JOHN T. HOLLINGSHEAD
Goodland Republic, Friday, July 9, 1897
Died: July 1, 1897
Kanorado, July 8, 1897
John T. Hollingshead was born in Tennessee May 22. 1826. but grew to manhood in Kokomo, Ind; later he went to Iowa where he married Mary Ann Graham June 23, 1856. After his marriage he removed to Sank county. Wis.. where he continued to reside until the breaking out of the war. He enlisted, in the fall of 1861. in "A" Co. 19th Wis. Vol. and served his country's cause until the close of the war.
He moved to Sherman county, Kan., in 1886, where he has since resided After a lingering and painful illness, he died July 1. 1897. He leaves three sons and three daughters and his wife also survives him. He rests in our quiet cemetery, and out on these wide plains and under the blue sky Mother Earth has taken one more of her patriot sons lovingly to her bosom.
He will be remembered in private life as a man full spirit, loving adventure, fond of a joke and the companionship of old comrades, indulgent to his family, kind hearted and generous to a fault.
The funeral services were conducted by rev. Bates, assisted by Rev. Rogers, and the G. A. R. post of which he was a member. The casket was draped with the flag and loaded with flowers, and a large concourse of people testified their regard for the deceased by their presence and expressions of sympathy.
CONTRIBUTED BY LLOYD P. HOLBROOK, RESEARCHER OF G. A. R. POST , W. R. ROBERTSON POST #428