Died: Jan. 14, 1925
James Haney was born in West
Moreland county, Penn., October 25, 1840, and died at Fairbury, Nebraska,
January 14, 1925. He was the forth son of a family of seven children all
of whom died before he did.
In June 1856, the subject of our
biographical sketch moved with his parents to Van Buren county, Iowa, where he
grew to manhood.
When the Civil war broke out he
enlisted in Company H, 3rd Iowa Cavalry volunteers. On December 4, 1864,
he was taken prisoner of war at White Station, Tenn. and was confined in
Andersonville and other prisons until the close of the war. At the end of
the war, he returned home and resumed his duties of stock raising and farming.
On February 9, 1881 he was united
in marriage to Susan Mary Blair, of Latrobe, Iowa. They had five children
resulting from this union: Mrs. Ollie J. Mendenhall of Fairbury, Nebr.;
Mrs. Elizabeth Agnes Luther, of Denver, Colo.; John M. Haney, who passed away
August 18, 1916; Mrs. Luela Ethel Lacy of Des Moines, Iowa and James R. Haney of
Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
In 1892, the family moved to
Goodland and in May 1897 Susan Blair Haney died. Mr. Haney never
In 1916, Mr. Haney was stricken
with blindness and up until the time of his death made his home with his
children at different places.
Mr. Haney’s remains were brought
to Goodland, Kansas and he was buried in the Goodland Cemetery on January 18th,
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