Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - James Olney

James A. Olney

James Olney
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James A. Olney

20 Sep 1830
22 Oct 1908 (aged 78)
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
RitzvilleAdams CountyWashingtonUSA Add to Map

His life:
James Olney was married only once and two children were born of that union; William and Clara Bertha Rose Olney. His wife, Jane Christian Baronett, died circa 1878, after the birth of Clara 'Bertha' Rose. The son died earlier. No further info on son. Clara grew to womanhood and married Lewis Emery Pittman and to them were born at least 5 children:

Gladys Muriel, wife of Delbert Dean Pittman
Doris Elain
Doice Clarice
Bernice Wilma, wife of Carl Ostheller
John Lewis


James Olney, who died in Spokane on Thursday, October 22, and was buried at the First Congregational Church of Ritzville on Friday, October 23, was a native of Canada, having been born September 30, 1830. At the time of his death, he was 78 years, one month and two day old. For thirty years he had been a widower and left one married daughter, Mrs. Bertha Pitman, who lives at Lamona, in Lincoln County.

Mr. Olney lived in Adams county for 18 years, mostly at the home of his brother-in-law, D. C. Barronett. He was a civil war veteran, serving in the Tenth Kansas regiment, an honored member of the W. B. Hazen Post, and G. A. R. of Ritzville. He served as quartermaster of the post for 12 years, and during the time he performed the duties of that office, not even the slightest mistake was ever found in his accounts.

He requested that his Grand Army comrades be in charge of his funeral, and he should be buried in the soldiers' field.

His life was a splendid example of the virtue of faithfulness to duty. An acute rheumatism sufferer contracted while fighting his country's battles he was habitually cheerful and uncomplaining. To those who knew him best his life was a benediction.

The Ritzville Journal Times Thursday, October 29, 1908 Courtesy of Sue Gardner & gapwork90


Buried at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery

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