ORMSBY COUNTY CIVIL WAR VETERANS
Lone Mountain Cemetery and Ormsby Poor Farm Military Headstones
By: Dan and Doreen Robinson
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On the Cover…..
May 30, 1910 – Memorial Day
L TO R: J. Beckstead, Mex-Amer.; Geo. Meyers, G.A.R.; H. F. Bartine, G.A.R.; Geo. Wilcox, G.A.R.; Zach Wilcox, G.A.R.
L TO R: F. J. McCullough, G.A.R; J. (Jason) Burlingame, G.A.R.; Gov. Dickerson, S.W.; C. A. Bracklin*, G.A.R.
*Unable to confirm spelling
Photo contributed by Carolyn Mirick,
G-Grand Niece of George and Zach Wilcox
Rededication Plaque – November 11, 2004
Lone Mountain Cemetery – G.A.R. Section
Photo by D. Robinson
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Lone Mountain Cemetery – G.A.R. Section
Carson City, Nevada
Photo by D. Robinson
This book was prepared for the Nevada State Library And Lone Mountain Cemetery
by Dan and Doreen Robinson.
Copyright 2005
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THE CELEBRATION AT CARSON
The lovely little town of Carson was up bright and early
to pay a sad tribute to the heroes who have ended their
earthly cares in that city and to the soldiers and sailors
recently removed from old Fort Churchill and buried in
the cemetery there. The bright new uniforms of the
State Militia on the backs of steady sons of America who
stand ready to do battle for the nation should the
occasion require, give ample proof of Carson’s loyalty.
The unveiling of the monument, erected by the State,
sacred to the memory of the dead heroes who are laid to
rest in that city, was a feature of the day. At 12:30 the
line was formed on Carson Street with the right resting
on Mason and facing west. At the head of the
procession marched the City Marshal and aid mounted,
followed by Governor R. K. Colcord and staff. The
Capital Band came next, then Company F, under
command of Captain W. U. Mackey; Custer Post G.A.R.,
under command of Wm. H. Doane; Mexican Veterans;
Custer Post No. 15, W. R. C., in carriages.
SECOND DIVISION
Headed by John T. Jones and aids, followed by Warren
Engine Co., No. 1, Curry Engine Co., No 2, Warren
Hose Company, teachers and pupils of the Empire
school, officers and children of the State Orphan’s
Home, teachers and pupils of the Carson and Brunswick
public Schools.
THIRD DIVISION
Under the command of Dr. Guion and aids, followed by
Native Sons of Nevada mounted, and carriages
containing the choir, orator, chaplain and Federal, State,
county and municipal officers. The procession marched
to the cemetery, where the following program was
carried out:
Music………………..Capital Band
“Rest Soldier Rest”…Choir
Prayer………………..Chaplain
Address………………Post Commander
“Sleep O Sleep”……..Choir
Services………………Officers of the Day and Chaplain
Reading of the Roll of Honor
“America”…………..Choir
Benediction…………..
Decoration of graves…
The Weekly Gazette And Stockman | 1891-06-04
After which the unveiling and dedication of the
monument, a cut of which is herewith published,
took place. The monument was presented on
behalf of the State by Governor R. K. Colcord
and accepted by Custer Post Commander,
followed by an address by Congressman H. F.
Bartine.
Nevada has been spat upon by her Eastern
neighbors, but when it comes to patriotism and love
of country, she would put to blush man of her Eastern
sisters, for it is not every Eastern State that has
erected so handsome a monument as has Nevada
and dedicated to the memory of the country’s
defenders. The statue is a fine piece of workmanship
and reflects credit, not only on the artist who
designed it, but upon the State at large. The word
“Rest” is inscribed on the front of the second base,
And on the lower tablet the following: “ Nevada’s Gift
to Union Soldiers and Sailors, March 19, 1891” in
large raised letters. A medallion of Admiral Farragut
is engraved on the right lower table and one of
General Grant on the left. On the back lower tablet is
a foul anchor to represent the navy. On the upper
front tablet is a facsimile of the handsome badge of
the G.A.R. On the right upper tablet are crossed
sabres emblem actual of the cavalry service, and on
the left crossed cannon to represent the artillery, and
on the back arms stacked in commemoration of the
infantry service.
The day was not all that could have been asked for,
but notwithstanding that, the people of Western
Nevada have shown their appreciation of true worth
in a manor befitting the occasion.
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Memorial Day 2005
Lone Mountain Cemetery
With Deepest Respect and Appreciation
Photo by D. Robinson
Photo by D. Robinson
Lone Mountain’s Oldest Veterans
Lone Mountain’s Veteran’s Section
Mexican-American, Civil War (G. A. R.) and Spanish American War Veterans
WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Gulf, Middle East War Veterans
Two Lone Soldiers……..
Gravesites for Union Soldiers buried at
The old Ormsby Poor Farm – now part
Of Fuji Park, Carson City, Nevada
Photo by D. Robinson
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Aikens (Atkins), Henry
Birth date: Mar. 31, 1838*
Birth location: Franklin Co., Vermont*
Death date: April 3rd or 5th , 1865
Death location: Camp Nye, Nevada
Inscription: U.S. Soldier*
Section: Lone Mountain G. A. R. Section 5 – specific grave unknown**
*Source: FindAGrave.com, Henry Atkins, data not validated
Military Data:
Nativity:
Joined: 03/02/1864
Where: Virginia City, Nevada
Age: 25
Mustered In: 04/05/1864
Where: Ft. Churchill, Nevada
Mustered Out: Died – 04/05/1865
Where: Camp Nye, Nevada
Rank: Corporal
Battalion: 1st Nevada Volunteers
Arm of Service: Cavalry
Company: E
Remarks: Murdered while in discharge of duty
Source: Ft. Churchill Volunteers 1863-1866 – available in book form from
Quintin Publications or on Microfilm at Nevada State Library – Carson City
Nevada Death Records – online
ATKINS, Henry E.
Died: May 1865
Killed by Daniel HUGHES, both soldiers
**Henry Aikens is one of over thirty Ft. Churchill soldiers who died
while assigned to Fort Churchill between 1863-1866. Please see
pages 148 - 154 “Re-interring Nevada’s Unknown Soldiers” for more
information on the re-interment from Ft. Churchill to Lone Mountain
Cemetery and a list of all of the soldiers identified as having died
while stationed at Ft. Churchill during this period. It is unknown if
Henry is buried at Lone Mountain…. The names of the soldiers reinterred to Lone Mountain were unknown even at the time of their reinterment but since he was asssigned to Ft. Churchill at the time of
his death, the possibility arises that he may have been one of the
thirty unknown soldiers sent to Lone Mountain.
Other Possible Sources:
•Aikens, Henry Fort Churchill, Nevada, Volunteers 1863 – 1866
•Atkins, Henry www.findagrave.com
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Avery , David W.
Birth date: abt. 1828 (source: 1880 census)
Birth location: Maine (source: 1880 census)
Death date: 3 March 1889
Death location: Carson City, Ormsby, Nv.
Inscription: D. W. Avery Drum Major 51st N. Y. Infantry
Section: W-1-G Row: 5 Plot: 13
Military data:
3 N.Y. Infantry Co. H
Muster In: Musician
Muster Out: Drum Major
109 N. Y. Infantry Co. –
Muster In: Musician
Muster Out: Prv Musician
51 N.Y. Infantry Co. –
Muster In: Pr. Musician
Muster Out: Pr. Musician
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Death of Cap. Avery
Morning Appeal, Tuesday, March 5, 1889
1880 Census:
Age: 52
POB: Maine
Occupation: Drayman
Residence: Reno (Washoe Co.)
At 5:30 on Sunday afternoon, Cap. Avery died of smallpox at the Pest
House. He seemed to be rapidly recovering, and was chatting and
laughing pleasantly, when he suddenly went into convulsions and
passed away. The report in the Virginia Chronicle that he was
neglected by his nurse was in error.
Additional Sources:
He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, the G. A. R., and also
belonged to the Carson Guard and Warren Engine Co., all of which
organizations would have assisted at his funeral had he not died of a
contageous (sic) disease.
Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881,
. 1885-86 – Nevada State Archives
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Bartine , Horace Franklin
Birth date: 21 March 1848
Birth location: New York City, N. Y.
Death date: 27 August 1918
Death location: Winnemucca, Humboldt Co. Nv.
Burial Date: 8/29/1918
Inscription: Corpl. Horace F. Bartine Co. A. 8 NJ inf.
Section: 1F Row: 3 Plot: 2
Military data:
8 NJ Infantry
Co. I, A
Muster In: Private
Muster Out: Corpl.
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
1880 Census:
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Carson City
1910 Census:
Occupation: Chairman
Residence: Carson City, Ward 1
Additional Sources:
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Biographies of Nevada's Senators and Congressmen –
Nevada State Archives (Online)
Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 Nevada State Archives
•
Lone Mountain Cemetery (2002 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co.
USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
•
Lone Mountain Tombstones (1956 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby
Co. USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
•
See Bio: Find A Grave Cemetery Records- Horace Franklin Bartine
Note: FindAGrave contains biographical information on this soldier provided
by another researcher and has not been validated by us.
Services to Be Held of Capitol Lawn
Carson City Daily Appeal, Thursday, August 29, 1918
The funeral services of the late Judge Horace F. Bartine will be held on the
capital lawn at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon as a fitting tribute to one who,
for the great part of his lifetime, figured prominently in national and state
affairs.
The clergy of Carson, with whom the deceased was intimately acquainted,
has all been asked to take part in the services. Members of the G.A.R. and
the Women’s Relief Corps will also attend the services during the time of
which all offices of the capital will be closed.
At the Grand Army plot in Lone Mountain cemetery where the remains will
be laid away the Eagles will conduct the final services, from which order two
members will act as pallbearers. Others to serve as pallbearers will be two
officials of the capitol, two members of the G.A.R., and two members of the
Spanish War Veterans. Their names have not yet been determined.
(see obits on next two pages)
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Bartine , Horace Franklin Obituary
Judge Bartine Is Summoned by Death
Carson City Daily Appeal, August 27, 1918
Hon. H. F. Bartine, for fifty years a resident of this state and for nearly all of that time a resident of Carson, passed away in Winnemucca early this morning,
following a severe heart attack brought on by chronic auto-intoxication.
Judge Bartine was born March 21, 1848 in New York City, removing when still a small boy to New Jersey, from whence he enlisted in the Civil War as a private
when barely 15 years of age.
He first came to Nevada in 1869 and after studying law and being admitted to practice, entered public life in the political campaign of 1876, when he became
recognized as an eloquent platform speaker. In 1888 he was elected to congress, serving two terms, but was defeated for the office of justice of the supreme
court, for which he was a candidate in1902. Subsequently he has held many important state positions, serving as state tax examiner and for three terms as
railroad commissioner.
Since 1915 Judge Bartine has been continuously chairman of the Railroad and Public Service Commissions.
Judge Bartine, who was a Democratic candidate for the nomination of representative to congress, left Carson several days ago on a campaign of the state,
confident of victory, and was in apparently good healthy. But his trip was cut short at Winnemucca from which place word was first received Sunday of his
illness. Mrs. Lila McCabe, a daughter of the deceased, and E. H. Walker left immediately for his bedside, hoping that, with the assistance of a doctor and trained
nurse, he might be able to stand the trip home. His condition was then critical from a greatly weakened heart.
The deceased has, for many years, been subject to auto-intoxication, causing general lassitude and irregular heart action, and it is believed the added stress
and anxiety of his political campaign, combined with his declining years and failing health, brought on the attack of illness from which he could not recover.
A wife and three daughters are left to mourn the loss of this greatly beloved public-spirited man. Few men in the state have made a better record that Judge
Bartine and his kindly, unassuming ways had won the respect of all. He will be a great loss to the state.
Expression of Sympathy
The following expression of sympathy was received at the Appeal office early this afternoon from Hon. J. D. Finch, who was one of Judge Bartine’s opponents in
the congressional race:
“I had known Judge Bartine for over twenty years, first meeting him at Washington, where he was a leading figure in the silver campaign. His family and friends
have my sincere sympathy.”
Word Not Yet Received
Up to a late hour this afternoon no word had been received regarding the arrival of Judge Bartine’s body from Winnemucca; however, it is expected in on the
morning express, and in that event, all members of the G. A. R. and Spanish War Veterans are requested to assemble at the depot and escort the body to the
family residence.
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Bartine , Horace Franklin Obituary
Remains of Judge Bartine Brought Home
Carson City Daily Appeal, August 28, 1918
The body of the late Judge Horace F. Bartine, who died early yesterday morning in Winnemucca, was brought to this city on the morning express and conveyed
to the family residence. Members of the G. A. R. and Spanish War Veterans gathered at the depot and escorted the hearse in double file up Carson street, while
scores of friends, who knew the deceased so well in his lifetime, stood uncovered as the procession passed.
The funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock, by the Fraternal Order of Eagles, of which the deceased had long been a member, and will take
place from the family residence. Internment will be in the family plot at Lone Mountain cemetery.
Surviving Judge Bartine are two daughters, Mrs. E. V. Muller and Mrs. Thomas McCabe, both of this city, and his widow, Lydia M. Cooper Bartine, to whom he
was married in New Jersey in 1869. Together they came west in that year and after spending a few months in San Francisco they came to Nevada where
Bartine secured a position in the old Western mill on the Comstock. Afterwards he was in charge of the Dayton and Virginia toll road, which position he held for
three years, at the end of that time removing to Carson and engaged in mill work for the old Lynn Mill and Mining company. It was during these years that he
devoted much of his time to the study of public questions and politics which were to play such a dominant part in his advancing years.
The public career of Judge Bartine may be said to have begun in the presidential campaign of 1876, when he gained considerable reputation as a platform
speaker.
Following his admission to the bar in 1880 Judge Bartine’s rise to political prominence was as rapid as it was remarkable. During his second term as Republican
representative to congress for which he defeated G. W. Cassady in1888 by 1,232 votes, the silver question became the important issue and Congressman
Bartine gained distinction as an advocate of bi-metalism, thus taking a stand I opposition to the Republicans of the east. In 1896 when the Republican National
Convention declared for the gold standard Judge Bartine was one of the western leaders who refused to support that party policy.
Following the completion of his second term in congress, he remained in Washington as editor of the “National Bi-metalist” but in 1894 came out as a Republican
against Francis G. Newlands for congress and ran third in a four-cornered race I which J. C. Doughty and B. F. Riley were the other contenders. Later Judge
Bartine became mining editor of the Standard at Anaconda, Mont., returning again to Washington in 1900, where he became associate editor of the Washington
Times, remaining in that position for a years.
After his return to Nevada in 1902, Judge Bartine, who had then acquired a national reputation, retained his position as a central figure in the politics of the state
and was serving his third term as railroad commission when called by the angel of death.
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Batterman, John N.
Birth Date: Abt. 1840 - 1841*
Birthplace: New York*
Death Date: 20 Oct 1880
Death Location: Carson City, Ormsby, Nv.
Inscription: 1st SGT CO. F 40 MASS INF.
Burial Date: 21 Oct 1880
Cemetery Section: W-1-D Row 7 Plot: 8
Military Data:
40 Mass Infantry
Co. F
Muster In: 1st Sgt.
Muster Out: Sgt.
M544 Roll 2
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (online)
Census Data:
1880 – Ormsby County
Age: 39
POB: New York
Occupation: Carriage Maker
Residence: State Prison Road Outside Carson City
(John’s brother, Chris, was warden of the prison)
*Birth info from 1880 census record
Other Possible Sources:
Batterman, J. N. Lone Mountain Cemetery (2002 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co.
USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
Batterman, J. N. Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 Nevada State Archives
Batterman, J. W .Lone Mountain Tombstones (1956 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby
Co. USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
Batterman - findagrave.com
JOHN BATTERMAN DEAD
Morning Appeal, October 21, 1880
Night before last John Batterman, brother of Gen.
Batterman Warden of the State Prison, died at the
State Prison of consumption. He contracted the
disease during the war in the South. He was 38 years
of age, and a gentleman with a large circle of friends.
The funeral will take place from the Methodist Church
at 3 o’clock this afternoon.
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Bell, George H.
Birth Date: June 1854*
Birthplace: New York*
Death Date: January 24, 1901
Death Location: Carson City, Ormsby, Nv.
Inscription: George H. Bell Co. G 52 MASS Inf.
Section: W-1-G Row 5 Plot 15
Military Data:
52 Mass Inf
Co. G
Muster In: Pvt
Muster Out: Pvt
M544 Roll 3
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (online)
Census Data:
1880 Census – Ormsby Co. – Carson City
Occupation: Bookkeeper
Place of Birth: New York
1900 Census – Ormsby Co. – Carson City
Age: 48
Birthdate: June 1854
Birthplace: Self – New York, Father - Massachusetts,
Mother – New Hampshire
Occupation: Accountant Marital Status: Single
*Birth date and location from 1900 census record.
Other Possible Sources:
Bell, George Lone Mountain Tombstones (1956 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co. USGenWeb
- Nevada - (online)
Bell, George 1862 Nevada Territorial Census - Lyon Co. – online
Bell, George 1862 Nevada Territorial Census - Lyon Co. – online
Bell, George Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 –
Nevada State Archives
Bell, George H Lone Mountain Cemetery (2002 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co.
USGenWeb – Nevada - (online)
DIED
Morning Appeal, January 25, 1901
In this city, January 24, 1900, George H. Bell, aged 58 years, a native of
New York.
Geo. Bell was one of the best known citizens of this county where he has
held many important positions. He served as postmaster for a number of
years and he has since held clerical positions.
George Bell was a member of Custer Post, G. A. R., having served in the
Civil War. At age 17, he enlisted as a private in Company G, 52 nd
Massachusetts volunteers. Discharged August 14, 1863. Length of
service one year.
The funeral will take place from the residence of Mrs. Rau at 1:30 pm
Saturday.
FUNERAL OF GEO. BELL
Morning Appeal, January 27, 1901
The funeral of the late Geo. H. Bell took place yesterday afternoon from
the residence of Mrs. Rau. A large number of friends paid their respects to
this old resident who had carried much honor through life. The members
of the G. A. R., of which organization he was a member, attended in a
body and accompanied the remains to the burial grounds.
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Benton, James M.
Birth Date: July 19, 1837
Birthplace: Stuban Co., New York
Death Date: April 10, 1925
Death Location: Carson City, Ormsby, Nv.
Burial Date: April 15, 1925
Inscription: J. M. Benton
Section: W-1-E Row: 9 Plot: 1
Military Data:
I can find no specific reference to Mr. Benton’s military activity but have left him
in here because there are multiple James M. Benton’s that served the Union
during the war and his name was included on a list of soldiers’ name
provided by Jeff Vallient. (better safe than sorry…)
Census Data:
1880 – Ormsby County
Occupation: Livery Keeper
Residence: Carson City
1900 – Ormsby County
Occupation: Stable Proprietor
Residence: Carson City
1910 – Ormsby County
Occupation: Proprietor
Residence: Carson City
1920 Census – Ormsby County
Ormsby County – Carson City
Benton, James M.
Age: 82
Widowed
Birthplace: (self and parents) New York
Occupation: Liveryman
* Source: FindAGrave (data not validated)
** Source: 1900 Federal Census
JAMES M. BENTON BURIED IN CARSON
Reno Evening Gazette, April 15, 1925
Carson – April 15- (special)
Funeral services for James M. Benton were held here
yesterday afternoon from the Kitzmeyer parlors and
was largely attended by friends and acquaintances.
Rev. J. L. Harvey was the officiating clergyman.
Internment was in the family plot at Lone Mountain. In
early days Mr. Benton was well known for his
unbounding deeds of charity ------ ------- never turned
away and no questions were ever ------- whether the
assistance was deserved on not. He had been in
several accidents during the past few years and was
unable to get about excepting his horse drawn vehicle
which he would not have exchanged for the finest
automobile.
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Benton, “Doc” James - Obituary
“Doc” Benton Dies At Home Here Today
Carson Daily Appeal, Friday April 10, 1925
James Woodward Benton, Better known to Carson people for over half a century as “Doc” Benton and whose mind was a storehouse of Western Nevada
history, died at his home in the block south of the Capitol at six o’clock this morning.
He had been ill for three months and his strength gradually failed until death came today.
He was born in Stuban County, New York, on July 19, 1837, and passed his childhood and youth there. His association with the West began in 1864 when
he crossed the plains from Hutchison, Kansas, reaching Salt Lake City in forty-two days. On August 28 of that year he arrived in Dayton, Nevada.
His earliest activities consisted of mining and milling and he is said to have made one clean-up of $4500 at the mill he built in Silver City.
He was best known, however, as the proprietor of the Benton livery stable on South Carson street, from which the famous drivers of the early days left on
their trips over the Sierra Nevada. It was from there that Hank Monk departed for the noted ride over the summit with Horace Greeley, during which Monk
advised the celebrated figure to “Keep your seat, Mr. Greeley, I’ll have you there!”
Other drivers who handled the express in the early days with Benton’s as their headquarters were “Poney” King, Lawn Merrifield, Charley Ross, Chares D.
Lanes, John Sales and “Big” John Littlefield.
Mr. Benton’s mind was as clear on the history of Nevada in spite of his years and he was never more pleased than when called upon to tell of some stirring
incident of the old days.
He recalled, for instance, having shipped the first carload of ice from Nevada to San Francisco for the Palace Hotel and how he engaged in sale of linament
at one time and mineral water at another.
His wife died in 1889 at the age of thirty-nine years and a son died in more recent years. Surviving relatives are a daughter, Mrs. Sadie Manton, and two
grandchildren.
The funeral has been tenatively set for Tuesday and services will probably be conducted at the late home. Interment will be in the cemetery north of Carson
J. M. BENTON FUNERAL TAKES PLACE TODAY
Carson Daily Appeal, April 14,1925
Funeral services for J. M. Benton, the venerable “Doc” Benton of pioneer days, were conducted at the Kitzmeyer undertaking parlors this afternoon by Rev.
J. L. Harvey of the Presbyterian Church and prayers again said at the grave. Interment was at Lone Mountain.
The pallbearers were P. B. Ellis, George Meyers, Henry Wood, Eli Barkley, Joe Farnsworth and L. J. Blake.
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Billings, James J.
Birth Date: About 1835
Birth Location: Vermont
Source: 1880 Fed’l Census
Death Date: September 18, 1881*
Death Location:
Inscription: Lieutenant J. J. Benton, Co. M
Section: W-1-G Row: 5 Plot: 6
Military Data:
1st Reg. Cal
Co. H, M
Muster in: Lt.
Muster Out: 1st Lt.
M533 Roll1
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (online)
James J. Billings
1st Lieut.
Place of enrollment: Sacramento, Cal.
Muster In: Oct. 28, 1865
Promoted from 2d Lieut. Co. H;
Mustered out at San Francisco, Dec. 31, 1866, with detachment
Source: Records of California Men in the War of the Rebellion,
1861 To 1867
Census Information:
1880 – Ormsby Co.
Occupation: Laborer
Residence: Carson City
Other Possible Sources:
See bio: FindAGrave.com, John J. Billings – note: death data does not match
Check this website for more information on Lt. Billings
http://www.militarymuseum.org/1stCavCV.html from the
California Military Museum.
*Note: the information identifying J. J. Billings’ date of death came from the Carson
Daily Index Newspaper, May 30, 1885 under “Roll of Honor at Cemetery Today” – he
is listed as “J. J. Billings, 1st Lieut. Co. M. 1st Ca. Cav. Died Sept. 18, 1881”
I have been unable to locate an obituary that will substantiate this date.
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Bird, John A.
Birth Date: May 1830
Birth Place: England
Death Date: 1900-1910
Death Place: Carson City, Ormsby, Nv.
Inscription: Jno. A. Bird Co. B 1 Nev. Inf.
Section: 1G Row: 4 Plot: 13
Military Data:
1st Battalion Nevada Infantry
Co. B
Muster In: Pvt
Muster Out: Corpl
M548 Roll 1
Source: Civil War Soldier and Sailor System (online)
Census Information:
1880 - Ormsby County
Occupation: House Painter
Residence: Sutro (Lyon Co.)
1900 Census
Carson City
1900 – Ormsby County
Age: 70
Birthdate: May 1830
Birthplace: (self and parents) England
Immigrated to US: 1832 NA
Divorced
Occupation: Pensioner
Unable to locate obituary
Other Possible Resources:
•Bird, J 1875 Nevada State Census - Lincoln Co. - NVGenWeb - (online)
•Bird, J. A.Lincoln Co, NV 1863 Territorial Census
•Bird, Jno A.Lone Mountain Tombstones (1956 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby
Co. USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
•Bird, John 1862 Nevada Directory
•Bird, John (Mrs.) C
•Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 - Nevada
Note: FindAGrave contains biographical information on this soldier provided by another State Archives
•Bird, John A.1862 Census - Storey County – online
researcher and has not been validated.
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Brown, William
Birth Date: Unknown
Birth Place: Unknown
Death Date: Unknown
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: Wm. Brown Co. D 123 Ill. Infantry
Section: 1G Row: 2 Plot: 13
Military Data:
Co. D 123 Ill. Infantry
Muster In: Pvt
Muster Out: Pvt
M 539 Roll 11
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (online)
Census Data:
Multiple William Brown’s – unable to determine
which would be the correct one.
Unable to locate obituary
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Brulin, Charles A.
Birth Date: 4/29/1844 (source; obit)
Birth Place: Sweden
Death Date: 19 Dec 1932
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: Charles A. Brulin 1844 – 1932
Section: 1F Row 1 Plot 5
Military Data:
7 Illinois Cavalry
Co. D
Muster In: Pvt
Muster Out: Pvt
M539 Roll 11
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (online)
Census Data:
1880, 1900, 1910, 1920
Occupation: Carpenter
Residence: Carson City
1930 Census
Ormsby County – Carson City
Brulin, Charles
Age: 85
Widowed
Birthplace: (self and parents) Sweden
Veteran? Y-WW (should be CW)
Daughter: Benton, Emma
See obituary – next page
Other possible sources: Brulin, Charles
Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881,
1885-86 - Nevada State Archives
Brulin, Charles A.
Lone Mountain Cemetery (2002 transcriptions) Carson/
Ormsby Co. USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
Brulin, Charles A.
Lone Mountain Tombstones (1956 transcriptions) Carson/
Ormsby Co. USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
Brulin, Charles A.
Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881,
1885-86 - Nevada State Archives
Brulin, Charles E.
Lone Mountain Cemetery (2002 transcriptions) Carson/
Ormsby Co. USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
Brulin, Charles E.
Lone Mountain Tombstones (1956 transcriptions) Carson/
Ormsby Co. USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
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Brulin, Charles A. - Obituary
CHARLES A. BRULIN IS LAID TO REST AT FUNERAL HELD TODAY
Was Veteran of Civil War and old Time Resident of Carson
Carson City Daily Appeal, Tuesday, December 27, 1932
Funeral services were held this afternoon at two o’clock for the late Charles A. Brulin, who died at his home here a few minutes after
ten o’clock Saturday night. Mr. Brulin was one of the few surviving veterans in Nevada of the Civil War. He was born in Sweden on
April 19, 1844, and came to the United States with his parents while he was still a small child. The family settled in Illinois, and was
living there when war broke out.
Moves to Sacramento
He was married in 1881 and moved to Sacramento, where he lived for five years before coming to Carson, where he has since made
his home. Until his retirement in 1908, Mr. Brulin worked for the Virginia & Truckee railroad as a master car builder.
He is survived by three children, Mrs. Emma Benton and Charles Brulin of Carson, and Mrs. Josephine Fulstone of Jack’s Valley. A
granddaughter, Mrs. R. Lee Chamberlain of Berkeley also survives. He was a member of the G. A. R. post in Carson, and of the local
chapter of the Knights of Pythias. Mrs. Brulin passed away exactly three years ago.
Many Attended Funeral
The services, which were held at the Brulin home, were conducted by Rev. M. J. Hershey. The attendance at the services was one of
the largest seen in Carson for many months. Mr. Brulin having been greatly esteemed by a wide circle of friends.
Miss Mable Stewart sang two sacred selections, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Joe Stern.
Services at the side of the grave in the G. A. R. cemetery were under the direction of the Knights of Pythias, with Rev. Hershey leading
the ceremonies there as well as at the home. Salute and taps in honor of Mr. Brulin’s service during the Civil War were sounded by the
American Legion corps.
Pall bearers, all intimate friends of the deceased for many years, were Frank Murphy, Charles Rulison, Joe Castle, Lee Bright, John
Hart and Arthur Kelly.
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Budd, Joseph D.
Birth Date: March 29, 1830*
Birth Place: New York*
Death Date: After 1920
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: Sgt. Jos. D. Budd Co. E1 Nv. Cav.
Section: W1G Row 5 Plot 16
* Source: "The Budd Family" Copyright 2001 by Sara M. Revis
Military Data:
1 Batt Nv Cav Co. E
Muster In: Pvt.
Muster Out: Sgt.
M548 Roll 1
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (online)
Nativity:
Joined: 12/21/1863
Where: Virginia City, Nevada
Age: 33
Mustered In: 12/23/1863
Where: Ft. Churchill, Nevada
Mustered Out: 11/18/ 1865
Where: Ft. Churchill, Nevada
Rank: Sergeant
Batallion 1st Nevada Volunteers
Company: E
Source: Ft. Churchill Volunteers 1863-1867
Census Data:
1870
J. D. Budd
Occupation: Teamster
Residence: Virginia City
1900
Joseph D. Budd
Birthdate: March 1830
Birthplace: New York (parents also born New York)
Occupation: Pensioner
Residence: Carson City
Unable to locate obituary
Other Sources:
1862 Nevada Territorial Census - Lyon Co. – online
Territorial Enterprise – Registered Voters List – 4/28/1866 (James D.
Budd)
Lone Mountain Cemetery (2002 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co.
USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
 Lone Mountain Tombstones (1956 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co.
USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
"The Budd Family" Copyright 2001 by Sara M. Revis
From "The Budd Family" Copyright 2001 by Sara M. Revis
"Joseph Budd, born 29 Mar 1830. Left at 15 to go out west saying
that they would not hear from him again until he had made his
fortune. ... it was assumed he had not survived the rough western
camps, although Eunice never gave up hope.“
Note: Eunice was his mother, Eunice Anne Squires
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Burke, Samuel C.
Birth Date: 7 / 1841*
Birth Place: New York*
Death Date: 18 Dec 1907
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: Samuel G. Burke Co. G. 25 Mich. Inf.
Section: 1G Row 4 Plot 14
Military Data:
25 th Michigan Infantry
Muster In: Pvt
Muster Out: Pvt
M545-6
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (online)
Census Data:
Carson City Daily Appeal
Thursday, December 19, 1907
Samuel C. Burke and old and well-known resident of this city was found dead in his home
n the southern part of the city this morning. Death had probably resulted during the night.
The dead man was found by Joe Haffner, a friend of the deceased who had not seen him
for several days and went to his cabin to see if he was ill.
1900
Occupation: Day laborer
Residence: Carson City
The coroner was notified and a jury as summoned. After an examination of the body and
the facts surround the case, a verdict of death from natural causes was rendered.
Other Sources:

Lone Mountain Tombstones (1956 transcriptions) Carson/
Ormsby Co. USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
Mr. Burke was a native of the state of New York and was 68 years of age at the time of
his death. He was a veteran of the civil war having served in Company C, 25 th Regular
Michigan Volunteers. He was injured during the war and has been receiving a pension
from the government for many years.
* Found on Federal Census Records
He was a resident of this city for many years and was known to everyone here. A wife,
Mrs. Jennie Burke and two daughters, Mrs. E. O. Patterson of this city and Mrs. Dave
Richards of Empire, several step children, a brother and two nieces in the eastern states
survive him.
No funeral arrangements have yet been made.
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Burlingame, James A.
Burlingame, James A.
Birth date: abt. 1842
Birth place: Maine
Death date: abt. June 1, 1902
Death location: Portland, Oregon
Burial Location: Eugene Masonic Cemetery, Eugene, Oregon (see note)
Military Information:
141 Pennsylvania Inf.
Side Union
Company K
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt. Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Number M554 roll 16
Census Data:
1870 Census – Ormsby Co.
Age: 27
POB: Maine
Profession: US Assistant Assessor
Other possible sources:
Burlingame, J. A. Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 Nevada State Archives
Note: James A. Burlingame is not buried in Ormsby County, he was,
for many years, a valuable member of this community.. Deserving to be part of The
Ormsby County Civil War Veterans. His brother, Jason C.. Burlingame, who lived in
Carson City for a number of years, is buried in Oakland, California and we have
included his information for the same reasons.
Death of J A Burlingame
Appeal, June 1902
The Morning Register published at Eugene, Oregon, thus speaks of the
death of J. A. Burlingame, a brother of Jas. Burlingame of this city.
All that is mortal of J. A. Burlingame, patriot, statesman and a
prominent citizen of Eugene, now lies in state at the family home in
University addition.
Notwithstanding many favorable reports from the sick bed from time to
time, deceased could not rally from the effects of a second surgical
operation at St. Vincent’s hospital, Portland, and he died on Saturday at
1:30 a.m. The news came as a shock to his many friends in Eugene
and vicinity. Yesterday south bound passenger bore the remains to this
city accompanied by deceased’s wife.
Mr. Burlingame was an upright and highly respected citizen of this
community. He was prominent in lodge circles having held
membership in J. W. Geary Post G.A.R. and Royal Arch Masons.
During the Civil War he served in Company K, 2nd Maine Volunteers
and in the 1st Maine heavy artillery. He was elected at various times to
high places of public trust, including the office of state senator of
Nevada. He was aged 60 years.
The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the family
residence and the Masonic cemetery. Rev. Max H. Wallace, pastor of
the Congressional church will conduct the services at the home. The
G.A.R. burial services will be included in the interment ceremonies.
Mr. Burlingame was for some years a resident of Carson. He was for
13 years connected with the Carson Mint as deposit melter and leaves
a large circle of friends in this city.
He also served two terms in the Nevada Legislature representing this
county and Storey and served two terms as internal revenue collector
for Nevada.
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Burlingame, Jason
Burlingame, Jason
Birth date: abt 1845
Birth place: Maine
Death date: July 5, 1932
Death location: Carson City, Nevada
Burial location: Oakland, California (See note)
Military Information:
1 Maine Heavy Art'y.
Side Union
Company E
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt. Soldier's Rank_Out Sergt.
Film Number M543 roll 3
Census Data:
1870 Census – Storey Co. – Virginia City
Age: 24
POB: Maine
Profession: Miner
1930 Census
Ormsby Co – Carson City
Burlingame, Jason
Age: 85
Married 35 years
Birthplace: (self and parents): Maine
Veteran? Y-CW
Wife: Emma
Note: Jason Burlingame is not buried in Ormsby County, he was,
for many years, a valuable member of this community.. Deserving to be part of The
Ormsby County Civil War Veterans. His brother, James A. Burlingame, Who lived in
Carson City for a number of years, is buried in Portland, Oregon and we have included
his information for the same reasons.
J. C. BURLINGAME DIES AT CARSON AT
AGE 86
Reno Evening Gazette, July 5, 1932
Jason C. Burlingame, who came to Nevada in 1867, died this
morning at his home in Carson. He was eighty-eight years old
and was widely known in Eureka, the Comstock and in Carson.
He was born in Maine, and his parents died when he was twelve
years old. During the Civil War he served with the Union army.
In 1867 he came to Nevada, first going to Eureka. Later he
moved to Virginia City. He returned to Eureka where he was
married, then went to Carson where he was connected with the
United State mint until is closed down and following that, was in
charge of the commissary at the Nevada State prison for several
years. In recent years he had been retired.
Mr. Burlingame was active in the affairs of the Masonic order and
was a past grand high priest of the Royal Arch Masons of
Nevada. Recently he was presented with a fifty year button
indicating that he had been a Mason for a half century. He was
a member of the Eureka Lodge No. 16, F. & A. M., St. John’s
Chapter No 5 R. A. M. and the G.A.R. Corps of Carson.
Surviving are his widow Mrs. Emma Burlingame of Carson: a
daughter, Mrs. Florence Tucker of Reno, and a sister, Mrs.
Rebecca Noble of Newton Center, Mass.
The funeral will be held at the Carson Masonic temple tomorrow
afternoon at two o’clock under the direction of Carson lodge of
Masons. Rev. M. J. Hershey of the Episcopal Church will assist
in the services. The body will be accompanied to Oakland
tomorrow evening for cremation. The Kitzmeyer-Elges Company
is in charge.
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Carpenter, Joseph W.
Birth Date: abt 1835
Birth Place: Wisconsin*
Death Date: June 14, 1898
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: J. W. Carpenter Co. B 92 Ill. Inf.
Section: W1G Row: 1 Plot 4
* Information from Federal Census Records
Military Data:
92nd Illinois Infantry, Co. B
Muster In: Pvt
Muster Out: Pvt
M 539 Roll 14
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors (online)
Census Data:
1880
Occupation: Teamster
Residence: Carson City
Other Sources:
Ormsby - Carson Co. 1883 Pensioners Schedule
Cert. No.: 109, 764
Carpenter, Jos. W.
Post Office: Carson City
Cause for which pensioned: varicose veins
Monthly rate: $6.00
Date of Orig.: Apr., 1881
Other Possible sources:
Carpenter, Joseph Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 –
Nevada State Archives
Death of Joe Carpenter
Morning Appeal, June 15, 1898
Joe Carpenter, a teamster, well known in this city and a pensioner of the Civil
War, died yesterday at the breakfast table. He was one of Carson’s oldest
citizens and much thought of here. The funeral will take place to-day at 2
o’clock.
Burial Of Joe Carpenter
Morning Appeal, June 16, 1898
Yesterday, the late Joseph Carpenter was buried from Mrs. Neilsen’s home.
He was a soldier of the Republic and was borne to his grave with a large
American flag draping his coffin.
The funeral brought together many of his old friends and comrades. The Rev
Davis made an address over his grave and read the burial ritual of the
Episcopalian Church. The following were pall bearers:
Barney Brule, John Ciley, G. R. Bradley, James Spurgeon, Wm. Smith
And John McCrimmon.
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Cilley, John S.
Birth Date: May 1842
Birth Place: New Hampshire
Death Date: 29 May 1914
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: Lieut. John S. Cilley Co. B 1 N. H. Cav.
Section: W1E Row 2 Plot 28
Military Data:
1st N. H. Infantry, Co. I
Muster In: Pvt
Muster Out: Pvt
Alternate name: John S. Colley
1st N. H. Cavalry, Co. I, L, B
Muster In: Corp’l
Muster Out: 2nd Lt.
M549 Roll 2
Reno Evening Gazette
5/29/1914
War Veteran Dead
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (online)
John Cilley, for 38 years a resident of Carson City
and for 30 years a member of Custer Post, G. A.
R., is dead at Carson City and probably will be
buried Memorial Day. His death followed injuries
when he fell and struck his spine. He lost a leg in
military service.
Census Data:
1880 – Ormsby County
Occupation: Iron Melter
Residence: Carson City
1900 Census – Ormsby County
John S. Cilly
Age:58
Profession: Tin Moulder
Place of Birth: New Hampshire
Month/Year Born: 4/1842
Father's P.O.B.: New Hampshire
Mother's P.O.B.: Vermont
(See obituary on next page)
Other Sources:
1866 - 1867 Territorial Enterprise Announcements (Committees, Unions, Election,
Lodge Lists)
Lone Mountain Tombstones (1956 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co. USGenWeb Nevada - (online)
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Cilley, John - Obituary
John Cilley Dies as Result of Injuries
Carson City Daily Appeal, May 28, 1914
Death came suddenly to John S. Cilley, an old and respected resident of Carson City, at about ten minutes past 4 o’clock this
morning.
A few days ago, Mr. Cilley, who had lost a limb, was moving about his room and stumbling fell heavily, hurting his hip and back.
The injury took a mysterious turn in that it was almost impossible to locate it precisely, or determine its exact extent. After being
hurt he was not able to sit up and much of the time suffered considerable pain. It was thought, though, that he was improving.
Last evening his attending physician, Dr. Jarrett, waited upon him, gave him due care, administered a hypodermic injection, and
Mr. Cilley went to sleep. About 3 a.m. he awakened, and being nervous and restless, sent again for the physician, who came and
gave him another very light hypodermic. Mr. Cilley then expressed himself as feeling comfortable, and urged the doctor to go and
get some rest. In about an hour his condition was such that Dr. Jarrett was again sent for and at 4:10 he had a hemorrhage from
the mouth, indicating the rupture of a blood vessel. He vomited about a pint of blood and almost immediately expired.
Mr. Cilley had been for more than thirty years a member of Custer Post, G. A. R. He was second Lieutenant of Company B, First
New Hampshire cavalry, and served through the entire Civil war.
He was altogether soldierly in his instinct – one of the most highly respected and honored members of Custer Post. He took the
greatest interest in everything pertaining to the welfare of the organization to which he belonged, and was always keenly alive to
the needs of his comrades in distress and also to the necessities of the widows and orphans of his deceased comrades. His
death reduces Custer Post to seventeen members. A niece, his only known relative, living in Oakland, has been telegraphed for
and is expected in Carson tomorrow morning. After her arrival arrangements will be made for the funeral service.
It is not unlikely that he will be4 buried on Memorial Day – a day that was very dear to him and if so, his funeral will constitute a
feature of the Memorial Day service in this city.
Mr. Cilley was a native of New Hampshire, and for thirty-eight years had been living with the Poole family in this city and at whose
home he died. He was 78 years of age.
Transcribers Note: the family he was living with was Pohl not Poole. Check the 1900 Federal census (Ormsby Co.) for names.
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Clarke, Thomas L.
Birth Date: 1843-44
Birth Place: Lancaster, Ohio
Death Date: 7/22/1889
Death Place: Rubicon Spring, Lake Tahoe, El Dorado Co., Calif.
Inscription: Sgt. T. L. Clark Co. A 10th Ohio Cav.
Section: Unable to locate grave
Military Data:
10th Ohio Cavalry
Company A
Muster In: Private
Muster Out: Sgt
M552 Roll 19
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (online)
Morning Appeal, July 24, 1889
Census Data:
1870 Census – Ormsby Co.
Clarke, T. L.
Age: 26
Occupation: RR Engineer
POB: Pennsylvania
Other Sources:
Lone Mountain Cemetery (2002 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co.
USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
Lone Mountain Tombstones (1956 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co.
USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
DIED-At Rubicon Springs, El Dorado Cunty, Cal, July 22,
1889. Thomas L. Clarke, a native of Lancaster, Ohio, aged
43 years old.
The remains of deceased were brought to Carson City, via
Truckee, by the passenger train yesterday morning,
accompanied by his brother Major Willis Clarke, who has
been attending him during the last few weeks of his life.
Morning Appeal, July 25, 1889
TOM CLARKE’S FUNERAL – The funeral of Thomas
Clarke the veteran V & T railroad engineer, took place
yesterday afternoon from the residence of his brother
Gen. R. M. Clarke, and was largely attended. The Rev.
G. R. Davis performed the religious ceremonies. There
was a large following of the railroad employee, also of
Custer Post, G. A. R.
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Clarke, Tom - Obituary
TOM CLARKE DEAD
One of the Oldest Employees of the V & T Passes
Away
Reno Evening Gazette, July 23, 1889
Tom Clarke, the engineer who for so many years has
pulled the passenger train between Reno and Virginia,
died at Rubicon Springs, Lake Tahoe, yesterday. His
remains were taken to Truckee and passed through to
Carson this morning.
Mr. Clarke was a native of Ohio, and has been in the
employ of the V & T for nearly twenty years. He was
about 45 years of age. He leaves three brothers and
two sisters – General R. M. , Willis G. and Harry Clarke,
and Mrs. Carpenter of San Francisco and Mrs. S. D.
King of Reno – on this coast to mourn his loss besides a
number of relatives in the East. His funeral will take
place tomorrow from the residence of General R. M.
Clarke at Carson.
Tom, as he was familiarly called, had been in very poor
health for a number of months, suffering with paralysis
of the lower bowels, which finally ended his life. He was
a genial, whole-souled fellow, and will be greatly missed
on the road where he has for so many years
manipulated the throttle valve; but, at last, he has
allowed the steam to go too low, and the fire of life has
ceased to burn, and poor Tom Clarke is no more. The
GAZETTE extends its sympathy to the bereaved friends
who are left to mourn the death of a noble-hearted
fellow.
The flags on the railroad shops and depot at Carson
were immediately placed at half mast on the receipt of
the news of his death.
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Codding, Erastus W.
Birth Date: abt 1821*
Birth Place: Ohio**
Death Date: 8 Jan 1885
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: E. W. Codding Co. I 12 Ill. Cav
Section: W1G Row 5 Plot 11
* Date of Birth and location from 1870 Census
**Birth location from www.familysearch.com is Bristol, Ontario, New York
Military Data:
1st Batt’n Veteran’s Res Corp., Co. 9
Muster In: Pvt
Muster Out: Pvt
M 636 Roll 78
9 Vet REs Corps, Co. E
Muster in: Pvt
Muster Out: Pvt
M 636 Roll 78
Alternate Spelling: E. W. Codding
12 Ill Cavalry, Co. I
Muster In: Pvt
Muster Out: Pvt
Alternate Spelling: Erastus W. Codding
Source: Civil War Soldier and Sailor System (online)
Death of E. W. Codding
Morning Appeal, January 9, 1885
Erastus W. Codding an old war veteran died yesterday morning in
this city, aged 73. He formerly served in Company I of the 123rd
Illinois Cavalry. His funeral will take place today at 2 o’clock from
his residence on North Carson street. Members of the G.A.R. are
invited to attend.
Census Data:
1870 Census - Illinois – Knox Co. - Persifer Twp.
Codding, Erastus Age:49 Occ: Farmer POB – Ohio
His wife, Elizabeth, age 48, born in Indiana
Other Sources:
Lone Mountain Cemetery (2002 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co. USGenWeb Nevada - (online)
Lone Mountain Tombstones (1956 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co. USGenWeb Nevada - (online)
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Connolly, Timothy J.
Birth Date: abt 1843
Birth Place: Ireland
Death Date: Nov. 28, 1898
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: Corp’l T. J. Connolly Co. C Batte engr’s USA
Section: 3B Row 13 Plot: 28 (St. Theresa’s at Lone Mountain)
Military Data:
Unable to locate military data
Census Data:
1880
Age: 37
Occupation: Laborer
Residence: Carson City
Reno Evening Gazette, Nov. 28, 1898
“State Capitol Notes” “
Other Possible Sources:
•
•
•
Connolly, T. J. St. Theresa's Cemetery Ormsby/ Carson Co. (Nv.) USGenWeb Archives (online) – Nevada
Connolly, T. J. Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80,
1881, 1885-86 - Nevada State Archives
Connolly, Tim Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80,
1881, 1885-86 - Nevada State Archives
Old Tim Connolly is also giving the
pneumonia a clean shake and will soon be
able to walk defiantly past the undertaker’s
shop.”
(Oops….)
Reno Evening Gazette, Nov. 28, 1898
“State Capitol Notes”
Tim Connolly, an old resident, died this afternoon.
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Crisler, William
Birth Date: abt 1847
Birth Place: Preble Co., Ohio
Death Date: 14 May 1901
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: Sgt. W. H. Crisler Co. I
Section: W1E Row 1 Plot 30
Military Data:
186 th Reg’t, Ohio Infantry
Muster in: Pvt
Muster Out: Pvt
187th Reg’t, Ohio Infantry
Muster in: Pvt
Muster out: Corp’l
M522 Roll 23
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (online)
Census Data:
1880
Occupation: Constable
Residence: Carson City
1900 Census
Ormsby County – Carson City
Crisler, William
Age: 52
Birthdate; Sept 1847
Birthplace: Ohio (self) Virginia (parents)
Married 18 yrs
Occupation: Constable
Wife: Minnie Daughters: Clara and Hazel Son: Harry
See next page for obituary and other accounts.
Other Possible Sources:
Lone Mountain Cemetery (2002 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co. USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
Lone Mountain Tombstones (1956 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co. USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
Storey Co. Marriage License Applications 1874 - 1923
Territorial Enterprise 1886 - 1892 (Birth Notices - Father's Name)
Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 - Nevada State Archives (Mrs.)
Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 - Nevada State Archives (Sheriff)
Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 - Nevada State Archives
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Crisler, William – Newspaper Articles
A Sad Case
Death of Wm. Crisler
Funeral of William Crisler
Morning Appeal, January 3, 1901
Morning Appeal, May 15, 1901
Morning Appeal, May17, 1901
Last evening about 10 Wm. Crisler, who has
been very ill the past few days at his home in
this city died. Wm. Crisler was one of the best
known men in Carson, as he was at one time
prominent in politics, having served this county
as sheriff. He was previously employed by the
railroad.
The funeral of the late Wm. Crisler took place
yesterday afternoon from Odd Fellows Hall at 2
p.m. The service at the Hall were held under
the auspices of the A.O.U.W. Lodge. A choir
consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Mackey, Miss Ada
Meyers and Prof. Warfel sang several beautiful
burial hymns.
He was a veteran of the Civil War and a
member of the G.A.R. He leaves a wife and
three children, two daughters and a son to
mourn him.
The cortege that followed the remains to the
grave was one of the largest seen in this city in
many months. The members of the G.A.R., the
A.O.U.W., the Knights of Pythias, the Warren
Engine Company and the Senior Class of the
High School being in line.
Yesterday Wm. Cristler, one of our most
respected citizens was adjudged insane and
last evening he was taken to Reno where
expert treatment and care can be given him.
For some time past, Mr. Cristler has been
acting strangely, and he himself complained
that his head was not right. A few days ago his
condition became serious and for the good of
his family the action of yesterday was taken.
This is one of the saddest occurances (sic) that
the APPEAL chronicled in many years, as he
has won the respect of all the people in this
community, and his wife ad family have the
sympathy of their many friends and hope tht
Mr. Cristler’s mental condition will improve to
such an extent that he will return to his home a
well man.
The funeral arrangements will be announced
tomorrow.
At the cemetery the services were conducted
by the Knights of Pythias and G.A.R.
The floral pieces from the lodges and friends
were very elaborate and beautiful, the bier
being buried in flowers. One of the impressive
features of the burial was the fact that Mr.
Crisler was buried in the blouse in which he
fought for the flag and country.
The pall-bearers were Wm. Kinney, George
Cowing, E. Mara, I. N. Fording, Ed Burlington
and R. Saxton.
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Cross, Alfred
Birth Date: Abt. 1831*
Birth Place: Indiana*
Death Date: April 1878 (see note)
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.**
Inscription: Alf’d Cross Co. A 2d Cal. Inf.
Section: W1G Row 5 Plot 3
*Source: Census Data:
1860 Census – Yuba Co. California
Alfred Cross
Age: 29
Place of Birth: Indiana
Occupation: farmer
Wife: Mary
Military Data:
Cross, Alfred
Rank: Private
Place of Enrollment: San Francisco
Date of Enlistment: Dec. 21, 1864
Date of Muster: Dec. 21, 1864
Remarks: Enlisted for one year, mustered out at Presidio, S. F. Dec. 21
1865, expiration of term of service.
Source: “Records of California Men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to
1867”
See CaGenWeb: http://www.cagenweb.com/yuba/Civil%20War/ind.htm
Regiment Name 2 California Infantry
Side Union
Company C
Soldier's Rank_In Prv.
Soldier's Rank_Out Prv.
Film Number M533 roll 2
Regiment: 8 California Infantry
Side: Union
Co. F
Soldier's Rank_In Prv.
Soldier's Rank_Out Prv.
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (online)
*Note: the information identifying Alfred Cross’ date of death came from the
Carson Daily Index Newspaper, May 30, 1885 under “Roll of Honor at
Cemetery Today” – he is listed as “Alfred Cross, Co. K, 2nd California Infantry.
Died April 1878.”
I have been unable to locate an obituary that will substantiate this date.
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Cross, Volney
Cross, Volney
Born: August 1848
Location: New York
Died: Bet 1910 -1920
Location:
Inscription: Volney B. Cross Co. K 16 N. Y. Cav
Section: 3B Row 11 Plot 3
Military Data:
No records found in the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System in NY
Census Data:
1910 Ormsby County – Carson City
Gross, Voluey B.
Age: 61
Married 20 yrs
Birthplace: New York (self) Ireland (father) New York (mother)
Occupation: Contractor, Plaster Shop
Wife: Katherine Son: Custer Clark Daughter: Duella
On 1920 census, Katharine is a widow.
Unable to locate obituary
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Doane, Jonothan
Birth Date: May 30, 1844*
Birth Place: Pennsylvania**
Death Date: September 3rd or 13th, 1918 (see note)
Death Place: Napa, California
Inscription:
Double headstone: Emma Verrill November 18, 1853 – January 18,
1918 (and) Jonothan May 30, 1844 – September 3, 1918
Section: G.A.R. Section
Military Information:
Jonathan F. Doane
Unit: 8 Iowa Cavalry
Side Union Company E
Soldier's Rank_In Corpl.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
M541 roll 7
Source: Civil War Soldier and Sailors System
See obituary next page
*See Bio: Jonathan Doane from FindAGrave
Note: FindAGrave contains biographical information on this soldier provided
by another researcher
**from 1880 and 1910 census records
Census Data:
1880 – Age 36
Occupation: Printer
Residence: Carson City
1910 – Age 65
Occupation: State Officer
Residence: Carson City
Interesting note: Jon’s gravestone lists his
death date as September 3, 1918 – the following
newspaper obituary is dated September 14,
1918 and lists his death as “yesterday” –
meaning his actual death date would be
September 13, 1918.
Other Possible Resources:
Doane, J. Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 - Nevada State Archives
Doane, JonathanLone Mountain Cemetery (2002 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co. USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
Doane, Jonathan Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 - Nevada State Archives
Doane, JonothanLone Mountain Tombstones (1956 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co. USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
Doane, JonothanTerritorial Enterprise 1886 - 1892 (Birth Notices - Father's Name)
Doane, Jonothan
www.findagrave.com
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Doane, Jonathan Obituary
JONATHAN DOANE DIES AT NAPA, CAL.
Carson City Daily Appeal, September 14, 1918
Jonathan Doane, more familiarly known to his many friends as “Jack,” for many years
a prominent office holder in Carson, died late yesterday afternoon at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. C. I. Skinner, at Napa, Cal., following a stroke of paralysis.
Mr. Doane, who was 74 years old, was born in Norristown, Pa. coming in this city in
1870. He was married in 1879 to Emma Verrill and with his wife made his home in this
city for over thirty years. He was first connected with the mint and for four years was
deputy secretary of state. Subsequently, he served as deputy state controllerfor eight
yearsunder Sam Davis and Jake Eggers. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Sam Davis.
Upon the retirement of Mr. Eggers from office, deceased, with his wife made his home
at Santa Rosa, Cal., until the death of Mrs. Doane last winter. Following his wife’s
death he had been spending part of the year with his daughter, Mrs. George Verrill, in
Yellowstone Park.
Mr. Doane’s death came as a surprise and a severe shock to all who knew him as it
was barely a week ago that he was visiting relatives in Carson apparently in the best of
healty.
He is survived by a daughter-in-law, Mrs. A. V. Doane of Gardnerville; two daughters,
Mrs. C. I. Skinner of Napa, Cal., and Mrs. George Verril of Yellowstone Park, and four
grandchildren; C. L. Skinner Jr., Jack Doane Skinner, John Doane and Ruth Verrill.
Active in church work and in public affairs he was a man of strong moral principles and
high integrity, whose loss will be deeply mourned wherever he was known.
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Doane, William H.
Doane, William Hy
Birth Date: July 29, 1835*
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Death Date: 13 Feb 1915 (see obit)
Death Place: San Francisco, Ca. (see obit)
Inscription: Paymaster USN 1861-1865
Section: W1E Row 3 Plot 26
Military Data:
Census Data:
1900 Census
Ormsby County – Carson City
Doane, William H.
Age: 64
Widowed
Birthdate: October 1835
Birthplace: (self) Pennsylvania (parents) New Jersey
Occupation: Accountant
1910 Census
Ormsby County – Carson City
Age: 75
Widowed
Birthplace: (self and parents) Pennsylvania
Occupation: Accountant
Note: see obit next page
Other Sources:
Doane, Will
1900 Federal Census - Washoe County Census - NVGenWeb Archives (online)
Doane, William
Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 - Nevada State Archives
Doane, William H. Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 - Nevada State Archives
Doane, William Hy Lone Mountain Tombstones (1956 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co. USGenWeb - Nevada (online)
Doane, William Hy
www.findagrave.com
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Doane, William H. - Obituary
William Hy Doane is Laid to Rest
Wm. Hy Doane Better
Carson Daily Appeal, January 16, 1915
Word from the bedside of William Hy Doane, late
this afternoon, states that the old veteran’s
condition is much improved and there is every
hope now that he will pull through. His condition
yesterday and for a while last night was so
serious that his brother, who was preparing to
leave on last night’s train for California, was
compelled to remain over.
Carson City Appeal, February 15, 1915
Accompanied by Will Doane, the remains of the late
William Hy Doane arrived via the Virginia and
Truckee from San Francisco this morning. They
were met at the depot by a delegation of the local
Grand Army corps, of which Mr. Doane had been a
member since its early organization, a number of
Spanish War volunteers and bearers from the Reno
lodge of Elks and taken to Kitzmeyer;s undertaking
parlors.
At 3 o’clock this afternoon the body was escorted to
the Episcopal church, where brief services were
solemnized by Rev. Lloyd B. Thomas. Then escorted
by the Grand Army men, Spanish War veterans and
members of the Reno Elks, of which quite a
delegation was present, all that was mortal of William
Hy Doane was taken to Lone Mountain cemetery and
buried in the Grand Army plot alongside the remains
of wife, daughter and grandchild. At the grave the
impressive ritual of the Elks was read. A large
number of old-time friends of the deceased attended
both church service and funeral.
William Hy Doane was a native of Pennsylvania and
was in his eightieth year at the time of his death. He
was a veteran of the Civil war, serving from 1861 till
its close in 1865. In the later year he served as one
of the paymasters in the navy.
Mr. Doane came to Nevada forty-six years ago, and
has been an almost continuous resident of this city
since that timeserving three terms as clerk of Ormsby
county. He has many friends all over the state and to
them his death will come as a heavy blow.
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Doyle, Phillip A.
Doyle, Phillip A.
Birth Date: 1842
Birth Place: Ireland
Death Date: September 16, 1908
Death Place: Carson Exchange Hotel, Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: Phillip Doyle, USN
Section: W1E Row 2 Plot 23
Military Data:
Census Data:
1880 Census – Storey Co. – Virginia City
Doyle, Philip A.
Occupation: Iron Moulder
Place of Birth: Ireland
Other Possible Sources:
Doyle, P.1866 - 1867 Territorial Enterprise Announcements (Committees,
Unions, Election, Lodge Lists)
Doyle, P. Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 188586 - Nevada State Archives
Doyle, P. H. 1866 - 1867 Territorial Enterprise Announcements
(Committees, Unions, Election, Lodge Lists)
Doyle, P. H. Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881,
1885-86 - Nevada State Archives
Doyle, Philip Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881,
1885-86 - Nevada State Archives
Doyle, Phillip A. Lone Mountain Tombstones (1956 transcriptions) Carson/
Ormsby Co. USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
Doyle, Philip www.findagrave.com
See Death Notice – Next Page
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Doyle, Phillip Obituary
Sudden Death of Prominent Citizen
--------One of Carson’s Oldest and Most Respected Citizens Passes Away In This City
Carson City Daily Appeal, Wednesday, September 16, 1908
Phillip A. Doyle, One of the best known residents of this city where he has resided for
many years passed away at his apartments in the Carson Exchange Hotel this
afternoon after an illness last over a couple of weeks.
Mr. Doyle has been suffering from dropsy for some time and a couple of weeks ago
was forced to cease his work as moulder in the foundry of the V. and T. His case was
not considered serious and death was unexpected.
Mr. Doyle was a native of Ireland and was in his 66th year. He came to this country
when a small boy and located with his parents in California.
In the early 70’s he cam to Nevada and located at Virginia City where he was
employed as a moulder having learned his trade in New York City. A number of years
ago he accepted the position of Master Moulder at the local railroad machine shops
which position he held for many years. Several years ago he went north where he
located but later returned to Carson City and since that time has been employed here
by the railroad company. He was an expert at his trade and was a man well like by his
employers.
He leaves a wife in this city and a son and a daughter living in the northwest.
The funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
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Elsey, McKee
Elsey, McKee T.
Birth Date: 8 Feb 1835
Birth Place: Ohio*
Death Date: 30 Sep 1912
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: Corpl. McKee T. Elsey 47 IA Inf.
Section: W1D Row 5 Plot 4
Military Data:
47th Iowa Infantry
Company I
Muster In: Corporal
Muster Out: Corporal
M541R8
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
Census Data:
1900 Census – Ormsby Co. – Carson City
Elsey, McKee
Birthdate: February 1836
Age: 64
Married: 39 years
Place of Birth: Ohio (self) blank (parents)
Wife: Annie
Other Possible Sources:
Elsey, Mckee Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 188586 - Nevada State Archives
Elsey, McKee T Lone Mountain Tombstones (1956 transcriptions) Carson/
Ormsby Co. USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
Elsey, McKee www.findagrave.com
Death Calls McKee Elsey
Carson City Daily Appeal, September 30, 1912
This morning one of Carson’s pioneers and best know citizens passed away
at his home. McKee T. Elsey, who has been ill for several months and whose
life was despaired of solved the great mystery. At his bedside was his wife
and daughter, who was summoned here by her father’s illness.
It was but a few weeks ago that death robbed the father and mother of their
one son George Elsey, This worked detrimental to the old gentleman.
McKee Elsey was a native of Ohio, where he was born 77 years ago. He was
a member of the GAR and served during the Civil War. It is presumed that he
will be buried under the auspices of this fraternity.
Mr. Elsey came to Carson forty years ago. He with his family have made
their home in Carson during that time and during this long period of residence
has made none but friends. His peaceful disposition and quiet manner made
steadfast friends. For many years he followed the carpenter’s trade and
cabinet making. It was as the passing of one of the real pioneers of Carson.
The funeral arrangements will be announced later.
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Fagan, John
Fagan, John A.
Birth Date: abt 1847
Birth Place: Wisconsin
Death Date: July 18, 1898
Death Place: Gold Hill, Storey Co., Nevada
Inscription: J. A. Fagan Co. I 19 Pa. Cav.
Section: W1G Row 2 Plot 7
Military Data:
Co. I 19 Pa. Cav.
Company I, B
Muster In: Private
Muster Out: Private
M554R35
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
Census Data:
1880 federal Census – Storey Co. – Gold Hill
John FEGAN
Age: 33
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Occupation: Miner
Other Possible Sources:
Fagan, J.
1866 - 1867 Territorial Enterprise Announcements (Firemen Lists)
Fagan, J. A.
Storey Co. Marriage License Applications 1874 – 1923
Fagan, James P. Lone Mountain Cemetery (2002 transcriptions) Carson/ Ormsby Co.
USGenWeb - Nevada - (online)
Fagan, JohnFort Churchill, Nevada, Volunteers 1863 – 1866
Other Sources:
Fagan, JohnStorey County Vital Records, Vol. 1
Storey Co. Death Records:
Fagan, John1910 Census - Clark Co. – online
Fagan, John Storey County Vital Records, Vol. 1
Fagan, John
Nativity: Wisconsin
Death Date: July 18, 1898
Age: 54
Witnesses: Anthony Smith and Fred Clark
Book C Page 66
Fagan, John B. Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 Nevada State Archives
Fagan, John F.1920 Census - Clark Co. - onlineFagan, John H.1866 - 1867
Territorial Enterprise Announcements (Registered Voters Lists)
Fagan, John J. Storey County Death Records 1882 - 1911
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Ford, George F.
Ford, George Frederick
Birth Date: abt 1844
Birth Place: Boston, Mass (see obit)
Death Date: 30 March 1898
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: G. F. Ford Co. A 13th Mass Inf
Section: W1E Row 2 Plot 30
Military Data:
Regiment Name 13 Massachusetts Infantry
Side Union Company A
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Film Number M544 roll 14
Source: Civil War Soldier and Sailors System
Census Data:
1880 – Occupation: Bookkeeper
Mariital Status: Single
Residence: Carson
See obituary and burial notice on next page.
Other Possible Sources:
Other Sources:
Find A Grave Cemetery Records- George F. Ford
Note: FindAGrave contains biographical information on
this soldier provided by another researcher that we have not validated.
Ford, G. Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 Nevada State Archives
Ford, G. F. Nevada State Prison Records (1863 - 1973) Nevada State Archives
Ford, G. F. Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 Nevada State Archives
Ford, George F. BLM Land Records - Mineral Co. - 1874 - 1933 (online)
Ford, George P.1866 - 1867 Territorial Enterprise Announcements (Committees,
Unions, Election, Lodge Lists)
Ford, George W. Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66, 1879-80, 1881, 1885-86
- Nevada State Archives
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Ford, George F. - Obituary
Death of Major Ford
The Morning Appeal, April 1, 1898
Yesterday morning there came the startling announcement that Major Ford, Secretary of the V & T R R Co. had died of heart disease.
He was at the Arlington House with a number of friends and remained up until a late hour. J. A. Yerington, Lawrence Elrod and a Mr. Lynch of San Francisco,
walked down towards the Mint. They were about to separate when the Major said he would remain up a while and walk and asked them to come with him. They
complied and in front of Walsh & Wylies he complained of being ill and sat down on the edge of the sidewalk. A conveyance was procured at Raycrafts stable to
take him home and Dr. Huffaker summoned.
He was taken at once to the stable and died in a few minutes after reaching there. The death was the result of heart disease.
George F. Ford was a native of Boston, where he was born in 1843, being in his 55th year at the time of his death. On August 16, 1862, he entered the service in
Company A, 13th Massachusetts Infantry as a private, and on August 1, 1864, he was discharged as a private as his service had expired.
During the second day’s battle of Gettysburg he was taken prisoner and lodged on Belle Isle where he remained until an exchange was affected later.
He came to Virginia [note: this would be Virginia City, Nv.] in 1866 and was first employed as fireman at the at the Savage Mine and later became home secretary
of the Ophir mine. In 1878 he entered the service of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, as private secretary to Mr. H. M. Yerington, which position he held up to the
time of his death. For his position he was one of forty applicants. He is said to have been the most perfect pen man on the coast.
Deceased was a member of Virginia Lodge, No. 3; F. & A. M.; of Virginia Chapter, No. 2 R.A.M. of DeWitt Commandery, No. 1, K. T. and the Custer Post, No. 5
G. A. R.
He was Major and Assistant Adjutant General of the staff of Brigadier General Batterman, Nevada Militia in 1885, and Lieutenant Colonel and Assistant Adjutant
General on Major General Forman’s staff, which official position he also help on Major Keatling’s staff until his resignation. He was a man of somewhat reticent
disposition and often alluded to as “the only man in Carson who never meddled with other people’s business.”
He will be buried in this city from Masonic Hall tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock. Services conducted by Virginia Lodge No. 3, F. & A. M. The coffin was draped
with the American flag and buried in flowers. The Masons bore a floral cresent in the procession. The flag on the V. & T. depot was at half-mast and numbers of
people came from Virginia City and Dayton. Rev. Eddy officiated as Chaplain.
Burial of Major Ford
The Morning Appeal, April 3, 1898
Yesterday afternoon Major Ford was buried from Masonic Hall, where a very elaborate service was held by the Knight Templars.
The procession passed with the G.A.R. at the head with draped colors, the employees of the V. & T. R. R., shop were next in line and followed by the Masonic
Fraternity headed by the Knight Templars in full uniform.
The pall bearers were Col. Boyle and P. B. Ellis for the Knight Templars, C. Pool and Geo. Gilson for the Chaper and J. McDonald and Chas. Ford for the Lodge
and Phil Doyle and Frank McCollough for the G.A.R.
The hearse was followed by a riderless horse with saddle draped and boots reversed as part of the Knight Templar’s ceremony.
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Fowler, Harvey
Fowler, Harvey
Born: August 11, 1845
Location: Missouri
Died: August 11, 1931
Location: Carson City
Inscription: Harvey Fowler Born Aug 11, 1845 Died Aug 11, 1931
Section: 1G Row 4 Plot 6 (or) 8
Military Information:
Mustered in: Jan. 17, 1865
Discharged at Presidio, S.F.
May 10, 1866, with Co.
CCVA
Second Regiment of Infantry
Company I
FORMER PONY RIDER DIES IN THIS CITY
Morning Appeal, Wednesday, August 12, 1931
Census Information:
I found Harvey and his wife, Nellie, on the 1930 Census records in Carson
City. I was surprised to learn that Harvey was a Native American.
According to the census records both Harvey and Nellie were of mixed
native American heritage. Both had fathers that were Cherokee/ Chipewa
and mothers who were full Cherokee.
Harvey Fowler, former pony express rider, Indian fighter and civil war veteran,
passed away in this city this morning at the age of 96 years 11 months. (note: the
headstone reads August 11, 1845 – August 11, 1931… that would make him 86
years old to the day).dr
A native of Missouri he fought as a young man in the civil war. Following the war
he came west and acted as an Indian scout as a private and rose to a captaincy.
He was in a number of engagements with the Indians in the west and southwest.
He spoke the language of nearly all of the western Indians and also several foreign
languages.
He came to this city a number of years ago where he continued to make his home.
His eyesight failed and he has been confined to his home for the past several
years.
He leaves a wife Nellie Fowler, a daughter May of Seattle, Washington and
daughter Corina of Chicago.
The funeral will be held tomorrow, Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Catholic church,
Rev. Father Murphy officiating. Interment will be in the G. A. R. cemetery.
The funeral is under the direction of the Kitzmeyer-Elges Co.
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Fowler, Thomas J.
Birthdate: 1846
Birthplace: Missouri or Indiana (see obit and census)
Death date: Abt. January 19, 1935
Location: Gardnerville, Nv
Inscription: Thomas J. Fowler 66 Regt Ind Inf 1846-1935
Section: 1G Row 3 Plot 14
Military Data:
Regiment Name 66 Indiana Infantry
Side Union
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Film Number M540 roll 25
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System - online
CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES IN GARDNERVILLE
Carson City Daily Appeal, Saturday, January 19, 1935
Census Data:
1920 Douglas Co. – East Fork
Age: 72
Divorced
Birthplace: Indiana
Parent’s Birthplace: Kentucky
Funeral services for the late Thomas J. Fowler, last veteran of the Civil War to
reside in Douglas county, will be held in the Kitzmeyer-Elges parlors in
Carson at two o’clock Sunday afternoon, and will be conducted by the Rev.
Harry Pressfield, pastor of the local Federated Church.
Interment will be in the G. A. R. Cemetery at Lone Mountain.
A firing squad from the American Legion Post of Gardnerville will participate in
the ceremonies at the grave and “taps” will be sounded by Robert Golightly.
The pallbearers will be Oley Haugner, Charles Brown, Merritt Olds, Morris,
Harris, Charles, Johnson and William Geddes, all of Gardnerville.
The deceased was born in Missouri. He served in the union army and more
than fifty years ago came west and settled at Genoa. He was a carpenter
and woodworker. He has resided in Gardnerville the past twenty years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Mason, school teacher at Verdi, and
Mrs. Hazel Staricha of Minden.
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Fulton, Samuel H.
(Mexican War Veteran)
This headstone, located in the GAR section of the cemetery, is barely legible. I can make out the last name “Fulton”, I
found the following information from a 1956 transcription of the Lone Mountain Cemetery, I believe this may be the remains
of this headstone.. He is identified as a Mexican War Vet but I have included him in this book because there is so little left
of his stone, that soon it will disappear and this may be the only documentation left of where he lies.:
1958 Transcription:
Fulton, Sam H.
Born: no date
Died: 11/21/1879
Born in North of Ireland.
Aged: 60 yrs 2 mos.
G. A. R. Plot
1880 Ormsby Co. Mortality Schedule
FULTON Sam’l H.
Age: 65
Sex: M
Nativity: Ireland
Month: Nov
Location: Carson City
Cause of Death: Rheum of heart
See obituaries – next page
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Samuel H. Fulton – Obituary
Death of Colonel Fulton
Colonel Fulton’s Funeral
Reno Weekly Gazette, 11/21/1879
Morning Appeal, 11/22/1879
Reno Weekly Gazette, 11/23/1879
Col. Samuel H. Fulton, an uncle of the
editor of this paper, died suddenly last
Friday in Carson. The cause was his
old enemy, rheumatism of the heart.
Col. Fulton was about 64 years of age,
and a native of North Ireland. He came
to America over forty years ago, living
in Philadelphia for many years, where
he made and lost large sums of money
in trade. At one time he had a very
large stationery store on Chestnut
street; but his generous habits
prevented any permanent
accumulations. He made and lost a
fortune during the oil excitement in
Pennsylvania. He was alwaysa noted
traveler, and his ready wit and liveral
education made him a valued
correspondent. He represented several
leading papers at the Vienna exposition
and took a great delight in newspaper
work. The GAZETTE is indebted to him
for the very interesting Carson letters
which have appeared of late. He
leaves a wife and four children, two
sons and two daughters, who reside in
the city of Philadelphia. The Colonel
won his title by hard work on Gov.
Curtin’s staff during the war. He was
remarkably youthful in appearance, and
but for his gray hair would have passed
easily for a man of thirty. He belonged
to a very long-lived race, and gave
promise to reach the age of his parents,
who both lived to a hundred.
Col. Samuel H. Fulton, late editor of the
APPEAL died at the residence of W. S. Byrne
on Musser Street, yesterday morning. Mr.
Fulton had been suffering for some time from
acute rheumatism which is supposed to have
reached his heart and caused death. He had
been for some weeks an invalid at Mr. Byrne’s
house. On Thursday night he was quite sick,
Mrs. Byrne nursed him, and about half past 1
o’clock yesterday morning she went to his room
to see how he was and he said he was feeling
better. About 6 o’clock in the morning he was
found lying on the floor between the bed and
the wall, dead. Col. Fulton was a native of
Ireland and 65 years of age. He was a man of
superior education, a cultured writer and had
traveled quit extensively in Europe. He was a
Bohemian in habits and associations, and had
been a writer, businessman and singer by
turns. The Colonel was cast for the part of
“The Baron” in the play of Frou Frou which
takes place tonight at the Opera House. He
edited the Elko Post and was the author of a
series of letters for the APPEAL over the
signature of “Blucher.” For some months he
edited the APPEAL until ill health incapacitated
him for his duties. His wife and four children
live in Philadelphia.
Col. Samuel H. Fulton was buried at 2
o’clock yesterday afternoon from the
Presbyterian Church, Rev. B. L. McLain
officiating. The church was filled with the
friends of the deceased. A delegation of
six men from the order of Mexican
Veterans acted as pall bearers, the
deceased having served in the Mexican
war, where he honestly won his title
Colonel. The remains lay in a neat
casket which was draped with a large
American flag. There were no flowers
upon the coffin from the fact that it was
impossible to obtain any in the city in
spite of every effort made on the part of
many friends of the dead to secure them.
A choir of ladies, who had kindly
volunteered, sang Dr. Mulenberg’s hymn,
“I would not live always,” with organ
accompaniment. The kindly features of
the dead were exposed to view. There
was a perfectly natural expression, as if
he had passed away from earth
peacefully and painlessly. The remains
were taken to the cemetery followed by
the Mexican Veterans in regalia and a
line of carriages containing the near
relatives and personal friends of the
deceased. Those who knew him best
could hardly realize that the man was
dead, who, but a few days ago, had
cheered them with his flow of good
humor an ever cheerful presence. The
following Veterans acted as pall bearers:
Aaron D. Treadway, R. W. Bollen, C. C.
Billings, James Hunt, John Bradley and
E. B. Zabriskie.
Note: Col. Fulton’s nephew was R. L.
Fulton, editor Reno Weekly Gazette
The funeral will take place at 2 o’clock this
afternoon from the Presbyterian church.
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Galusha, Charles H.
Galusha, Charles H.
Birthdate: 18 April 1845
Birthplace: New York (from 1880 census)
Died: 21 July 1898
Death place: Carson City
Inscription: Charles H. Galusha Born April 18, 1845, Died July 21, 1898 (see
pic)
Section: W1E Row 2 Plot 29
Top of
Stone
Military Data:
Regiment Name 6 Michigan H. Art’y
Side Union
Company G
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Film Number M545 roll 215
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System - online
Census Data:
1880 Census – Storey Co. – Virginia City
Galusha, Charles
Place of Birth: New York
Occupation: Carpenter
See death and funeral notices – next page
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Galusha, Charles Obit.
Death of Charles Galusha
Morning Appeal, July 22, 1898
The Flag of the Capitol was at half mast yesterday
because of the news from San Francisco that Adjutant
General Galusha had died at the German Hospital.
General Galusha was born in Kirkland Oneida county,
New York on April 18, 1845 and was therefore 53
years and 3 months of age at the time of his demise.
He was a member of Carson Lodge No. 1 F & A. M.,
and of Custer Post, G. A. R.
He was for many years connected with the Land
Office in this city. Under the present administration of
State affairs, he was appointed Adjutant General, in
which position he has served faithfully and well.
For some time he has been ill and it was evident to
himself as well as his many friends that the end was
not far distant.
His daughter, Mrs. D. M. Jennison, will arrive in
Carson this morning with the remains when the funeral
arrangements will be made. It will, however, in all
likelihood take place under the auspices of Carson
Lodge, F. & A. M., and will be a military funeral.
Burial of General Galusna
Morning Appeal, July 24, 1898
Adjutant C. H. General Galusha was buried by Carson
Lodge, No. 1, F. & A. M. on Sunday. The services were
opened by Worshipful Master Rulison at 1 o’clock. The
coffin was draped with the American Flag and covered with
floral emblems. The Episcopal choir sang “I Need Thee
Every Hour,” “Abide with Me” and the burial anthem.
Chaplain J. B. Eddie Delivered a most appropriate and
eloquent address, taking for his text, “From labor to
refreshment,” and the funeral cortege was then formed by
Marshall P. B. Ellis and C. N. Noteware.
The procession formed with 400 infantry in line, the Reno
and Carson bands, the Governor and staff, members of the
G. A. R., the Masonic fraternity and members of the
Eastern Star.
The Masonic ceremony at the graveyard was very
impressive. Chaplain Eddy read the ritual of the order and
Judge Hawley delivered a very effective address. A detail
of eight men then fired three volleys of musketry over the
grave, and the ceremonies were completed.
It was one of the largest funerals ever witnessed In Carson.
The pall bearers were, M. A. Murphy, P. A. Doyle, Trenmor
Coffin, Joseph Platt, Chas. Springmeyer, Charles Fulstone,
James P. Woodbury and George Gilson, accompanied by a
detail of eight privates from the Battalion of guards.
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Gedney, Samuel
Gedney, Samuel A.
Born: 16 Oct 1831
Location: New York
Death: 1876*
Location:
Inscription: Capt. S. A. Gedney U. S. Navy
Section: W1G Row 5 Plot 8
Military Data:
U.S. Navy
Captain, Government Transport – “Island City”*
See notes – Page 54
Age: 32
*Note: the information identifying Samuel Gedney’s date of death came from the
Carson Daily Index Newspaper, May 30, 1885 under “Roll of Honor at Cemetery
Today” – he is listed as “Samuel A. Gedney, Captain Government Transport ‘Island
City”. Died 1876.”
Place of Birth: New York
I have been unable to locate an obituary that will substantiate this date.
Census Data:
1860 Census – New York – Westchester Co. – Mamaronek Twp.
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Gedney – some thoughts on military service….
(totally unsubstantiated – just an opinion)
I believe that Sam Gedney was not actually in the Union Navy during the Civil War, but obviously captained one of the many
transport steamers that were taken into United States government service, during the war, and used to transport troops, equipment,
supplies, etc. It seems almost certain that he was employed by the U.S. government for this purpose, probably because he owned
his own vessel. If this was the case then it is almost certain that he was actually employed by the U.S. Department of War, or
perhaps even one of the other departments that may have required these vessels to be taken into service.
According to the volume titled Dictionary of Transports and Combatant Vessels, Steam and Sail, Employed by the Union
Army, 1861-1868, compiled by Charles Dana Gibson and E. Kay Gibson, published 1995, by Ensign Press, Camden, Maine, there
were four vessels of that name (Island City) employed by the U.S. government. One operated around South Carolina, Georgia and
Florida during 1863-1865, another was chartered September 16, 1864 to May 22, 1865 (no area of operations shown), the third
operated in expeditions against the Sioux, on the Missouri River, in 1864, and the last one was chartered in 1861, for an unknown
period, and was used to transport Confederate prisoners from Boston to Fort Monroe, Virginia.
If Gedney was employed in government service for a lengthy period of time he may have claimed a pension after the war, and if
so, there would be ample data shown in these documents, which can be obtained from the National Archives.
There is no Samuel Gedney listed in the volume, List of Officers of the United States Navy, and of the Marine Corps, 17751900, compiled by Edward Callahan, so I think the fact that he was actually employed by the U.S. government, Department of War,
can be safely assumed to be correct.
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Gleaves, Samuel
Gleaves, Samuel
Born: Abt 1847
Location:
Died: See note
Location: Carson City
Inscription: Sam’l Gleaves Co. H 185th Ohio Inf.
Section: 1C Row 4 Plot 30
Military Data:
185 Ohio Infantry
Side Union
Company H
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt
Film Number M552 roll 39
Note: death date for Samuel Gleaves 4 Jul 1898 – unable to validate
Census Data:
There are numerous records in the U.S. Federal Census
Records for Samuel Gleaves (using HeritageQuest system) –
however, non are in Nevada or Ohio.
Unable to locate an obituary or
death notice
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Grieve, John
Born: Abt. 1836 – 42
Location: Scotland
Death: Bet 1910-20
Location: Carson City
Inscription: John Grieve Co. B 8 Cal. Inf.
Section: 1G Row 4 Plot 9
Military Data:
8th California Infantry, Co. B
Grieve, John
Private
Place of enrollment: Sacramento, Cal.
Date of enlistment: Nov. 28, 1864
Date of muster: Nov. 28, 1864
Discharged at Fort Point, S.F., Oct. 24, 1865, with Co.
Census Data:
1880 Census – Ormsby Co.
Listed under John Grave (probably the Scottish accent)
1910 Census
Ormsby County- Carson City
Grieve, John
Age: 73
Single
Birthplace: (self and parents) Scotland
Immigrated to US: 1864 NA
Unable to locate an obituary or
death notice
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Guinan, James
Born: Abt. 1844
Location: Michigan
Death: March 23, 1900
Location: Chicago, Ill.
Burial Date: March 29, 1900
Location: Carson City
Inscription: Jas. Guinan Co. K 17 Mich. Inf.
Section: 1D Row 18 Plot –
Military Data:
James Guinan
17 Michigan Infantry, Co. K
Rank_In Pvt.
Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name James/Guian
Film Number M545 roll 17
Chicago Death Certificate Information:
Census Data:
Place of Birth: MI
Guinan, James
Date of Death: March 24, 1900*I
Location: Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
Age: 56
Certificate No.: 00006352
Occupation: Physician
*newspapers identify date of death as March 23rd
Parents Place of Birth: IRE
Source for certificate information:
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/GenealogyMWeb/DeathSearchServlet
Guinan, James – 1880 Census - Kingston, Green Lake, Wisconsin
Age: 36
Wife: Pearlie
Children: Jessie (8) Eddie (6) Guy (3)
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Guinan, James - Funeral
Death of Dr. Guinan
Reno Evening Gazette, March 24, 1900
By Associated Press,
Chicago, March 24. – Dr. Guinan, a well known Carson,
Nev., physician, died in this city last night after
undergoing a severe operation for cancer of the stomach.
Funeral Arrangements
Morning Appeal, March 29, 1900
The funeral of the late Dr. Guinan will take place today from the
family residence at 2 p.m. The services will be under the
auspices of the Masons, of which body he was a member.
The Sad Last Rights
The Morning Appeal, March 30, 1900
Yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock the funeral of the late Dr.
James Guinan took place from the family residence. The
burial services were under the auspices of the Masonic
order. Many friends crowded about the bier, not only from
the little city in which he had made his home for many
years, but friends came from the small towns and several
from Reno and Virginia City. During the services, the
Episcopal choir sang the beautiful hymns “Nearer My God
to Thee”, “Lead Kindly Light”, and the burial chant. Floral
pieces were beautiful and numerous, among them being a
handsome piece of the Masonic emblem.
The procession to the grave was one of the largest ever
seen in this city and the impressive services of the Masons
were exceedingly touching. As each of the members
dropped a twig of evergreen into the grave the many
friends thought of the many good traits of the man that had
passed to The Great Beyond.
The following Masons acted as pall bearers: Judge Stone,
W. U. Mackey, E. D. Kelly, Dr. Prickard, Orvis Ring, Judge
Mussey, George Gilison and Thomas Farrer.
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Guinan, James - Announcements
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Haines, John W. “Bill”
Born: abt. 1842
Location:
Death: 17 Nov. 1903
Location: Carson City
Inscription: J. W. Haines Co. F 7th Cal. Inf. Died Nov. 17, 1903
Aged 61 years
Section: W1G Row 1 Plot 5
Military Information:
Name: Haines, John W.
Rank: Private
Mustered In: Benicia, Cal.
Date: Oct. 18, 1864
Mustered Out date: Nov. 14, 1864
Note: Enlisted for one year; discharged at Maricopa Wells, A.T.,
Nov. 15, 1865, expiration of term of service.
Source: “Records of California Men in the War of the
Rebellion, 1861 to 1867” California Civil War Rosters
Census Data:
I could not find any John W. or William Haines records that
seemed to fit. I did find, however, a James W. Haines in
the 1900 Nevada State Census, Douglas Co., Genoa Twp.
Who may “Bill Haines” – James W. Haines Age. 74, born
August 1825 in Canada Eng. – both parents born in
Vermont. Wife: Rosie and daughter, Maud.
Age does not work with that provided in the newspaper
article.
Other Sources:
Findagrave.com – under Jacob William Haines – data
has not been validated for accuracy
Death of Wm. Haines
The Morning Appeal, November 18, 1903
J. W. Haines, one of the pioneer residents of western Nevada, died in
this city yesterday. He has been suffering with dropsy for some time and
while his death was expected, yet his many friends were surprised to
learn of his taking off, for it was but a short time ago that he was on the
street.
Bill Haines has followed stationery engineering for many years, and there
is hardly a plant in the section from a saw mill to a quartz mill that he has
not pulled the throttle on. He was a jovial, good natured, open hearted
man and made friends wherever known.
The deceased was a member of the G. A. R., having served in the Civil
War, and enlisted from California. He was an active member of the
Custer Post G. A. R. of this city, under whose auspices the funeral will
take place. Deceased was 63 years.
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Haire, Robert A.
Birth date: abt. 1838
Birthplace:
Death date: abt 28 Nov 1915
Death place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: Capt. Robt. A. Haire Co. G. 5 Mich. Cav.
Section: 1-F Row 4 Plot 15
Source: Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, Nevada Civil War Veterans,
Jeffrey Vallient
Military Information:
5 Michigan Cavalry
Side Union
Company BLG
Soldier's Rank_In 2 Lieut.
Soldier's Rank_Out Capt.
Film Number M545 roll 17
Census Information:
1900 Federal Census – Michigan – Kent Co.
Haire, Robert A. Birth: July 1838, Age: 61
POB: New York
Parent’s POB: Ireland
Occupation: Ireland
Other Source:
Find A Grave Cemetery Records- Robert A Haire – data provided online has
not been validated.
Is Buried With Military Honors
The Morning Appeal, November 30, 1915
The funeral of the late Captain Robert A. Haire took place from his
home this afternoon at 2 o’clock and was conducted by the Grand Army
and Spanish War Veterans, Zack Wilcox, Judge H. F. Bartine, Charles
Brulin Sr., and George Meyers, Civil War Veterans and A. W. Clark and
Alfred Karge, Spanish war veterans, acting as pall bearers.
Interment followed in the G. A. R. cemetery and the burial service of the
Grand Army was read at the grave, after which taps were sounded, thus
closing and ending the eventful and honored military career of Captain
Robert A. Haire.
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Hall, William G.
Hall, William G.
Birth Date: 1840
Birth Place: Indiana
Death Date: 1/1/1919
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: William Hall 1840-1919 (from 1956 transcription)
Section: W 1 E
Source: place of birth and year from 1910 Census Records
– Carson City.
Source: Other information from Obit :
Military Information: It is assumed, since he was buried in
the GAR Section of the cemetery that he fought for the Union.
I found several William G. Hall’s that fought for the Union in
the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System and was unable
to determine which would have been this soldier.
Census information on the 1870, 1900 and 1910 Census records
Provide the following information on William G. Hall:



He was married around 1873 to either Jennie or Janey (appears both
ways on the census records) and they were still married as of 1910.
He was a native of Indiana. Parents POB – U.S.
His occupation on all of the census records lists him as a Carpenter.
BURIED IN SOLDIERS’ PLOT
Carson City Daily Appeal 1/3/1919
The remains of the late William G. Hall, who died in this city New
Years Day, were this afternoon laid away in the G. A. R. plot at
Lone Mountain cemetery, many friends attending.
The pallbearers were George H. Meyers, Charles A. Brulin, A. W. Clark,
Henry Wood, Robert Fulstone and Chauncey R. Dake.
The deceased was a member of the Grand Army and had participated
In the Civil War.
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Hark, George
Birth Date: 10 Aug 1843-45
Birth Place: Ohio
Death Date: 27 Apr 1909
Death Place: Sparks, Nevada
Inscription: Geo. Hark Co. G 198 Ohio Inf.
Section: W1E Row 3 Plot 19
Military Data:
Regiment: 198th Ohio Infantry
Company: G, H
Rank In: Pvt
Rank Out: Pvt
Film Number; M552 Roll 44
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Census Data:
1900 Census – Marin Co., California – Sausalito
Date of Birth: May 1844
Place of Birth: (self) Ohio (parents) Germany
Married: 25 years
Wife: Francis Son: George Daughter: Phersia
Other Records:
Ross-Burke Funeral Records 1904-1919
Hark, George H.
Nativity: Ohio
Died: 27 April 1909
Location: Sparks, Nv.
Age: 64 yrs 9 mos.
Comments: Shipped 4/29 to Carson, Nevada
SPARKS
Reno Evening Gazette, Apr. 28, 1909
George Hark, Sr. Answers Call
After being unconscious since Saturday about noon George Hark, Sr.,
passed away about 8 o’clock last evening. His death resulted from a
stroke of paralysis received while he was working in the Palace meat
market in the city Saturday morning. Hark never spoke a word after
receiving the paralytic stroke.
The deceased was about 65 years of age and was one of the
pioneers of the state. He served with distinction with the union army
during the civil war and at the time of his death was senior vice
commander of the local G. A. R. For many years after coming to
Nevada shortly after the close of the war he was a resident of Virginia
City and Carson.
A son and daughter are left to mourn his loss, George Hark and Mrs.
H. C. Mucahy of this city.
The deceased was a native of Ohio. Funeral arrangements will be
announced later. The body is in charge of Perkins and Galling.
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Hark, George - Obituary
HARK DIES IN SPARKS
Carson City Daily Appeal, April 28, 1909
SPARKS, April 28 – George Hark, Sr., a pioneer of Nevada, and long time resident of Sparks, who
was stricken with paralysis last Saturday evening, died last night at his home at 8:42 o’clock
without having regained consciousness.
Mr. Hark was nearly 65 years of age and a native of Ohio. A wife Mrs. Francis Hark, and two
children, Mrs. H. C. Mulcahey and George W. Hark, survive him. The obsequies have not yet
been arranged.
Hark was a pioneer of the West, a veteran of the Civil War, and a man honored and beloved by all
who knew him. For 74 hours following a severe stroke, which rendered the entire right side of his
body helpless, the unfortunate man hovered between life and death, unconscious. His final hour
had been expected at any moment, the immediate family closely watching at his bedside.
He was in the Palace meat market Saturday evening when suddenly he exclaimed, “I am tired,”
and sat down upon a box. A moment later he fell upon the floor, unconscious. This was the
second attack of paralysis he had suffered.
Mr. Hark crossed the plains during the Indian activities and settled in Virginia City where he
remained several years. From there he went to Carson City where he conducted a meat market,
later occupying the position of Chief Weigher at the United State Mint, a responsible position which
he filled with credit.
He came to Sparks four years ago and has resided here ever since. He was an active member of
the Grand Army of the Republic, having served during the rebellion as a volunteer in the Ohio
infantry. Aside from his immediate family his relatives reside in the East.
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Haynie, John W.
Haynie, John W.
Birthdate: March 18, 1836 (see bio)
Birthplace: Ashland Co., Ohio (see bio)
Death Date: April 8, 1897
Death Location: Carson
Inscription: Cap’t. J. W. Haynie Co. C 10th Ohio Cav.
Section: 1-A Row 15 Plot 24
(note: same plot for brother, Marcus)
Military Information:
Regiment Name 10 Ohio Cavalry
Side Union
Company F&S
Soldier's Rank_In 1 Sergt
Soldier's Rank_Out Capt
Film Number M552 roll 46
Census Information:
1870 Census – Ormsby Co. – Carson City
Age: 34
Place of Birth: Ohio
Occupation: RR Clerk
1880 Census – Ormsby Co. – Carson City
Occupation: Bookkeeper
Other Information:
See FindAGrave bio: James W. Haynie
Please note, the name is listed as “James” but information
contained in Bio leads to John W. Haynie - there are some GREAT
Photos of both brothers on this website.
See obituary on next page
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Haynie,, J. W. - Obituary
Sudden Death
The Morning Appeal, April 9, 1897
Yesterday afternoon Cap’t. Haynie one of the oldest residents of Carson was found dead in his bed at his residence near the
depot.
Cap’t. Haynie was a single man about 65 and at one time was a very wealthy man, one of the wealthiest in this section. He was a
civil engineer by profession and a man of unusual ability. When found his hand was upon his heart and he was supposed to have
succumbed to heart disease. It is said that he has lived in this State nearly 40 years.
He belonged to the Masons, and was a man who leaves many staunch friends in this city and throughout the State.
The Funeral of Captain Haynie
The Morning Appeal, April 11, 1897
The funeral of the late Captian J. W. Haynie took place yesterday afternoon from the parlors of Custer Post, G. A. R., at 2 o’clock.
The bier was draped and Reverend Eddie conducted the services in the hall assisted by the Episcopal choir. The remains were
escorted to the cemetery by a detail of the Carson Guards, the G. A. R. and a large number of citizens.
At the grave the impressive ceremony of the G. A. R. was held. The pall bearers were B. A. McClure, R. K. Colcord, A. M. Ardery,
Major Ford, F. J. McCollough, J. G. West.
Deceased leaves no relatives so far known except a sister in Ohio.
Captain John W. Haynie entered the service of the United States November 10, 1852 as first sergeant of Company C, Ohio
Cavalry; promoted to the first Lieutenant and Adjutant May 1, 1863 and to Captain January 30, 1865; was honorably mustered out
July 24, 1865.
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Haynie, Marcus
Haynie, Marcus N.
Birth Date: 20 Jan 1841
Birth Place: Fairfield Co., Ohio
Death Date: 6 Jun 1870
Death Place: Carson City
Inscription:
(military stone) Lieut. M. N. Haynie Co. C 10th Ohio Cav.
(Block Stone) M. N. Haynie Lived January 20, 1841 to June 7,
1870 Native of Ohio
Section: 1A Row 15 Plot 24
Military Data:
10 Ohio Cavalry
Union
Company: C,L
Rank_In: Q. M. (Quarter Master) Sgt.
Soldier's Rank_Out 1 Lieut
Film: M552 roll 46
Census Data:
1870 Census – Ormsby Co. – Carson City
Haynie, L. M.
Age: 28
Place of Birth: Ohio
Occupation: Laborer
DIED
Carson City Daily Appeal, June 8, 1870
In Carson City, on Tuesday, June 7, 1870, of typhoid fever, MARCUS M. HAYNIE, a native of
Fairfield County, Ohio, aged 29 years.
The deceased was known as Lieutenant Haynie, having earned that title by honorable
service in the Union Army, in which he served from August 1861, until the close of the war.
He and his brother, Captain Haynie, well known here, came to Nevada some four years
since. Charley Clarke came with them. Poor Charley died of pneumonia in White Pine. All
these three marched with Sherman from Atlanta to Savannah, and served together in many
battles. The deceased was an unobtrusive gentleman, respect by his acquaintances and
beloved by his friends. The respects due to a dead solider are due to him. He will be buried
at 1 o’clock today from the Episcopal Church.
Carson Daily Appeal, June 9, 1870
The funeral of Lieutenant Haynie took place yesterday from the Episcopal church.
After some services there the concluding ceremonies were held at the grave. The
members of Stanton Post, G. A. R., were present and a considerable gather of
friends and acquaintances of the deceased.
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Haynie, Marcus Photos
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Hayward, George
A Strange Coincidence
Hayward, George F.
Birth Date: abt 1844
Birth Place:
Death Date: 21 Apr 1880
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: Sgt G. F. Hayward Co. C 25th Ohio Inf.
Section: 1D Row 3 Plot 22
Military Data:
25th Iowa Infantry, Co. C
Rank In: Pvt
Rank Out: Pvt
Film Number: M541 Roll 12
Census Data:
Multiple George Hayward’s – unable to determine
If any of these were the correct one’s.
Other Sources:
Carson Appeal Newspaper Index, 1865-66,
1879-80, 1881, 1885-86 - Nevada State Archives
Reno Evening Gazette, April 24, 1880
It is a singular and touching coincidence that the following
verses, written by Mrs. George Hayward; were published
in the CARSON TIMES simutaneously with the news of the
accident by which her husband lost his life. The lines were
entitled “It Is Finished.”
It Is Finished
Blighted, blighted, seared and withered,
Is the last hope of my heart;
Hope that I till now had cherished,
Can I see it then depart?
I had clung to it so fondly,
Never dreaming it could blight,
But its pale beams now have left me,
Drooping low in darkest night.
Crushed and broken, wildly throbbing,
Is the heart within my breast,
Sadly now with sorrow stricken,
Joy will here no more find rest.
I am weary, O! how weary,
Of this vain world’s pomp and show:
Though my lip with joy be smiling,
Yet my heart is dark with woe.
The eye may wear a cheerful light,
The cheeks with health may glow,
And yet the heart with grief be wrung,
Breaking with its woe.
See Death Notices and News
Articles – Next Page
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FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT
A FREIGHT TRAIN ON THE V. & T. PLUNGES INTO THE RIVER
_____
An Engine and Nineteen Dump Cars Wrecked
_____
Road Master George F. Hayward Killed and Five Persons Injured.
_____
A Stone Falling On The Track the Cause
_____
Scenes at the Depot.
_____
The Morning Appeal, Thursday, April 22, 1880
Yesterday afternoon at half past 1 o’clock a terrible accident occurred on the V. & T. Railroad between the Vivian and the Merrimac mills which resulted in
the death of Geo. F. Hayward, Road Master, and injuries to Robert Dalton, engineer; Thomas Reily; fireman, Charles Thrall, conductor, Charles Harte and
William Dailey, brakemen. The down freight train was rounding a curve halt a mile east of the Merrimac mill when it suddenly came upon two boulders
which had been washed upon the track by the storm. The train consisted of two flat cars and nine ore dumps drawn by the engines Merrimac and
Washoe, the Merrimac leading and containing Morris Lonergan, engineer, a man named Moody, the fireman and George H. Hayward, the Road Master of
the V. & T. When the forward engine struck the boulder, which weighed about five tons, the trucks left the track and went to the right while the Washoe,
lurching to the left, snapped the coupling and
WENT OVER THE BANK.
At this moment several ore cars piled themselves up alongside the Merrimac and against the bank, while the rocks, together with the flat cars, followed the
engine down the bank and piled themselves in a heap in the river about sixty feet below.
GEORGE HAYWARD KILLED.
When the boulder was struck Road Master Hayward sprang off the engine to the right and fell in between the bank and the engine. A moment later a
number of dump cars loaded with ore piled themselves upon him. He was heard to groan as the successive shocks crushed him, and as soon as possible
he was taken out by the fireman and engineer of the Merrimac. When extricated from the wreck he was unable to speak, and in a few minutes he was
dead.
HOW THE OTHERS FARED.
Robert Dalton, the engineer of the Washoe, remained with his engine when it left the track. It turned over and over as it went down the bank and finally
Dalton was jostled out and left about ten feet from the water’s edge, while a number of heavy stones, started by the accident, were piled upon his chest.
He is injured internally, and his head is badly cut. His recovery is uncertain, although last evening he rallied.
Riley, the fireman, also rolled down the bank and was bruised about the face and legs.
Hart was mangled in the leg.
Willie Dailey, had his left wrist broken and his left hip and leg badly bruised. His face and hands were also severely lacerated.
Charles Thrall, the conductor, had his head severely cut, but was able to walk after the accident.
THE NEWS IN THE CITY.
When the news reached the city there was a general gathering of people at the V. & T. depot, anxious to hear from the scene of the accident. A
locomotive and passenger car was sent up at once to bring down the body of Mr. Hayward and the wounded men. Meanwhile the crowd kept increasing
at the depot and the return of the relief car was impatiently awaited by the friends of these know to have been on board the freight train.
(continued next page)
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FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT
A FREIGHT TRAIN ON THE V. & T. PLUNGES INTO THE RIVER (cont.)
(continued)
THE WOUNDED BROUGHT IN.
About 4 o’clock the car arrived. The body of Hayward was first taken out and placed in the baggage room. Dalton was laid on a stretcher and taken to his
home in an omnibus. He was insensible at the time. One after another the men were taken out and carried to different conveyances to be removed to
their homes. The sleet and snow were falling thickly at the time, and the canvas was piled over the wounded men to keep them from the storm. It was
impossible to keep back the crowd, and the labors of those who moved the wounded were attended with the greatest difficulty. It was nearly 5 o’clock
before the car was cleared, after which the crowd dispersed.
A GRIEF STRICKEN WIFE.
Coroner Foster and another gentleman, being Masons, were deputized to carry the mournful intelligence of Hayward’s death to his wife. She seemed to
read the dreadful news in their faces, and when the tidings were communicated, as gently as possible, she broke forth in a paroxysm of grief, in which
three children joined, ant the scene for a few minutes was harrowing beyond description. At 5 o’clock the body was brought to the house. The neighbors
say that in the morning Mrs. Hayward begged her husband not to go as she feared something was going to happen. Mr. Hayward leaves a young wife and
three children. He was a well know citizen of Carson, a kind and affectionate husband and his death will be keenly regretted by the community.
THE DAMAGE.
The Washoe engine is a total wreck and lies bottom side up in the Carson river. Ten ore dumps filled with Union ore and two flat cars lie in a heap beside
it. All are badly broken up and the damage will be many thousands dollars. Had Mr. Hayward remained on the Merrimac with the engineer he would not
have been killed. He doubtless, however, followed the impulse of the moment and did what nearly ninety-nine men of a hundred would have done under
the circumstances. The inquest will be held to-day.
The repairs to the track occupied nearly all night, and there was no down train from Virginia City last evening.
ACCIDENT ON THE V. & T. RR
Road Master George F. Hayward Killed and Five Persons Injured – An Engine and Twelve Cars Thrown Into the Carson River
Reno Evening Gazette, April 22, 1880
At 1:30 P.M. yesterday, the down freight train from Virginia, is rounding a curve near Merrimac, about 7 miles beyond Carson , struck a
boulder which had fallen upon the track. The train was drawn by two engines. The after engine jumped the track and rolled down into the
river, while the first remained on the grade. George Hayward, roadmaster, sprang from the engine just before the collision. A number of
dump cars were piled upon him. When extricated he could not speak, and died in a few minutes. Robert Dalton, engineer of the Washoe,
the engine that rolled into the river, remained on his engine until it fell down the bank. He was badly injured and his recovery is uncertain.
All the train men were more or less injured. Mr. Hayward leaves a wife and three children. Mrs. Hayward is a sister of Mrs. Hilliard of Reno.
Mr. Hayward was an estimable man, and his death is deeply deplored in Carson, where he lived, and by his many friends in Reno.
The “Washoe” is a total wreck, lying bottom up in the Carson River. Ten ore dumps and two flat cars lie in a heap beside it. No trains came
through Reno last night.
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Heritage, George
Heritage, George
Birth Date: 1849
Birth Place: Ohio
Death Date: January 27, 1898
Death Place: Oakland, California
Inscription: Geo Heritage Co. H 185 Ohio Inf. 1849-1899
Section: 1C Row 6 Plot 34
Note wrong death year on
Headstone!
Military Data:
185th Ohio Infantry, Co. H
Rank In: Pvt
Rank Out: Pvt
Film Number: M552 Roll 47
Census Data:
1880 – Ormsby County
Age: 32
POB: Ohio
Profession: Boiler Maker
Parents POB: Ohio
Wife: Sarah
Children: Ruth (3), Henry (2), Amy (1)
George Heritage Killed
Morning Appeal, January 28, 1898
Henry Heritage received word last evening to the effect that his father George
Heritage had been run over in the Oakland [Ca.] Yard by the cars and killed.
The deceased was a well known citizen of Carson and connected to the
railroad for many years.
George Heritage’s Funeral
Morning Appeal, February 1, 1898
George Heritage was buried on Sunday under the auspices of the Grand Army
assisted by Custer Post and Company F N. N. G.
It was a large and impressive funeral and the remains were escorted to the
grave with military honors and beat of muffled drums. The following were the
pallbearers: Frank Folson, William Taylor, D. McDonald, George Wilcox, Phil
Doyle and Harry Rice. Rev. Davis officiated.
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Hillyer, Edgar W.
Birth Date: abt. 1834
Birth Place: Ohio
Death Date: May 10, 1882
Death Place: Carson City, Nevada
Inscription: Lt. Col. E. W. Hillyer 4 Cal. Inf.
Section: G.A.R.
Military Data:
Hillyer, Edgar W
4th California Infantry
Co. A.
Rank In: 1st Lieutenant
Rank Out: Lieutenant Col.
Film No.: M533 Roll 3
Source: Civil War Soldier and Sailor System
Edgar W. Hillyer
Lieut.-Col.
Muster In: San Francisco
Muster In Date: May 23, 1865
Promoted from Capt. Co. E;
mustered out at San Francisco, Mar. 17, 1866, by muster out of battalion.
Source: Records of California Men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 To 1867
Census Data:
1880 Census – Ormsby Co. – Carson City
Age: 49
Place of Birth: Ohio
Profession: U.S. District Court Judge
Father’s POB: Massachusetts Mother’s POB: Vermont
Wife: Sarah G. Children: Curtis (8) Mary (5) Alice (20)
Funeral of Judge Hillyer
Morning Appeal, May 12, 1882
The funeral of the late Hon. Edgar W. Hillyer
took place from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock, under the
auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic,
and was attended by a large number of friends
and family.
See death announcement – next
page
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Hillyer, Edgar W. - Obituary
Death of Judge Hillyer
Reno Evening Gazette, May 10, 1882
Robert H. Lindsey received a telegram from Carson this afternoon conveying the sad news that
United State District Judge Edgar Winters Hillyer, died at his residence in Carson this morning.
Judge Hillyer was a native of Ohio and about 48 years of age. He came to the coast in the early
days, devoting several years of his life to mining in California. He moved to Virginia City in 1863
or ’65 and commenced the practice of his profession. In December, 1869, President Grant
nominated him for the position of United States District Judge for this district. On December 21st
he was confirmed by the United States Senate, and immediately entered upon the discharge of
his duties. Judge Hillyer received an injury on the head several years ago which produced
softening of the brain, and since September last his faculties have been completely deprived of
his reason. He leaves a wife and several children. The funeral will take place in Carson
tomorrow afternoon.
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Hughes, James
Hughes, James
Birth Date:
Birth Place:
Death Date: after 1883
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: Jas Hughes Co. C 14 VT Mil
Section: 1G Row 4 Plot 8
Military Data:
14th Vermont Infantry, Co. C
Rank In: Pvt
Rank Out: Pvt
Film Number: M557 Roll 7
Census Data:
Multiple James Hughes’ in HertageQuest Census Records – unable to
determine which one may be this individual
Other Sources:
1883 Ormsby County Pensioners List
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Hyde, Myron
Hyde, Myron M.
Birth Date: 24 May 1841
Birth Place: Michigan
Death Date: 24 Jan 1890
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: M. M. Hyde Jan. 24 1890 Aged 48 yrs 8 mos.
Section: 1E Row 11 Plot 2
Source: Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, Carson City, Nevada
Civil War Veterans – Jeffrey Valliant
Military Data:
I have been unable to find any reference to Mr. Hyde’s participation in
The Civil War. But he was id’d by Mr. Valliant…. Better safe than sorry!
Census Data – 1880 Census – Ormsby Co.
Age: 39
Place of Birth: Michigan
Profession: Pattern Maker
Parents POB: Connecticut
Wife: Cynthia
Children: Charles B. (8) Clara (5) Ida (5)
DIED
The Morning Appeal, Saturday, January 25, 1890
In Carson City, January 24, 1890 at his residence M. M. Hyde a native of
Michigan, aged 49 years.
Mr. Hyde came to this coast in the seventies, as a patern (sic) maker. He
went to the work in the V. & T. shops and rapidly rose to the position of
foreman of the Car Shops. He had been working at the time of his death
14 years for the V. & T. shops. In his line he was considered one of the
best workman on the Pacific Coast. He leaves a wife, one daughter and a
son to mourn his loss.
Sickness in Carson
Reno Evening Gazette, Feb. 6, 1890
By the delayed Carson papers it is learned that la
grippe proved quite troublesome at the State capital,
M. M. Hyde, master carbuilder of the V. & T. and C.
& C. railroad companys, having died of it. On the
24th of January the Tribune thought there were 200
Carson people confined to their houses by sickness.
Mr. Hyde was a mason and was insured for $2,500. The funeral will take
place under the auspices of the Masonic order, Sunday at 2 o’clock.
Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
____
FUNERAL NOTICE
(same paper, date and page as announcement)
The members of Carson Lodge Go. 4, F & A. M., are hereby notified to
assemble at their hall on Sunday, January 26, at 1 o’clock p.m., to attend
the funeral of their late brother, M. M. Hyde. Visiting and sojourning
brethren are respectfully invited to attend. By order of the W. M. George
H. Bell, Secretary.
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Johnson, James
Birth: December 1842 (see different date under notes)
Birth Place: Ohio
Death: April 13, 1910
Death Location: Ormsby Poor Farm, Carson City, Nevada
Burial Location: Fuji Park, Carson City, Nevada
Military Data:
4 California Infantry
Side Union
Company A
Soldier's Rank_In Prv. Soldier's Rank_Out Prv.
Film Number M533 roll 4
California Civil War Volunteers Records:
Johnson, JamesPrivateAuburn, Cal.Sept. 13, 1861Sept. 21, 1861Discharged at
Drum Barracks, Cal., Oct. 13, 1864, expiration of term of service.
Johnson, JamesPrivateMarysville, Cal.Mar. 17, 1865Mar. 31, 1865Discharged at
Presidio,S.F., Nov. 30, 1865, with Co.
Notes:
JOHNSON, James b. 1836 d. 4/13/1910*
**Born in Cuyhoga Co. Ohio; Enlisted in the army on March 17, 1865 from
Marysville, CA. He was with Company A, 4th Regimental Cavalry Infantry
Volunteers. He was mustered out Nov. 30, 1865 at the Presidio. He moved to
Carson City in 1870. Worked at various ranches in the area and took an army
pension on April 13, 1907. Admitted to the Ormsby Poor Farm Feb. 1909, left
on March 11, 1909, readmitted June 5, 1909, left again on Sept. 15, 1909,
and readmitted on Jan. 6, 1910.
James Johnson moved to Carson City around 1870, he worked
on various ranches over the years. He lived on the Ormsby Poor
Farm intermittently from 1909 until his death.
Unable to location obituary or death notice
Census Data:
1900 Federal Census – California – Santa Clara Co. –
San Jose Twp.
Johnson, James J. , Age: 57
Born: December 1842
POB: Ohio
Parent’s POB: England
Occupation: Superintendent of Mines
*Above information from ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nv/ormsby-carson/poorfm.txt
Wife: Mary
Daughters: Anna and Harriett
Son: Louis
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Kelley, Stewart
Kelley, Stewart
Birth: May 24, 1833
Birth Place: New York
Death: December 1, 1913
Death Location:
Location: G. A. R. Section
Census data:
1880
Birth: New York
Married to: Betsy
Occupation: Laborer
Three children: Charles, Mary, Elizabeth (all born in Mich)
1900 Census
Ormsby County – Carson City
Kelley, Stewart
Age: 67
Birthdate: March 1833
Birthplace: (self and parents) New York
Married 49 years
Occupation: RR Employee
Wife: Betsy Son: Charles Daughter: Marie Christian Father In Law: John
Follett
1910 Census - Ormsby County – Carson City
Age: 76
Born: Ny
Married: 59 years
Military Data:
Only Stewart Kelley’s in CW Soldiers are both Confederate
Burial of Old Resident
Carson City Daily Appeal, December 3, 1913
The funeral of Stewart Kelly took place this afternoon from
his late residence on Curry Street, the remains being
followed to Lone Mountain by a large number of friends.
The Rev. McCreery of the Presbyterian church conducted
the funeral services.
Mr. Kelly has been a resident of Carson for about forty
years, a great part of which time has been spent in the
employ of the V &T. Surviving Mr. Kelly is a son, Charles,,
employed as engineer on the same road.
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Kelly, John
Kelly, John
Birth:
Birth Place:
Death: 26 Feb 1876*
Death Location: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription:
Location:
Military Data:
John Kelly
18th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Company L, M
Rank In: Pvt
Rank Out: Pvt
Film No.: M554 Roll 63
Census Data:
Multiple John Kelly’s on 1870 Census – unable to determine
Which one would be this individual
*Note: the information identifying John Kelly’s date of
death came from the Carson Daily Index Newspaper,
May 30, 1885 under “Roll of Honor at Cemetery
Today” – he is listed as “John Kelly, Private, Co. M,
18th Pennsylvania Cavalry, died February 26, 1876”
I have been unable to locate an obituary that will
substantiate this date.
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Kitzmeyer, Christian
Kitzmeyer, Christian
Birth Date: 8 Apr 1844
Birth Place: Germany
Death Date: 6 Jul 1878
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription: Corpl Chris Kitzmeyer Co. H 5 Md. Inf.
Section: 1C Row 3 Plot 8
Military Data:
Regiment: 5th Maryland Infantry
Company: H
Rank In: Pvt
Rank Out: Cpl
Film No: M388 Roll7
Census Data:
1870 Ormsby County
Age:26
Profession: Harness Maker
Birth: Wurtemburg
Other Sources:
“Roll of Honor at Cemetery Today”
Carson Daily Index Newspaper, May 30, 1885
“Christian Kitzmeyer, Sergt., Co. D, 11th Maine
Infantry. Died July 6, 1878”
DEATH OF CHRIS. KITZMEYER
The Morning Appeal, July 6, 1878
Yesterday there passed away from among us one of the truest and
gentlest spirits that ever dwelt in all these regions of good men and true.
Christian Kitzmeyer, long a sufferer from a never healing wounds received
while he was serving his country under the Old Flag, in the war of the
rebellion, taken sick from some sudden-coming cause, went to his bed and
died. Something in the nature of a pneumonia, we learn. As patient and
courageous a hear as ever beat was the heart of our dead friend. There
never was a more enthusiastic nor a more modest soldier. He went out in
a Maryland regiment, and did his duty like a hero. He has carried that
wound all these weary years, and was never well of it. Yet he never
complained, but stoutly took on the full part of a man, and worked and
made a snug little competency for himself and a comfortable housing for
his wife and babes. Good bye, Chris! Many is the soldier-boy on the other
side of the Shadowy River who will give you the hearty greeting of a loving
comrade. He died for his country and deserves a place among its heroes.
They will bury him today.
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Lee, Simeon L.
Lee, Simeon Lemuel
Birth Date: 4 Sept 1844
Birth Place: Vandalia, Ill.
Death Date: 12 Jan 1927
Death Place: Carson City, Nv.
Inscription:
“HE SPEAKS THO HE SLEEPS” Simeon Lemuel Lee, M. D. First
Lieutenant Co. H Eighth Illinois Infantry Volunteer Regiment
Husband of Lola Monteg Father of Frank Bishop, William Lemuel,
Adelbert Watts.
Section: 1E Row 18 Plot 12
Military Data:
8th Illinois Infantry, Co. H
Rank In: Pvt
Rank Out: 1st Sgt
Film Number: M539 Roll 52
Census Data:
1920 Census – Ormsby Co. – Carson City
Age: 75
Place of Birth: Illinois (self) England (father) New York (mother)
Occupation: Medical Doctor
Wife: Lola Daughter: Willamina (16)
Note: daughter is listed as adopted, no history of family available
See Obituary/ News Article – next page
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Lee, Simeon L.
Dr. S. L. Lee Is Summoned
State Loses Valuable Citizen
Carson City Appeal, Wednesday, January 12, 1927
This morning, about 9 o’clock, Dr. S. L. Lee, a pioneer resident of this state, and one of the best known physicians in Nevada, passed away at his home in this city.
For the past two years his health has been failing, and he realized his condition and had made preparations for the end. He has been attending his office duties up to within a
few days, his wife bringing him down each day, and to his friends and patients he insisted that the end was very near.
He leaves a devoted wife, Mrs. Lola Montz Lee.
USEFUL CAREER
Dr. S. L. Lee had given the public one of the most useful careers of any of the professional men of the state. Coming to Nevada shortly after the Civil War he took up his
practice in Pioche, serving the mining camp and surrounding section. He moved to Carson City in the early seventies and with his family made this city his residence.
During his period of usefulness he made a study of vital statistics and through his efforts it became a part of legislative enactment. For years he served without pay and his
records are the only ones available during the period when there was no provision made for such statistics.
A COLLECTOR
From the day he arrived in this state he has been busy collecting the various fine minerals, gems and Indian relics, until today his collection of only the finest
specin=mentsremains the most complete and valuable in the state. Every scientist visiting this city in years has made the Doctor Lee office his headquarter owing to the variety
, fine classification and selection of specimens from every nook and corner of this state.
The collection is a fortune in itself and represents a life work. Of recent years, he turned lapidary and cut and polished many of the gems and fine specimens that are now
contained in his collection. It has been a great pleasure to his friends to visit this display, which showed knowledge and patience.
As a citizen, Dr. Lee had been one of the foremost of the state. All civic, state and national affairs were part of his existence, and with the tremendous amount of reading that
he followed through life, he was a source of wonderful reliability when one wanted to know what happened in the world. He burned midnight oil so many years that the familiar
light in his room will be missed with his passing.
Dr. Lee had taken an active part in the Republican party lines and during the years of his activities was among the leaders of his party cause. Locally, he assisted in the
directing of many of the improvement sand his home stands as one on the fine monuments to the man who wished to live and die in this city. His beautiful flowers were a
passion and his tree planting will be an everlasting memorial to the fine citizen who had no fear of death and to the last spoke calmly of his departure with friends.
Dr. Simeon L. Lee was born at Navdalia [sic] , Fayette County, Illinois, September 4 th, 1844, which makes his age 82 years. Following the death of his brother, who was killed
in the Civil war, he took his brother’s place in the ranks and served under General John A. Logan.
After the war he returned home where he was married to Lola Montez Wells in 1868. Three sons were born and all died after reaching manhood.
In 1870 he received his medical degree from the Cincinnati Medical College and immediately moved West, where he made his continuous home.
His useful life as a citizen and physician will always be a memory to the people of this city and over the state. It has been a great pleasure to know Dr. S. L. Lee.
As a young man he joined the Masons and was a Shriner of the San Francisco lodge.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon under the auspices of the Masonic
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Lockerman, Henry W.
Birth Date: Abt. 1841
Birth Place: Ohio
Death Date: Silver City, Nevada
Death Place: October 27, 1904
Inscription: H. W. Lockerman Co A 79 U.S.C.I.
Section: W-1-G Row 1 Plot 4***
Military Data:
Regiment: 79 U. S. Col’d Infantry (New)
Company: BA
Muster In: Pvt
Muster Out: Pvt
M589 Roll 54
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Census Data:
1880
Residence: Grantsville, Nye Co., Nv.
Occupation: Barber
1900
Residence: Silver City, Lyon Co. Nv.
Occupation: Barber
Other Sources:
African American Civil War Memorial
Displayed as: Henry Lockerman
Plaque Number:C-86
Death of a G. A. R. Veteran
The Daily Territorial Enterprise, October 28, 1904
H. W. Lockerman (colored), an old resident of Silver City, died
there yesterday morning from cancer of the jaw. He returned from
San Francisco recently, where he underwent an operation, but the
disease was too far advanced to obtain any relief. He was a
barber by occupation, and was always in line with the G. A. R.
veterans on Memorial Day. He is survived by a sister, who was
with him when he died. He was a native of Ohio, aged 64 years.
Undertaker Kuhn prepared the body for burial.
Funeral Notice
The Morning Appeal, Sunday, October 30, 1904
The funeral of the late William Lockerman, who died in Silver City
Thursday, takes place in this city at noon today from the Methodist
Church under the auspices of Custer Post No. 5
G. A. R.
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Lohr, James
Lohr, James
Birth: February 22, 1847
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Death: March 11,1934
Location: County Hospital, Ormsby Co.
Inscription: Private James Lohr, Co. G 11 Ohio Cav. 1847-1934
Section: 1G Row 3 Plot 15
Note: James Lohr enlisted as MICHAEL RODDY as documented in
his pension application.
Military Data:
Nothing under 11th Ohio Cavalry, Co. G – closest:
11 Ohio Militia Infantry
Side Union
Company F
Soldier's Rank_In Sgt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Sgt.
Film Number M552 roll 65
Census Data:
1920 Census - Ormsby County – Carson City
Lohr, James
Age: 72
Single
Birthplace: (self) Ohio (parents) Pennsylvania
See obituary – next page
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Lohr, James - Obituary
JAMES LOHR DIES AT COUNTY
HOSPITAL
FUNERAL TODAY FOR LATE
JAMES LOHR
Carson City Daily Appeal, March 12, 1934
Carson City Daily Appeal, March 14, 1934
James Lohrs, well know in western Nevada since he
came here in 1881, passed away in the county hospital
last night.
Funeral services for the late James Lohr, veteran
of the Civil War and Indian campaigns, were
conducted in the Kitzmeyer-Elges undertaking
parlors at two o’clock this afternoon, by the Rev.
M. J. Hershey, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal
Church. Vocal selections were rendered by Dr.
H. E. Burnett. Capitol Post of the American
Legion furnished a color guard and firing squad.
Rev. Hershey also conducted the services at the
grave, in the G. A. R. Cemetery at Lone
Mountain.
The deceased was born in Columbus, Ohio, February
22, 1847. He served in an Ohio Cavalry regiment
during the Civil War and afterwards saw the service in
the regular army in the Apache country.
For a time he worked for Raycraft Brothers and drove
stage. He also spent some time at mining and
ranching and was employed by Charles Fulstone
fourteen years. He retired about three years ago and
about that time received a large payment of back
pension due.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at two o’clock
in the afternoon and will be conducted by the Rev. M.
J. Hershey and Capitol Post of the American Legion.
The remains are at the Kitzmeyer-Elges undertaking
parlors.
The pallbearers were George B. Russell, John
Frick, Clarence Wilcox, Ed Sweetland, James
Hicks and W. N. Evans.
“Taps” was sounded at the grave by Robert
Golightly.
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Maish, Calvin
Birth Date: abt 1841
Birth Place: Kentucky
Death date: 6/24/1913
Death Place: Glenbrook, Douglas Co., Nevada
Inscription: Drum Major Calvin H. Maish 78 Ill Inf.
Section; W-!-E Row 2 Plot 12
Military Data:
67 Illinois Infantry.
Side Union
Company A
Soldier's Rank_In Mus. Soldier's Rank_Out Mus.
Film Number M539 roll 55
67 Illinois Infantry.
Side Union Company F&S
Soldier's Rank_In Pr. Mus. Soldier's Rank_Out Pr. Mus.
Film Number M539 roll 55
Census Data:
1910 Census
Ormsby County – Carson City
Maish, Calvin
Age: 69
Birthplace: (self) Kentucky (father) Germany (mother) New York
Married 42 years
Occupation: cabinetmaker
Wife: Christina Son: Arthur
See obituary, next page.
Other Sources:
Douglas County Death Records
Maish, Calvin
Native of: Kentucky
Burial Date: June 24, 1913
Age: 72
Douglas County Record Vol. A page 114
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Maish, Calvin - Obituary
CARSONITE IS DEAD AT TAHOE
Carson City Daily Appeal, June 25, 1913
Word came from Glenbrook last evening announcing the
death of Calvin H. Maish, one of the pioneer residents of this
city and western Nevada.
Mr. Maish and family moved to Glenbrook early this spring
as the old gentleman’s health was not the best and he
longed for the outing in the pines and near the lake side.
While his condition did not improve materially, yet no fatal
results were anticipated. He sustained a paralytic stroke
some time ago, and recently dropsical conditions developed
in his left side, which resulted in his death.
Cal Maish was among the early settlers in Carson. He came
here about 48 years ago. He was then engaged in business
with Nudge Mara in the building now known as the old
laundry. He later conducted a furniture store over Benton’s
stable, later being employed several years in the Mint. For
the past several years he has maintained a general repair
shop and his work was of the fine order, being of every class,
and he was the handy man of this section.
Mr. Maish and wife have made this city their home since they
were married, the two children, Mrs. Davey and Arthur
Maish, growing to their majority here. The family has the
sympathy of the entire community.
Cal Maish was a native of Kentucky, where he was born 74
years ago. He joined the Federal army at the outbreak of the
war, being in the first call. For many years he was an
enthusiast on military organizations, and was Captain of the
local militia at one time. He took a keen interest in the old
guards and their shooting records and was one of the best
shots in the ranks. For the past few years he has kept pretty
close to home as his business was at that place and his
infirmities grew with his years.
The remains will be brought to this city for interment.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Cal Maish
will be missed by all who knew him.
C. H. MAISH IS AT REST
Carson City Daily Appeal, June 27, 1913
The funeral services of the late Calvin H. Maish took place
this afternoon from the family residence. Score of friends
congregated to pay their last respects to this pioneer resident
and the bier was massed in flowers. The service at the
home were conducted by Rev. Hornaday, which were most
impressive.
Leaving the home the members of the G.A.R. led the funeral
procession, while the Spanish War Veterans were acting as
an escort. The G.A.R. services were rendered at the grave.
The choir which sang at the home and the grave was most
sympathetic.
The following acted as pall bearers: George H. Meyers, E.
Mara, George Wilcox, Henry Rosenbrock, Andrew Mante
and Charles Brulin.
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McCrimmon, John
McCrimmon, John
Born: 26 Nov 1831*
Location: Vankleek Hill, Prescott, Ontario, Canada*
Death: 11 Jun 1905
Location: Carson City
Inscription: John McCrimmon Co. A 9 Minn. Inf.
Section: W1E Row 2 Plot 12
*Source: Familysearch.com IGI
Military Data:
9 Minn. Inf., Co. A
Rank_In Pvt.
Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name John McCrimon
Film Number M546 roll 6
Census Data:
1880 Ormsby County – Carson City
Age:48
Profession: Blacksmith
Place of Birth: Canada (self) Scotland (parents)
Wife: Mary
Children: Caleb, 18; Catherine R., 14; Ella Nora, 4, John W., 2, John 1
Unable to locate an obituary or
death notice
89
McCullough, Frank
Born: January 1840
Location: Springfield, Ohio
Died: June 15, 1912
Location: Carson City
Inscription: F. J. McCullough Co. H 40 Ohio Inf
Section: 1D Row 13 Plot 6
Military Data:
Regiment: 40 Ohio Infantry, Co. H
Rank In: Pvt
Rank Out: Pvt
Census Data: 1900 – Ormsby Co.
McColough, Frank
Age: 60
POB: Ohio
Married, 20 years
Profession: Watchman W. M.
Parent’s POB: Ohio
Wife: Harriet Children: Franklin (17)
McCullough, Frank J.
Age: 72
Widow
Profession: Own Income
FRANK M’COLOUGH FUNERAL HELD THIS AFTERNOON
Carson City Daily, June 17, 1912
The burial of the late Frank McColough took place this afternoon from
his residence in this city. The services were conducted by Rev.
McCreery at the home, while the members of the G.A.R. conducted the
ceremonies at the grave. The members of this order attended in a
body. Many carriages were in line and as the day was one of beauty
many walked to the burial ground. Floral tributes were many both from
his home friends, relatives and those from California.
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McCullough, Frank - Obituary
FRANK M’COLLOUGH DIES AT HOME LAST NIGHT
Carson City Daily, June 15, 1912 and Reno Evening Gazette – 6/17/1912
Pioneer Carsonite Who Held Many Important Positions Answers Final Call
Frank McCullough, one of the best known pioneer citizens of this city passed away at his home about midnight. His death was entirely unexpected
and is a shock and regret to this community, where he spent the best days of his life.
Last evening while at home he complained of a severe pain in his chest. Mrs. Cobb, who makes her home at the house, suggested that a
physician be summoned. This was declined. She administered some medicine that had been used and also applied a plaster. Mr. McCullough
insisted that she go to bed. She did go to her room and returned about an hour later. Upon entering the room she discovered that Frank
McCullough had passed away. Death was due to neuralgia of the heart. Neighbors were summoned and all possible was rendered. Mrs. Cobb,
who is 88 years of age is practically prostrated with grief and the shock.
Frank McCullough had many good qualities. His generosity wrecked him financially. He would give even when it took away from his own comforts.
This was the way throughout his entire life. No one in need applied and was turned away and he often went out of his path to give to others. It was
a great virtue.
He was a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted in the 40 th Ohio, Company H, and served two year and ten months, and was honorably discharged.
In his effects is a paper from his general complimenting him for bravery. He was a member of the local order of G.A.R. and the funeral will
probably be held under the directions of the order.
Deceased was a native of Springfield, Ohio. After the war he moved to California in the rush to the West. In 1868 he came to Nevada, locating in
Dayton, where he had charge of a mill. He later took charge of the Merrimac mill and remained in the employ of the reduction company for many
years. From that position he was appointed Warden of the Penitentiary where he served two terms, and was considered one of the most capable
men who ever had charge of the institution.
He was a Mason in high standing for many years and during his times of troubles the past few years failed to take an active part in the
organization.
He leaves one son, Frank Jr., who has been telegraphed of the death. Arrangements for the funeral will be made as soon as word comes from the
young man.
Frank McCullough will be missed by many in many ways.
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McDermit, Charles
McDermit, Charles
Born: 7 May 1829
Location: Pennsylvania
Died: 7 August 1865
Location: Queen’s River Station, Nevada (later known as Ft. McDermit)
Inscription: Chas McDermit Lieut. Col. 2nd Cal Cav
Military Data:
Regiment Name 2 California Cavalry
Side Union Company M
Soldier's Rank_In Capt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Lt. Col.
Film Number M533 roll 4
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Charles McDermit, Major, November 14, 1861
Promoted Capt., Co. M; Promoted Lieut. Col. May 2, 1865.
Charles McDermit, Lieut.-Col. – Ft. Churchill, Nev.
May 17, 1865 – May 11, 1865
Promoted from Major, killed by Indians at Queens River, Nv.
Second Regiment of Cavalry, Field and Staff Officers
From the book “Records of California Men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1867”
Source: http://www.cagenweb.com/yuba/Civil%20War/2RC-Ofc.htm
Census Data:
1860 Census – Siskiyou County, California – Scott’s Valley
Age: 40
Occupation: Mechanic
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania
**
On the 1880 Census, Charles’ widow, Hannah, and his three surviving children
Are living in Scott’s Valley, Siskiyou Co., California. His surviving children are:
Charles, Sada and Lizzie.
Note: originally buried at Ft. Churchill, Nv. and re-interred at Lone
Mountain Cemetery on 17 Feb 1885. See “Re-interring Nevada’s
Unknown Soldiers” at the end of these pages.
Second photo: Charles McDermit’s child was also buried at Ft.
Churchill and the child was re-interred next to the father’s when
Moved to Lone Mountain.
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McDermit, Charles Obituary
STAR CITY DISPATCH
__
McDermit Killed by Indians – Soldiers Wounded
Carson Daily Appeal, August 10, 1865
Star City – July
A messenger from Queen’s River Station arrived this morning with the intelligence that Lieutenant Colonel McDermit was killed by Indians on the 7th instant.
It appears that the Colonel, with a portion of Captain Hill’s infantry command and a detachment of cavalry, had been out on a scouting expedition and were returning, when they
were fired upon from a willow thicket, wounding Col. McDermit mortally and two corporals seriously. Colonel McDermit lived only four hours. His remains are being brought in to
Fort Churchill.
9th.-
Further particulars will be furnished tomorrow.
LETTER FROM LIEUT. COLONEL McDERMIT
Carson Daily Appeal, August 11, 1865
We herewith publish a letter received yesterday by Governor Blasdel from Lieut. Colonel McDermit. It is probably the last letter ever written by that lamented officer. We are
indebted to Judge Wells, the Governor’s Private Secretary, for the liberty of giving it publicity:
HEADQUARTERS – SUBDISTRICT OF NEVADA
Queen’s River Station, Aug. 1, 1865
GOVERNOR: I returned to this Station on yesterday evening, from the Owyhee River, Idaho Territory. The Indians will not meet us in Butte. We have driven them out of the
State of Nevada to the Territory of Idaho, near the head waters of the Owyhee river, where they divided into two parties, the larger traveled northwest, and the other one we
followed to the Humboldt River, above Gravelly Ford, where we took sixty-three prisoners, principally old men, women and children. The Thieves crossed the river. I sent a
detachment of twenty-five men, Company E, Nevada Cavalry, under Lieut. Littlefield, and twelve men of Company B. Nevada Infantry, under Lieutenant Seamand, in pursuit,
who followed them into Utah Territory, where they succeeded in killing seven of the most desperate of the party. We left the Humboldt River on the 11th of July for Queen’s River,
and arrived at this Station on the 23rd of July, and on the 25th I sent an escort of twenty men, Company I C. C. V., under Lieut. Tagge, to protect forty-two citizens through to
Idaho mines. On the 27th I also ordered an escort of fifteen cavalry to go through to the same point with another party of citizens, six freight teams from Chico, Cal., and a drove
of 900 cattle. At the same time, I ordered out three scouting parties of twenty-five men each to hunt for Indians. I went with Captain Payne’s party to the Owyhee, where we
surprised a party of ten Indians on the morning of the 28th. We succeeded in killing eight of the number. We then returned in a westerly direction for this camp. On the 30 th a
part of our command under Serg’t Van Nostrand, Company E Nevada Cavalry, came across a party of twenty-five or thirty Indians and killed nine of their number. The balance
of our party followed by the trail of the main party of mounted Indians, who went north after fighting Captain Wells. We discovered that it was the same party who attacked twenty
citizens on the 3rd of July at the head of Queen’s River Valley, Oregon, on their way to the Boise mines, in which Jackson, of Virginia City, was killed, and three others wounded.
From this point they have proceeded in the direction of White or Snow Mountains, State of Oregon, where I am now preparing to follow them. I have traveled now some 1200
miles since I left Fort Churchill and expect to continue the pursuit until I succeed in catching and punishing these marauders. We have killed thirty-two Indians since I took the
field, and have had one man wounded and one horse killed.
Since writing the above I have been officially informed that a detachment of Company I, Second C. C. V., and a detachment of Co. D Nevada Cavalry, had a fight with some
twenty-five or thirty Indians in Paradise Valley, Nevada. They succeeded in killing seventeen Indians. One soldier was killed and four wounded.
Very respectfully, your most obedient servant, C. McDermit, Lieut. Col. 2 nd C. C. V., Com’g. His Excellency Gov. H. G. Blasdel, Carson City, Nevada
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McDermit, Charles
Gen.’l Ord. No. 2
Virginia Items
Carson Daily Appeal, August 25, 1865
We take the following items from yesterday’s Union:
A few day’s since we chronicled a strike among the Chinese washermen, theyrefusing to “washee” any more dirty clothes until an obnoxious license of $10 per
quarter be repealed. The strike is over. John saw it was no use kicking against the pricks, and now comes down with his regular $10. In common with those
who cast off their unclean linen once in two weeks, we rejoice.
A man who has been in the employ of Mrs. King, proprietress of the Antelope Restaurant, absconded last Saturday night, taking with him the contents of a
trunk, which was in the room where he slept. The trunk was filled with gentlemen’s fine clothing, and the thief succeeded in getting off with a couple hundred
dollars worth of it. He has not yet been arrested.
The following order has been promigated to the various military posts in this district:
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NEVADA
Fort Churchill, Aug. 19, 1865
GENERAL ORDER NO. 2
2 nd
I. The remains of the late Lieut. Col. Charles McDermit,
Cavalry, California Volunteers, late Commanding the District of Nevada, who, while in the nble
performance of his duty, gallantly leading a portion of his command through a wilderness infested by a savage foe, was shot and killed by hostile Indians, on
the 7th inst., near Queen’s River Station, Humboldt County, Nevada, having been brought to Fort Churchill, will be interred with appropriate military honors, on
tomorrow, Sunday, the 20th instant, at 3 o’clock, P.M. Major M. O’Brien, 6 th Infantry, California Volunteers, will command the funeral escort. The flags at Fort
Churchill, and all military posts, stations and camps in this District, will be displayed at half-mast from sunrise until sunset on the day of the funeral, or the day
following the receipt of this order; and all troops will be paraded at 10 o’clock A.M., and this order read to them after which all drills, fatigue duties and
operations will be suspended for the day, as far as practicable.
II. The camp located near Queen’s River Station will be known as Camp McDermit, subject to the approval of the proper authority.
By order of Lieut. Col. Hooker
O.T. Sherwood, 1st Lt. and Adjt. 6th Inf. C.V.A.A.A.A.G.
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Meder, Benjamin H.
Meder, Benjamin H.
Born: December 14, 1812
Location: New Salem, New Hampshire
Died: August 23, 1881
Location: Carson City
Inscription: Benjamin H. Meder Born Dec 14th 1812
Died Aug 23rd 1881 -- Lillias A. Nightingill Born Dec. 5th 1836 Died
June 12th 1882 (shared headstone)
Military headstone: B. F. Meder 11th Mass Batt’y
Section: W1G Row 7 Plot 6
Military Data:
11 Indpt. Batt'y., Massachusetts Light Art'y. (9 Months, 1862-3)
Side Union
Company Soldier's Rank_In Pvt. Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Film Number M544 roll 27
Death of Captain B. H. Meder
Morning Appeal, August 24 1881
Note: military gravestone shows B. F. Meder
Census Data:
1860 Census – Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Meder, Benjamin
Age: 40
Occupation: Teamster
Place of Birth: Derby, New Hampshire
Wife: Martha
Daughter: Lillias, Martha, youngest child illegible
Sons: Benjamin, Charles, James, John
At 7 o’clock yesterday morning Captain B. H. Meder, one of the oldest residents of
this city, died of a disease of the kidneys which had been troubling him for the
past three years. Mr. Meder was sixty-nine years of age at the time of his death
and had been an active man of business all his life. He was born in New Salem,
New Hampshire, in 1812, and when quite young learned the printing business.
He came to this coast in 1850 and worked in the early gold excitements. He
came to Carson in 1863; ran the Ormsby House for five years and built the first
planing mill ever operated in the State. He served as County Commissioner of
Ormsby, and represented the County in the State Senate. He leaves a family of
seven children. The funeral will take place from the Presbyterian church this
afternoon at two o’clock.
Funeral of Senator Meder
Morning Appeal, August 25, 1881
Senator Meder was buried yesterday afternoon from the Presbyterian Church,
Rev. Mr. Rice preaching the funeral sermon to a crowded congregation. The
remains were then taken to the grave, followed by a long line of carriages.
Messrs. Mason, Torreyson, Helm, I. Crawford, Edwards and Hammond acted as
pallbearers. The deceased was laid away in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
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Meyer, Christopher
Meyer, Christopher
Born: October 1823
Location: Germany
Death: 10 Apr 1908
Location: Carson City
Inscription: Capt. Christ’r Meyer Co. B 98th Pa. In.
Section: 1F Row 2 Plot 15
Military Data:
Regiment: 98th Pennsylvania Inf., Co. B
Rank In: Captain
Rank Out: Captain
Film Number: M554 Roll 84
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Died
Census Data:
1900– Ormsby Co., Carson City
Meyers, Christopher
Birthdate: October 1823
Birth Location: Germany
Immigrated: 1847
Married 52 yrs.
Wife: Wilhelmina
Morning Appeal, August 14, 1901
In this city, August 12, 1901, Christopher Meyer, a native of
Germany, aged 78 years.
Captain Meyer was a well known and highly respected
resident of this city, where he has resided for thirty years. He
was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of the G.A.R.
During this many years as a resident in Carson he made a
hoste of friends who deeply regret his end. Although he had
lived his three score years and ten he was a bright and
intellectual old gentleman and retained the many friends he
had by kindly acts and generosity.
The funeral will take place this afternoon under the auspices of
Custer Post, from the family residence at 4:30.
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Meyers, George H.
Born: July 27, 1847
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Died: April 8, 1935
Location: Carson City
Inscription: Meyers, George H. 1847-1935
Section: W1E Row 2/2A Plot 22
Military Data:*
47 Missouri Infantry.
Side Union
Company K
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt
Film Number M390 roll 33
Census Data:
1930 Ormsby Co. – Carson City
Meyers, George
Male, White
Age: 82
Married at age 27
Birthplace- Maine
Father’s Birthplace – Germany
Mother’s Birthplace – Germany
Veteran? Blank
Wife’s name – Willetta
See obituary – next page
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Meyers, George H. Obituary
George Henry Meyers, Pioneer Resident of Carson, Dies
Carson City Daily Appeal, Tuesday, April 9, 1935
George Henry Meyers, one of Carson’s best known and most highly respected citizens more than half a century, passed away at his home in this city
about ten o’clock last evening, following illness that had kept him confined to his home the past several weeks.
He was eight-seven (sic) years, eight months and eleven days old.
The late Mr. Meyers was born in Baltimore, Maryland, July 27, 1847. When only two years old he was taken by his parents to New Orleans, and later to
St. Genevieve, Missouri, where the family established their home. At the age of seventeen years Mr. Meyers enlisted in the United States army and he
served with the Union forces to the end of the Civil War.
After he was mustered out of the service Mr. Meyers worked in Missouri two years and then went to California. In 1874 he was married at Latrobe,
California to Miss Willetta Bryant. The couple resided at Spooners Station a short time before coming to Carson, where Mr. Meyers was employed as
clerk in the Davis-Gillson store. Mr. Meyers acquired the interest of first one and then the other partner and was for a long period of years the sole owner
of the mercantile establishment. He was succeeded in management of the store bu his son, the late Arthur G. Meyers. It was only within the past two
years that Mr. Meyers retired from active service in and connection with the store.
Soon after his coming to Carson City the late Mr. Meyers became an active member of Warren Engine Company. After twenty years’ service in that
organization he had his name placed on the exempt list. He served as chief of the company, and was for many years its president. He was the first of
three generations of Meyers family to be a member of the Warrens.
Mr. Meyers was active n the Grand Army of the Republic Post that was for many years one of the city’s best known patriotic organizations and was its
last survivor and veteran of the Civil War in Carson City and Ormsby county.
The late Mr. Meyers is survived by his widow, Mrs. Willetta Meyers; daughter, Mrs. Ada Anderson, Carson City; grandson, George Meyers, Jr.;
granddaughter, Mrs. William Stinson; great-granddaughters, Billy Jean Stinson and Georgia Meyers; sisters, Mrs. Annie Bauer of Chesterfield, Missouri,
Mrs. Laura Huck of St. Louis, Missouri, Mrs. August Banty of Redondo Beach, California, Mrs. Adam Wright of Venice, California; Mrs. Mae Howard of
Los Angeles; brother, Charles Meyers of St. Genevieve, Missouri.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral services to be conducted in the Kitzmeyer-Elges parlors at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. Harry
Pressfield, pastor of the Federated Church.
It has been requested that no flowers be sent.
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Meyers, George H. Obituary
George Henry Meyers
Funeral Is Held Today for Last Veteran of the Civil War
Carson City Daily Appeal, Tuesday, April 10, 1935
Funeral services in the Kitzmeyer-Elges parlors this afternoon for the late George H. Meyers were attended by a large number of friends made by the
deceased during his long residence and businesses career in Carson City.
The Rev. Pressfield paid tribute to the late Mr. Meyers as the last of the Civil War veterans in the city, pointed out that Mr. and Mrs. Meyers were the
oldest couple in Carson. The minister also stressed such characteristics and qualities of Mr. Meyers as his family affection, friendship and devotion to
duty that entered into the making of his honorable career and discounted his years.
Mrs. Edith Knippenberg and Miss Mabel Stewart sang “Abide With Me” and “Some Day We’ll Understand” Mrs. F. N. Dondero acted as the accompanist.
Pallbearers were A. McCharles, Arthur Kelly, Matt Rinckle, Charles Felesina, John Davey and Richard Barber.
Internment was in the family plot in the G.A.R. Cemetery at Lone Mountain.
Volleys were fired by a squad of American Legion members, and “taps” was blown by Robert Golightly.
Funeral Is Held Today for Last Veteran of the Civil War
Carson City Daily Appeal, Tuesday, April 11, 1935
A large number of residents of Carson, Jacks and Washoe valleys came to Carson yesterday to pay their last respects to the memory of their
acquaintance and esteemed friend of many years, the late George M. Meyers, for whom funeral services were held in the afternoon.
Ex-service men, some of them in uniform formed the escort for the remains, and one of the pieces of apparatus of Warren Engine Company, of which the
deceased was a member for a long period, was in the long procession from the undertaking parlors to the cemetery.
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Mighels, Henry Rust
Born: 3 Nov. 1830
Location: Minot, Maine
Died: 27 May 1879
Location: Carson City
Inscription: Henry Rust Mighels Born at Minot, Maine Nov. 3, 1830
Died at Carson City, Nevada May 27, 1879 Aged 48 years 6 months
& 24 days “Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him
And lies down to pleasant dreams”
Section: 1A Row 9 Plot 26
Military Data:
From a letter written by Mighels May 23, 1862:
“ Well, like the lamented Johnny in the son, I “have gone for a soger.”
At the instance of our never-to-be-too-much-esteemed and valued
friend, Joe McKibben, I was appointed an Assistant Adjutant
General with the rank of Captain and assigned to General Strugis’
staff. Joe suggested the matter to Sturgis, Sturgis made application
to the War Department. Latham rushed the matter up to the notice of
the President, Abe made the appointment, the Senate confirmed it,
and here I am with buttons all over me, a Captain in the “Grand
Army!”
No records found in Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Mighel’s plot
Census Data:
1870 Census – Ormsby Co. – Carson City
Mighels, H. R.
Age: 39
Place of Birth: Maine
Occupation: Editor
Wife: N. V. Sons: H. R. , J. R., and P. V.
Other Sources:
From the Carson Daily Index Newspaper, May 30, 1885 under “Roll
of Honor at Cemetery Today” – Harry Mighels, Asst. Adjt. Genl. On
the staff of Genl Sturgis. Died May 27, 1879.”
See obituary next page
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Mighels, Henry Rust
DEAD
The Morning Appeal, May 29, 1879
Henry R. Migels, editor and proprietor of the Morning Appeal, died at his residence on Tuesday night, at half-past eleven o’clock.
The writer of this, between whom and the deceased the strongest possible friendship existed for twenty-seven years, has solicited the privilege of using
this column of the APPEAL in which briefly to sketch the life, and speak of the character of the man so many thousands loved, the leader so confidingly
followed, the friend so loyal, the enthusiast so wedded to noble connections, the hero in whose breast reigned a spirit which death alone could quench.
Mr. Mighels was born in Maine, November 3, 1830. Received an academic education. Removed with his parents to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1847. Studied
medicine for a year with his father, and at the same time acquiring some knowledge of painting in oils, an art of which he was ever after very fond, and for
which he had much talent. Started for California in August, 1850, tarrying at Nicaragua for a winter, where he kept a hotel in partnership with a fellow
voyager. Thence to Panama, where, for two months, he was very sick with a tropical fever. Sailed thence to California in 1851, on the steamer Panama,
paying his way by serving as assistant storekeeper. From his arrival until 1856, he was variously employed, laboring as a ditch-digger in Nevada, and as
a sign and decorative painter in Downieville, Marysville, Bidwell’s Bar and Oroville.
In the fall of 1856 he became assistant editor of the Butte Record. In 1857, for a time, was a local editor of the Sacramento Bee. Returned to Butte
Record, in 1858, and was a candidate that year for Assembly, on the anti-Lecompton, or Broderick ticket. He was defeated after a spirited canvass, in
which he spoke with a force and ability which gave a good earnest of the work of after years. In 1859 he was a writer on the San Francisco National. In
1860 the Marysville Appeal was established, and he was its first editor. It was independent politically, and was, under his editorship, brilliant, witty and
able.
In 1860 he visited the East, and at the home of his mother, at Norway, Maine, met the lady who subsequently became his wife. He returned to California
the same year. The events which immediately followed the Presidential election of that year controlled his career from that time till the end of life. He was
an ardent Unionist, and his desire to enter the army was intense. As California presented no field for real service he went East early in 1862, and in May
of that year in a letter to the writer of this, said:
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 23,1862
“Dear ____: I have been outrageously neglectful about writing to you. But so I have been with everybody else since coming here. And you know what
whirlwind of excitement everything and everybody is in, hereabouts, and in fact all over the land -this side- so you will know how to understand my case.
Well, like the lamented Johnny in the son, I “have gone for a soger.” At the instance of our never-to-be-too-much-esteemed and valued friend, Joe
McKibben, I was appointed an Assistant Adjutant General with the rank of Captain and assigned to General Strugis’ staff. Joe suggested the matter to
Sturgis, Sturgis made application to the War Department. Latham rushed the matter up to the notice of the President, Abe made the appointment, the
Senate confirmed it, and here I am with buttons all over me, a Captain in the “Grand Army!” I am very lucky. Sturgis is athorough soldier – of the old army
– and one of the bravest and best fellows living. My position and our mutual feeling of friendship and congeniality makes me his confidential adviser,
friend and companion. I joined his command at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where Halleck had sent him about six weeks ago.”
His career in the army was marked by the abilities occasioned by wounds received in battle, in November (or October) 1864.
Mr. Mighels returned to San Francisco in April, 1865, and upon a telegram from the late A. W. Nighingilll, his staunch friend, came to Carson to edit the
APPEAL. In the sketch already alluded to he said, “The history of that paper is my own, since that time.”
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Mighels, Henry Rust
DEAD (continued)
The Morning Appeal, May 29, 1879
After a few months of this employment, he became part owner of the APPEAL, and finally its sole proprietor-as he had from the beginning been its sole
edit.
August 20, 1866, he was married to Miss Verrill; and to her, and the four children born to them, he was passionately devoted, making his wife his partner
and confidential adviser in all his affairs, whether of politics or business.
From 1866 to 1878 inclusive, his great force of mind and his political sagacity, which grew with every contest, until he became a consummate organizer
and leader of men and of opinion, were enlisted in the cause of the Republican party. In the election of the United State Senate of Nye in 1867, Stewart in
1869, Jones in 1873, Sharon in 1875 and Jones again in 1879, his strong will, ready resources, and powerful person influence were elements of
commanding importance. In 1868 he was chosen State Printer. In 1876 he was elected from Ormsby County to the Assembly, of which body he was
chose Speaker by acclamation. This unusual tribute was well bestowed, for in the Speaker’s chair, he instantly and as if by intuition, brought to its duties
the same brilliant rapidity of intellectual processes, and the same strong sense and spirit of control, which he had shown in other places. At the end of a
session at which his rulings were uniformly sustained, he was presented with different testimonials by the two parties and the attaches.
In 1878 he was the nominee of the Republican party for Lieutenant Governor. He was the leader of the party in the canvass, and his grand enthusiasm
carried all before it except that by reason of treachery within the party he was himself defeated. This undeserved and unnatural blow from those who
should have been strong in his support was not sufficient to break or diminish his spirit. The session showed that it did not impair his influence. He
organized and led a very powerful movement in that body, for the regulation of freights and fare on the railroads of the State. Though the measure did not
succeed, the marvelous exhibition of pluck, will and organization, made by our friend called forth every resource of his antagonists to prevent it.
Mr. Mighels was a writer of great versatility. In his writings will be found vehement appeal, subtle arguments, fierce invective, and crushing irony when
foes were to be dealt with, while in the presence of nature, he was full of sweetest poetry, and at the call of human sufferings and wrongs as gentle and
kindly as mercy itself.
The limits of this notice do not permit anything like an analysis of his character. But all who knew him will bear witness to the truth that he was tender and
brave, loyal and true.
His lion heart has ceased to beat. His generous hand lies still in death. His fiery spirit no more inhabits the pleasant earth which he loved so well. His
presence will no longer inspire his fellows in Nevada when the political battle rages. His home will be no more graced with his royal presence, but there
will dear memories of hi linger to soften the frief which is now too deep to be touched by human sympathy, and to inspire his fatherless boys with a desire
to emulate the virtues of their sire.
It seems like harshly and unkindly leaving him alone in his coffin for me to pause. But grief should be private. Therefore, dear friend, tender father, proud
and loving husband, incorruptible citizen, sterling patriot, brave soldier, dauntless leader, wise thinker, farewell, you did not go
“___ like the quarry slave at night.
Scourged to his dungeon, but ____
Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and llies down to pleasant dreams.”
G.
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Mills, Theodore
Mills, Theodore H.
Born: Abt. 1859? (see Census)
Location: Michigan
Died: 1934
Location:
Inscription: Theodore H. Mills Co. D 7 Mich. Inf.
Section: 1G Row: 4 Plot 7
Military Data:
7 Michigan Infantry
Side Union
Company D
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt. Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Film Number M545 roll 28
Census Data:
1910 Census
Ormsby County – Carson City
Mills, Theodore
Age: 61
Single
Birthplace: Michigan (parents) Unknown
Occupation: Caretaker
Unable to locate obituary or death
notice
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Mooney, Gilman
Mooney, Gilman
Born: Abt. 1830
Location: Ohio
Death: After 1880 (in 1956 inventory)
Location:
Inscription: Gilman Mooney Co. I, 6 U. S. Inf.
Military Data:
Unable to locate military information on Gilman Mooney
Census Data:
1870 Census
Lyon County - Dayton
Mooney, Gilbert
Age: 40
Birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Moulder
Unable to locate obituary or death
notice
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Morris, John E.
Born: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Died: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Inscription: Sgt. J. E. Morris Co. D 80th Ill Inf
Section: W1G Row 2 Plot 9
Military Data:
80 Illinois Infantry.
Side Union
Company D
Soldier's Rank_In Corp'l. Soldier's Rank_Out Sergt.
Film Number M539 roll 64
Census Data:
Multiple census records for John and John E. Morris –
Unable to locate obituary or death
notice
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Muller, Victor A.
Muller, Victor A.
Born: March 21, 1838
Location: Alsace, France
Died: March 20, 1883
Location: Carson City, Nevada
Inscription: In Memory of Victor A. Muller
Departed this life at Carson Mar. 20, 1883
Aged 45 Years
With This Widow’s Mental Anguish
With His Children’s Constant Love
With His Brother’s Kind Remembrances
Rest Victor We Hope Above
Military Data:
55 N.Y. State Militia (30 Days, 1863)
Side Union
Company C
Soldier's Rank_In Corporal Soldier's Rank_Out Corporal
Film Number M551 roll 101
Census Data:
1870 Census
Ormsby County – Carson City
Muller, V. A.
Age: 32
Birthplace: France
Two children: A. V. age 2 (son) P.V.B. age 6 (daughter)
Death of Victor A. Muller
The Morning Appeal, Wednesday, March 21, 1883
Yesterday morning Victor A. Muller, of this city, died of consumption, passing
away at 8:30. He was born in Alsace, France, and had he lived until to-day
would have been 45 years old. He came to New York in 1853, and served as a
volunteer in a New York company during the civil war. He came to this city in
1864, where his first wife died. His present wife is a sister to Jacob Klein. He
leaves a grown up daughter by his first wife and a son by his second. Mr. Muller
seemed in the prime of life two years ago, but was taken with fatal sickness and
reduced from a hale man to a mere shadow. He was a man of the strictest
integrity, and during his eighteen years residence in Carson made warm friends
everywhere, and his widow has the tenderest sympathies of the community. The
funeral will take place to-morrow from the Odd Fellows Hall.
_____
The funeral of the late Victor Muller will take place from the Odd Fellows Hall tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon.
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O’Hare, Michael
Born: abt. 1846
Location: England
Died: Dec. 19, 1886
Location: Carson City
Inscription: M. F. O’Hare Co. C* 5th U. S. Art.
Section: W1E Row 2A Plot 16
Military Data:
Regiment: U.S. Dragoons, Company D
Soldiers Rank In: (blank)
Soldiers Rank Out: Pvt.
Film Number: M233 roll 28
Note on U. S. Dragoons:
“ In May 1861 a sixth mounted regiment was formed and 3 months later a
reorganization resulted in the 1st U.S. dragoons being redesignated
the 1st U.S. Cavalry, the 2nd Dragoons becoming the 4th and 5th
Cavalry respectively (to the detriment of unit morale), and the newest
regiment being christened the 6th U.S. Cavalry. “
Reno Evening Gazette
12/21/1886
Census Data:
1880 Census – Ormsby Co. – Carson City
Ohare, Michael F.
Age: 32
Occupation: Moulder
Place of Birth: (self ) England; (parents) Ireland
Wife: Margaret
Children: James (12), Mary 10, Tjeresa (8), Jennie (6), Margaret (3), and
David (1)
Other Sources:
CORONERS OFFICE, ORMSBY COUNTY, NEVADA
Deaths – 1886 Carson City, Nevada:
12/19/1886
Michael O'Hara
45 years
Pneumonia
See Obituary and Funeral Notice – Next Page
107
O’Hare, Mike - Obituary
Death of Michael O’Hare
Morning Appeal, December 21, 1886
On Sunday Michael O’Hare, who has been confined
to his bed for some time, died of pneumonia. Mr.
O’Hare has been for many years engaged in the R.R.
shops, and was a member of Custer Post, No. 5
G.A.R. He served through the war and was engaged
in over twenty battles. He leaves a wife and a family
of little ones, who are distracted over his loss, as a
kinder husband and father was seldom seen. The
deceased numbered among his friends in this city all
who knew him. The funeral will take place today
under the auspices of the Custer Post, G.A.R. of this
city, from the Catholic Church.
Burial of Michael O’Hare
Morning Appeal, December 22, 1886
The late Michael O’Hare was buried from the Catholic
Church yesterday, by fathey (sic) Meagher. The
funeral was conducted under the auspices of Custer
Post. The following acted as pall bearers:
Ed Williams, John S. Cilley, Phil Doyle, T. J.
Connolly, J. McCrimmon, E. Cross.
The funeral procession was very long, and all the fire
companies were in line, along with the members of
Custer Post, No. 5, of the G.A.R.
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Parker, Alonzo H.
Parker, Alonzo H.
Born: Abt 1840-41
Location: Maine
Died: 11 Jan. 1893
Location: San Francisco, California
Inscription: Alonzo H. Parker
Died: Jan. 11, 1893
Aged 52 Years
Captain Co. I 19 Iowa Infantry
Military Data:
19 Iowa Infantry
Side Union Company I
Soldier's Rank_In 1 Sergt. Soldier's Rank_Out Capt.
Film Number M541 roll 20
Death of Alonzo Parker
Census Data:
1870 Census
Parker, A. L. (Alonzo)
Age: 30
Birthplace: Maine
Occupation: Engineer
Wife: Nora
The Morning Appeal, Thursday, January 12, 1893
Yesterday the intelligence reached the city of the death of Alonzo Parker,
bookkeeper of the U. S. Mint, of this city. He died in San Francisco of Bright’s
disease. He has lived in Carson for fifteen years during most of which time he
has been connected with the Mint service. He was a leading member of the G. A.
R. and saw hard service in the Rebellion, being present at many notable
engagements and suffering severe wounds. He came out of the war as a captain
with the with the rank of Brevet Colonel. He was a faithful, reliable man in the
field as well as the Mint service and left many warm friends in this city to regret
his death. He was a native of Mass., 51 years of age and leaves a widow. His
remains will be brought to this city and he will be buried under the auspices of
Custer Post.
109
Potter, David
Born: Abt 1842
Location:
Died: July 24, 1896
Location: Carson City
Inscription: David Potter Co. A, 9th Me Inf
Section: W1G Row 2 Plot 7
Military Data:
Regiment: 9th Maine Infantry, Co. H
Rank In: Pvt
Rank Out: Pvt
Film Number: M543 Roll 17
Census Data: 1880 – Ormsby County – Carson City
Potter, David
Age: 38
POB: Maine
Profession: Laborer
Married
POB – Maine (self and parents)
Note: his marital status shows him as married but he was living alone
A SUICIDE
Nevada Appeal, July 24, 1896
David Potter, an old timer, committed suicide yesterday by shooting
himself through the abdomen with an old musket. He has been living with
J. Bird at the little house on Springs road, and yesterday he took Bird’s old
musket load it with a piece of brass and tying a piece of string to to the
trigger managed to shoot himself through the body. The metal entered the
abdomen and came out through the back. He lived about three or four
hours. He was found in a dying condition in one of the stalls at Sweeny’s
ranch. When Dr. Lee arrived he was past help and died shortly
afterwards. The reason assigned was dispondency over his financial
condition.
Daily Nevada State Journal, 7/24/1896
BURIED
Nevada Appeal, July 25, 1896
David Potter was buried in the G.A.R. grounds yesterday morning at 9
o’clock. Rev. Wilson spoke at the grave. The pall-bearers were Geo,
Tyrell, Ed Patterson, Ed Blanchard, Dan Morton, A. Cutts and John Ellis.
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Reiche, Charles H.
Reiche, Charles H.
Born: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Died: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Inscription: Mus’n Chas. H. Reiche Co. G 20 Wis. Inf.
Section: 1G Row 4 Plot 12
Military Data:
20 Wisconsin Infantry
Side Union
Company G
Soldier's Rank_In Musc'n. Soldier's Rank_Out Musc'n.
Film Number M559 roll 25
Census Data:
Nothing found
Unable to locate death notice or obituary
111
Robbins, Peter
Robbins, Peter W.
Born: abt. 1831
Location: Maine
Died: September 12, 1875
Location: Carson City
Section: unknown
Military Data:
26 Maine Infantry, Co. B
Rank In: Captain
Rank Out: Captain
Film Number: M543 Roll 18
Census Data:
1870 Federal Census – Maine – Seamont Twp
Robbins, Peter
Age: 49
Occupation: Bedstead Maker
POB: Maine
Wife: Mary
The Carson Daily Appeal, Sunday, September 12, 1875
The death of Peter W. Robbins is elsewhere announced. Mr. Robbins
was a native of Maine. He was the father of Mrs. Moody, wife of the
former principal of the Carson District School. He was much esteemed
and is deeply regretted. He will be buried to-day by the Masons, of which
order he was a member.
112
Robinson, Keeler
Robinson, Keeler
Born: Abt. 1835
Location: New York
Died: between 1900 - 1910
Location:
Inscription: K. Robinson Co. A 144 N. Y. Inf.
Section: 1F row 4 Plot 2
Military Data:
144th N.Y. Infantry, Co. A
Rank In: Pvt
Rank Out: Pvt
Film Number: M551 Roll 119
Census Data:
1870 Census – Delaware County – New York
Age:
Place of Birth: New York
Wife: Adeline
Son: Herbert
1883 Pensioners List – Ormsby Co.
Cert. No.: 130, 968
Robinson, Keeler
Post Office: Carson City
Cause for which pensioned: chro. diarr.
Monthly Rate: $8 00
Date of Orig.: Jan., 1878
1880 Federal Census – Ormsy Co. – Carson City
Keeler Robinson
Age: 57
POB: New York
Occupation: Laborer
Wife: Adaline Son: Herbert
1900 Federal Census – Ormsby County – Carson City
James Robinson
Age: 77
POB: New York
DOB: 7/1823
Wife: Adaline
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Robinson, Lafayette
Robinson, Lafayette W.
Born: March 1845
Location: Indiana
Died: January 12, 1897
Location: Virginia City, Storey Co., Nevada
Inscription: L. W. Robinson Co. F 11th Ind. Inf.
Section: 1A Row 2 Plot 1
Military Data:
11th Indiana Infantry, Co. F
Rank In: Wagoner
Rank Out: Pvt
Film Number: M540 Roll 65
Census Data:
1880 – Storey County – Virginia City
Robinson, Lafaette
Age: 35
POB: Indiana (Self and parents)
Profession: Fireman
Storey County Death Records:
Robinson, L. W.
Date of Death: 14 Jan 1897
POB: Cornwall, England
Age: 51
Witnesses: K of P, IOOF, Miner's Union, brother,
Locomotive firemen, Battery ANNG
Book C Page 21
Note: wrong place of birth
Dead
Daily Territorial Enterprise, Jan. 14, 1897
ROBINSON – In this city, Jan. 12, L. W. Robinson,
a native of Indiana, aged 51 years 10 months
19 days. (The funeral will take place from his late residence on
Ridge Street at 12 o’clock Thursday the 14th inst: Friends and
acquaintances are invited to attend the remains to their last
resting place at Carson via a special free funeral train, which will
return immediately after the internment.)
(See Funeral Coverage Next Page)
114
Robinson, Lafayette W. – Funeral
LAID AT REST
The Funeral of the Late L. W. Robinson Largely Attended
Daily Territorial Enterprise, January 15, 1897
The remains of the late L. W. Robinson were laid to rest at Carson yesterday. The funeral was unusually
largely attended, many of the friends of the deceased going to Carson on the special train provided.
Large numbers of the G. A. R., Knights of Pythias, Battery A, Rathbone Sisters, Miners’ Union and
Locomotive Firemen all of which organizations the deceased was a member, attended the services a
large delegation of the Locomotive Firemen coming from Wadsworth. The services at the house on
Ridge street, which were conducted by the Rev. Eddie of Carson, were short. When the train pulled out
at 1:45 there was not even standing room in the two cars provided. At Carson the cortege which
followed the remains to the cemetery was an imposing one.
The delegations were augmented by a squad from the Carson Guard and the Firemen from Wadsworth.
Besides the Episcopal services the G. A. R. funeral services were said at the grave. The Battry (sic)
Band furnished music and a farewell saute (sic) was fired. The train of two cars was so crowded going
down that the railroad company donated an extra car for the return. The train arrived in Virginia at about
4:30 o’clock.
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Rosser, John
Rosser, John
Born: April 1831
Location: Hesse, Germany
Died: between 1900 – 1910
Location: Carson City, Nevada
Inscription: Only pieces of marker remain
Section: W1F Row * Plot 6
Military Data:
No records found in Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Census Data:
On 1870, 1880 and 1900 Census
First wife, Catherine. Second, Mary, who he married in 1881.
Occupation: Butcher
Birth Date: April 1831
Location: Hesse, Germany
Immigrated to the U.S. in 1845
He died after 1900 and apparently, before 1910 as he does not appear on
any later records.
1900 Census
Ormsby County – Carson City
Rosser, John
Age: 69
Birthdate: April 1831
Married – 19 years
Birthplace: (self and parents) Germany
Immigrated to US: 1845 NA
Occupation: Butcher
These pieces of a
stone are next to
the headstone for
John Rosser’s first
wife, Catherine. I
don’t know if this is
part of his
headstone. The
location
corresponds to
where he is
supposed to be
buried.
Catherine Rosser, first
wife of John, died in
March 1881. Note the
headstone pieces next to
her marker.
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Russell, William W.
Russell, William M.
Born: 22 Sept 1840
Location: Warren, Iowa
Died: 13 July 1902
Location: Carson City
Inscription: Wm. M. Russell Sept. 22, 1840
July 13, 1902 Native of Warren Iowa
Section: 1F Row 8 Plot 1
Military Data:
No records found in Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Census Data:
1900 Census - Nevada
Ormsby County – Carson City
Russell, William W.
Age: 59
Birthdate: September 1840
Birthplace: Iowa (parents) were left blank
Occupation: Teamster
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Sabin, G. M.
Sabin, George Myron
Birth Date: 18 Sept 1834
Birth Place: Ohio
Death Date: 12 May 1890
Death Place: San Francisco, California
Inscription: George Myron Sabin Sept. 18 1834 May 12, 1890
Native of Ohio
Section: 1E Row 18 Plot 12
Military Data:
There are four George M. Sabin’s listed in the Civil War Soldiers and
Sailors database. I don’t know which would be this individual:
Infantry 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
Infantry 16th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
Infantry 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
Infantry, 6th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry
Census Data:
Several George Sabin’s were found via HeritageQuest Census records
(covers all states) but nothing that matched the data provided in the
Obituary.
Judge Sabin’s Remains
The Morning Appeal, Thursday, May 15, 1890
Yesterday’s passenger train brought the remains of Judge Sabin to Carson
escorted by his nephew, H. W. Sabin, G. C. Thaxter, T. D. Edwards, C. H.
Galusha, Dr. Lee and T. Coffin. A delegation of G. A. R. veterans were at the
train to attend their late comrade to the capital, where his remains will lie in state
today.
The remains were incased in a handsome casket, with silver mountings and an
appropriately engraved plate.
The body was well laid out, and the face had lost none of the soft lines.
All who so desired were allowed to view the remains and many a G. A. R. veteran
hovered near to secure a last look.
The funeral ceremonies will take place from the Episcopal church today at 2
o’clock under the auspices of the G. A. R., as it was the expressed desire of the
Judge that he should be interred under the direction of that organization.
By request of Custer post Rev. George R. Davis will close the service and deliver
the eulogy at the grave.
118
Sanders, James
Birth Date: Unknown
Birth Place: Unknown
Death Date: Unknown
Death Place: Unknown
Inscription:James Sanders Co. H, 9th U.S. Inf.
Section: W-1-G Row 3 Plot –
Military Data:
From website “usregulars.com”:
Enlisted Men of the 9th Regiment, US Infantry (Regular Army)
James Sanders , Company H - Private
From the same website, the following history:
“In the autumn of 1861, after nearly six years of arduous
service in Oregon and Washington Territories, the
regiment, with the exception of Companies A and C, was
ordered to San Francisco, Cal., preliminary to its transfer
to the East. The latter order was, however, revoked, and
but one company, E, left the Pacific Coast. In January,
1862, the enlisted men of this company, with the
exception of the non-commissioned officers, were
transferred to the 4th Infantry. The regiment remained on
duty at the posts near San Francisco, and performed
provost guard duty in that city until late in 1865, when it
was distributed to posts in California and Nevada. “
Census Data:
Multiple James Sanders found in HeritageQuest Census Records
(all states) – unable to ascertain which one was associated with
this individual.
Unable to locate death notice or
obituary
119
Scoville, Squire C.
Scoville, Squire Chase
Born: February 8, 1845
Birth Location: Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York
Died: September 30, 1881
Location: Reno, Nevada
Inscription: Major Squire Chase Scoville Feb. 8 1845 Oct. 3, 1881
Section: 1F Row 11 Plot 11
*Note date
on
headstone is
three days
after
announced
death.
Military Data:
10th N.Y.H. Art’y, Co. A
Rank In: Pvt
Rank Out: Pvt
Film Number: M551 Roll 125
Death of Major Scoville
Census Data:
1880 – Ormsby Co. – Carson
Age: 34
POB: New York (self and parents)
Profession: Clerk
Wife:
Child: Amy G. (1)
The Morning Appeal, Tuesday, October 1, 1881
Major S. C. Scoville, shot in the Reno affray on last Tuesday, died yesterday at 11
o’clock, A.M. But slight hopes were entertained of his recovery from the first, and
the news of his death yesterday caused sorrow but no surprise. We have been
unable to learn any particulars on his early life, as no one here seems to know
where or when he was born. We should judge, however, that he was an Eastern
man, and about 35 years old or upwards. He served creditably in the late war; and
was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, a member at one time, we
believe, of Custer Post No. 5 of Carson. In 1869 he went to Sacramento, from
some of the Eastern states, held a clerical position in the office of the C. P. R. R.
and came to Carson in 1875, where for a time he held the place of Chief Clerk in
the freight department of the V. & T. R. R. He afterwards was bookkeeper in this
city for Yerington, Bliss & Co. From here he went to Reno, where he held the
position of Secretary of the N. & O. R. R. up to the time of his tragic taking off. He
leaves a wife and two young children, Mrs. Scoville being a daughter of Major M. C.
Gardner of this place. He was a man of good moral character, strong in his
friendships, and had many friends here who sincerely regret his death and its cruel
cause. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 2 o’clock at Reno from the
Episcopal Church.
120
Scoville, Squire C. – News Article
RENO SHOOTING AFFRAY
Conflicting Statements in Regard to the Affair
Scoville and Balch Supposed to be Mortally Wounded-Judicial Examination Today
Morning Appeal, September 29, 1881
Since our issue yesterday we have received the Reno papers, the Gazette of the 27th and the Journal of the 28th instants, giving lengthy but
very contradictory accounts of the shooting affray at Reno on Tuesday last, in which D. W. Balch and S. C. Scoville were wounded.
There has been bad blood of late between the two factions trying to obtain control of the Nevada and Oregon Railroad, and the murderous work of Tuesday
last was no great surprise to those familiar with the sharp legal practice resort to by both parties. The Gazette, speaking of the meeting of that day, and
other matters, says:
“It seems that Trustees McMechan, Coffin, Wheeler and Sunderland issued to themselves 50,000 shares of stock, at a recent meeting. Contractor Moore
thereupon brought suit and enjoined them from voting or transferring that stock. The case was then transferred to the United States District Court.
When the meeting was called to-day, E. B. Wheeler had in his pocket an order from the United States District Court, E. W. Hillyer presiding, modifying
the injunction that issued from the First Judicial District Court some days ago, enjoining Wheeler, Coffin, McMechan and Sunderland from voting their
stock at the stockholders meeting that was to have been held to-day, so far as the voting of the stock went, and allowing the defendants to vote their
stock, but he did not produce it or mention it in the meeting.”
The Gazette give three versions of the shooting affray, all differing in every important particular, and each colored in the interests of one or the other of the
parties to the shooting.
The Journal says: “At the appointed time the Wheeler crowd were in the railroad office, waiting for the Moore faction to show their hands and then euchre them.
Judge Wheeler, as President of the N. and O., sat at the desk prepared to preside over the meeting. The other side presented themselves, and Mr.
Fowler of New York, who is the largest stockholder in the company, requested all persons not stockholders to retire from the room. He looked at the
Wheeler crowd, but none of them moved. He repeated his request. Judge Wheeler rapped on the table, and said: ‘The meeting will come to order.’
Just about this time a man named Cogan, Moore’s Superintendent of Construction, and some eight or ten other men filed into the room from the outer
office, and somebody grabbed Mechanan. In a second a pistol was fired, and shooting commenced. The Directors who hadn’t expected this fled from
the room as quickly as possible, and there was a general hurrying to and fro. Balch and Scoville were the only two found to have been injured.
Scoville and Balch, both of whom are supposed to be mortally wounded, made ante-mortem statements. Balch declared to a friend, with whom the writer
spoke yesterday, that Wheeler shot him, repeating the statement three times as he held the hand of his friend. Wheeler denies having done any
shooting, and says he had no pistol. Scoville says he was shot by Coffin. Four pistols are in the possession of the offiving done any shooting, and says
he had no pistol. Scoville says he was shot by Coffin. Four pistols are in the possession of the officers, three of which are loaded, the other one
showing only three chambers discharged. There must have been some clever juggling performed soon after the shooting, as the Journal accounts for
eight bullets, as follows: Two in Balch, one in Scoville, one picked up by Sunderland, one by Allen, one went through a windows, and two were
imbedded in the partitions of the railroad office.
Major M. C. Gardner, father-in-law of S. C. Scoville, went to Reno yesterday by special train, on the strength of a telegram stating that Mr. Scoville was fatally
wounded and might live two or three days.
Transcribers notes: the shooting, the coroner’s report, and the entire trial transcripts are available (starting date: September 27th) in the Reno
Evening Gazette – very interesting reading!
121
Scoville, Squire C.
IN MEMORIAM.
The Sad Death of one of the Victims
Of Last Tuesday’s Work
Squire Chase Scoville Died at his residence on Ralston street at
10:55 this morningof a wound received on Tuesday last at the
meeting of the Nevada and Oregon railroad stockholders. Last night
the District Attorney called and he made his dying statement, but it is
impossible to learn what it contained. The manner of his hurt will
doubtlless be settled in the courts.
The bedside of the dying man was attended by his aged father
and mother, who have lived together over fifty years, and by his
young wife and his doctor. Consciousness never forsook him until
his life was entirely extinct. He recognized friends up to the last
moment, and as the poor wife laid her head upon the pillow touching
his it was a picture of pathetic sorrow.
Mr. Scoville was born in Watertown, Jefferson county, New York,
February 8, 1845. He was well educated at the public schools. In
1863 he enlisted in the Tenth heavy artillery, which was made up of
2,600 young men of his stamp, and served until the war closed. He
came to this coast in 1869, was the chief clerk for J. R. Watson, the
purchasing agent for the C.P.R.R. at Sacramento for eight years.
About 1877 he came to Carson and kept books for Yerington and
Bliss. Last January he came to Reno and was connected with the
Nevada and Oregon R.R. until his death. In Carson he married Miss
Helen Gardner, who has bore him two children, one about two years
and one about three months old. Mr. Scoville was an excellent
business man, and the books he had collected spoke a mind of high
culture and discimination. He was a major on General Batterman’s
staff, and made a request that he be buried in his uniform. He was a
quiet and sober man, of good disposition, fond of his friends and a
pleasant and hearty entertainer. His house was always popular with
young people, and he will be greatly missed.
Reno Evening Gazette 9/30/1881
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Shrieves, Harrison
Shrieves, Harrison
Born: 16 Nov. 1846
Location: Lancaster, Ohio
Died: March 11, 1874
Location: Carson City
Inscription: Harrison Shrieves
Born Nov. 16, 1846 in Lancaster, Ohio
Died in Carson City, Nevada March 11, 1874
Aged 27 Year 3 Mos and 23 Days
A loving Husband and Devoted Father
Section: W1F Row 1 Plot 3
Military Data:
Harry Shrieves
10th Ohio Infantry, Co. C
Rank In: Serg
Rank Out: 1st Serg
Census Data:
None found
Other Sources:
Roll of Honor At the Cemetery Today
May 30, 1885
Harrison Shrieves, 1st Sergeant, Co. C 10th Ohio Cavalry.
Died March 11, 1874
Carson Daily Appeal, March 15, 1874
Some remarks by the local of the Chronicle last evening, in relation to the late
Harry Shrieves, contain the following: Deceased was a member of Virginia Lodge,
No. 3, Free and Accepted Masons, of Virginia Chapter, No. 2, Royal Arch Masons
of DeWittt Clinton Commandery, No. 1, Knights Templar (all of this city), by whom
he will be buried in Carson to-morrow. He was also a member of Carson Lodge,
No. 4, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and of the Improved Order of Red Men.
His life was insured in the Union Mutual Life Insurance Company for $5,000.
Harry Shrieves was a man well known and universally esteemed throughout
Western Nevada. He was a sober, industrious, provident, companionable and
courteous gentleman, the very personification of fidelity in all thing, and leaves a
host of sincere and warm personal friends to mourn his early death. He leaves a
wife (nee Miss Lous Rufly) and two litle children, whose irreparable loss and great
bereavement will awaken the profoundest sympathy in the hearts of all that known
them or knew the lamented Harry.
123
Simpson, Frances M.
Simpson, Francis M.
Born: abt 1838
Location: Ohio
Died:
Location:
Inscription: Lieut. F. M. Simpson Co. H, 40th Ohio Inf.
Section: W1G Row 2 Plot 10
Military Data:
Not found
Census Data:
1860 Census – Ormsby Co.
Age: 22
Place of Birth: Ohio
Wife: Rachel
Children: Elizabeth and Eli
1880 Census - Washington, Marion, Iowa
Age: 44
POB: Ohio (self and parents)
Wife: Rachel
Children: Eli (20); George (18); Lydia (16) Mary (10) Lura (3)
1890 Special Census – Ormsby County
(note misspelling)
Francis M. SIMPKINS
Rank: Lieut.
Co. A 40th Ohio Inf
Joined: Sept 1860
Resigned: Dec. 1863
Unable to locate obituary
124
Smith Jr., William
Smith, William Jr.
Born: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Died: after 1898 (see obit for Joe Carpenter)
Location: Carson City
Inscription: Wm. Smith Jr. Co. M 15th N. Y. Cav.
Section: W1G Row 5 Plot 1
Military Data:
15 N.Y. Cavalry
Side Union
Company M
Soldier's Rank_In Private Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Film Number M551 roll 132
Unable to locate death notice or obituary
Census Data:
Multiple William Smith’s found in HeritageQuest Census Records (all states)
– unable to ascertain which one was associated with this individual.
125
Sternberg, Lee
Born: New York*
Location: Abt 1846*
Died: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Inscription: Lee Sternberg Co. L, 8th Ill. Cav.
Section: W1G Row 2 Plot 8
Military Data:
8th Illinois Cavalry, Co. L
Rank In: Pvt
Rank Out: Pvt
Alternate Name: Lee Sternburg
Film No. M539 Roll 86
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (online)
Sternberg, Lee (Recruit)
Residence: Flora, Boone Co., Illinois
Muster In: 9/30/1864
Muster Out: 6/21/1865
Source: 8th Illinois Cavalry Rosters (Rootsweb, online)
Census Data:
Nothing found in Nevada. I found two in Bodie, Ca. on the 1880 census.
Both born in New York in 1846 – 47 timeframe.
Note: January 1902 has been noted on some documation as his death
date for Death – unable to validate
Unable to locate death notice or obituary
126
Stocker, DeWitt
Stocker, DeWitt
Born: abt 1843
Location: Indiana
Died: 11 Sep 1883
Location: Carson City
Inscription: DeWitt Stocker Co. K 128th Ind. Inf.
Section: W1G Row 5 Plot 10
Military Data:
152 Indiana Infantry, Co. K
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Film Number M540 roll 74
(Nothing found for DeWitt Stocker under the 129th Ind. Infantry)
Source: Civil War Soldier and Sailors System
SUICIDE IN JAIL
DeWitt Stocker of Carson Commits Suicide by Hanging
Reno Weekly Gazette, Sep. 12 & 13,1883
Census Data:
None found
Wednesday’s Carson Appeal says: Yesterday afternoon about 1 o’clock Deputy Sheriff
Doron found the body of Dewitt Stocker hanging by the neck to one of the iron doors of
the county jail. It was suspended by a piece of balling rope which Stocker had formerly
worn about his body as a waistband. Doron cut the body down at once but it was too
late. About 15 minutes before he had been in the jail and administered Stocker some
medicine. The suicide was very determined, the man having put his legs up under his
body to prevent his feet touching the floor. The deceased lived for many years in this
city, and at one time drove dray for Charley Bray. He came down from the Lake a few
weeks ago and spent $200 in dissipation. He was sesnt to jail for seven days, and at
the time of the suicide was the only inmate in the institution. He was a native of
Indiana, son of Leland Stocker, a Baptist minister and 40 years of age. An inquest was
held last night and a verdict of suicide rendered by the jury.
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Sullivan, John
Sullivan, John
Born: abt 1838
Location:
Death: Abt 1909
Location: Carson City
Inscription: Jno. Sullivan Co. C 47 N. Y. Inf.
Section: 3A Row 10 Plot 8
Military Data:
47 New York Infantry, Co. C
Rank In: Pvt
Rank Out: Pvt
Film Number: M551 Roll 137
Census Data:
Multiple John Sullivan’s found in HeritageQuest Census
Records (all states) – unable to ascertain which one was
associated with this individual.
Unable to locate death notice or obituary
128
Taylor, James
Taylor, James H
Born: 21 Apr 1831
Location: Kentucky
Death: 26 July 1864
Location: Carson City, Nevada
Inscription:
“Our Father James H. Taylor Born April 21, 1831
Died July 26 1864, Native of Kentucky, Member of Co. H,
4th KY Mounted Infantry”
Section: 1E Row 3 Plot 14
Military Data:
4 Kentucky Mounted Infantry
Side Union
Company H
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt. Soldier's Rank_Out Corp.
Film Number M386 roll 27
Notes:
James Taylor was wounded in May 1862 in Falls Church, Georgia. He
Received an honorable discharge in July 1862 and then moved to
Nevada for health reasons in 1863.
He died in Carson City on July 26, 1864 from the wounds he had
Received in Falls Church.
The 1883 Pensioner’s list for Carson City lists Kitty Taylor as a
Widow and shows the death of her spouse in February 1867. Is this
James’ wife?
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Taylor, John H.
Born: abt. 1834
Location: Unknown
Death: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Inscription: Jno Taylor Co. D 1 Nev Cav
Section: 1G Row 4 Plot 10
Military Data:
Taylor, John
Nativity:
Joined: 8/20/1863
Location: Gold Hill, Nv.
Age: 29
Mustered In: 9/2/1863
Location: Fort Churchill, Nv.
Mustered Out: 11/10/1865
Location: Fort Churchill, Nv.
Rank: Blacksmith
Battalion: 1st Nevada Volunteers
Arm of Service: Cavalry
Company: D – C - D
Remarks: Attached to Co. D Cav. On 6/28/1864
Returned to Co. D on 7/9/1864
Source: Fort Churchill Volunteers 1863 - 1866
Unable to locate death notice or obituary
Census data:
Multiple John/ Jonothan Taylor’s found in
HeritageQuest Census Records (all states) – unable
to ascertain which one was associated with this
individual.
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Taylor, Thomas
Taylor, Thomas
Born: Abt 1830
Location:
Died: Between 1900 – 1910
Location: Carson City, Nv
Inscription: Thos. Taylor Co. E, 13th Wis. Inf.
Section: 1G Row 1 Plot 14
Census Records:
Multiple Thomas Taylor’s found in HeritageQuest Census Records
(all states) – unable to ascertain which one was associated with this
individual.
Military Records:
13 Wisconsin Infantry
Side Union
Company E
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt. Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Number M559 roll 29
Other:
1883 Pensioners List – Ormsby County
Cert. No. 13, 978
Taylor, Thomas
Post Ofc. Address: Carson City
Cause for which pensioned: g.s.w. r. leg (gunshot wound Right leg)
Monthly Pension: $16 00
Date of origin: Feb., 1867
Unable to locate death notice or obituary
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Thoroughman, John
(Old Ormsby Poor Farm Cemetery)
Thoroughman, John
Born: 1838
Location: Ohio
Died:
Location: rear of Fuji Park, Carson City
Inscription:
Grave location: Originally, this grave was located on the grounds
Of the Ormsby Poor Farm in western Carson City. It is now at the back
Of Fuji Park just off Hwy 395 in the outskirts of western Carson City.
Military Data:
Nativity: Ohio
Joined: 6/23/1863
Location: Dayton, Nevada
Mustered In: 9/9/1863
Location: Fort Churchill, Nevada
Mustered Out: 6/9/1866
Location: Fort Churchill, Nevada
Rank: Private
Battalion: 1st Nevada Volunteers
Arm of Service: Cavalry
Company: B
Source: Fort Churchill, Nevada Volunteers 1863-1866
THOROUGHMAN, John b. 1838 d. 12/09/1909
Born in Ohio; Enlisted in army in Dayton, Nev. on June 23, 1863 for a
3 year
enlistment. He was inducted at Fort Churchill and Mustered out at
Camp
Douglas, Utah Territory on June 25, 1866. He entered the Ormsby
County
Poor Farm before Feb. 2, 1909.
Above information from
ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nv/ormsby-carson/poorfm.txt
John Thoroughman is not buried at Lone Mountain Cemetery but on the
outskirts of Carson City on the old Ormsby Poor Farm. I have included him with
the rest of the Civil War Vets because he was a Nevada Civil War Veteran and
is buried in an area at the back of what is now a public park, to the world,
forgotten.
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Tilton, John M.
Tilton, John M.
Born:
Location:
Mortally wounded: July 4, 1876 (see article, next page)
Died: August 10, 1876
Location: Carson City
Inscription: J. M. Tilton Co.C 6th Iowa Inf.
Section: W1G Row: 5 Plot: 2
Military Data:
Tilton, John M.
6 Iowa Infantry, Co. G
Rank In: Pvt
Rank Out: Pvt
Film Number: M541 Roll 26
Carson Daily Appeal, July 20, 1876
Census Data:
None found
Other Sources: - Newspaper Accounts of Mr. Tilton’s Accident
(original accounting is very long and appears on next page)
Carson Daily Appeal, July 7, 1876
The men who were burned and mutilated by the explosion of the
cannon on the 4th are thought to be in a fair way of recovery. Mr.
Tilton’s hand is greatly swollen, and his eyes are in very bad
condition. There is great danger of his losing his sight. Mr.
Henderson’s hands are very painful. His sight is not permanently
injured. Mr. Reed is recovering from the shock. These men are
attended by Dr.s Davison, Waters and White.
TILTON, who was injured with others by the premature discharge of a
gun on the 4th of July, is at the Adams House. He underwent yesterday
an operation at the hands of Doctors Davidson and White. They
extracted from over his left eye some large splinters and pieces of bone.
His right eye is hopelessly gone. He can distinguish the difference
between light and darkness with his remaining eye. Dr. Davison thinks
his life will be saved. His general health has improved and he eats well.
Strong hopes are entertained of saving the eye which was operated on
yesterday.
Carson Daily Appeal, August 11, 1876
TILTON, the man who was injured, with others, by the premature
explosion of a cannon on the Fourth of July died at Ormsby County
Hospital yesterday. He had been a sad sufferer.
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Tilton, John M. - Accident
A Terrible Accident
Carson Daily Appeal, July 6, 1876
It becomes our painful duty to report one of the most fearful accounts that ever occurred in Carson – one that has
thrown a glom over this entire community. It came too, with the suddenness of lightning, when the whole
community were in the height of enjoyment of the greatest celebration, and most engrossing festivities ever known
here. And it occurred to some of our fellow citizens that were participating in the most exciting part of the
celebration. It is no less than the sudden death of one man and the maiming of three others. About 5 o’clock, on
the evening of the Fourth, while some men, including the victims of the accident, were engaged in firing the new
cannon owned by the railroad employees at the machine shops, the gun prematurely discharged while it was being
loaded, and Mr. Frank A. Bolander had both his arms blown off, one at the shoulder, and the other at the elbow
and shattering the bone higher up. He was also dreadfully mutilated in the breast and face, the chin, nose and
cheek being partially torn away and his eyes fearfully injured by powder and splinters. He was thrown some
distance into the sand. Partially rising, he exclaimed, “Where are my arms?” He was immediately taken to his
room and Drs. Davison, Waters and White summoned. He bore his sufferings with wonderful nerve , and lived
about twelve hours, expiring about 5 o’clock yesterday morning. He was about 25 years of age, unmarried, and
has a mother living in San Francisco, and an uncle who is State Superintendent of Public Education of California.
His relatives were telegraphed to, but no response could be obtained previous to his death, and not until late
yesterday afternoon. The body was sent to San Francisco by last night’s train. Coroner John P. Meder held an
inquest upon the body. John M. Ingraban, Joseph Calenberti, B. Sinclair, James C. Smith, James S. Bemis and
Charles F. Whitton were the jury. They rendered a verdict that the deceased was named Frederick A. Bolander;
a native of Kentucky, about twenty-five years of age; that he came to his death from a premature discharge of a
cannon which he was engaged in loading; that the discharge was occasioned by insufficient swabbing; (see
transcriber’s note at bottom) that the accident took place at Carson City on the 4 th day of July, 1876. All of which is
duly certified to. Another of the injured ones is J. M. Tilton, whose left hand is filled with powder and his face
blacked and eyes greatly injured. He is at the Adams House, attended by Dr. Davison. He is perhaps 35 years of
age, and unmarried. He will probably recover and it is hoped he will not lose his sight. The third one we notice is a
Mr. Reed. His eyes were blown full of sand, and from what we can learn is not otherwise very seriously injured. Is
an employee at the machine shop. The other man is Mr. Henderson, a moulder at the shops. Both hands were
much injured. Will perhaps lose a thumb. His eyes are also severely injured. From the testimony before the
Coroner’s jury yesterday, we learn some further particulars regarding the accident. Joseph Irwin was attending
the vent of the cannon at the time of the discharge. He was thrown violently upon his back. They had no water at
the gun and the swab was dry and worn out. A boy had been sent for water but had not returned. The gun was
used at midnight of the 3rd and twenty-six rounds fired. At sunrise thirty more rounds. Just previous to the fatal
discharge twelve rounds had been fired. The gun was a twelve or fourteen pounder.
Transcriber’s Note: “insufficient swabbing” means the cannon was not effectively cleaned and the gunpowder residue left in the cannon ignited.
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Tully, Michael
Tully, Michael F.
Born: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Died: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Inscription: Mich’l F. Tully Co. M 8 U. S. Cav.
Section: 1G Row 4 Plot 11
Military Data:
Nothing found on Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System or usregulars.com
Census Data:
Multiple Michael Tully’s unable to determine which one would be this individual.
Unable to locate death notice or obituary
135
Vogt, Charles
Born: September 9, 1839
Location: Tuscaora, Ohio
Death: May 3, 1900
Location: Ormsby Co. (Empire?)
Inscription: Chas. Vogt Co. D 7 Kan. Cav.
Section: 1F Row 1 Plot 14
Military Data:
No record for Charles Vogt in Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System for KS
Census Data:
1890 Special Census – Ormsby Co.
5 46 46
Charles VOGT
Private
Co. D 7 Kan Cav
Joined: 1 Sept 1861
Discharged: 29 Sept 1865
Residence: Empire City
Honorable discharge
Died
Morning Appeal, May 4, 1900
Charles W. Voght was taken sick Tuesday evening and died
yesterday morning.
Deceased was 60 years of age, having been born in Tuscaora,
Ohio, On Sepember 9, 1839. He has resided in Ormsby Co. for
27 years and leaves four sons, a daughter and wife.
The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3:30 from the
Presbyterian Church.
Laid to Rest
Morning Appeal, May 5, 1900
The funeral of the late Charles W. Vogt took place yesterday
afternoon from the presbyterian Church. A large number of
friends and relatives followed the remains to the grave. The
members of the G.A.R. conducted the services at the grave. The
floral offerings were numerous.
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Wagner, Peter
Born: abt. 1837
Location: Bavaria
Died: abt. June 9, 1893
Location: Empire, Ormsby Co., Nevada
Buried: June 10, 1893
Location: Lone Mountain
Inscription: Sgt. Peter Wagner Co. B, 147th N. Y. Inf.
Military Data:
147 N.Y. Infantry, Company B
Rank In; Sgt.
Rank out: Sgt
Film Number: M551 Roll 146
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (online)
1890 Special Census – Ormsby County
Peter WAGNER
Sargent
Co. C Reg. 76
NY Inft
Muster In: Aug 16, 1862
Muster Out: June 19, 1865
Daily Nevada Journal – June 10, 1893
Peter Wagner, an old and respected
citizen of Empire, died at tht place of
apoplexy last Thursday. He was a native
of Germany, aged 65 years
Census Data:
1870 Census
White Pine County – Hamilton Twp
Wagner, Peter A.
Age: 33
Birthplace: Bavaria
Occupation: Hardware Merchant
Funeral of Mr. Wagner
Morning Appeal, June 10, 1893
The funeral of Phillip Wagner took place yesterday at Empire.
There was alarge gathering of friends and the coffin was profusely
decorated with flowers.
The pall bearers were Sheriff Kinney, Neigh Maher, Oliver
Longabaugh, George Wolfenberger, Peter Kair and J. Blaire. The
music was rendered by the quoir (sic) consisting of Prof. How and
wife, Rev. Geo. Fox and Mrs. Hanford. Rev. Geo. R. Davis was the
officiating clergyman.
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Wilcox, Andrew Ashael
Wilcox, Andrew A.
Census Data:
Born: December 25, 1830
1900 Federal Census – Butte Co. – Chico Twp.
Location: Vermont
Wilcox, Andrew
Born: December 1830
Age: 69
Married 45 years to Ruthe
POB: Vermont
Parent’s POB: Vermont
Died: February 21, 1907
Location: Carson City
Inscription:
Section: unknown (SEE NOTE)
Military Data:
Michigan? See obit
LITTLE SCRATCH KILLS A. A. WILCOX
Census Data:
1880 Census - Kimshew, Butte, California
Wilcox, Andrew A.
Birthplace: VT (self and parents)
Age: 49
Occupation: Miner
Other Information:
Note: Andrew has two brothers buried in the same vicinity, Zachary Taylor
Wilcox (Section 1G row 3 Plot 2) and George Almon Wilcox –Section: W1E Row
3 Plot 22. Andrew’s wife is buried in 1G Row 3 with an unmarked space
between her and Zachary. A 1956 transcription indicated there was a headstone between the two (illegible) and it is presumed by the Wilcox family that
this was Andrew’s final resting place.
Washoe Co. Death Certificate No. X Filed Feb. 22 ‘07
Reno Evening Gazette, Feb. 22, 1907
From a mere scratch on the back of his right hand,
Andrew A. Wilcox, a resident of Carson, developed blood
poisoning, which resulted in his death last night.
The deceased was 76 years of age. He was a native of
Vermont. At the time of the Civil war he was in Michigan.
He enlisted in the army, but was mustered out because of
ill-health and never went to the front, where his heart was.
His three brothers were stronger, and all fought through
the entire war.
Less than a year ago, the wife of the deceased passed
away, and since that time he has wanted to die. He has
mourned constantly over the loss of his life-companion,
and has rapidly grown feeble under the grief.
Two sons, Francis and Luman, who are now in Merced
county, Cal.; a daughter, Mrs. Riehl, of Carson; three
brothers, John Wilcox, now in Michigan; George and Z. T.
Wilcox of Carson City and a sister, Mrs. Winchester, who
lives in Vermont are left to mourn his death.
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Wilcox, George
Wilcox, George Almon
Born: abt 1843
Location: Vermont
Died: 13 March 1917
Location: Carson City
Inscription: Geo. A. Wilcox Co. E 31 Mass. Inf.
Section: W1E Row 3 Plot 22
Military Data:
31 Massachusetts Infantry
Side Union
Company D C Soldier's
Rank_In Private Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Film Number M544 roll 43
Note: George has two brothers buried in the same vicinity, Zachary Taylor
Wilcox (Section 1G row 3 Plot 2) and Andrew Ashahel Wilcox – gravesite
unknown. Andrew’s wife is buried in 1G Row 3 with an unmarked space
between her and Zachary. A 1956 transcription indicated there was a headstone between the two (illegible) and it is presumed by the Wilcox family
to be Andrew’s final resting place.
Unable to locate death notice or obituary
Census Data:
1910 Nevada Census – Ormsby Co. – Carson City
Wilcox, George A.
Age: 67
POB: Massachusetts*
Parents POB: unknown
Wife: Ella J.
Children: Clarence M. and Lacery or Lacey
*POB’s do not match but since parent’s POB is
listed as “unknown” – perhaps the data was
provided to the census taker by someone who was
not familiar with his place of birth.
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Wilcox, Zachary
Wilcox, Zachary T.
Born: 2 June 1847
Location: Vermont
Died: 31 Dec 1926
Location: Carson City
Inscription: Zachary T. Wilcox 1847-1926 Priv Co. F 1st Vt Cavalry
Section: 1G row 3 Plot 2
Military Data:
Vermont Cavalry
Side Union
Company F
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt. Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Film Number M557 roll 14
Census Data:
1920 Federal Census – Nevada – Ormsby Co. – Carson City
Wilcox, Zachary Age: 72 POB: VT
Mother’s POB: VT
Father’s POB: Ct
Occupation: Brickmason for RR
Note: Zachary has two brothers buried in the same vicinity, George Almon
Wilcox (Section W1E Row 3 Plot 22) and Andrew Ashahel Wilcox – gravesite
unknown. Andrew’s wife is buried in 1G Row 3 with an unmarked space
between her and Zachary. A 1956 transcription indicated there was a headstone between the two (illegible) and it is presumed by the Wilcox family that
this was Andrew’s final resting place.
See obituaries and news articles next page
140
BEARD OF WILCOX TO BE SENT TO SACRAMENTO
Reno Evening Gazette, January 1, 1927
CARSON, Jan 1 – (Special)
Zachary Taylor Wilcox famous here and throughout the state and the West for his long beard, died here yesterday at the age of seventy-nine
years. His beard, fifteen feet in length, was declared to be the second longest beard in the country, a Kansas farmer at a Whiskerino affair in
Sacramento four years ago having outmeasured the Carson man by nearly seven feet.
It was after the Sacramento Whiskerino of four years ago last summer that Wilcox came home and drew up a will in which he bequeathed his
beard to the Sacramento Whiskerino Club. Just before interment the beard will be shorn, and later sent to the Sacramento organization in
compliance with his will.
Wilcox was born in Whittingham, Vt., in April 1847. When seventeen years old he enlisted with F Company, First Vermont cavalry. At the end of
the war he came West, first settling in Chico, Cal., and later removing to Nevada. He was a brick mason by trade, inter engaging in the cement
contracting business and he also followed the work of a gunsmith. He had been a pioneer of the Alaska gold rush but did not follow mining in this
state to any extent.
He was one of Carson’s characters for years riding through the streets on a bicycle, an old green parrot perched upon the handlbars. The parrot
belonged to Mrs. Minnie Cusler with whom Wilcox had made his home with for many years. He had not ridden the bicycle since his injury,
caused when an automobile backed into him as he was riding down the street. Although proud of his -------- adornment, Wilcox did not display
his beard, generally keeping it under his coat, although he did exhibit it publicly on a few occassions. The reason for growing the long beard
never became known, although Carson residents had heard stories to the effect that it was over an election bet, and also that he had once
become incensed at a dull razor and vowed never to shave again. He was a Civil War pensioner and was enabled to get along nicely on this
income during his declining years. He had been in a hospital since December 5. He had no known relatives.
Reno Evening Gazette
1/2/1927
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Witherell, C. A.
Birth date: May 22, 1835
Birth location: New York City, New York
Death date: April 26, 1900
Death location: San Diego, California
Inscription: C. A. Witherell died April 26, 1900 Capt. Co. K, 16 th Mich. Vol.
Inf. Aged 65 years.
Section: Section: 1F Row 1 Plot 1
*Source – FindAGrave: Charles A. Witherell
Note: FindAGrave contains biographical information on this soldier provided
by another researcher. Includes photo.
Military Data:
16 Michigan Infantry
Side Union
Company K
Soldier's Rank_In Capt. Soldier's Rank_Out Capt.
Film Number M545 roll 47
Census Data:
1870 Census – Ormsby Co. – Carson City
Witherell, C. A.
Age: 34
Place of Birth: New York
Occupation: Attorney
Wife: H. G. Son: C. W.
C. A. Witherell Dead
The Morning Appeal, April 27, 1900
George H. Meyers received a telegram from Mrs. C. A. Witherell
yesterday announcing the death of Mr. Witherell in San Diego,
California, at 10 o’clock yesterday morning.
Mr. Witherell was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting in August, 1861,
as Captain of Co. K, 16th Mich. Infy. He was discharged in June, 1863,
as First Lieutenant of Troop G, 2nd Mich. Cavy. He resided in this city
for many years but removed to San Diego for the benefit of his health
about nine years ago.
He was born in New York City and was about 60 years of age.
Deceased was a charter member of Custer Post, No. 5, G. A. R., of
this city, under whose auspices the funeral will take place here.
Laid to Rest
Morning Appeal, May 1, 1900
Yesterday afternoon the remains of the late Capt. C. A. Witherell were
laid at rest. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church
under the auspices of the G. A. R.
Many residents of Carson attended the services and followed the
remains to the cemetery.
The deceased was an old-time resident of Carson, and was a man
whose good works will live for many years to come in the memory of
the many friends he left behind.
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Woodbury, Oscar
Woodbury, Oscar
Born: Feb. 1842
Location: Maryland
Died: March 6, 1913
Location: Silver City, Nv
Inscription: Oscar F. Woodbury Co. A 53 Mass Inf.
Section:1F Row 14 Plot 12
Military Data:
53 Massachusetts Mil. Infantry
Side Union
Company A
Soldier's Rank_In Private Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Film Number M544 roll 44
Census Data:
1900 Census
Ormsby County – Empire Twp
Woodbury, O. F.
Age: 58
Birthdate: February 1842
Birthplace: Maryland (self and parents) Massachusetts
Married
Occupation: Night Watchman
1910 Census
Lyon County – Silver City
Woodbury, O. F.
Age: 68
Widowed
Birthplace: Maryland (self and parents) Massachusetts
Occupation: Superintendent
Fitchburg (Mass.) Daily Sentinel | 1913-03-07
Death of Oscar F. Woodbury
Oscar F. Woodbury, youngest son of the Late William
and Louisa Woodbury, died at his home in Silver City,
Nevada, Thursday. He is survived by one sister. Miss
Helen Woodbury of this city, and one brother J. P.
Woodbury.
In his early life, the deceased lived in this city, but went
West many years ago, where the climatic conditions
were more agreeable to him. He was a veteran of the
Civil War, enlisting in Co. A, 53d Massachusetts
regiment, on Oct. 17, 1862 and serving until Sept. 2
1863.
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Woodruff, Henry
Woodruff, Henry
Born:
Location:
Died: 9 May 1879
Location: Carson City
Inscription: Capt. Henry Woodruff Co. G 136th U.S.C.T.
Section: W1G Row 5 Plot 5
Military Data:
136 U.S. Col'd Infantry
Co. G
Rank In: Captain
Rank Out: Captain
Notes See also 2 Mich. Cavalry.
Film Number: M589 roll 97
2 Michigan Cavalry
Company: M, G
Rank_In: Pvt
Rank_Out: 1st Lt.
Film Number: M545 roll 48
Census Data:
Morning Appeal, May 13, 1879
FUNERAL OF J. H. WOODRUFF – The funeral of the
late J. H. Woodruff took place on Sunday. The
remains were accompanied by the resident members
of the G.A.R. At the Episcopal church Rev. George R.
Davis preached a very impressive sermon.
Not found
Other:
African American Civil War Memorial
Plaque E-138
“Roll of Honor at Cemetery Today”
Carson Daily Index Newspaper, May 30, 1885
“Henry Woodruff, Captain Co. G. 136th U. S. Colored Infantry. Died May 9, 1879”
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Yandell (Yandle), George
Yandell (Yandle), George W.
Born:
Location:
Died:
Location:
Inscription: Corp’l G. W. Yandell Co. F 7th Cal Inf
Section: GAR
Military Data:
George W. Yandle
Corporal
Joined: Sacramento, Cal. Nov. 1, 1864
Mustered In: Nov. 14, 1864
Discharged at Presidio, S.F., April 13, 1866, with Co.
Source: California Civil War Volunteers - online
Unable to locate obituary
George W. Yandle
7 California Infantry.
Side Union
Company F
Soldier's Rank_In Prv. Soldier's Rank_Out Corp.
Film Number M533 roll 7
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (online) – online
Census Data:
Numerous George W. Yandell’s and Yandle’s on HeritageQuest’s
U.S. Census records. Unable to determine which one this is.
145
Young, Frank
Young, Frank E.
Born: abt. 1846
Location: Maine
Died: June 22, 1878*
Location: Carson City
Inscription: (Masonic Symbol) Frank E. Young Died June 22, 1878
Aged 36 years Serg. Co. D 11th Me.
Section: 1D Row 18 Plot
Military Data:
11 Maine Infantry
Union
Co. D
Rank In: Pvt
Rank Out: Sgt.
Film: M543 Roll 23
Source: Civil Wars Soldiers and Sailors System
Census Data:
1870 Federal Census – Maine – Androscoggin Co. – Auburn Twp
Young, Frank E. Age: 24 Wkg in shoe factory - POB Maine
Wife: Henrietta S. – Age 26
*Other Source:
“Roll of Honor at Cemetery Today”
Carson Daily Index Newspaper, May 30, 1885
Frank Young, Sergt. Co. D 11th Maine Infantry. Died June 9, 1878
I have been unable to locate an obituary that will substantiate which date (the article or
the date on the headstone) is correct.
Unable to locate obituary
146
Zabriskie, Elias Breevort
Zabriskie, Elias Breevort
Born: 7 Aug. 1826
Location: Pennsylvania
Died: 27 Sept 1894
Location: Carson City
Inscription: Capt E B Zabriskie Co. A 1st Batt’n Nev. Cav.
(second inscription) Elias Breevort Zabriskie 1826 – 1894 4th Illinois
Mexican Vet
Nevada Military Data:
Nativity:
Joined: 5/1/1863
Where: Fort Churchill, Nevada
Mustered In: 8/8/1863
Where: Fort Churchill, Nevada
Mustered Out: 7/5/1866
Where: Fort Churchill, Nevada
Rank: Captain
Battalion: 1st Nevada Volunteers
Arm of Service: Cavalry
Company; A
Remarks: Mustered in as Captain on 8/9/1863. Discharged under
G. O. No. 182, War Department, his company having fallen below half
the minimum.
See Obituary Next Page
Census Data:
1860 Census – Yuba Co., California – Long Bar Twp.
Age: 33
Source: Fort Churchill, Nevada Volunteer 1863-1866
1 Battalion Nevada Cavalry
.Side Union Company A
Soldier's Rank_In Capt. Soldier's Rank_Out Capt.
Alternate Name Notes Film Number M548 roll 1
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (online)
Place of Birth: New Jersey
Occupation: Justice of the Peace
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Zabriskie, Elias Breevort
DEATH OF E. B. ZABRISKIE
He Passes Quietly Away Sunday Afternoon of Heart Failure
The Morning Appeal, Tuesday, June 12, 1894
About 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon the spirit of one of Nevada’s well known pioneers passed away so suddenly and quietly that friends who
were conversing with him hardly knew when the call came. Elias B. Zabriskie, better known as “Buck,” has been a resident of this state since
the early days of the Comstock discovery.
When the war broke out he recruited and was made Captain of Co. A 1 st Nevada Volunteers, which was sent to Utah to keep that Territory
from a threatened uprising. After three year’s service he was mustered out on July 5 th 1866. He remained several years in Utah, but finally
drifted back to Nevada where he has since resided.
He held a clerical position under Mr. James Crawford’s Superintendency, and has been Melter and Refiner of that institution during the past
five years. Saturday afternoon he finished his work at the Mint, made his last “clean up” and turned over the office to his successor. Although
not in perfect health he was not a sick man and expected to go into some sort of business in this State, saying that he preferred this climate
and people to any other.
In his early manhood, under the guidance of his father, the late Dr. Zabriskie, he served as a soldier, in the 4 th Illinois Infantry, in the Mexican
war, and although a member of the Grand Army, always appeared with the few Mexican Veterans in their annual parade on decoration day.
He was also a member of the Loyal Legion, the Scottish Rite of Masonry, and Carson Lodge of F. & A. M. under whose auspices the funeral
will be conducted.
A widow and son are left to mourn the sudden taking off and will receive the sympathy of the entire community.’
Deceased was a native of Hackensack, New Jersey, and about 68 years old.
“Buck” was a gentleman of the old school, genial, well-bred, courteous, and endowed with a kindliness of heart which made him always the
welcome guest and congenial companion. Every child whom he met daily will long remember the kindly smile and pleasant word, while older
friends will miss the warm handclasp and cheerful voice with most sincere regret.
“Green grow the grass above thee
Friend of my better days,
None knew thee but to love thee,
None named thee but to praise.”
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“Re-interring Nevada’s Unknown Dead”
The “unknown dead”, on February 17, 1885, that is how the
Fort Churchill soldiers were referred to. On February 16,
1885 those who had been buried at Fort Churchill were reinterred at the Lone Mountain Cemetery in the G. A. R. section
– the number varies from one newspaper account to another
(between thirty six and forty-four) but one fact rang true, with
the exception of Charles McDermit and his child, the identities
of the others had been lost over time.
Each Ft. Churchill grave had been clearly marked with a
wooden headstone that had, over the previous twenty years,
been reduced to carved pieces of wood. The white paint,
gone, and the names of who the graves held, lost.
The following are several articles written on the re-interment of
the Ft. Churchill souls. I have also researched the Ft.
Churchill muster rolls to determine who died while in military
duty from 1863 – 1866. Though it can’t be proven that all of
these men were buried at Ft. Churchill, it should account for at
least some of those who were re-interred to Lone Mountain….
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“Re-interring Nevada’s Unknown Dead”
Line Of March
Morning Appeal, February 15, 1885
Column will form at 11:30 o’clock a.m. on Carson
street, right resting on King St., Monday, Feb. 16 th,
1885. The line of march will be direct to the
cemetery, and after the excercises there will be
return to King and Carson streets, and be
dismissed.
Order of March
FIRST DIVISION – Marshall and Aids. MajorGeneral Charles Foreman and Staff. BrigadierGeneral J. W. Mathewson and Staff. Colonel Lord,
commanding 1st Regiment, Field and Staff.
SECOND DIVISION – Company F, Nevada
National Guard, escort. Section Battery A, Nevada
National Guard, escort. Remains of Volunteer
Soldiers. Mexican Veterans, Custer Post No. 5, G.
A. R. Phil Kearney Post No. 10, G. A. R. O,.M.
Mitchell Post No. 69, G. A. R.
THIRD DIVISION – State Officers. Members of
Legislature and attaches. County and city officers.
Children of Public Schools. Citizens on foot.
Carriages.
No horses will be permitted within the cemetery
grounds during the final ceremonies, and drivers of
horses are requested to carefully guard their teams,
to avoid accidents which might result from the
salute to be fired at the conclusion of the obsequies.
Chas. E. Laughton, Marshal
The Second Burial
Territorial Enterprise, February 17, 1885
Parade in Carson Yesterday to receive the Remains of the Fort
Churchill Dead
Carson kept public holiday yesterday in honor of the memory of
the dead. The bodies of thirty-six soldiers, buried at Fort
Churchill twenty years or more ago, were yesterday reinterred in
the Grand Army plot in that town. Congress appropriated $1,000
for the transfer of the remains, and the Legislature of Nevada
$200 to be expended in paying due honors to the dea on their
arrival at the State capital. The weather was highly favorable for
a successful parade. The Legislature adjourned for the day out
of respect for the occasion. The procession formed in front of
the State house at noon, and under the marshalship of
Lieutenant Govenor Laughton, marched out to the cemetery.
The column consisted of the militia companies of Carson and
Reno, a section of the Nevada Battery, the Grand Army Posts of
Virginia, Carson and Reno, the Mexican Veterans, the members
of the Legislature, the children of the Orphans’ Home and public
school children of Carson, Cara;s band and the Reno band
furnished the music. The militia made a good appearance. The
remains of thirty-six soldiers were inclosed in wooden boxes,
piled one on top of another on a dray, the grim freight being
draped with white cloth, festooned with black strips. The body of
Colonel McDermitt, inclosed in a metal casket and covered with
the American flag was born on a Caisson. The white gloved
Senators, Assemblymen and legislative attaches followed on
foot in pairs, each man wearing crape on the left arm. The
Veterans carried flags. The drums were muffled. The Marshal
and his Aides were mounted. At 1 o’clock p.m. the ceremonies
began at the cemetery. The trenches were dug, one to hold
fifteen bodies and two to hold six each. The Chaplain of Mitchell
Post opened the proceedings with a prayer, and the Rev.
George R. Davis conducted the Episcopal Church burial
services. Minute guns were fired as the remains were lowered
into their final resting place. The ceremonies were over, the
troops and civilians marched back to town to lively music, and
were dismissed at the point of formation. An agent of the
General Government, who came on from Washington for that
purpose, was present to see that everything was done up in
good shape. Quite a number of visitors from Virginia and Gold
Hill were also present.
“DUST TO DUST”
Returning Nevada’s Unknown Dead
The Ceremonies Over the Soldiers Remains from Fort Churchill
Morning Appeal, February 17, 1885
“A Solemn and Impressive Scene at the Cemetery
Yesterday”
The ceremony of re-interring the remains of the
soldiers who died in the early Indian wars of
Nevada, was performed yesterday with
appropriate surroundings and an imposing military
and civic display in this city.
Out of respect for the event all business houses in
Carson were closed, the Capitol flag was hung at
half-mast, and the population of this city united
with the representatives of every town in the State
to make the event memorable and striking.
The depositing of the remains in the cemetery was
under the auspices of Custer Post No. 5.
THE PARADE was under the command of Lt.
Gov. Laughton, assisted by Governor Morrison of
Ormsby, Chief Aide; Captain Armburst of Storey,
Captain Stears of White Pine, T. F. Laycock of
Washoe and General Williamson of Lander,
assistant aides.
Reno furnished a military company and band at its
own expense. Virginia City was represented by
General Forman and staff. Captain Mathewson
and staff.
Captain Lord and regimental staff. Captain Coulter
with one section of Battery A, Nevada Artillery.
The order of marching was as follows:
FIRST DIVISION – Marshall and Aids. MajorGeneral Charles Foreman and Staff. BrigadierGeneral J. W. Mathewson and Staff. Colonel
Lord, commanding 1st Regiment, Field and Staff.
SECOND DIVISION – Company F, Nevada
National Guard, escort. Section Battery A,
Nevada National Guard, escort. Remains of
Volunteer Soldiers. Mexican Veterans, Custer Post
No. 5, G. A. R. Phil Kearney Post No. 10, G. A. R.
O,.M. Mitchell Post No. 69, G. A. R.
THIRD DIVISION – State Officers. Members of
Legislature and attaches. County and city officers.
Children of Public Schools. Citizens on foot.
Carriages.
The procession was over a mile long and much the
same, except the floral display, as the Decorations
Day processions of former years.
The day was as perfect as could be asked for, and
an exceptional one for the season of the year full of
warmth and sunshine.
AT THE TRENCHES. The place prepared for the
reception of the dead, was at the north side of the
cemetery. Three trenches had been dug about 30
ft. long and six deep and at the bottom of these
trenches were small excavations for each separate
coffin.
The military formed about the trenches in a hollow
square and the burial ritual was read by the Rev.
George R. Davis, Chaplain of the day.
Major McDermit still remained the iron casket in
which they were buried, at Fort Churchill. They
were lowered at the head of the west trench and
draped colors of the companies being lowered over
the coffin as it rested in the grave.
At the words “Dust to Dust”, the gun of Battery A
began its salute, firing thirteen shots in all. The
choir consisting of J. Owens, Nat Dow, Ben Edson
and Dean Hatch sang with fine effect “How Sleep
the Brave?” “ Abide With Me”, and at close of the
ceremonies the crowd numbering about three
thousand persons sang “America” led by National
Guard Band and the choir.
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Continued - “DUST TO DUST”
Returning Nevada’s Unknown Dead
The Ceremonies Over the Soldiers Remains from Fort Churchill
(continued)
Morning Appeal, February 17, 1885
A PICTURESQUE SCENE – during the service the
scene was peculiar for the picturesque effect of its
surroundings. In the vicinity of the spot where the
service was performed and not over a hundred
yards from it, rises an abrupt rocky prominence over
two hundred feet high. It is composed of huge
boulders and masses of broken, jutting rocks, and
this mound from base to summit was crowded with
people of all classes and descriptions. Upon the
larges boulder a group of Indians were gathered,
and there was scarcely a rock that did not afford
seating accomodations for scores of men, women
and children, producing a scene noticed by
everybody.
As the ceremonies began, the sun which had been
showing full upon the cemetery all the morning, was
overclouded, and the cloud passed from the face of
the sun exactly as the ceremonies were concluded.
THE UNKNOWN DEAD – while the regular burial
services were in progress only one coffin, that
containing the remains of Major McDermitt, was
placed in the ground. When the crowd dispersed
the remains of the unknown soldiers were buried. It
would have resulted in too long a service and too
much confusion, to have had it otherwise, and the
crush was so great about the trenches that Mr. J. A.
Conboie and his assistants could not have
performed the work.
The remains were all brought to the cemetery in one
large wagon drawn by four horses. Although there
were forty-two boxes of remains, they only contain
the bones and did not weigh over twenty-five pounds
apiece.
The headboards, such as had escaped the ravages
of the weather and natural decay, were brought from
Fort Churchill with the remains. They were plain,
pine boards about two inches thick, and fashioned in
the shape of a headstone.
The lower portion were nearly all rotted away and the
wind and rain had obtiterated every vestage of
inscription. Even the white paint originally upon the
boards had disappeared, and there was nothing to be
seen but the bare grain of the wood. As far as any
possibility of identifying the remains of any particular
person is concerned, except Major McDermitt’s and
his infant child, there appears to be none.
They represent men killed in battle with the savages,
and who died from hardship and exposure at a time
when Nevada was but a Territory and thinly
populated, and it is not improbable that over many of
these soldiers, no burial services were ever before
performed.
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Fort Churchill Soldiers Who Died During the War- Cavalry
The forty-four soldiers that were reinterred from Ft. Churchill to Lone Mountain in May 1831 are, for the most part, unidentified. Lt. Col. Charles
McDermit, C. C. V. A., does have a headstone, the rest have headstones that read “U.S. Soldier”. I have included the names of those who
served the Nevada Volunteers from Ft. Churchill and who had passed away for various reasons prior to being mustered out. I don’t know if they
are or are not buried in the “US Soldier” graves but assume that many of them are. There are thirty-one names here, the rest in the cemetery
may have been California soldiers whose final records were not in the Ft. Churchill files or, possibly, other Nevada Volunteers whose records I
have not located.
Aikens, Henry
Nativity:
Joined in: Virginia City
Age: 25
Date:
Died: 4/5/1865
Location: Camp Nye
Remarks: Murdered while in
discharge of duty
Bouchard, Jacob
Nativity:
Joined In: Gold Hill
Age: 26
Died:2/17/1865
Location: Camp Nye
Remarks: Died
Clements, Benjamin
Nativity: Ohio
Joined In: Aurora, Nv.
Age: 39
Died: Summer 1866
Location:South Pass Stn., Utah
Remarks: on detached duty to Ft.
Bridger. Killed by Indians between
6/26/and 7/21/1866
Commons, Nathaniel
Nativity: Indiana
Joined In: Virginia City
Age: 36
Died: 5/7/1864
Location: Ft. Churchill
Remarks: Died of consumption
Godfrey, Isaac
Nativity: Canada
Join in: Ft. Churchill
Age: 27
Died: 5/30/1865
Location: Table Mtn., Humboldt Co.
Remarks: Killed by Indians
Hatch, Oliver
Nativity: Ohio
Joined In: Virginia City
Age: 44
Died: 11/20/1864
Location: Virginia City
Remarks: Died in Story Co. Hospital
Hymes, George
Nativity:
Joined in: Virginia City
Age: 28
Died: 3/27/1865
Location: Camp Nye
Remarks: Died of disease
Jacks, John
Nativity: Scotland
Joined In: Dayton, Nv.
Age: 39
Died: 6/17/1865
Location: Camp Douglas, Utah
Remarks: Died of Dropsy
Little, Joseph
Nativity:
Joined in: Silver City, Nv.
Age: 38
Died: 9/3/1864
Location: Ft. Churchill
Remarks: Died at Ft. Churchill, Nv.
Martin, John
Nativity: Ireland
Joined in: Virginia City
Age: 28
Died: 3/28/1865
Location: Ft. Bridger, Ut.
Remarks: Died of apoplexy
McCoy, William
Nativity:
Joined in: Virginia City
Age: 28
Died: not provided
Location: Smoke Creek, Nv.
Remarks:
Monroe, James
Nativity: Illinois
Joined in: Starr City, Nv.
Died: not provided
Location: Table Mtn., Humboldt Co.
Remarks: Killed by Indians
153
Fort Churchill Soldiers Who Died During the War- Cavalry
The forty-four soldiers that were re-interred from Ft. Churchill to Lone Mountain in May 1831 are, for the most part, unidentified. Lt. Col. Charles
McDermit, C. C. V. A., does have a headstone, the rest have headstones that read “U.S. Soldier”. I have included the names of those who
served the Nevada Volunteers from Ft. Churchill and who had passed away for various reasons prior to being mustered out. I don’t know if they
are or are not buried in the “US Soldier” graves but assume that many of them are. There are thirty-one names here, the rest in the cemetery
may have been California soldiers whose final records were not in the Ft. Churchill files or, possibly, other Nevada Volunteers whose records I
have not located.
Northway, George
Nativity:
Joined in: Virginia City
Age: 35
Died: 4/3/1865
Location: Camp Nye
Remarks: Died of disease
Sly, Abraham
Nativity: Ohio
Joined in: Carson City, Nv.
Age: 40
Died: 9/24/1864
Location: Austin, Nevada
Remarks: Died
Smith, Fred
Nativity: New York
Joined in: Silver City, Nv.
Age: 30
Died: 1/9/1866
Location: Camp Douglas, Ut.
Remarks: Died of dropsy
Smith, John
Nativity:
Joined in: Virginia City
Age: 29
Died: 2/4/1864
Location: Ft. Churchill
Remarks: Died
Snider, Frederick
Nativity: Germany
Joined in: Ft. Churchill
Age: 25
Died: 12/9/1865
Location: Camp Douglas, Ut.
Remarks: Died of a fractured skull
Taylor, Henry H.
Nativity: Wisconsin
Joined in: Virginia City
Age: 37
Died: 6/5/1863
Location: Dayton, Nv.
Remarks: Died of fever at Dayton,
Nv.
Thompson, Benjamin C.
Nativity:
Joined in: Virginia City
Age: 27
Died: 11/11/1864
Location: Camp Nye
Remarks: Died
Thompson, Joseph
Nativity: Ohio
Joined in: Virginia City
Age: 23
Died: 3/18/1865
Location: Ft. Bridger, Utah
Remarks: Died
VanOssen (or) VanOschen, Gilbert
Nativity: Germany
Joined in: Aurora, Nv.
Age: 33
Died: 9/7/1864
Location: Virginia City
Remarks: Died in V. C. of
consumption – no address of rel. or
friends known
Whitebread, Godfrey
Nativity: Switzerland
Joined in: Virginia City
Age: 34
Died: 9/14/1865
Location: Camp Douglas, Ut.
Remarks: Died of pneumonia
Williams, Charles
Nativity: Pennsylvania
Joined in: Dayton, Nv.
Age: 38
Died: 2/22/1864
Location: Ft. Churchill
Remarks: Died of dropsy
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Fort Churchill Soldiers Who Died During the War - Infantry
The forty-four soldiers that were re-interred from Ft. Churchill to Lone Mountain in May 1831 are, for the most part, unidentified. Lt. Col. Charles
McDermit, C. C. V. A., does have a headstone, the rest have headstones that read “U.S. Soldier”. I have included the names of those who
served the Nevada Volunteers from Ft. Churchill and who had passed away for various reasons prior to being mustered out. I don’t know if they
are or are not buried in the “US Soldier” graves but assume that many of them are. There are thirty-one names here, the rest in the cemetery
may have been California soldiers whose final records were not in the Ft. Churchill files or, possibly, other Nevada Volunteers whose records I
have not located.
Corcoran, James
Nativity: Ireland
Joined in: Virginia City
Age: 24
Died: 9/1865
Location: Ft. Churchill
Remarks: Died of disease
Co. A - Infantry
Douglas, William J.
Nativity: Kentucky
Joined in: Virginia City
Age:31
Died: 7/1865
Location: Fort Churchill
Remarks: Died of disease
Co. A - Infantry
Huquet, John
Nativity: France
Joined in: Carson City
Age: 45
Died: 6/13/1865
Location: Ft. Ruby
Remarks: Died of pneumonia
Co. B - Infantry
McGeen, Francis
Nativity: Ireland
Joined in: Virginia City
Age: 44
Died: 6/7/1864
Location: Ft. Ruby
Remarks: Died of hepatitis
Co. B - Infantry
Newell, Joseph J.
Nativity: Vermont
Joined in: Genoa, Nv.
Age:35
Died: 6/26/1865
Location: Ft. Ruby
Remarks: Died of Hepatitis
Co. B - Infantry
Purdy, John
Nativity: New York
Joined in: Carson City
Age: 28
Died: 11/23/1864
Location: near Ft. Ruby
Remarks: Drowned near Fort Ruby
Stotts, William
Nativity: Kentucky (Jefferson Co.)
Joined in: Gold Hill
Age: 32
Died: 1/28/1865
Location: At the Walker River while
enroute from Fort Churchill to Camp
Independence
Remarks: Died of consumption
Williams, Ebenezer
Nativity: Wales
Joined in: Virginia City
Age: 31
Died: 9/ 1864
Location: Camp (illegible)
Remarks: Died of disease at camp
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