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James A. Kale (1917)


Posted By: Cay Merryman
Date: 8/11/2004 at 19:31:06

Unknown Newspaper
June 1917

James Kale, born Tuscarawas county, Ohio, March 11, 1844; died Des Moines, June 26, 1917.

When 8 or 10 years of age he came to Madison county with his parents, John and Elizabeth Kale.

In 1862 enlisted in Co. A., 39th Ia. Infantry.

He married Rue Evelyn King, a member of a family of Scott township pioneers. She died July 26, 1914. To them were born 7 children, Wilbur, of near St. Charles; Mrs. Cora McNeley of Des Moines; Anson Kale of Canada; Fred Kale of Winterset; Lester Kale of Winterset; Mrs. Etta Husted of East Peru; Ora Kale, Winterset and the following brothers and sisters: Mary Ann Landis, Des Moines; Mrs. Perie Sutton of Kansas; Emmie Goodner of Kimball, Kansas; Susannah Sayre of Ensign, Kansas; Barbara Guiberson, Druella Whitlow and John Kale of Winterset. 1 half- brother, Elmer Allen of Winterset.

He was buried at the Elm Grove cemetery.

Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, June 27, 1917

James Kale, a pioneer among the early settlers of Madison county and a resident of Scott township for sixty three years, died Tuesday afternoon at Mercy hospital in Des Moines. He had been suffering some time from acute bladder and kidney trouble, an operation being preformed at his home some weeks ago. On last Sunday, he was taken to the hospital with the hope that another operation might prolong his life, but it was decided that his case was beyond treatment.

He came from Tuscarawas county, Ohio, with his parents, John and Elizabeth Kale, in 1854 when he was ten years of age. He enlisted in the 39th Iowa volunteers in 1862 and rendered valiant service in the War of the Rebellion. He was captured as a prisoner of war and after being exchanged, went back to his company and served until the close of the war.

He was married to Miss Rue Evelyn King, who was also a member of a family of Scott township pioneers. Mrs. Kale died July 26, 1914, survived by the husband and six children. Mr. Kale is also survived by five sisters and two brothers. The death of James Kale marks the passing of a good man and a good citizen, who will be sadly missed, not only by those of kindred ties, but by the people of the Elm Grove neighborhood, where he was universally loved and respected.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, July 4, 1917
Page 1, Column 4

James Kale

James Kale was born in Ohio, March 11, 1844 and died at the hospital in Des Moines, June 26, 1917. When but a lad of eight years of age he came with his parents to Madison county, Iowa where he has spent the years of his life in earnest toil for the good of his family and the up building of the community and the state and nation.

In 1862 he enlisted in Company A, 39th Iowa and served in the cause of his country until the close of the war, when he received his discharge. Soon after his return from the war he was united in marriage to Miss Pearl Evelyn King. To this union seven children were born.

When a young man he was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Elm Grove and was a member of the same at the time of his death. He was also a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. The members of Pitzer Post attended the funeral and he was buried with the honors of Post.

His companion died about three years ago. He leaves to mourn his departure his seven children, Wilbur Kale, who lives near St. Charles, Iowa; Mrs. Cora McNeley, of Des Moines; Ansin Kale of Canada; Fred Kale of Winterset; Lester Kale, of Winterset; Mrs. Etta Husted, of East Peru; Ora Kale, of Winterset; and the following brothers and sisters; Mary Ann Landis of Des Moines; Mrs. Perle Sutton, Kansas; Joseph Kale, of Winterset; Emma Goodner, of Kimball, Kansas; Susanah Sayre, of Ensign, Kansas; Barbara Guiberson, of Winterset; Druella Whitlow, of Winterset; John Kale; and one half-brother, Elmer Allen, of Winterset, and a great company of friends.

The funeral was held in the Methodist Church in Winterset, Thursday, June 28, conducted by the pastor, M. M. Cable, assisted by Rev. Manker, of Peru, and the remains were laid to rest in the Rock City cemetery.


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