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Colby, Horace R. 1821 - 1908


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 12/3/2019 at 13:30:38

Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 17 Dec. 1908. Strawberry Point column.

The remains of H. O. Colby was brought to this place on Monday from Kansas City, Kan. His nephew, H. A. Colby, and niece, Mrs. Ellen Straud, accompanied him. He was buried by the side of his daughter, Mrs. David Baker, nee Ally, in Strawberry Point cemetery under the auspices of Henry Howard Post G.A.R., assisted by Rev. van Swearington. He served three years in Battery No. 4 Heavy Artillery of Wisconsin. He was born in Emdon, Maine, May 5th, 1821, came to Beloit, Wis., in 1844, and to Iowa in 1868, thence back to Beloit, where he lived until this fall when he went to Kansas City, where he died December 4th, 1908. He was married to Emely Daggett in 1857. They had one daughter, Mrs. Albert A. Ally. His comrades of the G.A.R. and all friends extend their sympathy to his family.


Added by S. Ferrall 12/3/2019:
I believe this is Horace R. Colby, not H.O. Colby and the middle initial is a newspaper error. His birth & death dates 'match' military enlistment records. Many family trees found on Ancestry give an incorrect death date and burial place for him. His 1st wife Emely likely is buried in Beloit, WI. He married again after she died. His 2nd or 3rd wife, Dianthia Newman is also buried in Strawberry Point cemetery with her 1st husband.


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