Jacob W. Ogle1
Co. H, 1st W. VA. Infantry & Co. H, 17th W. VA. Infantry
Mound Valley Journal, March 2, 1917, Pg. 1
Vol. 11, No. 22
Taps for Another Veteran
J. W. Ogle died Friday evening at his home four miles Northeast of this city and was buried Sunday afternoon at the Mound Valley cemetery. Mr. Ogle who was one of the veterans of the Civil War had been sick for a week or so before his death but apparently was improving and was able to be out around the yard on Friday afternoon and told friends and family that the sunshine made him feel better, but shortly before 8 o’clock that evening he took suddenly worse and before his son Dan Ogle and his daughter, Mrs. John Cosby, could reach the home he had passed away. Mr. Ogle was a man of high character and very popular with his friends and neighbors and being one of the diminishing number of our old soldiers his death saddens the entire community. A large number of friends and neighbors gathered at the home Sunday afternoon to pay their respects. Rev. H. W. Todd of Altamont conducted the funeral service and a chorus from the Hopewell church furnished the music.
Jacob Wesley Ogle was born July 22, 1843, in Marshall County, West Virginia, and died Feb. 23, 1917, aged 74 years, 7 months and 1 day.
He was married to Eliza Dunlap May 13, 1870. To this union seven children were born, Maggie and Dora died in infancy, John of Dewey Bald, Mo.; George of Potlatch, Idaho; Cora Cosby, Dan and Nannie, with the widow survive him. He united with the Methodist church at Wesley’s Chapel, Franklin Co., Kansas in 1894. The family came to Labette County in 1901. They attended church at Pioneer on their first Sunday here and united with that congregation at that time.
Besides the wife, children and grandchildren, a brother and two sisters in West Virginia and a brother at Paola, Kansas, are left to mourn his departure.
Mr. Ogle was enlisted at the beginning of the Civil war with Co. H, of the first Regiment of Virginia Volunteers serving for 3 months. He again enlisted in February 1865 with Co. H, of the 17th Regiment of West Virginia volunteers and was discharged after the close of the war.
“Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful is thy grave so low;
Thou no more will join our number,
Thou no more our sorrows know,
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
And in Heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed.