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COLVIN, Alvah Jeremiah 1820-1894


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 7/22/2013 at 23:30:35

Alvah T. [sic] Colvin, of La Porte died at the Soldiers Home at Marshalltown on Friday afternoon of last week of heart disease. The remains were brought to this city Saturday evening, and were carried from the depot to the residence of his son, Clark Colvin, by members of the F. M. Thompson post, G. A. R.

The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Presbyterian church, Rev. Mell of the English Evangelical church officiating. The members of the G. A. R. attended in a body, and the remains were followed to the grave by many friends. Deceased was born in Vermont, February 11, 1820.

He came to Iowa about 25 years ago, settling on a farm in Tama Co. From there he moved to this city, where he lived until he went to the Soldiers' Home, about two years ago. In March 1861 he enlisted in Co. B. No. 112 Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, and served with credit to the end of the war, his son Clark was also a soldier in the late war.

The deceased leaves a wife and six sons. Two of them, Clark and Stephen, reside here; two, Amos and David, in Michigan, and two, Hiram and Seymour, in Waterloo.

"Progress-Review": (La Porte City, Black Hawk Co., IA) Saturday, 30 Jun 1894
Note: Alvah Jeremiah Colvin was the son of Jeremiah Colvin & Mary St. John. All censuses indicate Alvah was born in New York, probably Niagara County, where his father was enumerated in 1820.

Credit: Carol Page Tilson
Date: 10/22/2007


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