|Posted By:||Laura Mattingly|
|Subject:||Re: Need help with a Obit Look Up.....Please|
|Post Date:||March 01, 2009 at 15:32:26|
|Forum:||Howard County, NE Genealogy Forum|
H. C. Bagley Called By Death Tuesday
After a lingering illness covering a period of some months, and the weakness due to advanced age, Mr. H. C. Bagley, quietly slipped away to the presence of his maker, shortly before midnight on February 24, at the age of 86 years, 1 months and three days.
Henry Clay Bagley was a native of Indiana, born on January 21, 1845. From Indiana he moved to the state of Illinois. War clouds were gathering during his boyhood days, and he was but fifteen years when the clash of arms came between the North and the South, and his soul like other youth was fired with the struggle over the Slavery question. Leaving home he entered the ranks of the Union Army as a Drummer Boy, and served in that capacity without being recognized as a soldier.
His was a record: after being recognized as a member of the Army, he enlisted on the 16th day of March at Canton, Illinois, mustered into the U. S. Service as a recruit in Company K 7th Regiment of the Volunteer Cavalry for a period of three years on the 14th day of April, 1864, at which time he was a resident of Putman, Fulton county, Illinois. He was mustered out of the Army on September 25, 1865 at Springfield, Illinois. At this closing period of the war Mr. Bagley was just past his twentieth year so that his Civil War service was at an early period in his life.
After the war he moved to Iowa and in 1881 he came to Nebraska and settled on a homestead north of St. Paul where he resided until his death. He was one of a few retaining land which had been in their posession since obtaining a government patent.
He was married to Miss Ruth Collins at St. Paul on ______ to which union was born one son, Roy Bagley. Mr. Bagley has been engaged in farming and stock raising since he homesteaded here and was known to his friends as an accomodating and true friend.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Primrose, pastor of the Presbyterian church and Rev. Weary of the Methodist church. The American Legion also took charge and attended by a large number who came to pay their respects to a departed veteran of the Civil War.
The deceased has lived in this community a long time. Having his own ideas he was considered very eccentric, but was very kindhearted to his friends. The widow and son have the sympathy of the community with which the Herald joins in extending condolence.
Howard County Herald
Wed. March 4, 1931, pg 1