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Obituary Asa P. Daniels

Cassopolis, Michigan

Obit "The Cassopolis Vigilant" *Cassopolis, MI) Thursday, 21 Sep 1933
Asa P. Daniels passed away Monday Morning at the home of his daughter Mrs Jas Knight, on O'Keefe Street after a prolonged period of ill health, at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 22 days. Funeral services were held at Daniels' late home at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon conducted by the Rev Jos I. Lindsay and burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery beside his son, William Daniels, who met his death while on duty while on duty as a night watch in this village thirty years ago.
Mr. Daniels was the son of Benjamin H. and Mary Free Daniels and was born at Canandagua, NY, March 27, 1848. He was just under sixteen years of age when he enlisted Feb 1, 1864 to serve three years in Co. F, 53rd Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers but the Civil War closed before his enlistment
expired and he was mustered out of service June 20, 1865. While in the service he was taken prisoner at the battle of Reams Station and served considerable time in a Confederate Prison.
After the war he went to Bryan, Ohio and was there married Sep 8, 1872 to Miss Alice Oldfield, who survives him, as do also two daughters, Mrs. Ina Knight and Mrs Carrie Reams, and one grandson William Reams all of village. Of his five brothers and one sister only three survive, James Daniels of Los Angeles, and Frank and Willard Daniels of Kalamazoo.
Me. Daniels moved with his family to Cassopolis 47 years ago and had resided here ever since. He had served as the Village both as Marshall and as Night watch and was always useful and industrious citizen during his active years. In his declining years, he and Mrs. Daniels had made their home with their daughter, Mrs. Jas Knight, where he received every attention that would make his last days comfortable and happy.
The passing of Mr. Daniels leaves only two Civil War veterans in our village, Jefferson Palmer and James H. Reed

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