Friday, January 6, 2012

Edward Everett Hoskins

The Neodesha Register, Friday, August 18, 1899, Pg. 3
Volume XXII, Number 32


Edmond Everett Hoskins was born in Russellburg, Pa., September 14, 1845; died in Neodesha, Kansas, August 9, 1899, aged 53 years, 10 months and 25 days. Into the life lived by this good citizen between the dates mentioned, were crowded many stirring events, and many hardships, but also much happiness and pleasure. He was a very special man, brave and generous, hopeful and energetic. His parents died while he was still young and early in life he was forced to care for himself. In 1863, when only 17 years of age, he enlisted in the union army being a member of Co. B, Seventy-second New York Infantry, and he served faithfully and well for two years and four months. At the close of the war he was mustered out with his regiment and immediately entered the railway service, an occupation he followed the remainder of his life. He served his apprenticeship on the New York Central. After that he went west to Illinois and for a number of years he worked in the state on the Chicago & Alton. In 1869, he came to Kansas and entered the service of the Frisco, then being constructed through this part of Kansas, and has stayed with the company ever since—twenty years. Shortly after beginning work on this road he met Miss Mary Beecher and becoming enamored of her, secured her consent and they were married in Greenwood county in 1884. They took up their residence in Neodesha and have lived here since with the exception of a few years spent in Anthony. They have had five children to bless their wedded life. Two died in early childhood; there are left to comfort and sustain the heartbroken mother in her sudden bereavement, Perela, aged 17, Charles aged 14 and Gladness, 7.

Ed Hoskins, as he was generally known, was very popular with his fellow employees and associates. Frank and impulsive, his was always ready to aid or commend a friend; enemies he had none. He was a very earnest friend to his class of laboring men and a consistent member of the Order of Railway Conductors. He also belonged to Harmony Lodge No. 94, A. F. & A. M. to Harper Chapter No. 61 R. A. M and Anthony Commandery No. 37 K. T., also to Neodesha Chapter No. 29, Order of Eastern Star and to the Knights and Ladies of Security.

His funeral was conducted under the auspices of the A. F. & A. M., and of the O. E. S. Rev. J. A. Smith, a fellow Mason, and pastor of the Christian church with which Mr. Hoskins’ family is affiliated, preached the funeral sermon at the Christian church at 9 a.m., Saturday, August 122. At the close of the sermon members of the Eastern Star observed their beautiful ritualistic ceremony around the bier, He was then carried to his last resting place, followed by his fellow Masons. Six Knights Jos. Scudder, E. D. Davis, A. C. Sperry, J. L. Moorhead, J. W. Bogue and R. M. Jones being the pall bearers, E. D. Davis, Emmuinen Commander of the Knights Templars at Anthony was present as the representative of the fraternity. At the grave the Masonic brethren performed their solemn and impressive service, and thus were the mortal remains of kindly, genial Ed. Hoskins, an amiable citizen, a true patriot, a loving husband and father laid to rest.

Service record.

Note. I checked all the records and they have his name spelled wrong.

HOSKINS, EVERETT C—Private, Co. B, Seventy-second Infantry;transferred to Co. H, this regiment, June 23, 1861; to Oo. H, Seventy-third Infantry, June 1, 1865.

HOSK1NS, EVERETT C—Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Ellington, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B,December 22, 1863; transferred to Co. H , One Hundred and Twentieth Infantry, June 23, 1864.

HOSKINS, EVERETT C—Private, One Hundred and Twentieth Infantry; Transferred to Co. H, this regiment, June 2,1865; mustered out with company, June 29, 1865, near Washington,D. C.

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