STARKEY, WESLEY W VETERAN CW - McDonald County, Missouri | WESLEY W VETERAN CW STARKEY - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Wesley W Veteran CW STARKEY

Pineville Cemetery
McDonald County,
Missouri

Captain
Company K
6th Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Civil War Union
11 Mar 1840 Meigs Co, Ohio
10 Dec 1907 Pineville, McDonald, Missouri
Spouse: Patience Brown Starkey (1845 - 1920)
Marriage: 24 Mar 1864 Meigs, Ohio
Parents: David Jesse Starkey, Permelia Barnes

The Last Roll Call
Pineville

W.W. Starkey died in his home in Pineville, Monday night after an illness of only a few days. He went out to do some work on his homestead near here the next day after Thanksgiving and contracted a severe cold from which he never recovered.

Wesley W. Starkey was born in Knox County, Ohio on March 11, 1840, and departed this life in Pineville, Missouri, December 10, 1907. He served in the United States Army during the Civil War, served in all four years and ten months. He enlisted in the 6th Missouri Infantry July 4, 1861 as a private and was promoted to a Captain. He was a faithful soldier and saw active service all through the war and particularly at Cairo, Vicksburg and Atlanta. He marched with General Sherman to the sea. He was wounded at Bentonville, SC in the spring of 1865, and it is supposed that this wound eventually caused his death indirectly.

Mr. Starkey was married to Patience Brown March 24, 1864, and to this union, two children were born. One died in infancy and the other is Mrs. Effie Davis who now lives in Anderson. He was a true and loving husband and father and good citizen. He leaves his faithful wife and loving daughter, and two grand children to mourn his death.

Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and a large concourse of friends gathered to pay their respects to him. Rev. M.G. Elliff conducted the funeral services, after which Baker Post, G.A.R [Grand Army of the Republic] took charge of the remains and interment took place at the Pineville Cemetery according to the G.A.R. ritual.

Mr. Starkey was an admirer of Abraham Lincoln and one of his last acts was to help raise a Lincoln Monument fund which he did a few weeks ago, by solicitation among his friends in Pineville and vicinity.

*The deceased moved to Missouri after the war, in December, 1870 and settled in Old Erie in this county. He left in 1876 and settled in Washington County, AR. Moving from the following year to McDonald County, Missouri and lived there until his death.

P.S. Wesley W. Starkey was Emily Starkey's brother.
Transcribed by TS Lundberg
* (Not sure about this statement as Starkey joined the Army in Missouri July 4th, 1861 per this article.)

Note: Found this typed and reprinted obit on Ancestry.com with the notation: “The Last Role Call was written by an unknown author, maybe Mildred Heckman.” Bill Taggart posted this to his family tree. Many Thanks!

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Contributed on 4/12/15 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 4/12/15 • Approved: 4/12/15 • Last Updated: 4/11/18 • R768008-G0-S3

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