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CPT John Campbell Handly

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CPT John Campbell Handly

  • Birth 1 Aug 1821 Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 9 May 1903 Concordia, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Concordia, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 57051307

[Please Note: The newspaper article has the last named spelled differently within the article.]

Lexington Intelligencer, May 16, 1903 DEATH OF CAPT. HANDLY A GOOD MAN AND TRUE GONE TO HIS REWARD A Early Settler, A Confederate Soldier, A Successful Business Man, And a Cherished Friend.

Died, at his home 5 miles southwest of Aullville, last Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, of vulvular lesion of the heart, John Campbell Handly. Capt. Handly was born in Greenbrier county, Va., in 1821, and moved to Lafayette county in 1839, locating near Napoleon. In 1841 he moved to the farm where his death occurred, having lived there continuously for nearly sixty-two years. Capt. Handley was one of the pioneer settlers of Lafayette county and was possessed of all the sterling pioneer virtues. He was widely known throughout the county and was loved and honored everywhere, but it was chiefly among his neighbors where his daily walk and conversation was most closely observed that his vigorous character was most appreciated. Late in life he became a member of the Presbyterian church. He was a soldier in the Confederate army and served throughout the war.

His family consists of four sons and one daughter: Edward and .M. of this county, Robert and Joseph of Vernon county, and Mrs. Anna Lightner, who was living with him at the time of his death. Besides these he leaves two step daughters--Mr. J.M. Hord of Aullville, and Mrs. Mary Beard of Nebraska. His funeral occurred from Zion Hill church, of which he was a member, Sunday, Rev. Xenophon Ryland conducted the services. The Kansas City Journal of Monday at the conclusion of a long sketch of Mr. Handly's life gives the following interview with J.J. Gladdish, friend and former neighbor: "A noble stockman and farmer died in the person of John C. Handly.

More than a quarter of a century ago I joined farms with him. I have known him since I was a child. The first time I saw him I cannot recollect, but the last time I saw him I shall never forget. It was only ten days ago when I spent a pleasant hour with him. He was a rational as any one could be, suffering life he was from weakness and heart trouble, and old age, being nearly 82 years of age. His mind seemed as fresh as a young man's, as he spoke of many bygone days, and he seemed to recollect as well as if it was yesterday the events that happened way bac in the 30's. One thing he spoke of was the falling of the stars; he said, "I remember as though it was yesterday." He also repeated several proverbs that I had heard him repeat many times in younger life, which made one know he was a noble man in every respect, a neighbor in the full sense of the word. When I left him I felt I would perhaps never see him again in this world, and tried to be cheerful, but could hardly keep the tears back, and now that he has gone I feel I have lost a very kind friend. I have shared with him in joy and sorrow. One of his noblest traits was to try to make others happy and comfortable. "He resided on his farm where he died since the 40's, and had been one of the largest and best known stockmen and farmers in Lafayette county. He kept business up until death, as it has only been a short time since he had a load of stock on this market, and has some cattle on feed now. Mr. Handly was one of the oldest shippers in Lafayette county, as I can remember he used to buy stock when it had to be driven from there to St. Louis, a distance of 256 miles, before there was a Kansas City ever thought of as a stock market. He had been very successful in business, and will be greatly missed, first among his neighbors and acquaintances generally, and more especially by his children, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren, and next to his immediate family I believe I will miss him more than any of his neighbors and friends, as he seemed more like a father to me than a neighbor.

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  • Created by: James Nathan Williams
  • Added: 14 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57051307
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT John Campbell Handly (1 Aug 1821–9 May 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57051307, citing Zion Hill Cemetery, Concordia, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by James Nathan Williams (contributor 47279652) .