James Keatley, Co. H, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Altoona Tribune, November 20, 1929, pg. 1.


James Keatley

Captain James Keatley, 90, who had never had an illness until two weeks ago, died at his home, 2725 Sixth Avenue, yesterday at 1:10 p.m.

Captain Keatley was a Civil War Veteran and a descendant of Revolutionary war ancestry, his great-grandfather having served in that struggle.  He was a member of the Twenty-eighth Street Church of the Brethren.

He was a son of John Keatley, and was born at Stratonville, Clarion County, November 28, 1837, the oldest of a family of nine.  His father was a colonel in the Union Army and the son enlisted April 13, 1861.  He was commissioned as a captain December 13, 1862 and served at captain of Company H, Eighth Regiment, Pennsylvania [Reserves].  He was twice wounded1, once in the battle of Antietam and received his honorable discharge May 24, 1864, at Pittsburg.

Fifty-four years ago he was married to Miss Emma Bell, who survives hi with the following sons and daughters:  Mrs. R. F. Stolz, Philadelphia; Charles Keatley, Brisbin;, Mrs. Frank Smead, Erie; James Clair Keatley, Pittsburg; and John Keatley and Mrs. Clair Davidson, at home; 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Clay Wilson, Clarion.

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., at the home, in charge of the Rev. B. F. Waltz, his pastor.  Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

James Keatley (1837-1928) – Find a Grave Memorial

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  1. Bates shows he was also wounded at Fredericksburg