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Dudley Spaulding


Posted By: Don McCoy (email)
Date: 7/28/2005 at 14:58:38

Dudley Spaulding, 81, Dies
Member of G.A.R. Has Been Sick for Many Weeks

Dudley Spaulding, a resident of Shenandoah for thirty-five years and a member of the G.A.R., died at his home Saturday , July 19, after an illness of many weeks.

Sclerosis of the liver was the direct cause of his death. He was 81 years of age. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Buntz and Chapman chapel conducted by Rev. W.H. Jordan, pastor of the Presbyterian church, assisted by Mrs. C.S. Hanley.

The G.A.R. ritualistic service will be held at the chapel and the Odd Fellows lodge will have charge of the service at the grave.

Mr. Spaulding was a member of the Methodist church. Four children survive, John R. Spaulding, George A. Spaulding, and Mrs. Mary A. Klum of this city and Mrs. Fannie M. McCarney of Des Moines. He was born February 1, 1838 in Jennings County, Indiana.

Mr. Spaulding served for many years as janitor of the college building and of the Presbyterian church. He served in the Civil War one year, having been a member of Company G, 140th Indiana Regiment, 23rd army corps. On September 19, 1860 he was united in marriage to Sarah H. McQuire of "illegible."
Five years later they came to Centerville, Ia. where they remained for twenty years. In 1886, the family moved to Shenandoah.


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