GAR Obituaries from Magden to Murray
- William M. Magden
- Walter J. Mallett
- W. B. Mallory
- Alexander Manahan
- Adin Mann
- Thomas Mann
- James Mark
- Samuel Marsh
- John C. McCarthy
- John McKinley
- John A. McQueen
- Frank W. Mead
- Charles M. Michael
- James C. Miller
- John S. Miller
- John H. Monk
- Benjamin F. Monroe
- Hiram Monroe
- Patrick Murray
William M. Magden
The Elgin Daily News, September 25, 1907, p. 3.
William M. Magden died this morning at 2 o'clock at his home, 481 North Gifford street. He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, December 5, 1843. He was an old soldier belonging to Company B, 5th regiment, Wisconsin.
He leaves a widow and the following children. William M., Jr., of Waukegan; Dennis R., of St. Louis, Mo.; and Mrs. E.C. Rose; Mary, Luman, Arthur, Grant, Rosa, and Franklin, of Elgin. The funeral services will held from the First Methodist church at 2:30 o'clock. Burial at Bluff City cemetery.
Walter J. Mallett
The Elgin Daily News, November 6, 1912, p. 3.
News of the death of Walter James Mallett was received in Elgin this morning.
He was the son of the late V.W.H. Mallet, who was a resident of Grove avenue many years ago, and was a painter. He was a member of Company A of the Seventh Illinois Infantry, which was the first company to be organized in this state when the civil war was declared. He was a witness against the governor of the Andersonville prison who was hung for his inhumanity.
Mr. Mallett was among the first letter carriers in Elgin and was appointed by W.F. Hunter, who was then postmaster. He left Elgin about fifteen years ago and renewed old acquaintances. He was with friends at Camden, Ohio, when he became ill and died. His age was about 70 years and he had several relatives who live in Elgin, a son in Belvidere and one in Rockford.
The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the Norris chapel, 211 Chicago street and will be in charge of the veterans of the civil war. The burial will be at Bluff City cemetery.
"W.B. Mallory, Civil War Veteran, Dead,"
The Elgin Daily News, May 21, 1921, p. 1
William B. Mallory died at 9 o'clock this morning. He was a charter member of the Marengo Harley Wayne post of the G.A.R., but transferred later to Veteran post of Elgin.
He was born March 7, 1836, at Henry Marshall county, Illinois, and enlisted May 24, 1861, in the Fifteenth Illinois infantry, Co. D. He served three years in the Civil war and was discharged June 14, 1864.
Besides his widow he leaves the following children: Roy of Allegar, Mich.; Lucius of Chicago; Willis of Detroit; Harry of Elgin, and Mrs. Alta Stickling of Elgin and 4 grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at Norris chapel Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Burial will be at Marengo at 3 o'clock.
The Elgin Courier-News, May 22, 1926, p. 3.
Alexander Manahan died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Vernon Haines, of Huntley. He was born October 22, 1836, in New York state. Death followed a long illness. He wife preceded him in death last October.
The deceased was a member of the Grand Army post, No. 49, having served in the Civil war for three years. He enlisted with Co. A, 36th Infantry on September 22, 1961.
He is survived by two sons, Charles F. Manahan of Pasadena, Calif., and Grant D. Manahan of St. Joseph, Mo., and three daughters Mrs. Haines, Mrs. F.B. Reed of Woodstock and Mrs. Mae Fields of Elgin.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Fredrick & Curtis funeral parlors and burial will be in Bluff City cemetery.
"Another Pioneer Is Called Away,"
The Elgin Daily News, April 2, 1903, p. 1.
Death This Morning of Major Adin Mann.
AN EARLY SETTLER IN THE COUNTY,
AND LONG IDENTIFIED WITH ELGIN.
Deceased Came to This Vicinity in 1837 by Wagon from
New Hampshire--Honorable Record in War--
Offices Held in City and County.
Adin Mann, one of the pioneers of this county, a veteran of the civil war and one of the best known citizens of Elgin, died at his home, No. 112 South Porter street, this morning from general debility, the result of advanced age. He celebrated his 86th birthday last October and until within a very few months has been actively engaged in his profession of civil engineer.
Mr. Mann was born in Oxford, New Hampshire, Oct. 14, 1816. His father, a New England farmer, came to Illinois with his family in 1838 and settled on a "claim" in the western part of Elgin township, this county, which his son had taken up the year previous.
Adin Mann remained at the old homestead in New Hampshire until he attained his majority and during the last three years of his life there worked on the farm in the summer, taught school in the winter and attended the Kimble Union academy at the spring and fall terms. In the fall of 1837 he settled on a claim of unsurveyed government land in the western part of this township. Later in the season, he returned to his New England home and the following year the entire family, with two or three others, thirty persons in all, in wagons, started for Illinois, arriving at their destination six weeks later, after a tedious journey. A frame house was soon erected and the work of improving the land began.
The claim was finally divided between the three brothers, one part becoming the property of Adin Mann, who devoted the summer season to work on the farm and in the winter taught school in Elgin, being among the first teachers in this part of the state. In 1841, Mr. Mann returned to his eastern home and married Miss Lydia P. Wright. In 1843, he was elected justice of the peace and county surveyor and moved from the farm to Elgin. At the end of two years, ill health caused him to resign his office and return to the farm. He served as county treasurer and in this capacity showed an indomitable spirit and his true worth. It was at the outbreak of the civil war and the currency he had received at par depreciated until it was worth less than fifty cents on the dollar. In order to protect the property owners, he sold everything he had except two cows, two pigs and a few bushels of wheat to make good the loss. Broken in spirit, but intensely patriotic, he obtained authority from the governor to raise a company for the army and in less than a week had sixty men enlisted and mustered into the United States service. His company became part of the 124th regiment. Four sons enlisted with their father and all served during the war. They were 125 days in battle and siege and strange to relate, not one received a wound of any kind. Major Mann participated in some of the fiercest battles of that terrible struggle. He was appointed chief engineer of the Vicksburg district, which position he filled until mustered out of the service in 1865 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Under his direction the railroad from Big Black river to Jackson, thirty-five miles, was reconstructed under his direction, after the most arduous work. He was compelled often to ride forty miles during a night to be present at some point where he was needed in the morning.
During his service, Major Mann saved over $4,000 and when discharged went into the lumber business. He became a partner in the ownership of three steam sawmills and a large tract of pine timber in the south, his family having moved to Vicksburg near the close of the war. After a year of hard work, he gave up the struggle and returned to Kane county, broken in health and penniless. He came to Batavia and engaged in the map-making business for a Philadelphia publishing company and was an expert in this work. Major Mann was city engineer of Oil City for a time, was assistant engineer at Topeka, Kans., and filled other places of honor. In his eighty-second year he was city engineer of Elgin and deputy county surveyor.
Major Mann has been a surveyor in this section of the country for the past forty years and it can be safely said that he knew the situation of every "stake" in Kane county. Prior to the appointment of Henry Dakin as county surveyor Mr. Mann held the position for four years and served the city for six years as engineer and surveyor.
Besides innumerable acquaintances to mourn his loss, Mr. Mann leaves four sons and two daughters--Henry P. and Charles E. Mann, of Boulder, Col., Eugene, of Batavia, Frank W., of Devil's Lake, N.D., Mrs. Hattie Armstrong, of Chicago, and Mrs. E.B. Shearman, of Elgin.
The Elgin Daily Courier, April 3, 1916, p. 3.
Word has been received by Dr. A.L. Mann, city medical officer, of the death of his uncle, Thomas Mann, one of Elgin's pioneer residents, who died at the Soldiers' Home for Invalids at Washington, D.C. He is also an uncle of E.F. Mann, Elgin real estate dealer.
The deceased was born in Ireland and came to this country in 1852. At one time he lived on Douglas avenue where the home of Judge J.H. Williams now stands. He was a plasterer by trade and has worked on many of Elgin's old buildings and residences.
Mr. Mann was one of the first to enlist with the 55th Illinois Volunteer regiment, which saw active service in the Civil war. Fifteen years ago the aged soldier was removed to the Soldiers' Home at Milwaukee. Following his residence there he lived for two years at Washington, D.C., where he died.
He is survived by two sons, Terance Mann of Los Angeles, Cal., and Michael Mann. A brother John, of Lincoln, Neb., also survives. The funeral arrangements have not been completed, but it is probable the body will be shipped to Elgin.
Every Saturday, October 30, 1897, p. 8.
James Mark died of consumption at his home on Raymond street, Oct. 26, aged 80 years. He had been ill for some time, but was confined to his bed only about six hours. His wife and six sons survive him, John, Joseph and David living in Elgin. He came to Elgin after the war, in 1866, and has lived here since. He was a member of the G.A.R., who took charge of the funeral.
"Death of Samuel Marsh,"
The Elgin Daily News, June 29, 1904, p. 1.
Early Settler of Kane County Has Passed Away.
Samuel Marsh, an old settler of Kane county, passed away at 9:30 this morning at his home, No. 359 South Channing street, after an illness of about two weeks. Mr. Marsh was born in Genesee, Wyoming county, N.Y., April 11, 1836, and when yet a young child moved with his parents to Shiloh, Ohio, where he lived until 1854, when his parents died and he came to Illinois. He settled at first in Livingston county, but later came to Batavia, where he was living when the Civil war broke out.
August 1, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Company I, 42d Illinois volunteers, and re-enlisted when his term of three years was up, being finally mustered out of service September 26, 1865, with the rank of paymaster.
March 23, 1864, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Elmore, who then resided on a farm between St. Charles and Elgin, and they soon moved to Elgin, where they have since resided. Two children were the result of this union, Eugene F., of Bridgeport, Conn., and Mrs. W.P. Topping, of Elgin, both of whom as well as Mrs. Marsh, survive.
The funeral will be in charge of Veteran post, No. 49, of which he was a member.
John C. McCarthy
The Elgin Daily News, May 6, 1907, p. 3.
After a lingering illness of several months, John C. McCarthy, of this city, died at 12:30 o'clock Sunday night at his home, 523 North street. Deceased was sixty-six years of age and had been a resident of Elgin many years. He served three years in the civil war and was a prominent member of Veteran Post, 49, Grand Army of the Republic.
Besides a wife, Mary, he leaves eight children, Thomas, William, John, Eva, Agnes and Alice, of Elgin, Mrs. William Norton of Woodstock, and David, who recently left this city for Cuba.
The funeral will be held from the late residence Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock and at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's church. Interment will take place at Bluff City cemetery.
The Elgin Daily News, November 25 & 26, 1908, p. 3.
John McKinley, a veteran of the Civil war, died this morning at 1 o'clock at the family home, 408 River street, after a short illness.
Deceased was born in Pennsylvania eighty five years ago and leaves a wife and one son who resides in Waukegan. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the house and at 2 o'clock from the First Baptist church, and will be in charge of Veteran post, G.A.R. of this city. Interment at Bluff City cemetery.
John A. McQueen
"John A. McQueen, Pioneer, Is Dead,"
The Elgin Daily News, December 8, 1920, p. 1.
John A. McQueen, for many years a resident of this vicinity, died at his home at McQueen station west of Elgin, last evening. He was eighty-one years old.
Born at Croton Point, New York, April 14, 1839, the son of George S. and Margaret McCornack McQueen, who came as pioneers to the Scotch settlement here in that year. He moved to Plato the following year with his parents, where he became a successful farmer. For many years he operated the farms now occupied by his sons at McQueen.
During the civil war Mr. McQueen was a first lieutenant with Co. B., Sherman's army and at one time had charge of General Howard's scouts and made a record as a valiant and fearless leader.
It was after he was wounded near the close of the war on the "March to the Sea", that Lieutenant McQueen became a friend of Rev. A. Toomer Porter, the author while at the home of a confederate officer's family. Following the war Rev. Porter wrote of the friendship, and it was declared that the pages of history do not record a greater expression of gratitude for favors shown than that exhibited by Rev. Porter to Mr. McQueen, in his book "led on step by step". Mr. Porter traveled with Mr. McQueen more than 1,300 miles to secure his release from the confederate army and in several instances rescued him from great peril. Mr. McQueen was enrolled as member of Elgin Post No. 49, G.A.R.
During his later years he donated some of his leisure time to work with the Associated Charities of Elgin and to general welfare work of the community.
Children who survive Mr. McQueen are W.C. McQueen and George S. McQueen, Stewart of Portland, Ore., and John W. McQueen and Katherine McQueen of Elgin, and one sister Mrs. Elizabeth Rosborough.
Frank W. Mead
"Came to Illinois When 1 Year Old,"
The Elgin Daily News, January 24, 1910, p. 1.
Frank W. Mead Has Lived Here Since Spring of 1844.
VETERAN OF WAR OF 1861
Well Known Elgin Man Dead at Home of Daughter on N. Liberty St.
Frank W. Mead, after a painful and lingering illness, extending over many weeks, died at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank W. Joslyn, 50 North Liberty street.
Born in Vermont in 1843.
Mr. Mead was born at Rutland, Vt., May 25, 1843, his parents belonging to good, old New England stock, out of which came the pioneers of the western states. He came with his parents when 1 year of age to Illinois, and lived on a farm in McHenry county until he was 17 years of age. Moved by the spirit of patriotism and love of country he enlisted in the civil war when 17 years old in battery M, 1st Illinois artillery and fought with the battery through the entire four years of the war, being honorably discharged in 1865. He was with Thomas at Chickamauga, and fought in many of the important battles of the war.
Returning to his home in McHenry county in 1865 he worked with his parents on the farm until 1866. On January 1 of that year he was married to Emma A. Colby of McHenry. Five children were born of this marriage. He is survived by his widow and three children, Mrs. Frank W. Joslyn, Mrs. Fred N. Rogers of Oak Park, Raymond W. Mead of Elgin, and six grandchildren.
Of the original Mead family but one member survives that being Postmaster Henry C. Mead of McHenry, Ill.
Entered Manufacturing Business.
In 1866 Mr. Mead began business for himself as a manufacturer, and continued in this line at Ringwood and Richmond until 1884, when he moved with his family to Elgin. He had made the city his home ever since. Soon after coming to Elgin he became a traveling salesman, working for some of the largest wagon and carriage manufacturers in the country. He was entirely successful in this line and made a host of friends throughout Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, which work he continued until about two and a half years ago, when his health failed him.
He was past commander of Veteran Post No. 49 G.A.R., and one of its most devoted workers and enthusiasts. He was untiring in his zeal to assist sick and needy comrades, and his love of flag and country was ever foremost in his thoughts. He became a Modern Woodman in the spring of 1885 and has been an earnest worker for that order ever since.
Home Life Was Ideal.
His home life was ideal. When not at work he spent almost his entire time with his family, and was a most devoted husband and father. During the last illness, he was patient and enduring. Not once did he give up hope of recovery and was smiling and cheerful in the midst of his pain.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, 50 North Liberty street, and will be private. At 2:15 o'clock public services will be held in the G.A.R. hall on Villa street, Veteran Post, No. 49 of this city, having charge of the services. Interment in the Grand Army reserve at Bluff City cemetery.
Charles M. Michael
The Elgin Daily News, June 2, 1919, p. 3.
Charles M. Michael died May 30 at the National Soldiers home at Milwaukee. He was born at Rockford, June 2, 1843 and had lived in Elgin the last thirty-five years being an employe of the city for seventeen years as park policeman. He was a member of Modern Woodmen of America.
He is survived by a son, Charles, a daughter, Mrs. Charles Weightman of Chicago, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be in charge of Veteran Post No. 49, G.A.R. The services will be held at Memorial hall on Fulton street, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be at Bluff City cemetery.
G.A.R. members are requested to meet at the hall at 1:15 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
James C. Miller
"Civil War Vet Dies, Aged 84,"
The Elgin Courier-News, June 29, 1928, p. 1.
James C. Miller In Rubber Stamp Business For Years.
James C. Miller, well known local dealer in the rubber stamp business and a prominent member of the Grand Army of the Republic, Veteran Post No. 49, died this morning at Sherman hospital following a long illness. Had Mr. Miller lived until November 28 he would have observed his eighty-fourth birthday anniversary.
Mr. Miller was born in Little Falls, N.Y., November 28, 1844 and came to Elgin when a young man. Previous to the Civil war he returned to the east and served for three years with a company of New York Union soldiers during the war.
During the past 28 years Mr. Miller has been engaged in the rubber stamp business at 57 Douglas avenue. Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, William A. of this city, two daughters, Mrs. Cary Harris of Bartlett and Mrs. Cora Chase of Dell, Canada, a sister, Mrs. Emma King of Elgin, and a brother, Rev. Sherman Clark of Monument, Ore.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, July 1, from the Frederick and Marsh funeral parlors. A military burial, with members of the G.A.R. Veteran Post NO. 49, in charge will be given the Civil war veteran in Bluff City cemetery.
John S. Miller
The Elgin Daily News, September 6, 1921, p. 3
John Stewart Miller died at 11:30 o'clock this morning at the home of his niece, Mrs. Ella L. Lumm, with whom he made his home at 153 Hill avenue. He was seventy seven years old.
Besides his brother, James I. Miller of Elgin, he is survived by four nieces. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Dundee, the G.A.R. Post at Elgin and the Modern Woodman camp at Carpentersville.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Norris chapel. Burial will be at West Dundee.
John H. Monk
The Elgin Daily News, July 16, 1916, p. 5.
John Monk, former town collector and for nearly forty years a cigar maker in this city, died at the Old Soldiers' Home, Danville, Ill., yesterday afternoon. His body will be brought to this city tonight.
He had been ill for nearly two years. He gave up active work three years ago. Some time following his election as town collector a year ago, he was taken to St. Joseph's hospital for treatment. Three months ago he returned to the soldiers' home.
Mr. Monk was well known in Elgin, especially among older residents. He was a veteran of the civil war and for many years a familiar figure at the reunions of the "boys of '61".
Besides his widow, he is survived by a son, John Monk, of South Elgin, and two daughters, Mrs. Ed Howell and Mrs. Anno Andresen of this city. He also has several brothers.
The Elgin Daily News, July 18, 1916, p. 5.
The funeral of John H. Monk will be held from the home, 108 Hamilton avenue tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. The G.A.R. will be in charge. Rev. Bedford Jones will officiate.
Benjamin F. Monroe
"G.A.R. Leader Dies, Aged 80,"
The Elgin Daily Courier, March 24, 1921, p. 1.
Major B.F. Monroe Succumbs After a Short Illness Here.
Major Benjamin Franklin Monroe died in the home of his step daughter, Mrs. R.A. Adkins, 101 Monroe street at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday night after a short illness.
Major Monroe spent his boyhood in Elgin and finished his education in Lombard college. Until two years ago when he returned to Elgin he had resided in Quincy.
He was born in New York 80 years ago and served five years in the Civil war. He was a major in the Eighth Illinois infantry and at the time of his death was commander of Veteran Post No. 49, G.A.R.
Major Monroe was a member of the Universalist church and of the Masonic lodge.
Two daughters, Mrs. Grace McLagan of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. Bernard Sinclair of Beverly Hills, Chicago, survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 o'clock in the Universalist church and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery at Chicago.
The Elgin Daily News, June 6, 1921, p. 3.
Funeral services of Hiram Monroe 678 Slade avenue, civil war veteran who had resided in Elgin for nineteen years, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The body was shipped to Owosso, Michigan, for burial.
Hiram Monroe died Wednesday morning at 11:45 o'clock. He was 81 years old. Two sons, Daniel A. and Dallas C. Monroe and one daughter, Ida E. Rasmussen, survive him.
The Elgin Daily News, April 15, 1905, p. 3.
Patrick Murray died yesterday at 5:45 p.m. at his home, No. 501 Raymond street, aged 69 years. He was born in Ireland coming to Illinois fifty years ago. He served in the civil war with Company K, Illinois volunteer infantry.
Three children survive him: Mrs. Adelbert Clift, of Elgin; Charles, of Richmond, Ill.; John, of Marquette, Wis.
The funeral Monday at 9 o'clock from the house and at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's church, will be in charge of Veteran post, G.A.R.