Obit: Sayles, James C. (1840 - 1916)

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----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 03/16/1916

Sayles, James C. (16 OCT 1840 - 9 MAR 1916)

James C. Sayles was born in Genesee, Waukesha Co., Wis., Oct. 16, 1840, and died March 9, 1916, at Loyal, Clark County, Wis. In 1846 he, with his parents, moved to a farm in the town of Rubicon, Dodge Co., Wis., and soon after to what was known as Sayles Mills, in the same town where he lived until the fall of 1900, when he moved to the farm near Loyal, which continued to be his home until his death.

In 1862 he enlisted as Corporal in co. 1, 29th Reg. Wis. Infantry service until the close of the war, nearly three years. He participated in engagements at Port Gibson, Champion Hills, the Siege of Vicksburg, the Red River expedition and many minor engagements.

On Nov. 21, 1867 he was united in marriage to Helen Douglas of Neosha, Wis., who still survives him. To this union were born four children, Dr. J. S. Sayles of Grand Rapids, Wis., P. W. Sayles of Searchlight, Nevada, Arthur J. Sayles of Loyal, Wis., and Mary, now M. M. weaver of Loyal, Wis., all of who survive him. He also leaves two brothers, C. W. Sayles of Hartford, Wis. and J. E. Sayles of Wyoming, and one sister, Mrs. C. R. Kneeland of Marshall, Minn.

For many years Mr. Sayles was engaged in manufacturing furniture and later bee keepers supplies. Since removing to Loyal he has lived on the farm he purchased, which has been operated by his younger son, Arthur J. Sayles.

Mr. Sayles was a keen observer of public matters, always keeping abreast of the times.

Being of a retiring disposition he never took an active part in public affairs, but was always deeply interested in all matters of general interest.

While always a very busy man he was very devoted to his family, who will miss him very much. In later life his grandchildren have absorbed much of his attention, he transferring to them the affection that was formerly given to his own children.

The funeral services were held Saturday, March 11th at his home, Rev. Powell officiating.

Those who attended the funeral from away were: Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Sayles of Hartford, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Douglas of Neosha, Wis., and Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Sayles of Grand Rapids, Wis.



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