JOSEPH A. WHITE
The Sedan Times-Star, Thursday, Jan. 22,
1914, Pg. 1
Died: Jan. 17, 1914
Old Settler Passes Away.
Joseph A. White was born in
Hancock county, O., Sept. 20, 1825, died Jan. 17, 1914, being 88 years, 3 mos.,
and 27 days old.
On Nov. 7, 1844 he was
married to Lovely Walton. To them were born twelve children, William,
Lovely, Isabella, John, Elijah, Nancy, David, Calvin, Angelina, Adeline, Joseph,
Clinton, and Daniel, six of whom are living, Wm., Lovely, John, Calvin, Angelina
In 1861 he enlisted in the 118 O.
volunteers. He was in the campaign of East Tennessee, was in the battles
of Knoxville, Stone River, and others around Chattanooga, also at Franklin,
after which he was transferred to Sherman’s army and went with him to the
Atlantic coast, then to Wilmington and from there by water to Washington where
he was honorably mustered out of the army in 1864.
In 1873 he moved with his family
to what is now Chautauqua county, Kans., locating on Bachelor creek north of
Sedan, where he has since lived more than 40 years, respected, honored and loved
by his neighbors and friends. His wife died Mar. 10, 1887.
He was converted in early life,
united with the Methodist Protestant church to which he remained a zealous and
faithful member until released from earthly labors to receive the reward of the
The funeral services were held at
the St. Charles school house attended by a large concourse of people. The
children of the neighborhood with tender hearts and loving hands, draped the
casket with the Stars and Strips under which he had fought for his country.
The services were conducted by A.
M. Ross of Cedar Vale, a life long friend of the deceased, using for scripture
lesson, Psalm 39 Text 2nd Sam. 3:38 “Know ye not that there is a prince and a
grand man fallen today in Israel?” John 11:25: “I am the resurrection and
the life, he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.”
The body was laid by his wife in
the St. Charles cemetery to wait resurrection day.