Edward W. Kaley

Edward W. Kaley

Ripley, Brown County, Ohio, USA
Death 26 May 1929 (aged 77)
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 11, Lot 23, NWC
Memorial ID 91858223 · View Source
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•See Maud Sleeper Hazen.
•See Lucy D. Gleason Wieland.

Edward W. Kaley married Augusta Smith Gleason on September 24, 1889 in Troy, Pipestone County, Minnesota.

      A shooting affray occurred in this town on Monday evening last by which D [sic] E. W. Kaley, tin and coppersmith at the N. P. shops, narrowly escaped serious and even fatal injury at the hands of Peter Logue, an engineer. The facts in the case, as gathered by a TRIBUNE reporter are about as follows: Kaley and Logue were boarders at the same house—corner of Laurel street and Broadway—and Kaley, who is a very quiet, steady young man of good habits, had some time previous incurred the displeasure of Logue, who is a drinking and quarrelsome fellow, by informing the proprietor, incidentally, of certain misconduct at the home while intoxicated, upon the part of Logue, for which the proprietor reprimanded him, urging strongly upon him the necessity for a change, intimating that he would lose his place if he didn’t stop drinking, but Kaley thought nothing more of it. On Monday evening, however, Logue, who had been drinking a considerable amount during the day, called Kaley to his room as he returned from his work, saying he wished to speak to him. Kaley entered the room, when Logue commenced abusing him for reporting what he had done. Kaley insisted that he had stated nothing but the truth, still not guessing the feelings entertained by Logue. Logue replied hotly that it was a damned lie and struck Kaley. Kaley pushed him aside, remonstrating with him, and the room being dark did not observe until he struck him a second time that he had a revolver in his hand. He then hastened from the room with all the speed possible, only passing through the door in time to escape the shot which followed him from Logue’s revolver. The ball struck a looking glass near the door, breaking that and passing through the wall dropped harmlessly in the hall. Kaley ran down stairs and Logue, who was partially undressed for bed at the time, dressed himself, and going over town sent a friend back to enquire if Kaley was hurt. Sheriff Whitney arrested him soon after, locked him up in jail, and the following morning took him before Justice Follett who placed him under $800 bail to appear at the next term of the district court. Unable to furnish the required bail he was remanded to jail, where he will probably remain until next October, unless a special term of court is called for his trial. (Brainerd Tribune, 28 December 1878, p. 1, c. 4)

                        A Correction.

      ED. TRIBUNE:—With reference to the shooting affray described in your last issue, you state that Mr. Kaley had informed the proprietor of certain misconduct of Mr. Logue, for which the proprietor reprimanded him. This is not the fact. Mr. Kaley did not inform the proprietor of any misconduct nor did the proprietor ever reprimand Mr. Logue or speak to him in any way about misconduct at or about the house. The proprietor did say to Mr. Logue the day of the shooting that his drinking would lose him his employment at the N. P. shops, and in justice to himself he ought to stop it entirely, and only that was ever said. Please make the correction. PROPRIETOR. (Brainerd Tribune, 04 January 1879, p. 4, c. 2)

      Peter Logue who has been in jail for several months awaiting trial for shooting at E. W. Kaley procured bail on Tuesday and was released and the county will save about $500 by the transaction. (Brainerd Tribune, 22 March 1879, p. 4, c. 1)

      Mr. E. W. Kaley, long a resident of Brainerd, and one of the good boys of the "City of the Pines," has taken up his residence at Beardstown, Ill. Mr. Kaley left a host of warm friends behind, many of whom joined in expressing their regrets at his departure, and presented him with a valuable seal ring in token of their high appreciation of his many sterling qualities and of their love for him. They wish him a long and pleasant life and hope some time to again see his friendly countenance beaming in Brainerd. (Brainerd Tribune, 29 May 1880, p. 1, c. 5)

      E. W. Kaley has received an offer of $4 a day from a railroad company at Eagle Rock, Idaho. It is hoped Mr. Kaley will not leave Brainerd. (Brainerd Tribune, 14 January 1882, p. 1, c. 6)

      Ed. Kaley is seriously considering a proposition made to him by the St. Louis railroad company to work for them at Minneapolis. Mr. Kaley is well-liked by his employees at the shops, and his many friends hope he will remain here, but the attractions at Minneapolis will probably prove too great. (Brainerd Tribune, 25 February 1882, p. 5, c. 2)

      E. W. Kaley returned from Portland, Oregon, on Friday. He has been with the Villard party for four weeks, visiting the National Park and all other points of interest along the line, but is satisfied with Brainerd after all, and glad to get back. (Brainerd Dispatch, 04 October 1883, p. 3, c. 2)

      E. W. Kaley has been transferred to the shops at Como. (Brainerd Dispatch, 23 April 1886, p. 3, c. 3)

      E. W. Kaley was in the city Monday evening. He will shortly leave for the Pacific Coast where he will reside in the future, having severed his connection with the Northern Pacific road. (Brainerd Dispatch, 28 October 1887, p. 4, c. 4)

      E. W. Kaley, foreman of the Northern Pacific tin shop at St. Paul, arrived in Brainerd yesterday on his way to San Francisco, where he will spend the winter. In regard to the lay-off at Como he says that the wood working machinery has been shut down entirely and that about seventy men are still employed out of 243. The paint shop will probably be closed and it is not improbable that December first will see the works closed for the winter at least. (Brainerd Dispatch, 04 November 1887, p. 4, c. 4)

      E. W. Kaley, who has been spending the winter in California, returned from that sunny clime on Saturday last looking much improved in health for his sixth months' recreation. (Brainerd Dispatch, 27 April 1888, p. 4, c. 4)

      The Railway Age of this week contains quite a lengthy notice of an air hose fitting apparatus which has recently been perfected and is now in use at the N. P. Car shops at Como. Speaking of the new device, the Age says: "It is simple in construction and positive in operation, and is giving great satisfaction. With it three pieces of hose can be fitted per minute. A decided contrast to the results of the old time pottering methods. The device was developed by the mechanical department of the Northern Pacific from original designs of Mr. E. W. Kaley, foreman of the tin shop at Como. (Brainerd Dispatch, 28 October 1892, p. 4, c. 3)

      Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Kaley left yesterday noon for their home at Hamline having spent a month in Brainerd during which time Mr. Kaley has been receiving medical treatment at the Northern Pacific Sanitarium and has been much improved in health. (Brainerd Dispatch, 28 January 1898, p. 8, c. 3)

                          ST. PAUL

     Succumbed Following an Operation—
               Had Lived Many Years in
                  Brainerd and County


      Funeral Will be Held Wednesday Af-
              ternoon from Home of Mr.
                and Mrs. F. W. Wieland

      E. W. Kaley, 77, who had lived many years in Brainerd and Lake Hubert, Crow Wing county, passed away Sunday morning at 7:15 o'clock at the Northern Pacific railway hospital in St. Paul, following an operation for cancer of the stomach. Of a family known for longevity, Mr. Kaley was seemingly in good health up to a month ago when he first ailed. Examination at the hospital revealed the inroads made by the stomach malady and an operation was deemed imperative. He seemed to rally and for a time recovery was anticipated. But Sunday morning the crisis set in and he passed away.
      He was one of the oldest employees of the Northern Pacific railway company in point of service. He was born December 29, 1851 at Ripley, Ohio, and removed with his parents to Hannibal, Mo., and grew up there. He was a fireman on the Duluth branch of the Northern Pacific in 1875, and so employed two years. He came to Brainerd in 1877, and entered the railway shops here as assistant foreman of the tin shop under Thomas Watts, who was the first tin shop foreman. Then when the Como shops were built he was sent there as foreman of the tin shops and served 30 years. He was retired by special pension before the regular pension system of the railway was adopted.
      He was married to Mrs. Augusta Gleason of Brainerd at Pipestone on September 24, 1889. Had he lived, they would have been married 40 years this fall. He is survived by his widow, and four daughters, Mrs. Minnie DeShon of New Port Richey, Fla.; Mrs. F. W. Wieland of Brainerd; Mrs. C. E. McMullen of Seattle and Mrs. P. T. Wiek of Jackson, Minn. He also leaves three sisters being the Misses Anne and Amelia Kaley of Pasadena, Calif., and Mrs. Bunker of Amboy, Ill., and one brother, William Kaley of Atkinson, Kansas.
      His five grandchildren are Walter F. Wieland of Brainerd, Mrs. M. A. Shillington of St. Paul, Captain Alfred McMullen of Camden, N. J., Mrs. Jessie Reynolds of Seattle and Claude DeShon of Des Moines, Iowa.
      For many years he and his wife had been spending their summers at their cottage on Lake Hubert and their winters at New Port Richey, Fla. He was a member of the Masonic lodge of the Florida city, having originally joined at St. Paul. He was a member of the Community Congregational church at New Port Richey.
      Of a kindly, genial nature he had many friends and was especially beloved by the younger people who found him a real pal, as he knew all about woodcraft, the lakes and streams, camping, hunting and fishing.
      The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Wieland, 407 North Fourth street, Rev. N. P. Olmsted officiating. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 27 May 1929, p. 7, c. 1)

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