|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1829|
|Death: ||May 18, 1915|
Kingston (DeKalb County)
MILITARY (Civil War)
Private Henry M. Bacon
Company G, 95th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (9/30/1864-8/17/1865)
Henry Maturean Bacon
born Aug 9, 1829 died May 18, 1915
son of Ira Bacon and Naomi Bennet
Polly Lovina Lawton
born July 7, 1834 died July 9, 1924
daughter of Amos Lawton and Electa Jane Goodenough
married July 8, 1852 at Oswayo, Potter, PA.
Mila Jane Bacon
born May 21, 1853 died Nov 18, 1911
married Mar 20, 1873 to Ami S. Gibbs
Elmer Rozell Bacon
born Aug 19, 1855 died Sep 23, 1924
married (1.) Dec 2, 1879 to Eliza Stenner
married (2.) Dec 31, 1903 to Angeline (Grover) Bassett
Lovina May Bacon
born Sep 15, 1861 died Aug 15, 1942
married Oct 8, 1884 to Edward E. Brown
(Sycamore True Republican)
HENRY M. BACON, A VETERAN OF THE CIVIL WAR, AND WHO BECAME A RESIDENT OF SYCAMORE 60 YEARS AGO, DIED ON MONDAY AT KINGSTON.
Henry M. Bacon, well known in this city, where he became a resident in 1855, died at his home in Kingston on Monday, May 17, of general debility incident to his advanced years. He had been in poor health for about six years.
Henry M. Bacon was a son of Ira and Naomi Bacon, and was born at Bingham, Potter county, Penn., on August 9, 1829. He removed to Sycamore in March, 1855. He resided for 12 years in Franklin township, this county, and in 1881 removed to Kingston, where he resided until the time of his death.
Mr. Bacon was engaged for many years as a carpenter and wagon maker. He served gallantly in Co. G, 95th Ill. Vol. Inf., and was honorably discharged at Washington in 1865.
He leaves surviving the widow and their two children, E. R. Bacon and Mrs. E. E. Brown, both of Kingston; also his four brothers, Z. O. Bacon and Willard Bacon of Genesee, N. Y., John Bacon of Buffalo, N. Y., and Ira Bacon of Clear Lake, Wis., and one sister, Mrs. Amanda Silvius of Belvidere, Ill.
Mr. Bacon was a member of Barnes Post, No. 395, G. A. R., was a consistent Christian, lived an honorable life and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.
There was a large attendance at the funeral services which were held at the home and at the Methodist church in Kingston on Wednesday afternoon, May 18, the pastor, Rev. C. A. Briggs, officiating. The interment was in Blood's Point cemetery.
Obituary: Henry M. Bacon, son of Ira and Naomi Bacon, was born in Bingham, Potter Co., Pa., August 9, 1829, and passed away from this life at his home in Kingston May 18, 1915, at the age of 85 years, 9 months and 9 days. He grew to manhood in the place of his birth. On July 8, 1852, he was united in marriage to Miss Polly Lawton, also of Bingham. In the spring of 1855 they came to Illinois and located in Sycamore. From there they moved to Flora township, Boone co., near Belvidere where they lived twelve years, when they moved to Franklin township, DeKalb Co, and from there they moved to Kingston in March 1881, where they have lived ever since. Mr. and Mrs. Bacon were blessed with 3 children, who are Mrs. A. S. Gibbs, who passed out of this life in 1911, Elmer R. Bacon and Mrs. May Brown of Kingston. The deceased enlisted in Co. G, 95th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and served his country faithfully, being honorably discharged at Washington D. C. in 1865. He leaves to mourn his departure besides his beloved wife, a number of grand and great grand children, four brothers, Z. O. and Willard of Genesse, N. Y., John of Buffalo, N. Y. and Ira of Clear Lake, Wis., and one sister, Mrs. Amanda Silvius of Belvidere. Also a host of other relatives and friends. He was a member of Barnes Post No. 395 G.A.R. and a member of the Kingston M. E. church. He lived an honest upright life. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in the M. E. church. Rev. C. A. Briggs officiating. Sons of veterans were pall bearers. Burial was in Bloods Point cemetery.
Note: Just to keep the record straight, Henry's death record indicates that he died May 18, 1915.
His military records indicate that he was discharged from military service August 17, 1865 at Camp Butler near Springfield, Illinois. His brothers, Zera O. and Willard A. Bacon resided at Genesee, Pennsylvania, not New York.
The family record indicates that Henry Bacon died on May 17th but the official county record indicates that he died at 1:00 a.m. on the 18th. His granddaughter, Mildred (Gibbs) Farrell explained this discrepancy in an interview in 1979, that Henry died on the night of the 17th (before midnight) but the doctor did not arrive until after midnight to pronounce his death (on the 18th). Mildred resided in DeKalb at the time but was staying in Kingston to assist with the care of her grandfather.
Ira Bacon (1801 - 1868)
Naomi (Bennet) Bacon (1806 - 1875)
Polly Lawton Bacon (1834 - 1924)*
Mila Jane (Bacon) Gibbs (1853 - 1911)*
Elmer Rozell Bacon (1855 - 1924)*
Eliza Lawton Bacon (1857 - 1899)*
Lovina May Bacon Brown (1861 - 1942)*
Bloods Point Cemetery
Maintained by: Kevin B.
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Oct 15, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9606121
Added: Aug. 11, 2013
To my 3x Great Grand-Uncle, you were thought of today.|
Added: Jul. 19, 2011
Added: Dec. 30, 2004