Standing Man & Tree (Losey) - Columbus, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 09.784 W 094° 48.681
15S E 339170 N 4114498
Quick Description: Civil War Veteran Honored with huge monument at his gravesite. This headstone is in the City Cemetery - on East Country Road between East Ave and SE 20th St.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2021 6:24:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM15409
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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Long Description:

County of Statue: Cherokee County
Location of Statue: East Counrty Road, 2 blocks west of SE 20th St., in Columbus City Cemetery
Tombstone Text:

Co.A 14.Kan.
Jan 15, 1936.

Statue Proper Description:
"Thomas Losey stands at rest, both hands holding the barrel of a rifle with its butt on the ground. He wears a Civil War soldier's uniform and a sword hangs from the proper left side of his belt. Behind him is a stump and he stands atop an inscribed pedestal. To Losey's proper right stands a tree with its branches sawed-off. An inscribed scroll is nailed to its front and a blank scroll is nailed to its back. Both the tree and the pedestal are set on a rectangular base with inscriptions and a flowering vine motif." ~ Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tree with branches sawn off indicates lives cut too short.
Text on that Tree is for family members buried around this monument and reads:

Born May 8, 1854
Died May 22, 1901
Born Aug. 2, 1872
Died Nov. 16, 1878
Born Mar. 7, 1876
Died Dec. 7, 1880

Base: One side of the base has a relief of crossed swords.
A flowery design winds around all four sides
Text of Front side:

My Friends As You Pass By
As You Are Now So Once Was I
As I Am Now So Will You Be
Prepare For Death and Follow Me.
Back side of Base Text:
Father I Will That They Also
Whom Thou Hast Given Me
Be With Me Where I Am.

Small History of T. J. Losey I found digging around:
Born: March 1846 Ohio
Died: January 15, 1936 Columbus, Kansas
THomas Jefferson Losey was in the Civil War and was a member of Co. A. 14 Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. He and his family have one of the grandest grave markers in the area. According to the 1880 and 1900 censuses of Cherokee County, he was 34 years old in 1880 and 54 years old in 1900. His wife was named Flora Bell Losey and they had two daughters living named Ida and Amelia in 1880, Ada and Amelia died very young. Amelia died in Dec. 1880 and is buried near Thomas. Other Loseys are buried nearby.
Wife: Flora Bell (Snevely) Losey (1854 - 1901)
Ada Losey (1872-1878)
Ida (Losey) Taylor (1874-1949)
Amelia Losey (1876-1880)
A sons tombstone is also here but I could not read anything on it.

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