Name:    Abiram David Galutia

From:  The Journal Free Press, Osage City, Kansas
Date:  Thursday, July 14, 1928

Abiram David Galutia was born May 13, 1838, at Ulysses, Potter county, Pennsylvania and departed this life, June 10, 1928 at the age of 90 years, and 28 days.  H grew to manhood in Potter County, Pennsylvania and on November 23, 1856, he was united in marriage to Almira P. Howe, of the same community, and to this union five children were born: Adalaske A. who died in infancy, Anderson R. of Barclay, Kansas, Mrs. Sarah Hopkins of Great Bend Kansas, William A. of Osage City, and Mrs. Almira L. Culbertson of Topeka.  Soon after their marriage, they both united with the Seventh Day Adventist church to which faith they were devoted until death.

When General Grant was placed in charge of the Army of the Potomac, he answered his voluntary call and enlisted in Company H, 53rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers and gave faithful service until the close of the war when he returned to his family and his farm life which occupation he followed for almost 80 years.

In 1883, he sold the old home where he had resided and moved with his family to Kansas locating one and one half miles west of Osage City.  After renting a farm for two years, he purchased a home seven miles west of Osage City where he lived for 33 years.  He was a member of the local G. A. R. Post No. 11.

On June 29, 1911, his devoted wife departed this life after 55 years of devoted companionship.  Then years ago, while visiting his daughter at Great Bend, Kansas, he took critically ill and never recovered sufficiently to return to his home.  He passed away at Great Bend June 0, 1928.

He leaves to mourn his departure one sister, Mrs. E. E. Kebbe [sic] of St. Louis, Mo.; twenty-one grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held from the McElfresh Mortuary, this {Wednesday} afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. H. Swartz of the Christian church.  Interment was made in the Osage City cemetery.