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SMITHLINE, John A. - adventures & birthday


Posted By: Doris Challis (email)
Date: 12/16/2003 at 19:28:54

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Tuesday, December 31, 1935
Page 3, Column 1

JOHN A. SMITHLINE THINKS OF HIS PAST LIFE IN WILD AND WOOLEY WEST: HAS HAD MANY ADVENTURES.....In 1863 he enlisted in the Union army at the age of 16 years.....


"The Fairfield Ledger"
Tuesday, May 2, 1939
Page 2, Column 1

JOHN SMITHLINE, CIVIL WAR VETERAN, CELEBRATED 92ND BIRTHDAY: AROUND 150 PERSONS AT OPEN HOUSE..... An added feature was the appearance of the fife and drum corps composed of Horace Cummings and his son Clarence who plays the snare drums; Bob Buchanan, bass; and Randall Green, fife. Mr. Green was taught to play the fife by Eber Ogden, well known Civil War veteran who is not now living. The fife went through the war with Mr. Ogden.

John SMITHLINE, son of Mr. and Mrs. George SMITHLINE (sic - SCHMIDTLEIN), was born on a farm near Lockridge on May 1, 1847. His father came from Germany as a young man and his mother came from Chambersburg, Pa.....In 1863 John ran away to Rockford, Ill., to enlist in the northern Army.....

Transcribed by Doris Challis from Jefferson County Records, Vol. 3. Not related to the subject.


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