SANTFORD SPURGEON              PHOTO LATER IN LIFE                      


Died:  January 9, 1923


 He was born in Jackson County, Indiana in 1840.  He came with his family to Kansas Territory in 1857, settling near the town of Iola .  He joined the 9th Kansas Cavalry, Company D in October 1861.  Among his service records, his company was one of the first and most aggressive in their pursuit of William Quantrill following Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence in August, 1863.  After Sant was mustered out in January, 1865, he settled near the town of Montana , Labette County , Kansas .  He was married three times (his first two wives having passed away) and had five children to live to maturity.  He died on January 9, 1923.  He is buried in the Montana cemetery just southwest of town.  

Biography and Picture contributed by Ken Spurgeon his great-great-great nephew.