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Francis Rease De Lany
Sergeant, United States Army
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FRANCIS R. DE LANY
Veteran Of Indian Campaigns Dies In Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - August 4, 1940 -Francis Rease De Lany, Indian fighting veteran of the Northwest and Southwest, died today at his home here at the age of 86.

Mr. De Lany, who was born in Detroit, enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 19 in 1872.  He saw service in the Indian campaigns of the70's and early 80's, including that against the Apaches in Arizona. He left the Army in December 1882, as Sergeant of I Company, Sixth Cavalry.

Later he served as a surveyor for the Northern Pacific Railroad when it was being built inthe Rocky Mountains.  For fifteen years,  after giving up that work, he was employed as a cabinet maker in Philadelphia.  He came here five years ago.

Mr. De Lany left a widow, Isabel Irwin De Lany, and a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Yost of Norristown, Pennsyvlania.

A funeral service willbeheld here on Wednesday.  Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery.


DELANY, FRANCIS R
SGT TRP I 6TH CAV USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/27/1847
DATE OF DEATH: 08/04/1940
BURIED AT: SECTION EN1  SITE 50124
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

DELANY, ISABEL I WIDOW OF FRANCIS R
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/13/1873
DATE OF DEATH: 11/27/1957
BURIED AT: SECTION 20  SITE 50124
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 8 August 2007