Linn County Republic, Friday, August 16,
1912, Pg. 8
Vol. 29, No. 20
The remains of Stephen Arnold, who
died at his late home near Hoxie, Sheridan county, Kansas, on Monday of this
week, were brought to the cemetery here for burial on Wednesday where a brief
funeral service was held conducted by request of the relatives, by Col. Ed. R.
We learn that Mr. Arnold was a
member of Co. D of the 108 Regiment of Ill. Vol. Inf. during the war of the
rebellion, and it was his dying request that his body be taken to Mound City for
interment in the Soldier’s cemetery here. By reason of want of definite
information that Mr. Arnold was an “old soldier” the authorities deemed it
proper to cause his burial to be made in a lot other than in the government lot
which was done to the great regret of the old soldiers here as well as by the
relatives of the deceased, as upon the arrival here of the remains accompanied
by the widow and two older sons, it was learned that Comrade Arnold was present
for duty in line with his comrades during all the bloody battles that finally
caused the surrender of Vicksburg, including the battle of Champion Hills, where
the Division of which he was a member, lost a third of its fighting force.
We learn that Mr. Arnold was born
in Ohio in 1838, and was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Jennings in 1873, to
which union seven children were born, five of whom with their mother survive.
Mrs. Isaac Gritton, of this vicinity, is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Arnold, who with her mother and two sons of the deceased, were present at the
funeral. We learn also that Mrs. Arnold is a sister of C. E. and John
Jennings of this vicinity, both of whom with their families were present at the
These good people have the
heartfelt sympathy of all in their bereavement.