Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USAAdd to Map
The Ritzville Journal-Times Thursday, January 27, 1921, issue
Solomon I. Bartges Taps sounded for an aged veteran of the Civil War early Sunday morning and Solomon I. Bartges was mustered out of life's batallion. His death occurred at 12:50 a.m. and was the result of a paralytic stroke from which he did not rally. An unusual coincidence was the fact that his wife died just thirty years before on the same day of the year and nearly the same hour. Mr. Bartges was born July 17, 1844, at North Georgetown, Ohio. He served throughout the war with the exception of a few weeks when he was out suffering from wounds or between enlistments. He was in Co. G, 46th Pennsylvania Infantry; 158th Ohio Infantry and 107th Ohio Infantry. He was wounded twice. He took part in many engagements, among them, Fort Donelson, Lookout Mountain, Chatahoochie, Chicamaugua and Gettysburg. After his discharge in 1865 he emigrated to Missouri where he resided for a time, being united in marriage to Louisa J. Palmer of that state. He again responded to the call to move westward and came to Washington Territory in 1886, settling for a year at Dayton. Learning of the possibilities up in this section he came to Adams County and located on a farm out in the Carico Hills. He continued to engage in wheat raising until advancing years forced him to retire and he moved to Ritzville. He is survived by three children, another son, Charles Franklin, having died Jan. 18, 1891. The surviving children are Ira A. Bartges, Ritzville; Mrs. Olive Butler, Napavine; and Mrs. Irene Pruitt of Ritzville. There are five grandchildren. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Haight's undertaking parlors and were conducted by Rev. R. D. Snyder. The few surviving members of the G. A. R. were present to pay tribute to their departed comrade and the W. R. C. attended in a body. Six overseas veterans of the late war acted as pallbearers. Taps were sounded at the conclusion of the service. The burial was in the Ritzville cemetery.