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John Avery
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1846
Death: Jun. 29, 1944
East Clinton
Whiteside County
Illinois, USA

The Clinton Herald Thursday June 29, 1944 p 14 John Avery, 98, Clinton's last surviving veteran of the Civil war and member of the G.A.R., died this morning at 4 o'clock in the home of his niece, Mrs. George Slaughter, East Clinton, where he had been residing for the past year. Mr. Avery was the only survivor of the war between the states in Eastern Iowa. Until a year ago, when he moved to East Clinton, he lived at 616 First avenue where he made his home for 92 years. Born in England, March 30, 1848, he came to this country as a small boy. He is survived by a son, William A. Avery, Clinton, and three daughters, Mrs. Albert Matson, Hermosa Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Jack Andersen and Mrs. Oscar Wade, Chicago. Five grandchildren and three great grandchildren survive. His wife preceded him in death Dec. 2, 1940. Funeral services will be announced later. The body reposes in the Snell funeral home.The Clinton Herald Friday June 30, 1944 p 10 Final rites for John Avery will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Snell funeral home, wht Dr. L.A. Gustafson officiating. Burial will be in Sharon cemetery, Sharon township, Ill. Full military honors will be conducted by combined ex-servicemen's organizations for the late Mr. Avery, last surviving G.A.R. member of Eastern Iowa. In May 16, 1864, he answered the call from governors of the states of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin for volunteers for 100-days' service in the Union army. Avery was mustered into Company B, 140th regiment of the Illinois volunteers, on June 18. ct. 29, 1864, he received an honorable discharge from the volunteer army signed by Abraham Lincoln president of the United States and Commander in Chief of the army and navy. Avery moved from Illinois to Clinton 65 years ago. He had resided here since. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Avery (1809 - 1887)
  Hannah Bean Avery (1811 - 1881)
 
 Spouse:
  Emma Moore Avery (1858 - 1940)
 
 Children:
  William A. Avery (1878 - 1957)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Avery (1839 - 1912)*
  Hannah Avery Fuller (1842 - 1916)*
  Martha A. Avery Quackenbush (1843 - 1874)*
  Martha Avery Quakenbush (1844 - 1874)*
  John Avery (1846 - 1944)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sharon Cemetery
Spring Hill
Whiteside County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Row 3 Lot 59 B
 
Created by: Michael Kearney
Record added: Oct 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98550634
John Avery
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John Avery
Added by: Michael Kearney
 
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