Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thomas F. Ireland.

Thomas F. Ireland.

Birth: 1878.
Death: 1949.

Wife: Zone A. Ireland, ( 1883 - 1978.

Children: Orris R. Ireland.

Burial: Bronson Cemetery, Bronson, Bourbon County, Kansas.

Mr. Ireland was a veteran of the Spanish American War.  He was in the 20th., Kansas infantry Co. H. In 1900 he wrote the following in the "Kansas Kompany Bulletin".

Thomas F. Ireland, Bronson, Kansas ; farmer. "March 18, 1900.  I am sorry I live so far from the rest of the company, for I get more homesick to be back with the company than I ever was to get home while I was in Manila, and you all know that was considerable." "May 27, 1900.--I don't know what the rest of you "gu-gus" think about it, but I miss having a pay day once in awhile, and have decided $15.60, board and clothes included, is about as good as farming, until a person gets one crop at least. The weather has been warm enough the last week to remind me of Manila and make me feel glad I am not there. Well, I must close, so adios : your comrade, T. F. Ireland."

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