July 22, 1936.
Josiah Nicholas DeTar, 96-year-old veteran of the Civil War and long a resident of this community, died at 9:10 o'clock last night in the home of his son, Frank DeTar, south of Liberty, following a long period of declining health.
Mr. DeTar's death leaves only one surviving member of Coffeyville's Sheridan Post No. 90, Grand Army of the Republic. The surviving veteran is Capt. R. H. McWhorter of Coffeyville. Another Civil War Veteran, who divides his time between Coffeyville and Chanute, is H. C. Linebaugh.
Mr. DeTar, who was born June 21, 1840, at Greensburg, Pennsylvania, served in the Union Army throughout the War between the States in Company E, Sixth Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He came to Montgomery County from Edgerton, Kansas, in 1893, and had lived in the Coffeyville and Liberty vicinity since. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving Mr. DeTar are five children, Frank DeTar, in whose home he died, Roy DeTar of Detroit, Michigan, and Bert and Harry DeTar and Mrs. Ethel Harris, all of Coffeyville. His wife died eight years ago.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Liberty, by the Rev. H. Austin Smith, Pastor of the First Christian Church of Coffeyville, and burial will be in the Liberty cemetery. The body will remain at the Carl V. Cash Funeral Home until the hour of the services.
Contribruted by Irene DeTar Crandell