CHARLES F. MACLARY GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Chanute Weekly Tribune, Friday, Oct. 17, 1913
Died: Oct. 13, 1913
Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Chanute, Neosho County, KS.
Charles F. Maclary Dead.
Charles F. Maclary, Kansas pioneer and member of the Chanute G. A. R. post, died Saturday evening at 9:30 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. B. Diggs, in Tulsa, Okla., where he went a week ago Thursday with his wife to visit. The funeral was held in Tulsa this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and burial was in the Tulsa cemetery.
Fletcher Maclary, with his family went to Tulsa Saturday afternoon arriving there an hour and a half before his father’s death.
Mr. Maclary would have been 69 years old the 26th of next month. He was born in Leipsic, Del. His father was a slave holder but joined the abolition movement and manumitted all his servants before the war broke out.
All his sons fought for the union, two were killed at Petersburg. Charles was the youngest, but his father permitted him to enlist in the Sixth Delaware infantry, organized for special duty in Delaware. He was enrolled November 15, 1862, and mustered out August 22, 1863.
The regiment was called to the colors when Lee made his dash north, being summoned into the federal cause June 27 and remaining on duty from that date until mustered out August 22, 1863. It was hastened north to join the main army and was on the Brandywine within sound of the firing when Gettysburg was fought, arriving too late to take part in the battle, but joining in harassing the retreating foe.
He married Mary J. Calkins of Arcade, N. Y., in March, 1869. She survives him. They were parents to two children, both of whom are living, Mrs. J. B. Diggs of Tulsa, Okla., and Fletcher Maclary of Chanute. The only other immediate relative is a sister, Mrs. Mary Haman of Dover, Del.