|Birth: ||Apr. 22, 1838|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 16, 1909|
Tipton Advertiser Thursday 26 Aug 1909 pg 4
Aaron P. Gilbert was born in New Lebanon, N.Y., April 22nd, 1838. He came to Tipton with his parents in 1850 and lived here for the greater part of the time until manhood. He enlisted in April 1861, in the 5th Iowa Volunteer Infantry as drummer and was ordered to the front in July of that year. Later he was promoted to drum major and finally called to Gen. McPherson's headquarters to act as assistant adjutant general, with the rank of captain. He also filled this position under Gen. Sherman. He was mustered out in 1865, and on Sept., 27th of that year he was united in marriage with Miss Eliza A. Frank, Rev. Samuel Pancoast officiating.
He was engaged in business here following the war, and left here in 1876 or 1877. He spent some time in the south and on the coast, but located at Denver, where he was engaged as a geologist and mining engineer. A year ago last spring he was injured by being thrown from a wagon and though he resumed work he did not fully recover from that accident. He spent last winter in a hospital at Cheyenne, Wyoming, suffering from a severe attack of rheumatism, which resulted in his death August 16th. His remains were shipped here and interred in Masonic cemetery, the funeral services being held from the home of his sister, Mrs. J.W. Casad, last Friday afternoon, Rev. J. Kent Rizer having charge.
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Record added: Jul 07, 2010
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