Pvt John Tobias Close

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Pvt John Tobias Close

  • Birth 8 May 1843 Davis County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 20 Nov 1915
  • Burial Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 23095549

John Tobias Close, of Walnut City died
very suddenly at the residence of his son. A. J. Close on last Saturday.
Nov. 20 after an illness lasting only a few days with pleurisy and pneumonia.

John Tobias Close was born in Davis county, Iowa. May 8. 1843 and died Nov 20 1915,
at the age of 72 years 6 months & 12 days.

In July 15, 1866, he married Miss Sarah Rebecca Amos, to this union were born five sons and three daughters.
His wife Sarah died July 1. 1880.
Nov, 1, 1882 he united in marriage with Miss Betty Dykes and to this union
were born two daughters.
May and Lena.
He is survived by two sons.
Harvey H. Close
Andrew J. Close
four daughters,
Mrs. Sarah O. Dooley of Jerome, IA;
Mrs. Laura B. Martin near Mystic, IA;
Mrs. Lena Brown of Wisconsin,
and three brothers,
Lewis of California;
Francis of Kansas;
P. B. of Johns township,
and five sisters,
Mrs. Lude Stufllebeam of Mo;
Mrs. Margaret Hopkins of Unionville, IA;
Mrs. Belle Kirkpatrick of Ottumwa, IA.
Alice and Ida of Centerville.
He enlisted in Co. I, 36th Iowa under Capt. Gedney and served about a year during the civil war and was honorably discharged at the close of the war.
After his first marriage he moved to Illinois where he resided a few years and while there he united in
church fellowship with the Baptist church , but on his return to Iowa did not transfer his membership and so did not hold membership with the church after his return . With the exception of the brief stay in Illinois and the time spent in the army, Appanoose and Davis counties have been his home all his life.
Funeral services were held at the residence of his son, A. J . Close in Walnut City on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 10 o'clock conducted by L. Shadier, after which the remains were taken to the Dale church north of Centerville where it was met by the G.A.R. post from Centerville and after the impressive burial service by the post, was laid to rest beside his last companion.


Transcribed from
Semi Weekly Iowegian
Nov 26 1915 page 9


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  • Maintained by: Wes DeVore
  • Originally Created by: Milton Johnson
  • Added: 25 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23095549
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt John Tobias Close (8 May 1843–20 Nov 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23095549, citing Dale Cemetery, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Wes DeVore (contributor 48078741) .