|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1841|
|Death: ||Dec. 21, 1941|
Special to The New York Times
CHICAGO, Dec. 22-The Rev. Thomas Franklin Dornblaser, who was present at the capture of Jefferson Davis, president of the confederacy, died yesterday at the age of 100.
Mr. Dornblaser was born in Clinton County, Pa., and enlisted in the Seventh Pennsylvania Cavalry, the "Saber Regiment" of the Army of the Cumberlands. When the Southern cause was lost and word came that Davis and his cabinet were trying to flee through Southern Georgia to Texas, Dornblaser was one of those assigned to the pursuit.
After the war he became a minister and served in Lutheran pulpits for sixty-five years. He came to Chicago in 1903 and in 1916, at the age of 75, tried to become a chaplain with the United States Army in Mexico.
Mr. Dornblaser was the author of several books and had crossed the Atlantic more than a dozen times, once when he was 90. Two of his sons, now dead, served in the Spanish-American War, and his youngest boy, Paul, was killed in the Argonne, fighting with the American Army.
He leaves a widow, Frieda; two daughters, Mrs. Mabel E. Phillips and Mrs. Roger W. Walters, and three grandchildren.
Son of Peter and Elizabeth (Schaeffer) Dornblaser. Retired clergyman. First wife was Anna Shannon, second wife was Frieda.
Anna Shannon Dornblaser (1849 - 1914)
Paul Logan Dornblaser (1887 - 1918)*
Created by: Elaine and Bill Schrock
Record added: Jan 04, 2011
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