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William Penn Averill
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Birth: 1846
Death: Jan. 11, 1865

Co. B, 34th Illinois Infantry

William Penn Averill was the son of Quaker minister, Sidney Spooner Averill, and his wife Elmira Lawson Averill. He was born in 1846.

His cousin, Volney Averill and Willie, Sidney's oldest son, broke with the Quaker tradition of nonviolence and enlisted in the 34th Illinois Infantry, Oct. 15, 1864, as soon as they came of age. That in itself was a blow to his father's beliefs and principles but neither Sidney nor the rest of the family was prepared for Willie's death just a few months later on Jan. 11, 1865. While the regiment was engaged in Sherman's decisive march through Georgia, Willie died of unspecified disease while in recruit training at Evansville, Indiana. 
Family links: 
  Sidney Spooner Averill (1814 - 1893)
  Elmina Averill (1818 - 1903)
  Gulia A. Averill Eaton (1842 - 1903)*
  William Penn Averill (1846 - 1865)
  James Parnell Averill (1848 - 1933)*
  Elmina Averill Petty (1857 - 1890)*
  John H. Averill (1861 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Civil War Soldier
Oak Hill Cemetery
Vanderburgh County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 24, row 2, grave 22
Created by: Chris Myers
Record added: Feb 05, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8353623
William Penn Averill
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William Penn Averill
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 Added: Jun. 22, 2005

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