|Birth: ||May 9, 1844|
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 1938|
CIVIL WAR VET DIES.
Kingman, April 25 —Henry H.Isley, 94, Kingman county's last Civil war veteran, died Sunday. He had been in failing health several months.
Isley homesteaded in Kingman county in 1883 and became publisher of the Kingman Journal in 1890. He retired from the newspaper in 1897 and entered the loan business.
He served two years in the Civil War with Company F, 8th Iowa cavalry, which accompanied Sherman on his march to the sea. With Isley's death, R.W. Porter of Pittsburg, became the only survivor of the original unit of 104 men.
Survivors include the widow, a daughter, Mrs. Ed Bay of Elkhart, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Hazel Irwin of Wichita.
(from Emporia Gazette, Emporia, Kansas, April 25, 1938 )
Kingman- H. H. Isley, 94, Kingman county's only surviving Civil war veteran, plans to go to Gettysburg, Pa., this summer to attend the national G.A.R. reunion. Althought he saw two years of hard campaigning in the Civil war, he never has been at Gettysburg.
He served mostly under Sherman in the campaigns through the southland, and he fought at the battles of Nashville, Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, Macon and marched from Atlanta to the sea. "I was wounded only once and that wasn't much", he said. "I was nicked through the right ear. The Johnny who shot me was less than ten feet away, but I was a good dodger." It was at Macon, Ga., he received that close call.
Isley served in Co. F, Eighth Iowa cavalry. Of the 104 men in that company only two now are surviving, both in Kansas, the other being R. W. Porter of Pittsburg, Kas.
Isley came to Kansas 55 years ago, locating on a farm north of Kingman. He became publisher of the Kingman Journal in 1890, associated with Major W. L. Brown, selling his interest in the paper to Maj. Brown in 1897. Since that time Isley has been in the loan business here.
(from Hutchinson News Herald, March 13, 1938, Hutchinson, Kansas)
Married Ida Curistina about 1895 and son, Dewey Lafeyette born 1898, daughter Dorothy born about 1906
Ida Curistina Isley (1869 - 1944)
Dewey Lafeyette Isley (1898 - 1952)*
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