William Charles Sale
Company D, 5th North Carolina Cavalry, C. S. A.
His tombstone reads Charles W. Sale but his service records and his obituary reads William Charles Sale.
Neodesha Register, Thursday, January 25, 1917, Pg. 5
Volume 34, No. 4
ANOTHER OLD SETTLER GONE.
Wm. C. Sale, aged 74 years, died Saturday morning, January 20, 1917, of pneumonia at the home of his son, R. E. Sale, who lives on the Isdell farm about three miles southeast of Neodesha.
William Charles Sale was born December 20, 1843, in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, where he grew to young manhood. In 1861, at the age of 18 years, he answered his country’s call, joining Co. D, 5th North Carolina cavalry, in which he served for 3 years, being honorably discharged in 1864. Soon afterward he came west to make his home, locating near Garnett, Kansas. Here he met Miss Ellen Osborn and on November 13, 1870 was married to her. They continued to live there for about four years, when in 1874 they moved to Montgomery county where they have since resided. On December 18, 1889, death entered the home and called the wife and mother away, at the age of 37 years, leaving the care of eight motherless children to the father, which trust he faithfully and capably fulfilled with the help of the older children.
Mr. Sale was a very quiet man, of a kindly disposition, always considerate of the rights and feelings of others. Always ready to help a neighbor or friend in any way possible. He kept his home until last September when after much persuasion on the part of his children, he held a public sale and retired from active farm work, and with his daughter, Miss Ruth, went to make his home with his son, Sidney.
Mr. Sale is survived by five sons and two daughters, as follows: W. E. Sale, Brooks, Kansas; C. D. Sale, Eldorado, Kansas; J. A. and R. F. Sale, east of Neodesha; L. M. Sale of Neodesha; Mrs. Maude Struart, Sycamore, Kan., and Miss Ruth Sale. One daughter, Mrs. Mattie Housley, died in 1908.
Funeral services were held at Grand View church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 conducted by Rev. R. C. Leonard of the Christian church of Neodesha. Interment in Grand View cemetery, in the family lot beside his wife and daughter. There was a very large attendance of neighbors and friends to pay a last tribute to one who had lived among them continuously for 43 years.