Clark County Clipper, February 9, 1928

(Civil War Veteran)

Joseph Canton was born January 8, 1845, at New Orleans, Louisiana, and departed this life, February 5, 1928, at the home in Englewood, Kansas, aged 83 years and 28 days.

On February 19, 1874, he was united in marriage with Margaret J. Dunlap of Wichita, Kansas, to which union six daughters and one son were born, all of whom survive except one daughter, Lulu, who departed this life August 6, 1887, at the age of six years.

In January, 1888, he accepted the belief of the Baptist church and was baptized in that faith at two Mile, Kansas.  He later transferred his letter to the Methodist church at Valley Center, Kansas. Upon his removal to Englewood, he associated with the union church and has remained a devout and steadfast member.  He was an earnest Bible student and his knowledge of the scriptures surpassed that of many who are recognized as Bible scholars.

At the outbreak of the Civil War he found his way out of the South and being too young for service followed the union armies until permitted to enlist in the 14th Missouri Cavalry early in 1865, in which he served until it was disbanded at Leavenworth, Kansas, of the same year.

He was ever loyal to his fellow man and at the time of his passing was a member in good standing of the Valley Center Lodge No. 223 of I. O. O. F.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Mrs. M. J. Canton of Englewood, Kansas, five daughters; Mrs. Chas. McKinney and Mrs. Josie Curtis of Englewood, Kansas; Mrs. O. C. Hotchkiss of Stanley, N. Y.; Mrs. Edna Andrews of Chandler, Okla.; and Mrs. C. F. Mull of Great Bend, Kansas; one son, W. S. Canton of Nashua, Montana; eighteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Card of Thanks


We wish to express our appreciation of the help and sympathy extended by our neighbors and friends in our bereavement.

Mrs. M. J. Canton and Family.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 27, 2005.


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