Golder, Eber 1833-1923
GOLDER, SHIPPEE, BERTSCH, PICKETT, HELLER, SAWVELL
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Date: 4/21/2019 at 18:27:54
With the passing of each year the ranks of the Grand Army are gradually becoming smaller as the comrades from all parts of the country answer the call of their Maker. Eber Golder, one of Anaconda's most prominent civil war veterans, died yesterday morning at his home, 15 Birch street, at the age of 88 years.
Mr. Golder was born in England Dec. 10, 1833, and came to America when he was a very small boy. In 1856 he joined the United States regular army, where he served for five years. The greater part of this time was spent under the leadership of Joseph E. Johnson in Fort Richmond, Wyo. He also saw service in Utah during the trouble between the Gentiles and the Mormons.
At the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted in the union army in Company D, Twenty-first Iowa infantry, in which he was promoted from a private to a sergeant. During the conflict he took part in many engagements, principal among which were the siege of Vicksburg, Black River and Spanish Fort.
He had been a resident of Deer Lodge valley continuously for more than 50 years. He was a plasterer and brickmason by trade. Mr. Golder was an active member of the George Meade post of the Grand Army, and attended the state and national encampments ever year. At present there are only five members of the George Meade post living.
Mr. Meade (sic) had been in the best of health until a few days ago, and his sudden death was a shock to his large circle of friends in this community.
Surviving relatives are a daughter, Mrs. Charles Bertsch of Anaconda; three sons, R.J. of Missoula, Z.H. of Ronan and A.I. of Rexburg, Idaho. A niece, Mrs. Dora Pickett, also lives in Anaconda. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grand-children.
Richard Heller, who was killed overseas fighting with the A.E.F., was a nephew. He also had two brothers, Edward, who lives at Devils Lake, N.D. and Henry, in Detroit; and a sister, Mrs. Emma Sawvell, in McGregor, Iowa. Mrs. Golder died in this city in 1896.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon under the auspices of the George Meade post of the Grand Army. Services will be conducted by the Rev. C.E. Sorrell at the Christian church at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in Hill cemetery
~Anaconda Standard, Anaconda, Montana; Saturday, February 10, 1923 (Anaconda News columns)
Note: Mrs. Golder was nee Viola Shippee.
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