Civil War veterans meet - 1906
BYWATER, OLMSTED, CONVERSE, STRATTON, HEMEN, BUTTS, WELLMAN, DULL, SURRING, OTIS, BOYCE, TURNER, CASSADY, EVERALL, HANCOCK, RANDALL, SHERMAN, MCCLELLAND, SCHMITT, CURTIS, LITTLER, NELINGS
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 4/21/2017 at 11:32:50
Friday of last week was a red letter day with the grand army boys. Wm. Bywater gave a dinner at 1 o'clock to the boys in blue, in honor of the five Bywater Brothers, Capt. T. A. Olmsted and Wesley Converse, each of whom gave the country honorable service in the civil war. Those present were:
Chas Stratton, aged 84.
H. L. Hemen, aged 73.
Leroy A. Butts, aged 70.
Wm. Wellman, aged 61.
Dan J. Dull, aged 68.
Wm. Surring, aged (looks like 61 or 81).
Geo. H. Otis, aged 67.
Robert Boyce, aged 65.
John Turner, aged 77.
Warren Cassady, aged 67.
John Everall, aged 67.
M. N. Hancock, aged 67.
Wm. Randall, aged 81.
Theo. Sherman, aged 60.
P. W. McClelland, aged 60.
Wm. Schmitt, aged 70.
Harvey S. Curtis, aged 68.
J. J. Littler, aged 72.
Wm. H. Nelings, aged 68.
Rev. Williams, pastor of the M.E. church, ad Rev. Cheney, pastor of the Congregational church, were also present.
The average age of the veterans was 69 years. Comrade McClelland the youngest and Comrade Stratton the eldest.
The Misses Flora and Angeline Davis and Mrs. A. S. Green and her brother, Henry McCracken, were guests and assisted in doing the honors of the table.
Dinner was served in three courses, an elegant repast, highly enjoyed by all present; one of Mrs. Bywater's best and handsomest spreads. The flag was the dominant decoration and the hospitable home wore cheerfulness highly appreciated.
Elkader Register, Thur., 12 July 1906.
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