HENRY MONTAGUE GRAVESTONE PHOTO
THE CHANUTE TRIBUNE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1911
Services at 2:30 Tomorrow Afternoon
His Late Home,
West Fifth Street—Bedfast
Henry Montague died at his home, 228 Fifth street, last evening at 8:15 o’clock. He had been confined to his bed since last December and for the past four or five years he was only able to be about in a wheeled chair. Some nine years ago he was attacked with creeping paralysis which had grew steadily worse until it caused his death.
The funeral services
will be held at the home, corner of Fifth and Steuben, at 2:30 o’clock
tomorrow afternoon. The Grand Army of the Republic will have charge.
Rev. H. G. Mathis, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will conduct the services
at the home, and the Ladies of the Grand Army will hold their flag service
there. It is their custom to pin a small silk flag on the body of every
man who defended the Stars and Stripes in the Civil war. This flag is
buried with the veteran. The Grand Army will have charge of the service at
Mr. Montague is
survived by his widow and five children, four sons and a daughter, Mrs. L. E.
Stump. The sons are Edward H. and George T. who live on the home farm,
northwest of the city; Fred W., who is associated with the Oriental garage.
Mr. Montague would
have been 71 years old if he had lived until the 10th of next month. He
was born in Lorain county, Ohio, where he passed his boyhood.
During the war he
enjoyed the unusual distinction of serving under two men who subsequently became
presidents of the United States, R. B. Hayes, who was his major and William
McKinley, who was a quartermaster sergeant.
He enlisted first for
three months service and failed to get into the field. He thereupon
offered his services again and was enrolled in Company D of the Twenty-Third
Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
served in West Virginia until August, 1862, when it was ordered to Washington
and joined the forces sent against the Confederates in Maryland.
Subsequently he went with his command back to West Virginia and
Toward the close of his service, he was
on the raid about Stanton, the “Old Star State.”
He participated in the
battles of Carnifex Ferry, South Mountain, Antietam, and Cloyed Mountain.
He was mustered out July 6, 1864.
Returning to civil
pursuits, Mr. Montague took up farming and continued it in Ohio until his
engagement with the West & Wilson Sewing Machine Company in their factory in
Elyria, where he remained three years.
He came to Kansas
April 1, 1883, and bought 240 acres of land northwest of this city, which he
cultivated until 1899, when he moved to the city.
He always took a
lively interest in dairying and was one of the promoters of a co-operative
creamery which began business here May 4, 1896.
He was married October