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William F "Bill" Clary
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1828
Menard County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1905
Larimer County
Colorado, USA

William F. Clary, who died and was buried here [Loveland] last week, had been a member of Co. E, 85th Illinois infantry during the Civil War.

Fort Collins Weekly Courier (Fort Collins, Larimer County)
Wednesday, November 29, 1905 , Page: 8

Cemetery records show him interred 11/18/1905
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SERGEANT WILLIAM F. CLARY was born at Petersburg, Menard county, Illinois, March 25, 1828, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from his native town. He was chosen corporal at the organization of the company, promoted sergeant, and served with his company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864 He was held in rebel prisons to the close of the war, and was honorably discharged at Springfield, Ill., June 17, 1865. He returned to his former home and engaged in farming for several years, but removed to Kansas in 1899. He now resides at Empire City, Cherokee county, Kansas.

Pg 410, History of the Eighty-Fifth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Compiled and published under the auspices of the Regimental Association, by Henry J. Aten, First Sergeant Company G; Member of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland; Hiawatha, KS; 1901
In 1900, he's living with his son Marion in Empire City, Cherokee Co., KS. He is indicated as being born in Illinois in March 1826, putting him at 73 years of age. He is also listed with his wife of 53 years, Nancy Susannah (Pantier), age 72. They have had 8 children, 5 still living as of 1900.
Near as I can tell, their children are:
David M. Clary b. 1849
James H. Clary (1855-1862)
Elzy C. Clary b. 1859
William A. H. Clary (1861-1863)
Maria Etta Clary Zea(1865-1941)
Marion Francis Clary b. 1867
Minerva M. Clary b. 1873
Find A Grave photo volunteer shared this: I found the grave location between the stones of Wallace and Davis and confirmed that no stone exists. There are also some adjacent unmarked graves between Wallace and Davis. You should know that there are two graves indicated, one for Bill Clary and one for William Clary. They are one grave apart with an empty grave between according to the cemetery records.
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  David M. Clary (1849 - 1920)*
  William A. H. Clary (1861 - 1863)*
  Maria Etta Clary Zea (1864 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
[no marker for this individual]
Lakeside Cemetery
Larimer County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block D, Lot 33, Grave 7
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: MsFoxRider
Record added: Mar 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50124114

- MsFoxRider
 Added: Jun. 20, 2013
virtual cemetery 85th Illinois Infantry on my home page
- Debra
 Added: Mar. 25, 2013

 Added: Mar. 23, 2010
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