JAMES M. WALLACE
The Chanute Daily Tribune, Tuesday, Dec.
21, 1920, Pg. 1
Vol. XXIX, No. 217
Was Nearly 92 Years Old and an
Judge James M. Wallace, a Civil
War veteran and pioneer in Allen county, where he had lived fifty three years,
died at his home in Humboldt yesterday. He was the father of Mrs. Mary C.
Seible and the grandfather of Frank Myers, J. R. Myers and Mrs. Carrie Roberts
of this city. Mrs. Seible was with her father when he died, having spent
much of her time in Humboldt recently because of his illness. Frank Myers,
Mrs. Pearl Myers and Mrs. Maggie King went to Humboldt this morning to attend
the funeral, which was held this afternoon.
Judge Wallace would have been 92
years old next month. He was born January 17, 1829, in Springfield, Ill.
As a youth he learned carpentering, being apprenticed when he was 16 years of
age for a term of four years, during two of which he worked for his board and
clothing and two months of schooling each year.
He enlisted in the Union army
August 2, 1862, as a member of Company C, 116th Illinois Volunteers, and was
elected lieutenant of the company. It was detailed for service in
Mississippi and in the march from Memphis, Tenn., Judge Wallace was taken ill
and failed to regain his health. He was invalided home where he was given
detached duty, enforcing the draft, arresting deserters and the like, until he
was mustered out in 1865.
He came to Kansas in 1867 and
bought a farm five miles west of Humboldt, where he lived until 1896, when he
moved to Humboldt, where he had since resided. He had served Humboldt both
as mayor and probate judge.
October 19, 1849, he married Mary
Garver. They were the parents of eight children.