CIVIL WAR VETERANS PROJECT
OBITUARIES - PAGE SIX


HENRY L. MAROT

OBITUARY 11-2-1929
Post #10 Snohomish

Henry L. MAROT, 85 years old, died early Monday morning at the Snohomish General hospital. Mr. MAROT, who was a veteran of the Civil War, is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Clifford CARPENTER, who resides south of Blackman Lake and a son Edward B. MAROT, of Monroe. Funeral services will be held from Purdy & Sons funeral parlors in Monroe on Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. George F. Hopkins will conduct the services. Interment will we at IOOF Cemetery at Monroe. The funeral & burial exercises were attended by comrades of Post #10 Gay and Sexton. He was buried with the stars and stripes, provided by the Post.


ROBERT MAXWELL

OBITUARY 10-26-1908
Post #86 Haller City (Arlington)

Robert MAXWELL died at his home at Trafton Monday, Oct. 26, aged 72 years, 2 months and 22 days. Death was due to apoplexy and came suddenly but peacefully. The funeral services were held from the M.E. church Thursday at 10 o’clock, the pastor, Rev. J.W. Kern, preaching a touching and appropriate discourse from Psalms 116:15: “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints,” a text chosen by deceased. Dr. Oliver followed with a brief eulogy recounting his virtues as a citizen and soldier.

After the large concourse of friends had viewed the remains, they were removed to the depot by Undertaker Moll and shipped to Snohomish where interment occurred in the Grand Army Cemetery. The pall bearers were: D.S. Baker, J.F. Earnheart, A.L. Blair, John Morris, J.B. Patty and Ira Hollingsworth.

Robert MAXWELL was born at Port Jefferson, Ohio, Aug. 4, 1834, and moved to Montgomery Co. Ind., and was married to Mary SPRATT Oct. 31, 1858, at Crawfordsville. He inlisted in the Eleventh Indiana regiment at Ladoga, April 18, 1861, for 3 months service. He re-inlisted in the Seventy Second Ind. at Crawfordsville July 15, 1862 and was promoted to Orderly Sergeant and to Second and First Lieutenant, being discharged at Nashville, TN, June 26, 1865. His regiment formed part of Wilder’s brigade of Mounted infantry and saw active servicew in the campaigns covering Hoover’s Gap, Stone River, Okalona, Chickamauga, Kenasaw Mountain, Atlanta and the Wilson raid, which was the last important expedition of the war.

After the war he lived in Ind, Mi, Dakota, and came to Arlington 18 years ago, since when he has resided on his farm at Trafton, where he was postmaster for a number of years. He is survived by his wife and three children, Mrs. C.W. BARR of Trafton, L. B. MAXWELL of Missoula, Mt, and a son at Raton, New Mexico.

Snohomish Co. Marriage Records

Robert MAXWELL married Florence A. SMITH 11-18-1899
Frederick William MAXWELL married Laura May BURT 10-9-1913
John MAXWELL married Rue CONOVER 12-9-1911

Snohomish Co. Death Records

Donald C. MAXWELL age 14days died 8-14-1901 par. Robert J. MAXWELL & Florence SMITH
Robert MAXWELL 8-4-1836 Port Jefferson, Oh died 10-26-1908 par. James MAXWELL and Elizabeth COUNTS
Florence E. MAXWELL (SMITH) age 27 died 2-13-1909 buried at Florence Cemetery


AMOS McALLISTER

GRANITE FALLS RECORD
1-30-1930 (1843-1930)

Amos McALLISTER, 87, died Friday afternoon at the old Soldiers' Home at Retsil, after a brief illness. He is survived by a widow, Mrs. Lucy McALLISTER; two daughters Mrs. O.F. KNOOP of Everett, Mrs. Mayne GREEN, Seattle, and a brother living in Colorado. Mr. McALLISTER resided in Washington for 26 years and was a member of the Everett Post, G.A.R. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Retsil, the G.A.R. officiating. Interment will be in the G.A.R. Cemetery at Retsil.


FRANK MILLER

OBITUARY 5-25-1907
Post #86 Haller City (Arlington)

Mr. Frank MILLER, proprietor of the Evergreen hotel, passed away Tuesday morning from the effects of a stroke of congestive apoplexy suffered the previous Saturday. Mr. MILLER, who was 71 years of age, had been enjoying his usual health until stricken by the fatal malady. Only recently he took up a homestead in Yakima Co. and retuned there from a few days prior to his death. The funeral was held at the hotel Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Rev. C.W. Hawkesworth delivering the funeral sermon and paying a hearty tribute to the well-recognized sterling traits of the deceased. The remains were taken to the former home at Chehalis for Interment.

Frank MILLER was a pioneer of the state, having resided at Chehalis for the past 30 years. He came to Arlington six years ago, since when he was married to Mrs. Hannah Crossman, who survives him. He leaves two daughters by his first wife, Mrs. T.C. Wilson of this place and Mrs. John Dobson of Chehalis. Mr. MILLER was a veteran of the Civil war, having enlisted from Mi. and served three years. Grand Army comrades served as pallbearers. The widow, Mr. And Mrs. T.C. Wilson and a grandson whom came over from Chehalis to attend the funeral, accompanied the remains


JOHN H. MILLER

OBITURARY 6-5-1926
Post #10 Snohomish

HIGH OFFICIALS CONDUCT FUNERAL

Department Officers of G.A.R. Hold Last Rites Over John H. MILLER, Aged Local Veteran Attesting the popularity of the deceased, the funeral services for John H. MILLER this week were entirely conducted by Dept. Officers of the G.A.R. who came from their various places of residence about the state to pay their last respects to their comrade.

John H. MILLER was born in St. Clair, Pa., Feb. 8-1848, and died June 5 at his home in Morgan’s addition. He served in Co. A. 27th Regiment, Pa. Vol. Militia from June 16, 1863 to August 1, 1863. He reenlisted at Harrisburg February 12, 1864, and served to the end of the Civil War.

He was married to Katherine HOUSER June 3, 1866. That same year the family left Pa. And came to IL where they spent about a year, then to WI, and from there to Washington where he has resided for 38 years, four years at Seattle and the remaining time in Snohomish and vicinity.

He was a Member of Morton Post #10 G.A.R. of which he was a past commander and also served as department officer for two terms, holding that office at the time of his death.

He leaves three daughters, Mrs Ella GRAY, Mrs Laura MORRIS and Mrs. Mamie SNYDER, and one son, Joseph MILLER, all of Snohomish; 18 grandchildren and 16 great grand children; a brother, Joseph L. MILLER of New Ringhold, Pa; one sister, Mrs. Hannah HAAS of Ellerdale, N.D.

Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Presbyterian church with the Rev. L.H. Pedersen officiating. He was laid to rest in the G.A.R. cemetery. Civil War comrades from Marysville, Everett and Seattle coming to pay their last tributes. Members of the American Legion were pall- bearers.

Everett Daily Herald
6-7-1926

SNOHOMISH VETERAN DIES AT AGE 78

John H. MILLER was born in St. Clair, P., February 6, 1848 and died June 5, 1926, at his home in Morgan's addition, Snohomish. He served in Company A, 27th regiment, Pennsylvania volunteer militia, from June 16, 1863 to August 1, 1863. He re-enlisted at Harrisburg February 12, 1864 and served to the end of the war. He was married to Katherine HOUSER June 2, 1866.

In 1886 he and his family left Pennsylvania and went to Illinois where they spent about a year and then to Wisconsin, and from there to Washington where he resided for 38 years, four years at Seattle and the remaining time in Snohomish and vicinity. He was a member of Morton post No 10 of which he was a past commander and also served as department officer for two terms, holding that office at his death.

He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ella GRAY, Mrs. Laura MORRIS and Mrs. Mamie SNYDER, and one son Joseph MILLER all of Snohomish; eighteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren; also a brother Joseph L. MILLER of New Ringhold, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Hannah HAAS of Ellendale, N.D.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian church, the Rev. L.H. Pedersen officiating. Interment will be in the G.A.R. cemetery. The body is at the residence in Morgan's Addition.


J. A. MOORE

Granite Falls Record
1-3-1925

Civil War Veteran

J.A. MOORE one of our old time resident, passed away at 7:20 a.m., January 5th, 1925. He was born May 30th, 1846, at St Albans, Vt., and on January 1867 was married to Katherine McMAHAN. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, one son, A.R. MOORE, one daughter A.C. ROBE, and seven grand children, Dorothy and Vivian ROBE, both at present in Mt, Fred MOORE of Everett, Wa., and Katherine, Donald, Carol and Keith BORING of Granite Falls, Wa.

He was a Civil War Veteran, a Mason of long standing, and a man of strong christian principles since boyhood, having been a deacon in the Congregational church of Granite Falls for many years. He came to Granite Falls over twenty years ago from Redfield, South Dakota, where he was a pioneer.

Mr. MOORE has always taken an active interest in the town, serving as it s Mayor for several years. To say that Granite Falls will fell his loss and miss his timely council is paying but a small tribute to his memory. He was progressive in al the community in which he lived, and his loss will be keenly felt by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held in the Congregational church at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. Pederson of Snohomish preaching the sermon and music was rendered by the choir, after which the Ladies of the G.A.R. held a short service at the flag draped casket. Interment was made in the G.A.R. cemetery at Snohomish, the Masonic service being used, J.H. Curtis presiding. The active Pallbearers were; S.J. Wilder, C.R. Bockmier, John Curtis, Wm. Rehbein, Herny Fox, and D.I. Carpenter.


ALBERT MORSE

OBITUARY 10-14-1909
Post #89 Everett

John F. Jerread will conduct the funeral service Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the late home, 3205 Nassau street, over the remains of Albert MORSE, age 77, who died Thursday. The deceased, who leaves a family, was a member of John Buford Post, G.A.R., and the interment will take place in the veterans’ cemetery near Snohomish. Funeral services in respect for Comrade MORSE will be held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.L. Finch, 3205 Nassau, at 2 p.m. Sunday. Special car will be provided. All member of John Buford Post #89 are requested to be in attendance. BY REQUEST OF COMMANDER

Everett Daily Herald
10-22-1909

We thank the comrades, ladies of the G.A.R., friends and neighbors for their assistance in our late bereavement in the death of a husband, father and grandfather Albert MORSE. Mrs. Mabelia MORSE
Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Finch
Elmer D. Finch


ELDRIDGE MORSE

OBITUARY
Post #10 Snohomish

The date of the funeral of Eldridge MORSE, who died at the Snohomish hospital Monday, has not been set. Arrangements are awaiting the arrival of relatives.

Eldrige MORSE was born on a farm near Wallingford, Ct. in 1847. At an early age he began studying and entered the army at New York harbor at the age of 17 years. He was a member of Co. C of the Tenth US engineer’s battalion and was with the army of the Potomac for 18 months and was present at the surrender of Lee to Grant at Richmond. From there he went to San Francisco, Ca. where he received an honorable discharge from the army. He then went to visit his old home at Wallingford, after which he went to Albion, Ia., where he taught school and practiced law and was admitted to the bar at Iowa in 1869. He next attended the University of MI from which he graduated in 1870.

He married one of his oldest Iowa pupils, Mollie TURNER, and then came to Seattle where he stayed a few months before arriving at Snohomish in 1972. He took up a homestead near this city which is now known as the McLaughlin place. He practiced law in Snohomish for a few yers and in 1876 stared the first newspaper published on the Sound, the Northern Star in this city. He took Fanny OLIVER as his Second wife, but divorced her shortly after marriage. He then took his third wife, in 1887 who died in 1900.

Through Mr. MORSE's influence the old Athenaeum, better known as the Cathcart building, was built on the corner of Ave. D and First street. This building was used for a library, a theater and a museum.

For the past few years he has been a member of the local G.A.R. and took an active part in all patriotic programs. After running the newspaper he retired from public life and since 1888 he has been living on a farm near Snohomish and in his house in town, spending nearly all his spare time studying.

He leaves a son Ed C. MORSE, by his first wife, who is now a mining engineer at Republic,Wa. By his third wife he has a daughter, Mrs. C.H. Matthews, of Markham, and four sons, John of Seattle, and Arthur, Harley and Roland all living at Snohomish.


I. N. MUDGETT

SNOHOMISH COUNTY TRIBUNE
5-19-1893

MORTON POST Snohomish

The flag will be raised at half mast on the city flag pole tomorrow in respect to Capt. I.N. MUDGETT, who recently died at Great Falls, N.H. Mr. MUDGETT was a member of Morton Post GAR of this city

GAR Post has death date of 4-21-1893 in NH

1889 Snohomish County Census
Ellen MUDGETT age 46 married b/Me
May H. age 13 b/Ma
M. 9 b/Ma
Lea 1 b/Ma


M.W. PACKARD

OBITUARY
Post #10 Snohomish

The funeral of the late M.W. PACKARD was held at the residence on Cedar St. at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon. The members of the Grand Army Post were present in a body and more friends were present than could find room in the house. The service was conducted by Rev. Dwight S. Bayley. A quartette sang “Lead, Kindly Light,” Mrs. Dwight S Bayley sang “Face to Face,” At the conclusion of the service members of the Woman’s Relief Corps placed a small flag upon the breast of the dead. The grand Army men and a squad from Company C. escorted the hearse to the cemetery where the burial ritual was conducted by the officers of the Post and a salute was fired by the militiamen.


RUFUS PATTISON

Monroe Monitor
8-11-1916

On Wednesday evening of this week, at 9 o’clock, at his residence on Sam street occurred the death of Rufus PATTISON, the well known old settler of this town. Deceased had been ailing for several years, but not until a few days ago did it become apparent that the end was near, and although all that could be done to relieve him, death came as a final relief.

Deceased leaves a widow, Mrs. Eclista PATTISON, two sons, Goldie and Fred PATTISON and two daughters, Mrs. B.B. GRISWOLD and Mrs. Fred LADUKE, surviving, with whom the entire community join in sympathy in this hour of sadness. All of the children, excepting Goldie, reside in town and he was telegraphed for when it became apparent that there was little hopes of recovery and started from his home in Pa at once and is expected to arrive the last of the week. Deceased was 72 years old.

Funeral arrangements will be made until the arrival of the son from the east, but will probably be on Monday.

One dollar each to his four grandchildren in the will of Rufus E. PATTISON, filed Monday in the superior court. These beneficiaries are the children of his deceased son, Ora PATTISON, their name being Roland, Clifford, Myrtle and Frences PATTISON. The remainder of his estate willed to his four children, Fred and Goldie PATTISON, Minna E. GRISWOLD and Mrs. LADUKE


WARREN WENTWORTH PERRIGO

OBITUARY 12-28-1914
Post #31 Seattle former of Post #86 Haller City (Arlington)

Warren Wentworth PERRIGO, who died at Pilchuck, Wa., Monday, December 28, 1914, age 78 years, was a pioneer of King Co. He fought in the Civil War, enlisting in the 6th Me Vol. Infantry at the first call for volunteers.

He married Miss Laura McDUFF in 1864 and with his wife came, by way of Cape Horn, to Seattle in 1866. He settled at first in Kitsap Co., but finally homesteaded at Redmond, Wa. In 1871, being the pioneer of that place.

He was always a staunch Republican and served King County as commissioner on that ticket in 1886. He was a man of uncommon ability and, to quote from the Seattle Times, "did more for the development of King county than any other man."

His first wife dying in 1887, he married again to Miss Caroline PENNYCOOK, and is survived by his widow and five children, three daughters and two sons. Two brothers, Wm. P. and George F., reside at Redmond, and Robert, Joseph C. and James in Me.

Funeral services were held at the Bonny Watson chapel, Seattle, at 3:30 p.m. January 1st uder auspices of the Civil war veterans and ladies of the Relief corps. There was a large attendance.


GUILFORD H. PINEO

OBITUARY 4-18-1928
Post #10 Snohomish

Guilford H. PINEO, Pioneer and G.A.R. Member Dies at Sedro Wolley-Burial Here

Another pioneer passes on the the death of Guilford H. PINEO at the age of 81, Wednesday morning at Sedro Woolley. He was born at Milbridge, ME 1846, and was a resident to Snohomish for 39 years.

Mr. PINEO was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in Co. E. 11th Regiment, ME Vol. In 1864 and served to the close of the war. He was a member of Morton Post #10 of Snohomish.

Deceased leaves a brother and three sisters, all residing in ME, Also nieces, Mrs. L.A. RHOADES of this city, Mrs. R.E. WOOD of Seattle, Mrs. A.E. ESPER of Los Angeles, Ca. Mrs. Lillian GRANGER, Aberdeen and Elvin O. FENDERSON of Yakima.

Funeral services will be conducted under the direction of O. P. Morton Post #10 with members of the American Legion acting as pallbearers. Rev. L.C. Shultz will officiate. Interment will be held in the G.A.R. cemetery Friday 1:30 p.m., from Purdy & Sons. Members of the Women’s Relief Corps are asked to attend in a body.


AARON F. POWERS

OBITUARY 2-20-1905
Post #10 Snohomish

Comrade Aaron F. POWERS enlisted in the 11th IL Inft., February 25, 1865, and afterwards transferred to the 8th IL Inft. He was honorably discharged from military service February 27,1866. He was a devoted husband and father, a faithful Christian soldier, a kind friend and neighbor and a loyal citizen. A devoted wife and three daughters are left to mourn his loss. Taps was sounded February 20th, 1905 and Comrade POWERS, at 75 years of age responded to the last roll call and passed over to join the great Grand Army host above. The hearty sympathies of the Post are extended to the family and relatives of our beloved comrade. By order of Morton Post #10 Grand Army of the Republic of Washington & Alaska. W.P. Pease, Comm.

Everett Daily Herald
2-20-1905

Aron F. POWERS was a descendent of one of the families that came in this country in the Mayflower. He was born in St. Clair county, ILL, in the year 1829, the second in a family of eleven children. He was early in life taught the duties of farm life when he received the training of toil which has made so many of our stalwart men and useful citizens.

At the age of 25 he began to farm for himself. During the war he enlisted in Brookfield township, La Salle county, Illinois. In 1865 he was a member of the Eleventh Volunteer Veteran infantry. He remained a member of the Eleventh Illinois until he mustered out of service. He was in the engagement at Fort Blakely. He was transferred in the Eighth Illinois infantry and was honorably discharged at New Orleans in February, 1866, when he returned to resume his duties in his home town.

In 1856 he married Miss Margaret LEECH which union gave them 3 sons, John F., Aron S., and Robert W., In 1867 he was again married to Miss Anne CLARK, a native of Scotland, which union gave them nine children. He moved to Adams county, Nebraska in 1874 where he purchased 160 acres farming land, a timber claim and a tract of railroad land.

Mr. POWERS was independent in his political views, voting for the best man and the best measures. For three years he served as supervisor of his township as a member of the board of education and was chairman of the board of supervisors of public buildings which had charge of the erection of the splendid County building of Adams county, Nebraska. Mr. Power was Presbyterian in church connections and served many years as an elder and he was greatly respected and loved by his by his associates in Christian service.

He moved to Snohomish Co. Washington in 1897 and has resided here until his death February 20, 1905. He leaves a wife and three sons residing here.


WARREN E. RENNEY

OBITUARY 2-27-1912
Post #86 Haller City (Arlington)

W.E. RENNEY died Tuesday, February 27, after a long illness. The funeral was held from the M.E. church Thursday, Rev. Camp officiating, burial in Harwood cemetery.

Warren E. RENNEY was born at Perrysburgh, NY March 14, 1838, moved to Wi. when 35 years of age. When his country called for aid he enlisted in Co. C 11th Wi. Inf. After serving nearly three years was honorably discharged on account of sickness.

He was married to Eveland E. LITLMAN July 12, 1864, at Portland, Wi. To this union was born four children- Elmer H. of Springfield, La., Charles D. of Chicago, ILL., Oscar W. who died at Burlington, Ks, and Fred W. of Muskingee, OK. His first wife died May 11, 1897. Was married to Catherine E. HARRIS of Waterly, Ks., Oct 23 1902.

Deceased had won the respect of all who gained his acquaintance during his residence in Arlington.


DAVID E. RITCHEY

OBITUARY 1-23-1923
Post #10 Snohomish

Comrade David E. RITCHEY on Jan. 23, 1923 was summoned at noon day by our Supreme Commander, from the Veteran’s Home at Port Orchard to join the great majority of our comrades on the eternal camping ground. His marches, the toils and the cares the joys and sorrows of this time world are ended. And it gives his remaining comrades feelings of sadness to know that our comrade, whom we so highly esteemed for his sterling qualities of mind and heart, can be with us no more to cheer us by his genial comradeship as we journey along life’s uneven pathway. Our high respect, our love, for our departed comrade can never die. Though a native of the Emerald Isle, our county became his country; our flag, the emblem of Liberty, his flag for which he offered his life for its preservation and perpetuity.

His service for our country was in Co. C. 33rd ILL. Infantry. He was not only Loyal as a citizen but was loyal as a comrade and a friend. As a member of Morton Post he was dependable for any work or position to which he might be assigned. Among the other duties to which the Post called him was that of Post Commander, which position he filled with credit to himself and the satisfaction of the comrades of the Post.

In civil life he was not a drone but ever active and persevering, believing that there was a job for him if he had the courage and energy to look for it. Prompted by this thought he applied successfully for work on a boat on Lake Michigan. He advanced to the position of captain on a steamer, which position he held for a number of years. Quitting the sailor’s life he engaged in farming. He joined Morton Post, November 26, 1904, for which he never lost his attachment, though for years could attend the Post meetings but seldom.

The comrades of Morton Post extend our sympathies to his daughter Mrs. T. DUBUQUE and his sons in their great loss of a good father. It is ordered that our post charter be draped in mourning in memory of Comrade RITCHEY, and also that a copy be place on file on post archives.
H.G. York
Adj. O. Blake Comm.


L. JOHNNY ROBINSON

OBITUARY 3-19-1905
Post #86 Haller City (Arlington)

L.J. ROBINSON, heretofore a venerable and familiar figure about our streets, was found dead in his bachelor cottage Sunday morning, March 19th. The discovery was made by Mr. Platt Frence, who called at an early hour and found the body lying face downward, partly under the table, cold in death, but with every indication that death had come quickly and peaceably, there being no evidence of struggle. The news quickly spread and brought forth universal expressions of sorrow. The body was removed to Odd Fellows’ hall, and in accordance with the oft-expressed wish of deceased, that order took charge of the funeral arrangements the expenses being liberally borne by our citizens.

The funeral was held Tuesday, March 21st, a phenomenal concourse (estimated at 600) being present, and the occasion was truly impressive. The order of the service was: Song by choir, “Shall We Meet Beyond the River” Scripture lesson read by Rev. J.J. Tickner; Song. “In that City” prayer by Rev. C.A. Owens; Song "Rock of Ages" Sermon by Rev. Tickner, from text, "We all do fade as a leaf" (Is. 64:6) Song, "Nearer My God, to Thee" Viewing the remains while choir sang "Asleep in Jesus".

The funeral sermon could scarely have been more appropriate, and every sentence uttered by Rev. Tickner was listened to with marked attention. The hall and casket were beautifully decorated and the dead was further honored by the special mourners, who included Mayor Neil Brown, D.S. Baker representing the Masonic Lodge, Thos. Geldings, Noble Grand of the local Odd Fellows’ lodge, A.L. Blair, Com. Of the G.A.R., and Daniel Murphy, of the A.O.U.W. These were seated on each side of the two ministers, while to the right were the venerable pall bearers, Thos. Moran, John Morris, Wm. Ogan, J.W. Gales, W.H. Wailsteed and Platt French. The beautiful and appropriate songs were rendered by a splendid choir. The occasion was further graced by the presence of Odd Fellows’ and Rebecca in regalia, the former marching to the cemetery as a guard of honor.

Interment took place in Harwood cemetery under the direction of Undertaker Geo. Bakeman


JOHN RODENBUSH

OBITUARY 10-8-1910
Post #10 Snohomish

John RODENBUSH, a veteran of the civil war, died yesterday evening at the advanced age of 79 years. He was a member of Co. C. Thirtieth MO. Volunteers. He was born in Pennsylvania. His son John RODENBUSH is manager of the Snohomish Milk condensery. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 o’clock from Morans.


JAMES H. RUSSELL

OBITUARY 1-27-1927
Post #89 Snohomish

G.A.R. MEMBERS EULOGIZE RUSSELL
Morton Post Mourns Recent Death of Aged Comrade and Former Commander

James H. RUSSELL was born in the State of Vermont May 6 1844, and died Jan, 27 1927, aged 82 years, 8 months and 21 days. In early life with his parents his residence was transferred to Wisconsin. He was of Scotch descent, his parents having emigrated from Scotland to the U.S.

On Sept, 18, 1861, Comrade RUSSELL responded to the call of his country, enlisting as a private in Co. F, 1st Wis. Cavalry, and endured the privations, hardships and service with that regiment until Oct., 1864 when he as honorable discharged. During its first year’s service the regiment was in the Western Dept. under General Custer. It was then transferred to the Army of TN under General Thomas continuing under his command.

In the same regiment was Col. J.A. BAKER, formerly of near Snohomish and a member of Morton Post, but later of John Buford Post of Everett, until called by death, and in the same regiment was W. BAKER, a brother of J.A., who was our department commander in 1926-27. It was these comrades' delight to speak of the patriotism and the true comradship of their comrade, James H. RUSSELL.

Soon after, he became a resident of Snohomish. In 1901 he became a member of Morton Post which membership continued until the Messenger called him hence. During his membership he served the post efficiently and satisfactorily as commander and in various other official capacities. For many consecutive years he was on the board of trustees of the G.A.R. Cemetery Association, which position he held until the serious illness of Mrs. RUSSELL made it necessary, much to his regret, to leave Snohomish when he tendered his resignation as trustee. He was not only trustee in name, but a a trustee worth of the name, as his interest in the cemetery never flagged. By his watchful care he did much to contribute to its upkeep and success. It was not with him a question of convenience to discharge the duties which he assumed in becoming trustee but rather of conscientious fidelity. The cemetery association and the community owe much to the efforts of Comrade RUSSELL to have the G.A.R. cemetery kept in such conditions as would be creditable to the association and also the community.

Interment will be at G.A.R. cemetery. James RUSSELL died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Barnett, at Melba, Id. Mr. RUSSELL went to Ca, later going to Id. The body will arrive at C.H. Bakeman chapel Monday evening. Surviving Mr. RUSSELL are sons, Frank RUSSELL of Whitney, Andrew RUSSELL and Roy RUSSELL of Ledger, Mr. Harry RUSSELL, Raymond and William RUSSELL of Everett; and four daughters Mrs. Samuel REID and Mrs EVENS of Casmere, Mrs. G.W. of Los Angeles and Mrs. C.O. BARR.


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