Andrew McMillan Halsey

Andrew McMillan HALSEY

submitted by Barbara Clayton, Kingfisher, Oklahoma

Source: KINGFISHER WEEKLY FREE PRESS, Thursday, June 22, 1916 - OBITUARY

Andrew McMillin [McMillan] HALSEY was born in Wheeling, West Virginia [Piney Creek, Allegheny County, North Carolina], July 26, 1843, and died at the home of his son, John HALSEY at Linton [Sinton], Texas, Monday, June 13, 1916, at 12:03 a.m.; aged seventy-two years and eleven months. He was sick only a few days prior to his death.

At the age of eighteen years Mr. HALSEY enlisted in the Confederate Army where he served nearly five years, during which time he saw much hard service and engaged in many bloody battles. Shortly after the close of the war he drove in a wagon from North Carolina to Kansas, settling in Kansas City.

He was married to Miss Francis SUSAN [Susan Frances WYATT] of Wyatt, North Carolina [born Jackson County, Missouri], March 4, 1864. To this union was born nine children, four boys and five girls, all of whom survive him: Mrs. Fannie BELL of Eagle City, Okla.; J. B. [Burgess Josiah] HALSEY of Kansas City; Mrs. Addie SMITH of La Kemp, Okla.; John HALSEY of Linton [Sinton], Texas; Mrs. Anna JONES of Lahoma, Okla.; Mrs. Nina YOUNT of Bridgeport, Okla.; Joseph H. HALSEY of Moorewood, Okla.; Mrs. Rose PEDIGO of Bridgeport, Okla.; and Andrew F. HALSEY of Ashland, Kans.

Mr. HALSEY was married the second time to Miss Laura J. WEAVER, fifteen years ago. This wife died in Kingfisher seven years ago last Decoration day, May 30, 1909. Since that time Mr. HALSEY has made his home with his children.

In March, 1879 Mr. HALSEY moved with his family from Kansas City to Clearwater, Kans. where they resided until their removal to Oklahoma in the spring of 1891 at the opening of the C. and A. country. He filed on and homesteaded a claim thirteen miles northwest of this city on Cooper creek on which place he made his home until he retired some seven years ago.

Mr. HALSEY had been a faithful consistant member of the Baptist church for over thirty-five years. He was a member of the Cooper Creek Baptist church, transfering his membership to the First Baptist Church of this city on his removal here and was still a member here at the time of his death. Mr. HALSEY was indeed a splendid citizen and zealous christian worker.

Funeral services were conducted from the Baptist church this afternoon at 2 o'clock by Revs. HUFF and INGRAM. The remains were laid to rest in Kingfisher cemetery by the side of his second wife. The remains of his first wife will be removed from their former resting place in Cooper Creek cemetery and be buried by his side.

The nine children were all present at the funeral which is the first time they have been together since the death of their mother seventeen years ago last December.

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