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Alonzo Kingsley

Birth
Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Death 1 Apr 1889 (aged 49)
Stark County, Illinois, USA
Burial Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 52785632 · View Source
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Alonzo Kingsley, son of John and Hannah (Russell) Kingsley, was born in Peoria county in 1839. His father was born at Brattleboro, Vt., in 1815, learned the mason's trade there, and at the age of twenty-one years married Miss Russell, and both came to the wilds of Peoria county, where their family was raised and educated, and themselves have resided. Of their four children three are among the best citizens of the state, and one crossed over the river of time. John Kingsley, the father, was an ardent politician until his sudden death in November, 1878. His widow resides on the old home. In 1861 Alonzo married Miss Hannah, daughter of James and Mary A. Dewhurst, native of Heywood, Eng. This lady was born there in 1841, and followed her father, who came in 1848. In 1850, with other members of the family, all settled at Peoria, and five or six years later settled in Valley, section 29. There the Dewhursts resided for sixteen years, when they moved to Wyoming. Mrs. Dewhurst, while visiting Mrs. Kingsley in 1880, died. Her husband moved to Oswell, Burton county, Ind., where he died, in 1885. He was a soldier of the late war. Alonzo Kingsley enlisted in Company K, Seventy-seventh Illinois Infantry August 6, 1862, but suffered so terribly on the march that his weight reduced to ninety pounds, so that he was left sick at Ft. Pickering; was honorably discharged, and is now a United States pensioner. His son, James L. Kingsley, resides at home. Two years after his return from the war the family moved to the Dewhurst home. In politics he is Republican, and in works of benevolence and charity always foremost. Mr. Kingsley, Jr., twenty-two years of age, was the first member of the Sons of. Veterans in Stark county, was first in the move to organize the Sons of Veterans Camp at Wyoming, and is the commander. He is also connected in Sunday-school work, being superintendent of the Stark Sunday-school. He is also a Republican.


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Co. K, 77th Reg. ILL. Vol.
Aged 49 Ys, 8 Ms, 12 Ds


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  • Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
  • Originally Created by: John Melton
  • Added: 24 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52785632
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alonzo Kingsley (Jul 1839–1 Apr 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52785632, citing Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by One Foot In The Grave (contributor 47388650) .