description was as follows: 5 feet 10 inches; dark complexion, gray eyes, dark hair and his occupation was Farmer. His war record indicated medical treatment for dysentary, fever, and having been wounded. Prisoner of War records show him captured at Muldrows Hills, Kentucky on 28 December 1862 and reporting back to B Barracks on 3 January 1863. He was absent without leave for one day on February 28, 1863. He mustered out on June 7, 1865.
Two months later he was married to Sarah E. Sliger in Hancock County, Illinois. They lived in Quincy, Illinois until moving west to Mendocino County, California in 1875 and remained there until 1882, when the family came to the Kittitas Valley in Washington state. David Kinkade is listed in the 1885 Washington Territorial Census as a married male, age 45, born in Pennsylvania. His wife and five children (ranging in age from 11 to 20 years), all lived with him. David registered to vote in Kittitas County in 1916, 1917 & 1918. [vol. 13.] He listed himself as retired and living at 401 East 4th Street. He also declared his birthplace as Pennsylvania. He farmed in the valley for awhile, but for the 32 years prior to his death he had been living in retirement at his residence in town on East Fourth Street.
He was a member of the David Ford Post No. 11, Department of Washington and Alaska, Grand Army of the Republic, and at the time of his death was serving as commander of the post. He was also a past commander. With his death left only one surviving member of the post. [The GAR was an organization for civil war veterans.] Two of his GAR Convention Medallions (from Centralia and Bellingham, Washington) were in the possession of great grandson, Howard Dallas Kinkade, of Yakima, Yakima County, Washington in 1991.
David and his wife are buried at the IOOF Cemetery in Ellensburg.
James Woodburn Kinkaid (1811 - 1862)
Sarah Elizabeth Sliger Kinkade (1845 - 1936)
John William Kinkade (1866 - 1942)*
Rawlen Madison Kinkade (1868 - 1955)*
Nora Ellen Kinkade Ordie (1871 - 1944)*
Minnie Bell Kinkade Wright (1873 - 1953)*
Anna May Kinkade Bailes (1876 - 1949)*
Plot: Section C, Plot 116
Maintained by: Margie & Bob
Originally Created by: Shelli Steedman
Record added: Jan 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17526831