AMOS P. LOVELAND GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Eureka Herald, Thursday, Feb. 10, 1921, Pg. 1
Died: Feb. 5, 1921
The Passing of a Pioneer.
With the death of Amos P. Loveland at the home of E. F. Gregg near Neal on Saturday, February 5, there passed to the great beyond one of the men who helped to make Greenwood county and the state of Kansas what it is today. A man in very sense of the word a Christian gentleman, a business man whose integrity was never questioned, a quiet, retiring man with the determination and stamina of a soldier surmounting all obstacles by the determination to succeed.
Mr. Loveland and Mrs. Loveland who died some years ago, had lived in Greenwood county continuously since 1871, enduring all the hardships and privations, of the pioneers, and standing always for the best in the community and the state. Every good cause found Mr. Loveland, if not a leader at least a loyal supporter. While he was reared lived and died in the faith of the Protestant Episcopal church, yet no one did more for the support of the Methodist church at Neal than he. He was beloved by all who knew him and his memory will live in the hearts of all his acquaintances who understood the goodness and greatness of his heart.
Amos P. Loveland was born in Astabula, Ohio, December 17th, 1836; died at Neal, Kansas, Feb. 5, 1921, aged 84 years, 1 month and 19 days. He was the son of George C. and Phoebe Loveland. He moved to Knox county, Illinois, in 1857 and from there to Kansas in 1859, taking a claim on Walnut creek in Greenwood county. He returned to Illinois in the spring of 1861, where he was mustered into Co. F, 86th Illinois Volunteer Infantry as first sergeant at Peoria, Ill., Aug. 27, 1862, was promoted to second lieutenant in the same company and regiment Feb. 2, 1863 was mustered out as second lieutenant in Washington D. C., April 6, 1865. He participated in the following battles: Perryville, Ky.; Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Rasaka, Rome, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek and Jonesburg, Ga. He was with General Sherman on his famous march to the sea, through both Carolinas and Virginia to Washington, D. C.
He was married in Magnon, Ill., on June 30, 1865, to Calista A. Selby. In the spring of 1871 they returned to his claim on Walnut creek near Neal, Kansas. Mrs. Loveland died Oct. 28, 1910.
Funeral services for Mr. Loveland were held at the M. E. church in Neal, Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 8, 1921, conducted by Wallace I. Torbert and the body was brought to Eureka where it was laid to rest beside that of his beloved wife in Greenwood cemetery.