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Gandy, James H. (1831-1905)


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/3/2011 at 16:05:59

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel

J. H. Gandy, residing on Plymouth street died at his home on Sunday after a long illness. Mr. Gandy was hurt last November having his ribs broken and suffered internal injuries
and has never been well since. He had lived here for about five years. He was an old soldier and the members of Mower Post have been constant in their care of him during his illness. The funeral arrangements have not been completed as his sons in Minneapolis are expected to arrive to attend the funeral.

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
The funeral of the late James H. Gandy was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church Rev. G.W. Pratt officiating. Mr. Gandy was a member of a New Jersey regiment during the civil war and one of his last requests was that the old soldiers would attend his funeral. In accordance with this request the members of Mower Post
G. A. R. turned out in body and the pall bearers were chosen from among the members.

Mr. Gandy was a native of New Jersey, where he was born on September 26, 1831. He was married to Josephine Dare in 1852, and to them seven children were born, six of whom are living. His wife died in 1886 and the same year he came west and located in Sully county, South Dakota. Subsequently he lived in Day county, that state. He came to LeMars in 1899, and was united in marriage with Mrs. Allie Speiser, and has lived here since. He was a wheelwright and wagon maker and worked at his trade until the last few years when he was a traveling agent.

All his relatives live in the east except one son, M. D. Gandy, of Webster,S. D., who with his little son came to attend the funeral.


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