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Olender A. Salisbury 1835-1898

SALISBURY

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 8/17/2010 at 00:07:57

Death of O. A. Salisbury

Oleander [sic] A. Salisbury was born November 12, 1835, in Coenant [Conneaut], Ashtabula county, Ohio, and died at Estherville, Iowa, July 7, 1898. At the age of 17 he moved with his parents to Walworth county, Wis., where he was married at the age of twenty-one and moved to Boone county, Ill., where he lived until he came to Estherville eleven years ago. He was identified with the organization of the Vandenburg Post G.A.R., being its adjutant for six years and its commander at the time of his death. Bro. Salisbury was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church forty years, serving most of his time in an official capacity. The crowded home on the occasion of his funeral which occurred one week ago last Saturday betoken the respect and esteem in which he was held by this community. The services were conducted at the church by his pastor, Rev. G. W. Southwell, and at the grave by the Grand Army of the Republic. The W.R.C. (every loyal to the old soldiers, and ready with their sympathy in the hour of distress,) was present to pay their tribute of respect to the departed hero and mingle their tears with those of the bereaved family. A rich profusion of flowers were furnished by friends wrought into many appropriate emblems. These have faded and their aroma is gone, but he to whose memory they were dedicated, will live forever. His memory will never fade from our minds and the odor of his piety and patriotism will remain to regale coming generations. The sympathy of the many friends in this community is extended to the family in their hour of profound sorrow. (Emmet County Republican, Estherville, IA, July 21, 1898)


 

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