John M. Castle and Sarah A. Zinn were united in marriage December 15, 1868. To this union were born four children; Earl and Gwendoline departed this life previous to Mr. Castle who now goes to join them.
John M. Castle enlisted in the civil war in 1861, at the age of 20 years, and served until 1865, when the war terminated. After the war Mr. Castle went west as paymaster for the Union Pacific Railway in the early days of railroad building and served in that capacity until 1868. Mr. Castle has had a varied and successful business career, having been raised on a farm where he remained until he was about twenty years of age, then as a soldier in the civil war where he served from 1861 to 1865, then as paymaster for the Union Pacific railway in the early days of railroad building through the western states, and from there back to the farm where he remained until 1885. On September 29, 1885, Mr. Castle was appointed postmaster in Lowell, Indiana, and served as such until 1889, when he became a merchant and conducted a general merchandise store in Lowell from such time until April 1917, when he retired. After Mr. Castle retired from business in 1917 he continued to be active and looked after his property interests until a few weeks previous to his departure.
Mr. Castle leaves to mourn him, his wife, Mrs. Sarah A. Castle, two daughters, Genevieve and Gwyneth, five grandchildren, Castle Brownell, Nada Brown, Nelda Wood, Genevieve Wood and Worden Wood, two great grand children sons of Nada and Holton Brown, two brothers Mortimer Castle, Lowell, Indiana, and Elmer Castle of Montana, and a host of friends and acquaintances.
Funeral services were held at his late home Tuesday at 2 p.m. and were attended by a large concourse of old friends and neighbors who gathered to pay their last respects to their departed friend. The deceased was of the Spiritual belief and the funeral services were conducted by Henry S. Wilcox, of Chicago. Interment was made in the mausoleum builing in the Lowell Cemetery, Undertaker William Sheets having charge of the burial service.
The following acted as pall bearers: Howard Slocomb, P.M. McNay, Ralph Brownell, Edward Berg, George Hoevet and Forrest Griesel.
Go to John M. Castle, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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