THOMAS JAGGARD GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Elk County Citizen, Wednesday, Apr. 1, 1914
Died: March 24, 1914
Thomas Jaggard, who had been sick with pneumonia for eleven days, died Tuesday evening March 24, at 6:45 o’clock, at his home at 1009 Neosho, Emporia.
He was born at Paulsborough, N. J. , March 14, 1843. He came to Peoria, Illinois with his parents in 1855; was married to Irene F. Coulter, at Monmouth, Illinois, in 1876. They moved to the farm in Elk county in 1882, and lived there until 1907, when they moved the family to Emporia.
His association with the G. A. R. post at Emporia, of which he was commander last year, made him many warm friends there. His military life began with his enlistment as a private in Battery A, Second Illinois Light Artillery at Peoria, Illinois, Dec. 8, 1863. His first engagement was at Fort Gaines, Alabama. He also participated in the battle at Fort Morgan, Alabama the siege of that fort being, in his opinion, the most important even in his service.
The oldest boy, Lewis, is married, and on the mission field in Central Africa. Burt, the second son, was buried in Grace Lawn cemetery; Louise is in school at Wisconsin University; Guy is principal of the County High school at Colby, and Ralph lives with his mother at Emporia, working in a shoe store at that place. He also has a sister, Mrs. Achsah Wilson, of Oak Hill, Ill., and a brother, John Jaggard, of Fairfield, Iowa. Mrs. Jaggard’s sister, Clara Coulter of Washington, Iowa, has been with the family in Emporia for about two weeks.
The funeral was conducted from the home at Emporia, Thursday, by the Post, assisted by two of the ministers of the city. The remains were brought to Howard Thursday night accompanied by Guy and Ralph and Miss Louise, and short burial services were held at Grace Lawn cemetery, conducted by Rev. James McCrory, and assisted by the Presbyterian choir. Six members of E. M. Stanton Post, G. A. R., acting as pall bearers.
Tom Jaggard was a good man, a kind neighbor and a true friend, and all who knew him deeply sympathize with the relatives in their bereavement..