William Washburn 1817-1902
Posted By: Kathy Weaver (email)
Date: 3/20/2019 at 17:13:23
Wednesday, December 31, 1902, page 1
OBITUARY - WM. WASHBURN
Last Friday morning another aged and respected citizen, William Washburn, laid down life’s burdens and has gone home to meet his reward. The funeral was held from the residence Saturday morning, and the remains were buried in the Villisca Cemetery.
Deceased was born in Cattaraugus County, New York, January 11, 1817; was employed upon the farm and at the age of twenty five years was married to Miss Emeline Warner, March 1842. Enlisted in Company C. 105th Regiment New York Volunteers Infantry, February 7, 1862 and was assigned to the army of the Potomac, and participated in the battles of Cedar Mountains, second Bull Run, Chantilla, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and was wounded by the bursting of a shell from which he did not recover for one year. Then went to City Point and Petersburg and was at the capture of the Weldon Railroad and at the battle of Hatches Run; was discharged March 8, 1865 and returned home to New York.
In 1858, Mrs. Washburn died. In the year of 1865 he was again married to Miss Mary Ethe(sic), May 27, 1865, by Mr. Milo Berry of Cattaraugus County, New York and one year later emigrated to Ottawa County, Michigan, where he resided for nine years. He then emigrated to Montgomery County in the year of 1875.
NOTE: William's second wife was Mary Etta Southwick.
Montgomery Obituaries maintained by Karon S. Velau.
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