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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Thomas Harwood
Contributed by Jane Henry

From the Family History Scrapbook of
Beatrice (Harwood) Platter Billow


Thomas Harwood was born in Vermont February 28, 1841. He moved to DeKalb Co., Ind., in the month of March 1857. Departed this life December 10, 1920 age 79 years 9 months and 16 days.

He was united in marriage to Miss Julia Smurr June 6, 1866, to this union 6 children were born 4 boys and two girls.

One son preceeded him in death several years ago. Albert of Altona, Ind., George of Auburn and Cecil Harwood of Butler and two daughters Isabelle Pifer of Butler and Ina Treman who lives near Butler and the mother survive to mourn the loss caused by death. Beside these he also leaves two brothers Henry Harwood of Olivet Mich., and Emmet Harwood of Masulia, Mont. Also four grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

He enlisted in Co. B 53 Ind., Vol 2 Brigade, 2 Div.and after serving his country during the closing day of the war was mustered out of service at Indianapolis, Ind., July 6, 1856.(this should have read 1865) He was a member of the Meade post 44 at Butler, Ind. at the time of his death.

He was a prosperous farmer and a good citizen, a kind father and affectionate husband. Although advanced in years his death came as a sudden shock.

Services were held in the U.B. church in Butler, Sunday afternoon at 1:30.  Interment at the Butler cenetary. Rev. B. E. Chamber officiating.

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