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Myron Alfred Converse
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Birth: 1840
Mason
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1887
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Civil War: Co. B, 7th Michigan Infantry &
Co. F, 10th Michigan Cavalry

Myron Alfred Converse was the son of Hiram Converse (1801, VT) and his third wife, Melissa (maiden name unknown; 1815, VT). He was a resident of Jackson County, Michigan, when he enlisted as a private at Mason, Michigan, August 5, 1861. He was mustered into Company B, 7th Michigan Infantry, August 22, 1861. Private Converse sustained a wound to the thigh at the Battle of Gettysburg July 3, 1863, and was sent home to Mason, Michigan, to recover. He accepted a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant July 25, 1863, and in August 1863 served as a recruiter in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Again fit for field duty, he was mustered out of the 7th Michigan Infantry September 11, 1863, and transferred to Company A, 10th Michigan Cavalry, October 2, 1863. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant April 1, 1864, and then to Captain January 5, 1865. Captain Converse was mustered out at Memphis, Tennessee, November 11, 1865. After the war Myron headed west and became a prospector. He registered to vote in Inyo County, California, July 26, 1875 (Inyo County Great Register). He later settled at Tombstone, Arizona, where he was an early member of Burnside Post, Grand Army of the Republic. He moved to Phoenix a short time before his death. His brother, Orlin Converse, was also a Union veteran. Myron was never married.
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Sisters:
- Francis I. (Converse) Cline (1853-1931)
- Sarah M. (Converse) Smith of Omaha, Nebraska
- L. (Converse) Hildreth of Texas
 
 
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 Parents:
  Hiram Converse (1800 - 1859)
  Melissa Converse (1815 - 1893)
 
 Siblings:
  Lucy A Converse Sutton (1834 - 1868)**
  Myron Alfred Converse (1840 - 1887)
  Milo Converse (1850 - 1852)*
  Francis I. Converse Cline (1853 - 1931)*
  Homer L. Case (1857 - 1859)**
  P. Alzina Converse (1857 - 1858)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Capt, Co. A, 10th Mich. Cav.
 
Burial:
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Plot: B-10-4
 
Maintained by: Steve
Originally Created by: Diane & John
Record added: Apr 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35713420
Myron Alfred Converse
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Myron Alfred Converse
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Myron Alfred Converse
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"Who for the Union fought and bled, though passing on, is never dead."
- Steve
 Added: May. 11, 2011
Curtenius Guard Member
- Randy Gladstone
 Added: Mar. 6, 2010

- Diane & John
 Added: Sep. 21, 2009
 
 
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