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DeHaven, James 1842-1932


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb Volunteer
Date: 9/12/2014 at 19:07:36

McGregor Civil War Veteran is Dead
McGregor, Ia. - James DeHaven, 89, Civil war veteran, died at his home here Friday morning following a brief illness.

He came to Iowa from New York in the 40's. He enlisted in 1862 at McGregor in the Sixth Iowa cavalry and later spent some time fighting the Indians in the west. He was with Buffalo Bill two years on the prairie guiding wagon trains.

He is survived by one son, Earl, and two grandchildren. His wife died several months ago.

There remain but two Civil war veterans here, Daniel Davis and Eli Gardner.

~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Friday evening edition, August 19, 1932


James De Haven, Civil war veteran of McGregor died in that town Friday of last week. He was eighty-nine years old and the father (sic) of Mrs. W.F. Schildman, 2103 Washington street.

~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Sunday morning edition, August 21, 1932


Added by Reid Johnson 10/14/2018:

Clayton County Register, Thur., 25 Aug. 1932.

McGregor: James DeHaven, a Civil War veteran, 89 years old, died at the Colleran hotel Friday. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at St. Mary's church, Rev. J. J. Horsfield officiating. Interment was made in Pleasant Grove cemetery.


~Notes added by S. Ferrall:
In the brief death notice of 08/21/1932, Mrs. Schildman was actually his granddaughter, d/o Earl DeHaven.

His wife's name was Eolah (Hill) DeHaven. Her obit has been posted.

His surname spelling can be found as Haven, Havens, De Haven and Dehaven in various records on the Clayton co. IAGenWeb site. His military gravestone in Pleasant Grove cemetery is inscribed "James D. Havens"; the 1880 census - James De Havens; the 1900 census as James W. D. Havens; and the obit of his son Earl, as James De Haven.

The following 88th birthday announcement included the photo (below):

McGregor, Ia. - James De Haven, one of McGregor's three surviving Civil war veterans, celebrated his 88th birthday here on Saturday. Mr. De Haven came to Iowa from New York state in the 40's, living first at Clayton, then known as Clayton City, a settlement consisting of three log houses. He enlisted in the sixth Iowa cavalry, later spending some time fighting Indians in the west. He was with Buffalo Bill two years on the plains, guiding wagon trains. Mr. De Haven has considerable musical ability, playing nearly any musical instrument by ear.

~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Monday evening, December 8, 1930 (included the photo)

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