OLD SOLDIER SUMMONED
Henry Emmons Answered Final Roll
Call, Friday, Feb. 24th
The rapidly thinning ranks of the G.A.R. met with another loss Friday, Feb. 24th, when Comrade Henry Emmons answered the summons calling him to service in the realms above. Mr. Emmons had been in poor health for many months, and until a few weeks ago was given care and treatment at the Lincoln hospital. Apparently improving, he left for his home west of Flagg Center; but his improvement was only temporary, and the angel of death came on the day mentioned.
Funeral services were held from his late home Sunday afternoon, Rev. Crues, pastor of the Rochelle M.E. church officiating at the last sad rites. members of the Rochelle Post G.A.R. were in attendance, acting as honorary escorts. The funeral was largely attended.
Henry Emmons was born in Pottersville, New Jersey, March 13, 1840. In July, 1868, he was married to Melissa Cross. Of the six children born to this union but one daughter survives.
June 15, 1912, he was again united in marriage, to Mrs. Cynthia Huntley, who survives him.
He heard his country's call and on Sept. 3, 1862, enlisted at Flemington, N. J., in Co. A, 31st Regiment New Jersey Volunteers. He re-enlisted on March 25, 1865, in Co. B, 1st Regiment of New Jersey. He was in the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded, also Petersburg and in Sherman's march to the sea. He was one of those who were willing to die, if needs be, that others might live.
Feb. 24, 1922, he answered the last roll call. His entire life since the war was spent in this county in and around Flagg Center. Besides his wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Leah Slaughter, and one grandson, Raymond Slaughter.
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