Sunday, November 9, 2014

Silas Harper Bacon.

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Silas Harper Bacon. 

Birth: Dec. 28, 1843, White Hall, Greene County, Illinois.
Death: Dec. 17, 190, Narka, Republic County, Kansas.

Wife: Lydia A John Bacon (1846 - 1915).

Children: Non found.

Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Narka, Republic County, Kansas.

Mr. Bacon came to Republic County, Kansas, in 1883, and settled in section 18 of Albion township. He was a farmer on his 80 acres of land. Later his farm would be cut to 40 acres.  In 1883 his post office address was Hubbell, Nebraska.

In 1893 he would move to Nark, Kansas, but still kept his farm. The farm was 3 miles west of Narka, Kansas.  In Narka, Kansas he had two businesses Livery and Breeding Stable and was a Coal dealer.
He was also a Civil War Vet.

(KS) Narka News Dec. 27, 1907 

Silas Harper Bacon was born near White Hall, Greene county, Illinois, Dec. 28, 1843, and died at Narka, Kansas, Dec. 17, 1907, aged sixty-three years, eleven months and nineteen days. He moved from Illinois to Kansas in the spring fo 1883 and settled on a farm three miles west of Narka, where he resided till 1893, then moved to Narka where he lived till he died.

He was married in Illinois to Lydia A. John Nov. 27, 1867, to this union were born two daughters and one son, all of whom are living. With these he leaves his wife, three brothers and two sisters to mourn his departure. In 1862 he enlisted in the 91st Illinois regiment, serving three years and receiving an honorable discharge. He was converted and joined the M.E. church in 1865.

He became a charter member of the M.E. church at Narka, Kansas, in 1889, of which he was ever loyal and faithful member. He served the church in an official capacity during most of the time since his connection with it. S.H. Bacon was a man among men, quiet, unassuming and having the respect of all who knew him.

Funeral services were conducted from the M.E. Church at Narka, Kansas Dec. 19, 1907 in the presense of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends, after which his body was laid to rest in the Maple Grove cemetery, two and one-half miles northwest of Narka. Gone, but not forgotten.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report. 

Name: BACON, SILAS H. Rank: PVT. Company: I. Unit: 91 IL US INF. 

Personal Characteristics. Residence: WHITEHALL, GREENE CO, IL. Age: 18. Height: 5' 8. Hair: DARK. Eyes: GRAY. Complexion: DARK. Marital Status: SINGLE. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: WHITEHALL, GREEN CO, IL.

Service Record. Joined When; AUG 8, 1862. Joined Where: WHITEHALL, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: Sept. 8, 1862 Muster In Where: CAMP BUTLER, IL. Muster Out: JUL 12, 1865. Muster Out Where: MOBILE, AL.

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