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Major General Frederick Funston

September 11, 1865 - February 19, 1917

 
 
Major General Frederick Funston Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
1. Major General Frederick Funston Marker
Inscription.

Frederick Funston was born in Ohio and moved to Kansas with his parents in the spring of 1868 at the age of 2. Nicknamed "Fearless Freddy," he was of slight build - be sure to check out the life size statue in front of the Funston Home and Museum Complex. He had a long career in the military, beginning with the 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry in 1898.

For more information about General Funston, please visit the Allen County Historical Society.
 
Erected 2014 by Iola CITF/PRIDE.
 
Location. 37° 55.301′ N, 95° 24.339′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is on Washington Street north of Madison Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the west side of the Courthouse Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 South Washington Street, Iola KS 66749, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Views of Madison Avenue (here, next to this marker); Boyhood Home of General Funston (within shouting distance of this marker); South Washington Street Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred Horton (within shouting

Major General Frederick Funston Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
2. Major General Frederick Funston Marker
Funston statue and boyhood home in background left
distance of this marker); Nimrod Hankins (within shouting distance of this marker); Intersection of Madison and Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); George A. Bowlus (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Madison Avenue and the Allen County Courthouse (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iola.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Frederick N. Funston Bio. (Submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Frederick Funston Bio at Kansapedia. (Submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Frederick Funston Bio. (Submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Frederick Funston Papers at Kansas Historical Society. (Submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. History of Iola, Kansas. (Submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Spanish-American
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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