CIVIL WAR VETERANS PROJECT
OBITUARIES - PAGE SEVEN


STILLMAN SANDERS

OBITUARY 11-15-1920
Post #10 Snohomish

It becomes our sad duty to chronicle the passing away of another Comrade of O.P. Morton Post. Comrade Stillman SANDERS was born in the state of NY, January 4th 1837 and departed this life at Monroe, Washington, November 15th 1920 having reached his four score and 4 years.

His army service was private in Co. F 4th regiment MN. Vol Infantry and private in Co. D 4th reg. Volunteer reserve Corp. from November 4 1861 to November 18 1864. At which later date he was discharged by reason of expiration of term of service. His occupation at the time of entering service was that of a farmer. After the close of the war his ambition was to be a citizen of a free county under the hand of the flag for which he had offered his life and endured hardships and privations that was the lot of every soldier of the Civil war.

For many years his life was devoted as a Minister of the Gospel striving to make the world better persuading the people to better thinking, better living and a new realization of life’s duties and responsibilities. During a residence of seven years at Startup, this county, before taking up his residence at Monroe, he was Superintendent of a Sabbath School devoting his to Youth.

In the passing away of Comrade SANDERS we have lost a useful Citizen and a true American and Patriot. He has gone to his reward. And we his comrades of O.P. Morton Post untie in expressing our sympathies with the bereaved and sorrowing Companion, and with the loved one. It be ordered that a copy hereof be sent to Sister SANDERS and that a copy be placed in our archives, and that the Post Charter be draped in mourning to a period of thirty days as a token of our rememberance of and respect for a departed comrade.
D. Lew Paramore Adj.
J.H. Miller Comm.


BENGEMIGHT SCHOONOVER

OBITUARY 4-4-1911
Post #86 Haller City (Arlington)

Bengemight SCHOONOVER, a veteran of the Civil war and father of Mrs. R. ECKELS, of this place, died Tuesday, April 4th, at the home of Mr. ECKELS, after a long illness. Funeral services were held at the opera house Thursday afternoon, Rev. F.W. Camp officiating. A goodly number of friends were present to pay their last respects to a worth citizen and one who had served his country well. Interment occurred in the local cemetery under direction of A.H. Moll. The following comrades served as pallbearers: D.S. Baker, G.F. Earnheart, W.W. Perrigo, M. McCaulley, B.F. Hause and Geo. D. Wallace.

Deceased was born in NY May 20,1836, lacking a month and 16 days of being 75 years old. He served the Union army during the Civil war as a member of the 141st NY Inf. After the close of the war he located in Newaygo Co., MI, where he resided until 1888, when he came to Seattle later locating on a farm at Hartford, where he resided until the death of his wife about a year ago, since when he has resided with his son-in-law here. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. ECKELS, Two sons preceding him on the long journey.

Those from out of town attending the funeral were Mrs. J. A. FRANK and Misses Metta, Della and Helen FRANK of Seattle, and Mesdames Oswald and Julius MOBIUS of Hartford


VALENTINE SCHRECK

OBITUARY 10-25-1928
Post #89 Everett

Valentine SCHRECK Veteran Employe Of The County is Dead
Was Custodian of County Courthouse for Twenty-Seven Years
County Officials are Saddened by Death

Valentine SCHRECK for 27 years custodian of the Snohomish county courthouse, died at his home at 1815 Lombard ave. Thursday morning after an illness of more than a year. He is survived by a widow, Mrs. Alice SCHRECK; and Lou MATHEY of Monroe, a step-son, and Mrs. N.B. ALLAN of Seattle, a step-daughter.

"Twenty-seven years ago as a county commissioner, I put SCHRECK in charge of the Courthouse. Since then he has been one of the most faithful employees a county ever had." Commissioner Thomas Fleming said in tribute.

"A staunch republican and a staunch friend Schrieck alway has been in the twenty odd years that I have known him. He perhaps had the keen an insight into county politics as any man in the county", County Clerk Frank Turner said.

Valentine SCHRECK was a member of John Buford post #89 G.A.R. having served in the Civil war with the Twenty-seventh battery, NY light artillery. He was 82 year old and came to Everett in 1893. He held his position at the courthouse until a few months ago when his health became so poor that it forced his retirement.

Funeral services will be held from the parlors of Challacombe and Fickel Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock. The Rev. George T Gunter, assisted by Everett lodge #122, IOOF will conduct the services. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery.


BENJAMIN SEYMOUR

OBITUARY 5-7-1918
Post #10 Snohomish

Benjamin SEYMOUR, aged 88 years, a well known Civil War veteran of Snohomish, died Tuesday morning May 7th at his home on Willow street. Mr. SEYMOUR served with the 22nd WI Vol., and was a member of Morton Post #10 G.A.R. He was born at Middlebury, Vt., April 23, 1830, and came to Snohomish 18 years ago.

Comrade SEYMOUR is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Hattie KILPATRICK of Philomath, Or., Mrs. Matie McKELIPS of Tancard, Ca. , Mrs Ethel KILPATRICK of Snohomish, and one son Charles SEYMOUR of Wyoming.

Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church on Thursday afternoon, Rev. W. L. Killian of Camp Lewis officiating. Interment was made in the G.A.R. cemetery.


HOWARD SHADINGER

OBITUARY 6-20-1914
Post #10 Snohomish

VETERAN OF MEXICAN AND CIVIL WARS DIES HERE

Howard SHADINGER, one of the oldest and most respected residents of this city, passed away at the home of his son, J.H. SHADINGER, last Saturday, June 20, after an illness of about two weeks. He was 89 years of age last February and had been remarkably active for a man of his years up to the time of his last illness.

Mr. SHADINGER was born in Bucks Co., Pa., February 28, 1825. He made his home in In until 1855 and resided in Mn until 1902 when he moved to this city. He was a bricklayer and mason by trade.

In 1850 he was married to Miss Mary A. COX of Warren Co., OH, and the couple lived together for 64 years, Mrs. SHADINGER having died only last April.

Mr. SHADINGER was a veteran of two wars, having served a year in the Mexican war and two years in the Civil War. He was a member of the Methodist church for about 60 years and the oldest member of Morton Post #10 G.A.R.

Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon by Rev. D. S. Kerr, pastor of the Methodist church. Services at the grave were in charge of the Grand Army Post.

Besides his son here, Mr. SHADINGER is survived by three children, Guy SHADINGER of Lincoln, NB ("Carlise, Pa" in another obituary); Mrs. Lewis NELSON of Glencoe, MN, and Mrs. S.S. RICHARDSON ("L. L. RICHARDSON" in another obituary), who were at his bedside during his last illness.


GEORGE D. SMITH

OBITUARY 4-10-1923
Post #10 Snohomish

It becomes our sad duty to chronicle the passing away of comrade with whom we have long been associated. Comrade George D. SMITH passed over into the border land from his home in Snohomish, April 10, 1923. Having been a pioneer in the early Territorial days of our State, and County he knew much of the privations and hardships incidental to the conversions of a forest into a home. He had the courage to undertake and accomplish this task. Although he quit the farm a number of years ago he did not relalize his efforts to be a useful citizen as he engaged in various kinds of occupations while health would permit.

At our country’s call he offered his service, enlisting in the 1st Ia. Cav. Co. H. At the organization of Morton Post #10 January 24, 1884 he became a charter member, and during the thirty-nine years since that time has occupied various official positions in our post. For the past several years, and up to the time of his death he was Post Chaplain and also Patriotic Instructor.

While we miss our comrade, whose place is vacant, our thoughts are carried back to these days of fearful reality, of intense suffering, of heroic patriotism and supreme sacrifice for the perpetuity of our country, one and undivided.

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Sister SMITH, who through the many years, has shared the toils, the privations, the hardships, and the sorrows, as well as the blessings and days of their comradeship in life’s journey, and we extend our sympathies to the daughter and family who mourn the lose of one dearly beloved.

It is ordered by O.P. Morton Post in regular meeting assembled, this 28th day of April, 1923, that a copy hereof be handed to sister SMITH, and also that a copy be placed with our Post Records, and that our Post Charter be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days in memory of our departed comrade.
C.H. Enos Adj.
O. Blake Comm.


JACK STAFFORD

Monroe Monitor
1-6-1910

Word was received in town Tuesday that Jack STAFFORD has died at the Soldiers Home in Orting. Jack Bird was at his bedside Sunday and Monday and brought home the message fro the aged veteran to his friends and comrades in this vicinity; "Tell them that his time it is the windup and that I am ready to die". The deceased had been very ill with cancer for several years past and underwent several operations that exhausted a goodly portion of his property before removing to the Old Soldiers Home. He was given up two years ago but had survived in a wonderful way and was always cherry and hopeful with his comrades. Capt. O.C. McGray was his constant attendent at the Home and was with him to the end as was also C.O. Johnson.

So far as is known Jack STAFFORD had neither kith nor kin. He was born 73 years ago in County Mayor, Ireland, and came to this country in his younger days. He fought through the war and settled in Tx. coming to Snohomish County, Wa. in 1877 and being one of the best known among the earlier loggers. He worked for years at first as foreman for Blackman Bros., at the same time that C.O. Johnson was one of their foreman at another camp and friendly relationship of the two men has been there every since. Under Jack STAFFORD worked several of the men whom have since risen to great prominence in the lumber business. He was in the logging business himself for a long time and at one time was reputed well off.

At his request he will be interred at Calvary Cemetery, Seattle.


WILLIAM STEVENS

SNOHOMISH COUNTY TRIBUNE
10-17-1913

The funeral of William STEVENS, the G.A.R. veteran who died Sunday night, was held at the home in Clay's addition yesterday at two o'clock. Rev. Pratt of the Congregations church officiated, interment was in GAR cemetery. The deceased leaves two brothers Thos. STEVENS, of Greene, Me and C.P. STEVENS of Venetia, Ca. There are also left to mourn his loss six children and 21 grandchildren. One of the Grandchildren Mrs. Mable JUSTICE resides in this city, a daughter Mrs. Mary BAKER, resides in Everett.

SNOHOMISH GAR CEMETERY
STEVENS William Oct. 12 1913 4-25-1833
Mausoleum "GAR Veteran Private Co.C 8th Me Inf."

Everett Daily Herald
10-15-1913

The funeral of William STEVENS, who died Sunday evening, will be held from the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. R.M. Pratt conducting the service. Interment in the G.A.R. cemetery.

Mr. STEVENS, who was 80 years old, born in Green, Maine, and came to this state from California in 1879 and has lived in Snohomish 4 years. He was a member of the G.A.R., under whose auspices the funeral will be held.

He leaves two brothers Thomas STEVENS, of Green, Maine, and Attorney C.P. STEVENS, of Benecia, Ca. Six children - A.F. STEVENS, of Silver City, Idaho; H.M. STEVENS, of Silver City; Eugene STEVENS, of Snohomish; Mrs. O.I. PRINCE, of Boulder, Co. ; Mrs. G.W. CRANE, of Falls Church, Virginia; Mrs. Mary S. BAKER, of Everett, and 21 grandchildren, amoung whom are Helen PRINCE, of Everett, and Mable JUSTICE, who has been living with Mr. STEVENS, and six great-grandchildren, survive him.


WILLIAM P. STEWART

OBITUARY 12-11-1907
Post #10 Snohomish

William STEWART, a highly respected colored pioneer of this city, died at 10:30 this morning at his farm one mile east of town, at the age of 68 years. Mr. STEWART came to this city with his family eighteen years ago, and during nearly a score of years he has been here gained a warm place in the affections of the people. He was a native of Illinois , a veteran of the Civil War and a member of the G.A.R.

He leaves a widow and one child, a son, Vay STEWART, who is a mail carrier on one of the R.F.D. routes. Mr. STEWART died from stomach trouble, he having been sick for some time.

Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed.

Mr STEWART served with the 29th US Colored Infantry Co. F from Wi. He was married to Elizabeth THORNTON in Logansville, Wi 10-25-1868.


WILLIAM H. THACKER

OBITUARY 5-17-1911
Post #86 Haller City (Arlington)

William H. THACKER, fourth child of Stephen and Esther (McKINNEY) THACKER, was born in Goshen, OH, July 15, 1836. When he was three years of age his parents moved to Des Plaines, ILL, now a suburb of Chicago. He was educated at Lake Zurich academy. He then taught school for some years.

At the beginning of the Civil war, he enlisted in Co. G 71st ILL Infantry, and served until the close of the conflict. Sept. 21, 1865, he was married to Miss Melinda SMITH in Mason Co.,ILL. Of this union were born seven children, two dying in infancy, and five living - Mrs. A.J. BAKER of Preston, Wa, Charles A. of Friday Harbor, George S. of Preston, and Misses Beulah and Ella of this place. He also leaves three brothers - George W. THACKER of Glenwood, MN, Capt. B.H. THACKER of Beardstown, ILL, and J.M. THACKER of Chicago. Mrs. THACKER preceded her husband on the long journey passing away May 17, 1911.

Many years ago he took up the profession of law, which he practiced in ILL, Ks, ID and Washington, where he has served as Judge of the probate court, county attorney of San Juan Co. for six years, and was a member of the state legislature three terms. In the passing of Judge THACKER, Arlington loses one of its most respected and cultured citizens, though it was our misfortune that when he came among us he had retired from public life.

Mr. THACKER was a man of ability, education and refinement. He had a fine library and was a diligent reader and student; an orator of more than mediocre ability and a finished writer both in prose and meter composition. He was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word and as a husband and father lived up to the highest ideals of the American home.

A large concourse attended the funeral of Judge W.H. THACKER held at the opera house last Sunday at 2 o’clock. The Odd fellows and Rebekahs, over sixty strong, accompanied the remains from the house to the hall, the services being under the auspices of the former order; also the following comrades of the Civil war: B.H. House, D.S. Baker, G.D. Wallace, S. Johnson, G.F. Earnheart, J.W. Morris and Ben Carrel. The bier, as it rested before the audience during the services, was embowered in beautiful floral pieces, touchingly evidencing the high esteem in which deceased was held. Interment occurred at Harwood cemetery where the Odd Fellows’s ceremony was carried out in an impressive manner. The pallbearers were Will H. Verd, Geo. Hovey, Thos. Blake, C.H. Jones, Wm. Quackenbush and C.L. Marsh. A large number of friends accompanied the remains to the grave, standing in sorrow and respect as they were lowered in their evergreen-lined last resting place.


CYRENUS THOMAS

OBITUARY 6-3-1912
Post #10 Snohomish

Mr. THOMAS, of Snohomish, who passed away at his home Saturday night, was the father of Mrs. Roy JOHNSTON and Mr. Chauncy THOMAS of Machias.


FRANK H. WAGNER

OBITUARY 6-15-1928
Post #10 Snohomish

Funeral services for Frank H. WAGNER were held at the St. Michael Catholic church at Snohomish Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock, the Rev. Father Van De Walle officiating. Interment was in the G.A.R. cemetery.

Mr. WAGNER was born December 20, 1839 in Germany and died at the home of his son, William, at Machias, June 15, 88 years old. He was a butcher by trade and had resided at Machias for seventeen years and served in the Civil War as a Union Soldier.

He is survived by his widow and five sons, Marcus and Louis M. in Mn., P.F. of Getchell, Wm F. and F.G. of Machias; and one daughter, Mrs. J.J. SOKLICH of Tacoma.

Services were in charge of E. E. Purdy & Sons.

Frank H. WAGNER, 88, seventeen years a resident of Machias, died at the family home late Friday evening. He was born in Germany and had lived the the US for 64 years, serving in the Civil war as a Union soldier. He is survived by a widow, five sons, Marus, and Louis M. in MN, P.F. WAGNER of Getchel, Wm. F. and F. C. of Machias; and one daughter , Mrs. J.J. Soklich of Tacoma. Funeral arrangements will be announced later from the Purdy and sons mortuary.


AUSTIN P. WATERHOUSE

OBITUARY 1-23-1908
Post #107 Granite Falls

Austin P. WATERHOUSE was born in Kentucky, Feb. 14, 1828, died at Granite Falls, Washington January 23, 1908. He was taken to Texas in early childhood and remained there until he grew up, moving to Indiana when he was a young man. He was married in 1860 to Miss Jane GOODWILL. To the union there were born eleven children, of whom five are still living, two daughters in Mi., two sons in Oregon, and a daughter, Mrs. Fred SAVAGE, living in Granite Falls.

Mr. WATERHOUSE enlisted in Co. C 44th Indiana Volunteers at the outbreak of the war, in 1861. He served with the rank of color sergeant until April 6, 1862, when he was wounded at the battle of Shiloh, losing an arm. He was discharged; and as soon as he was able to resume active duty he entered the provost service in which he continued until the close of the war.

He spent a portion of his life in Mi. and Oh., coming to Granite Falls in March, 1899. He lived here until his death. He was a member of the Elks, G.A.R. and Ladies of the G.A.R., and took a prominent part in the Grand Army activities in the county. In politics he was a “Democrat”, and served as justice of the peace for several years, being elected on the democratic ticket. Since the incorporation of Granite Falls he has served as police judge, excepting for a short time when he was unable to attend to the duties of the office on account of illness.

CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all the kind friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the death and burial of our beloved husband and father. Also thank the many different lodges and friends for their beautiful floral tribute. We wish especially to thank the G.A.R. Post and the Elks for their kind sympathy and beautiful flowers.
Mrs. A.P. WATERHOUSE, Mrs SAVAGE, Mr. SAVAGE

(information from Gloria Renner - "His Civil War Pension Papers say he was age 26 in 1861 which would mean b/1835 not 1828." Also marriage date should be Sep. 25, 1862 not 1860. Also noted he was a carpenter before entering service.)


CHRIS WINEHARDT

OBITUARY 1910
Post #10 Snohomish

VETERAN DIES

Chris WINEHARDT, a pioneer resident of Snohomish, and a volunteer soldier in a Wisconsin Regiment in the civil war, died early this morning at the soldiers’ home at Orting. His wife died here this week. He came to Snohomish Twenty-one years ago and is survived by four sons, three of whom live here. Another son who left home eighteen years ago is believed dead. The body of the dead veteran will be brought to Snohomish for burial. The funeral will be held from Moran’s chapel at 2 o’clock tomorrow.


ARGALUS M. WRIGHT

OBITUARY 11-7-1914
Post #86 Haller City (Arlington)

A.M. WRIGHT, an aged resident of Oso, died suddenly at 3:45 o’clock on Tuesday morning of apoplexy. He was stricken Monday morning while out looking after some traps he had set near his home. Becoming uneasy, his wife sent her grandson, Dewey WRIGHT, out to look for him in the afternoon, and he found him lying near one of the traps in a unconscious condition. He was taken home and tenderly ministered to, but did not rally, passing away during the night.

Funeral services were held at Oso Thursday forenoon, being conducted by Rev. J.R. Setser. Interment occurred at this place under auspices of the Odd Fellows the afternoon of the same day, a number of Oso friends accompanying the remains to their last resting place.

Argalus M. WRIGHT was born in NY December 27, 1833, being nearly 80 years of age at the time of his demise. When seven years old he moved with his family to Ohio and in 1885 to Nickerson, Ks, where he resided until 1908, since when he has lived in this county, and for the past four years at Oso. He is survived by his wife and two sons, A.E. of Oso, and F.W. of Ok. Two daughters are deceased. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served with the 184th Oh. Inf.


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