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 William “Irish Bill” Kingsley

William “Irish Bill” Kingsley

Birth
Ireland
Death 18 Dec 1906 (aged 125)
Bloomfield, Stoddard County, Missouri, USA
Burial Bloomfield, Stoddard County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 11383 · View Source
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Born in Ireland, he served in The Royal Navy where he fought in the War of 1812, the battle of Trafalgar and the the Crimean War (under Horatio Nelson). In 1857, after the war was over, Kingsley moved to Bloomfield, Mo. In 1861, he became the oldest man to enlist in the Confederate Navy (at the age of 80) and served until the end of the Civil war retiring from the Military in 1865 at the age of 84. He died quietly in Bloomfield, Mo. purportedly at the age of 125.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11383
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William “Irish Bill” Kingsley (11 Jun 1781–18 Dec 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11383, citing Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Stoddard County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .