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Haworth, John L. 1840-1905


Posted By: S Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 12/1/2016 at 13:52:52

John L. Haworth, a resident of Monona, died Friday of consumption. Mr. Haworth was an old soldier in the war of 1861-5, having served in the 1st Iowa Cavalry nearly 5 years. The funeral was held Sunday. - from the News
~Elkader Register, Thurs., August 3, 1905

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Added by S. Ferrall on 3/19/2018:

John Lytle Haworth was born in the town of Pithole Center, Venango Co., Penn., May 17th, 1840, and died at Monona, Iowa, July 28th, 1905, aged 65 years, 2 months and 11 days.

He came to Monona, Iowa, Oct. 20, 1855. His residence was here until the time of his enlistment, Aug. 1, 1861. He was discharged at Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 31, 1863, and on condition of a veterans re-enlistment was granted a veterans furlough. While at home on his furlough he was married to Miss Frances Randall June 9, 1864.

After the expiration of his furlough he re-entered the active service and served until he was discharged at Austin, Texas, Feb. 15, 1866, and mustered out at Davenport, Mar. 15, of same year.

Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Haworth: Mrs. A.C. Mitchell of Monona; Mrs. C.F. Walters, of Rossville; Iowa, Mrs. Tennie Ferguson, deceased Sept., 5th, 1891; Mrs. F.C. Lane and Mr. W.T. Haworth.

There are eleven grandchildren living and one deceased Mr. Haworth has three brothers living and one sister. W.G. Haworth resides in Denver, Colorado and served in the same company and regiment as Mr. Haworth; ?.M. Haworth and F.P. Haworth reside in Berthout, Colorado. Mrs. May Briggs resides in Kane, Pa. Mr. Haworth's father, Wm. Haworth, died Feb. last at Berthout, Col., in his 88th year.

In his military history Mr. Haworth had an exceptionally honorable record. He was enlisted in Co. K, First Iowa Cavalry, Robert L. Freeman, Captain, Fitz Henry Warren, Colonel. His regiment was an unusually strong one, consisting of twelve hundred men. The regiment saw four years and eight months of hard service in Missouri, Arkansaw (sic), Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. He was in the battles of Van Buren, Brownsville, Byo Meter, Little Rock, Prairie De Hand, Poison Springs, the taking of Camden, Moro Creek, Saline River and Illinois Creek. He was wounded once and was in the hospital once with Pneumonia from which he never fully recovered and from which probably cost him his life.

In a letter to Mr. Haworth dated Feb. 25, 1897, Lieut. W.W. Carpenter recounts incidents in his army life that demonstrate that he was always prompt, reliable and a brave soldier. Generally first in the saddle and always to be depended upon for special duty.

On the Sunday before Thanksgiving 1903 he was prostrated with a severe attack of illness from which he never recovered his usual health. From this time to the close of life it has been one struggle against the enemy that is so seldom vanquished, Pulmonary Tubercle.

The last two days of his life when strength of mind first weakened he was again with his regiment. Skirmishing and scouting with his company he lived again the old days. The spirit of the man stood forth even then for he rejoiced in his dreams that the boys all returned same from the last scouting.

The funeral took place Sunday forenoon, July 30th, from the Methodist church. The service was conducted by Rev. H. Williams and Rev. J. Emerson Grinnell.

At the cemetery the choir sang "At The River" and "Soldier Rest." Comrades of Co. K. served as pall bearers as follows: Mose Bollman of Ossian; Ben Stanley and Cal Robey, of Rossville; Geo. Oathout, of Luana; H. Heman and Ed. Slitor of Monona.

Mrs. Chas. Lane, of New Hampton was in attendance as well as many who drove in from surrounding towns.

~Monona Leader, Thursday, August 10, 1905

Note: Burial is in the Monona City cemetery where he has a single gravestone & an inscription on the Randall family stone w/his wife Frances J. Mr. and Mrs. Haworth are mentioned frequently in the local papers throughout the years. The spelling HAWORTH and HAWARTH are used in the various articles, but HAWORTH is on his gravestone.


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