Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
William Henry Harrison Gilley
Saturday, November 3, 1906
DEATH REMOVES W.H.H.GILLEY ...WAS A NATIVE OF DAVIESS COUNTY AND AN
OLD SOLDIER MEMBER CO. G, 42nd IND,
His Illness Lasted But Three Days When The Last Reveille Was Heard Calling Him
Responding to the last reveille that mustered him out of service forever, W.H.H.Gilley answered the roll call at 2o'clock Friday night. An illness of three days duration resulting from an attack of paralysis of the kidneys caused the death of another Union soldier of the rebellion.
The news of the death of Mr. Gilley came as a surprise and a shock to nearly everyone as few knew of his illness. He was down town on Wednesday evening of this week. Shortly after going home that evening he received the paralytic stroke and grew steadily worse until death.
He was born in this county near Hudsonville. All his life except three years during the war and a short residence in Illinois was spent in this county. He enlisted in company "G" of the 42nd Indiana regiment volunteers September 27, 1861, and served in this company to the end of his enlistment. Captain Palmer speaks highly of the services rendered the country by this veteran. When he was mustered out of service he returned to Daviess county and for years made his home south of the city near Veale's Creek church. Six years ago he moved to this city and since then has lived on east VanTrees street. Mrs. Gilley whose maiden name was McCracken survives him as do two sons, Austin and Charles Gilley.
He was a member of the G.A.R. post of this city, the Red Men's lodge of this city and the First Baptist Church. He always took an active part in the organizations to which he belonged.
Contributed by Mrs. Jeanne Everett, McCracken Family Historian