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George Coates Ashmun
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Birth: Jan. 31, 1841
Tallmadge
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1929
Cleveland Heights
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. He was a distinguished medical professor and civic official, and was oe of Cleveland's most illustrious Civil War veterans. Recruited for a special Ohio company assigned as personal bodyguard to President Abraham Lincoln. He served as Lieutenant in that unit, where he was a highly visible participant in Lincoln's 2nd Inauguration. He served as a surgeon in the 5th Ohio Infantry during the Spanish-American war. Believed to be the last survivor of Lincoln's bodyguard unit, George Ashmun was widely consulted by Civil War scholars and made local appearances at Lincoln Day observances.  (bio by: Joyce) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Laura J Post Ashmun (1842 - 1886)
  Mary Alice Ford Ashmun (1856 - 1936)*
 
 Children:
  Russell Ford Ashmun (1891 - 1960)*
  Louis Henry Ashmun (1894 - 1966)*
  George Slaught Ashmun (1896 - 1973)*
  Bernice Ashmun (1898 - 1956)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lake View Cemetery
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 42 Lot 424
 
Created by: Joyce
Record added: Mar 30, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7312539
George Coates Ashmun
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George Coates Ashmun
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George Coates Ashmun
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Companion #03971 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
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