Obituary Record

Samuel D Huddleson
Died on 12/31/1915


Huddleson, Samuel D., 72

Died 31 December 1915

Published in Enterprise on 8 January 1916

Veteran-Civil War


Samuel D. Huddleson, aged 72 years, passed away at the family home in Dexterville, west Blair, December 31st. With his wife he came to Washington county from Indiana thirty-two years ago and settled northeast of Tyson Station in the neighborhood of the Kindred school, taking 160 acre homestead and purchasing 80 acres more. Thirteen years ago they moved to Blair where they have since resided.

Mr. Huddleson was born in Indiana, on the farm and here his early life was spent. When a call was issued for volunteers at the outbreak of the civil war he was one of the first to present himself at New Albany where at the age of nineteen years he enlisted in Company D., 66th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and was in several engagements of the War. Aug. 12, 1862, during the Battle of Richmond, he was captured along with sixty others of his regiment and was taken to Andersonville prison but was finally paroled and rejoined his company. He was honorably discharged in June 1865. He then returned to the home of his parents where he was married to Miss May E. Piper, the daughter of a neighboring farmer and his boyhood friend. To this union eight children were born, the twins dying in infancy and Elizabeth dying at the age of 10 years. He is survived by wife and four children as follows: James Oliver, Mrs. Fannie Dixon and Miss Lucy Ellen, all of Blair, and Henry M., of Orleans, Ind., and Alvas of Boulder, Colo., and ten grandchildren. The entire family were in attendance at the funeral services which were held at the Baptist church in Blair, Rev. F.E. Volck officiating and his comrades of G.A.R Post were the pall bearers. Mr. Huddleson will be greatly missed by his family and old neighbors and friends and the sympathy of the entire community goes out to the family in their bereavement.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 1/8/1916