JULIUS PLAUNTY               GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Peoples Herald, Thursday, March 25, 1915


Obituary—Julius Plaunty

  The subject of this biographical sketch was born July 2, 1841, St. Lawrence county, New York, where he lived until he was in his eleventh year when with his parents he moved to Iowa and six years later he accompanied them to Illinois where he grew to man’s estate.  In just a month and nine days after he became of age or on Aug. 11, 1862, he enlisted in the army of the Cumberland, enrolling in Company G of the 105th regular Illinois infantry.  He took part and conducted himself well and courageously in all or nearly all of the engagements undertaken by that branch of the Federal army.  This is attested to by the honorable discharge issued to him at Nashville, Tenn., on June 30th, 1865.  He returned to Illinois following his discharge and on the 13th of the following October, he united in marriage to Miss Ellen B. Walter and this wife and companion survives him to lament his loss.  In April of the spring following his marriage, he and his wife came to Kansas, locating at Marysville, Marshall county but only remained six months, going to Pennsylvania and remained there for eleven years.  In 1877, he and family again moved to Kansas, locating, this time, in Osage county where he has since resided till called by death to his eternal rest.  He and his wife spent two winters in Florida for the benefit of his health, arriving home on February 27th, leaving a climate of balmy breezes and sunny skies, to face cold winds, intermittent snows and bad conditions for his physical trouble, bronchial affection, taking a severe cold.  Pneumonia set in and on March 11th, he passed away, aged 73 years, 8 months, and 9 days. He was an industrious honest and worthy man.  He was the father of four children.  The eldest Anna Viola, died at the age of twenty-two and her body rests in the Lyndon cemetery.  Mrs. Rose T. Freeman, of Olivet, W. H. Plaunty, of Arnett, Okla, and C. H. Plaunty, of this vicinity still survive him and were at his bedside when he departed this life.  The remains were laid to rest by the side of his child, in the Lyndon cemetery, on Saturday, March the 13th.  The grieving family have the sympathy of all their neighbors, in this, the hour of their great sorrow.