SAMUEL HARVEY GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Star and Kansan, May 12, 1899:
Mr. Samuel Harvey, an old soldier of this city, died last Friday morning after an almost constant illness of five years, brought on by disease contracted in the service. He was born in Ohio in 1843 and served through the war in the 150th Indiana volunteers. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the Baptist church, with services conducted by Revs. Hanbey and Jones, the G. A. R. escorting the remains to Mt. Hope cemetery.
South Kansas Tribune, Wednesday, May 10, 1899:
HARVEY—Died, in Independence, Kansas, early Friday morning, May 5th, 1899, Mr. Samuel Harvey, aged 75 years, 10 months, and two days.
Samuel Harvey was born July 4th, 1823, in Clinton county, Ohio. His early life was spent on the farm of his father and in his mill. He experienced all the hardships of pioneer life. At his father’s death the estate fell to him, and he continued milling for several years, putting in steam at an early date. In 1860 he sold his mill and gave his attention to farming, but served during the civil war in company H, 150th Indiana volunteers, under Col. Taylor, and received an honorable discharge. He was married October 19th, 1843, to Mahala F. Dodson. Both are members of the Baptist church. In 1884 he removed to Independence, Kansas. His aged wife and four of his children, Mrs. Martha Hudson, Mrs. Ella Osborn, Miles Harvey and Mrs. Elizabeth Hole, still survive him. During the past five years he has been a great sufferer, and often for weeks was entirely helpless, and had to be cared for as a child. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, May 6th, 1899, at the Baptist church, with sermon by Rev. A. L. Hanley, assisted by Rev. C. R. Jones. McPherson Post G. A. R. performing the last honors to the dead in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher and a volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas.