JASPER N. GANDY
Goodland Republic, Aug. 6, 1909
Died: Aug. 1, 1909
GANDY ANSWERS TAPS
Citizen and Veteran of the Civil War
Occurred at 12:30 Last Sunday and Was Caused
Bright’s Disease---Masonic Funeral.
Jasper N. Gandy. an early settler of Sherman county, and a veteran of the civil war, died at his home in this city, shortly after noon Sunday, August 1, after a pronounced illness of about three months.
He is survived by his wife and one daughter. Mrs. Charles Hottel. The funeral was held from the Methodist church, Tuesday at 10 am. Rev. Thomas officiating, and burial was made in the Goodland cemetery under Masonic rites. He was a member of the Goodland Commandery. Knight Templar. A large concourse of people attended the funeral and the ceremonies at the cemetery.
Jasper N. Gandy was born near Newberg, W. Va.. September 28, 1841. and at the time of his death was 67 years, 10 months and 3 days old. He was married to Miss Caroline Cox at Lucasville, Ohio, December 16, 1866, shortly after the close of the civil war. His war record is as follows:
Jasper Gandy enlisted as a corporal in D company, Third Virginia infantry. June 21, 1861. Having served the full term of enlistment in the infantry he re-enlisted in D company, Sixth West Virginia cavalry, and was enrolled in that regiment January 22, 1864. He was discharged from the service at Washington. June 6, 1865. He lacked only fifteen days of four years service and was discharged as quartermaster sergeant. He was about 20 years of age when he enlisted.
He removed from Ohio to Sherman county in 1886, and has since resided here. He took an active part in the county seat contest and has been one of Goodland's citizens since 1887. He was a carpenter by trade, an industrious man and a good citizen.
About a year ago he had a serious illness and since that time had been in poor health. His family were made acquainted with the fact that he had Bright"s disease. Since sometime in April he has been going down fast, and the fatal nature of the disease left no hope of recovery.
CONTRIBUTED BY LLOYD P. HOLBROOK, RESEARCHER OF G. A. R. POST , W. R. ROBERTSON POST #428