Ringgold Record, 1873
CIVIL WAR VETERAN CALLED BY DEATH
Edwin F. POLLEY, Respected Citizen of Ringgold County,
Dies at Age of 84.
Edwin H. (sic) POLLEY, veteran of the civil war and for fifty years a respected citizen of Ringgold county, died peacefully
at his home near Maloy, Tuesday, September 29, 1926, aged 83 years and 11 months, and funeral services were held Thursday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Baptist church in Delphos, being conducted by Dr. William J. COULSTON, pastor of the First
Baptist church of Mount Ayr. The interment was in Rose Hill cemetery at Mount Ayr.
The death of Mr. POLLEY marks the
passing of another one of the nation's heroes who in the bloom of young manhood, responding to that patriotic impulse which
marks the true citizen in time of war or peace, gave themselves unselfishly to the service of country and offered themselves
a willing sacrifice for the preservation of the Union. To such as he succeeding generations owe a debt of gratitude which
never can be paid, and as one by one these valiant heroes answer the last roll call, communities in which their lives have
been spent bow in solemn reverence. Not only during the dark days of the civil war was the life of Mr. POLLEY characterized
by patriotic devotion to service of his country, but that same loyalty and devotion which made him a worthy soldier also
made of him a worthy citizen, neighbor and friend. Mr. POLLEY was a man who commanded the respect and confidence of his
neighbors. Modest and unassuming, sincere and earnest, he found pleasure in doing the things that would contribute to the
upbuilding of the community in which he lived.
Edwin Franklin POLLEY, son of Hiram and Mary POLLEY, was born in Medina
county, Ohio, October 29, 1842, and passed away at his home near Maloy, Iowa, September 28 (sic, should be 29), 1926, aged
83 years and 11 months.
When a small boy his parents moved to Clinton county, Iowa, where he grew to manhood.
At the age of 19, in the fall of 1862, he enlisted in the army and was identified with Company I, Second Iowa Infantry, and
served until the close of the civil war, at which time he was honorably discharged.
He was united in marriage to Miss
Diantha J. HOOVER in Clinton county, Iowa, on the 21st of November, 1868. To this union were born seven children - Mrs.
Cora A. TURNER, of Las Animas, Colo.; Mrs. Leona THOMPSON, Mrs. Minnie POOR and Mrs. Lula SKINNER, of Blockton, Iowa;
William S. of Delphos, who died five years ago; Charles O., who died in infancy, and Guy, of Maloy, Iowa.
In 1871 he
moved to Nebraska where he lived for three years. Thence he moved to Missouri for a short time. In 1876 he located in
Ringgold county, Iowa, near Maloy, where he has continuously resided except one year in Blockton.
He was a loving husband,
kind father and a good neighbor.
He leaves to mourn his loss his aged companion, five children, fifteen grandchildren and
seven great-grandchildren; also one brother, A. H. POLLEY, of Medford, Oregon, and a host of friends.
CARD OF THANKS.
For the help and sympathy of neighbors and friends, so generously bestowed
during the illness and on the occasion of the death and funeral of our husband and father we are profoundly grateful.
MRS. EDWIN POLLEY AND CHILDREN.
NOTE: Is Charles O. POLLEY who died in infancy the "Infant Son POLLEY"
who was born November of 1886, and died at two weeks of age one November 21, 1886 with interment at Forrest Home Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa?
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
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