|Birth: ||Mar. 29, 1829|
|Death: ||May 18, 1909|
Mille Lacs County
Bio submitted by Judy Howard Contributor 46806026 on 11/3/2012
A.W. CHALMERS DEAD
A Veteran Who Had Fought Bravely
for His Country is Summoned
to the Camp Beyond.
Funeral Held Yesterday Afternoon Under
Auspices of Grand Army
and Sons of Veterans.
At 2 o'clock on Tuesday morning, May 11, Absalom W. Chalmers, an old soldier who had lived in north Princeton for many years, passed away at the age of 80. Mr. Chalmers had been in feeble health for several months, the result of old age. Funeral services were held yesterday day afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church, Wallace T. Rines Post, Grand Army of the Republic and the Sons of Veterans having charge of the obsequies. Rev. J. W. Heard conducted the services for the dead and delivered an impressive sermon. A quartet consisting of Guy Ewing, Dr. Lester, Mrs. Caley and Mrs. Briggs sang three hymns during the service. The interment was in Oak Knoll cemetery.
Absalom W. Chalmers was born at Lima, Allen county, Ohio, March 29, 1829. When a young man he moved, with his parents, to Indiana, where he was married in 1856 to Miss Louisa
M. Veal. He continued to live in Indiana until the outbreak of the civil war, when he enlisted and went to the front. Later he re-enlisted in Company A, 116th Indiana Volunteers, and at the close of the war, in 1866, came to Minnesota and took up a claim in the locality now commonly known as Germany. After residing there a few years he moved to Minneapolis, where he remained several years. He then returned to Princeton and took up his residence on the north side. There he remained till called by death.
Mr. Chalmers is survived by a son, R. P. Chalmers, and daughter, Frances, both of whom reside in Minnapolis; a brother, Geo. H. Chalmers, Princeton, a sister, Mrs. Martha Thompson, Denver, Col.; two nephews and four nieces, viz., O. W. and J. L. Chalmers, Minneapolis, Mlss lla Charles, Princeton; Mrs. H. R. Todd, Minneapolis; Mrs. Lewis Erb, Colorado, and Mrs H. P. Barnes Laporte, Ind.
The deceased veteran was an honest, kindly old gentleman who commanded the respect of all who knew him.
One by one the old soldiers are being called to the camp beyond, and the time is not far distant when the last of them will have passed away.
Princeton Union May 13, 1909 page 1
Sarah Ausman Chalmers (1803 - 1880)
Louisa Maria Veal Chalmers (1834 - 1903)*
Perry Chalmers (1857 - 1910)*
James Chalmers (1827 - 1902)*
Absalom William Chalmers (1829 - 1909)
George H. Chalmers (1835 - 1914)*
Martha Chalmers Thompson (1837 - 1928)*
Oliver P. Chalmers (1842 - 1901)*
116 IND INF
Oak Knoll Cemetery
Mille Lacs County
Plot: Plot 1, Row 3
Maintained by: Marilyn Phelps
Originally Created by: Judy Howard
Record added: Sep 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97285111