Terminating an illness of several months, due to ailments incident to advanced years, Elijah P[enelton] Faidley aged 76 years and 9 months, died Friday, May 17th, at his home in Duquesne, Pa.
Mr. Faidley was born at Summit Mills, Somerset County, Pa., and resided there for a number of years. Soon after the beginning of the Civil War, he enlisted in Company A. Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves, and fought through a number of important engagements, including that at Gettysburg. Following the war he moved to Martinsburg, W. Va. and, then, 37 years ago, to McKeesport, Pa., where he was employed for ten years in the National Tube Works. He then located in Duquesne, where he was engaged for many years as a real estate and fire insurance broker. During his residence in the city, also, he served as a member of the council and the school board.
He is survived by three children – Mrs. Gertrude Granger of Duquesne, John W. Faidley of Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. T.R. DeYarmon of South Brownsville, Pa. Funeral, Monday, May 20, and interment in Richland cemetery, Dravosburg, Pa.
Mr. Faidley was the eldest of a family of 23 children of the late Peter Faidley, a number of whom survive, among the surviving brothers being Alex and Lincoln Faidley of Summit Mills, and Albert Faidley of Akron, O.
Elijah P. Faidley was in every sense a man – physically, morally and intellectually; industrious, provident, intelligent and intensely loyal to his country. He was severely wounded in battle while fighting for the Union, and was an honored member of the G.A.R.
During recent years he spent several summers among his old friends and neighbors in Elk Lick and Summit townships, where he was always a welcome guest.
Brendon is a history buff who loves American History, especially the American Civil War. He is also a direct descendant of William H. Wagner of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. Member of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Co. A (Reenacting Unit). Creator of The Blue & Gray Historian on Instagram and Facebook. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.