ISAAC NIGH                                               GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Humboldt Union, Thursday, October 26, 1916, Pg. 8:

Died:  October 17, 1916


Obituary---Isaac Nigh


  Isaac Nigh was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, December 2, 1829, and passed away at his home in Humboldt, on South Ninth street, Tuesday, October 17, 1916.

  Mr. Nigh was united in marriage September 29, 1853, in Ohio, to Miss Ann Phillips, who survives him.  Three children were born to them, one of whom, Samuel Nigh, passed away about twenty-two years ago.  The other son, Mr. Frank Nigh, lives at Iola and the daughter, Mrs. Mary Gleason, in Humboldt.  There are also eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren surviving.

  Mr. Nigh was a member of the 15th Regiment, U. S. Regulars, in the war with Mexico, enlisting when he was eighteen years of age, and also fought throughout the Civil war in Co. G, 115th Ills. Volunteers.  He was the last of the Mexican war veterans residing in Allen county.

  More than forty years ago Mr. Nigh brought his family to Kansas and settled on a farm five miles south of Humboldt.  Later they moved to town, where he and his wife have resided for about twenty-three years.

  Although so far advanced in years, Grandpa Nigh had still been able to get about until a month or so before his death, when he was stricken blind and from that time continued to fall until death relieved him of his suffering.

The Chanute Daily Tribune, Oct.  17, 1916.



Brother of B. F. Nye of this City-- 

In Kansas Forty-Seven Years.

  Isaac Nye, a brother of B. F. Nye of this city, died shortly after noon today at his home in Humboldt.  B. F. Nye went to Humboldt this afternoon.

  Isaac Nye was 87 years old and had lived in this vicinity forty-seven years coming  September 10, 1867.  He was a veteran of both the Mexican war and of the Civil war, serving three years in the Union army.  He is survived by his widow, whom he married sixty-three years ago September 29, and by two children ---a son and a daughter.  The son is Frank Nye of Iola.

  His widow has been quite ill for some time and it is feared she may not long survive her husband.