The Eskridge Star, Thursday, Feb. 6, 1908, Pg 1

Vol. XXV, No. 21


Another Old

Soldier Mustered out.


Harrison G. Mace Died at His

Home, Friday, February 31.




  Harrison G. Mace was born in Ohio, May 14, 1847, died at his home in Eskridge, Kansas, at 4:30 p. m., January 31, 1908, being at the time of his death 60 years, 8 months, and 17 days old.  Mr. Mace had been sick for sometime with heart trouble but the immediate clause of his death was pneumonia.

  He was united in marriage to his first wife, Nancy J.________, December 25, 1866.  To this union were born four boys, Simeon of Minco, Okla, Wm. of Norwich, Iowa, Luke of York, Iowa, the other one died some years ago.  His wife died May 16, 1881.  Mr. Mace was again married Oct. 19, 1881.  To this union seven children were born, four are living; Henry of Iowa, Harley and Mamie are the only ones left in the home to comfort the sorrowing mother.  Mr. Mace served in the army, being a faithful and efficient soldier; enlisting for service July 16, ’63 as a private Co. D, 8th Iowa Cavalry, was honorably discharged Aug. 15, ’65; was mustered into the G. A. R., Dec. 1, 1900, holding the office of Sen. Vice Commander of Post No. 78.

  He was with Sherman on his Atlantic campaign, then from Atlanta to the sea and from there back to Washington.  He came to Kansas, Sept. 22, 1899.  The funeral was held Monday, Feb. 3, at 3 o’clock at the Christian church.  A brief address was given by Rev. W. H. Shumate in the presence of his comrades and friends.  Music was furnished by Mrs. May Waugh, Miss Meda Southwick, Harvey Chapman and Dick McCauley; Miss Nellie Chapman at the organ.  His pall bearers were his comrades, John Hettinger, David Thompson, S. B. Chapman, John Cousins, Charley Cook and Ed Tucker.  The Post attended the funeral in a body and the loving service of comrades was the more impressive by being conscious of the fact that they too must soon answer to the last roll call upon the shores of the great eternity and enter that bourne from whence no traveler has ever returned.  The service was short, simple, impressive, unostentious in keeping with the life it was intended to honor.  He was a good, kind husband, father and neighbor.

  To the bereft family we extend all sympathy, yet its too deep for human words to reach, consolation must come from on high.  May God bless and keep the sorrowing ones.