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Obituary of DR. WILLIAM A. ILES
Dr. William A. Iles Dead.
He Had Been a Resident of Kansas for Sixty-Nine Years.
Dr. William A. Iles, one of the real pioneers of Kansas, died at his home six miles northwest of Galesburg Sunday evening aged 80 years, three months and 15 days.

Dr. Iles was reared partly in Campbell county, Kentucky, and partly in Doniphan county, Kansas. He entered the Union army August 19, 1862, enlisting in the 13th Kansas volunteer infantry, was wounded at Prairie Grove, December 7, following, and later served with his regiment till the close of hostilities, his command covering a considerable part of Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Indian Territory, and was mustered out at Little Rock Ark., June 26, 1865.

After the war Mr. Iles lived for a time in Cass county, Missouri, and then in Crawford county, Arkansas, engaged in farming and , after moving to Arkansas, in the practice of medicine. In 1882 he returned to Kansas and settled in Neosho county near Urbana, where he resided for almost forty years and followed farming and the practice of medicine with reasonably good success both in a financial way and professionally.  About two years ago he moved to a farm on the Ogeese valley.

Dr. Iles married March 10, 1864, Elizabeth Truitt and the issue of this union was five sons and four daughters, John Henry, Deborah, James M., Ellen, Joseph, Mary J., Beatrice, William E., and Robert A.

He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and in national politics was a Republican, having cast his first vote for president for Grant in 1868.

Coming to Kansas in 1854 with his parents, he was in point of residence one of the oldest settlers in the state.

Funeral services were conducted from the Ogeese church Tuesday afternoon by Elder Willson, of Fredonia, after which the remains were laid to rest
in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Janet Bruce Nelson

Last Updated:  Tuesday, July 26, 2005 14:00:48

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