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William Newton Cahoon
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Birth: 1846
Death: May 7, 1917
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Mr. Cahoon is buried in the G.A.R. block of Park Cemetery

It is known he was a laborer,
and was a Civil War veteran

Union Army.
Company D
63rd Illinois Infantry

He died of heart trouble at age of 71 in Dr. Bailey's office in the Center Building on the West side of the square.
Missouri Death Certificate

MAY 7, 1917


Had Been In Poor Health - Formerly Was Janitor at the Court House Here

William Newton Cahoon, 71 years old and former janitor at the court house here, died about 9 o'clock this morning in the office of Dr. S. L. Bailey, where he had been carried a few minutes before after suffering an attack of heart trouble while walking on the west side of the square.
For several years, Mr. Cahoon had suffered from heart trouble and the last four months his decline in health had been very noticeable. For a number of years he had been a janitor at the court house. However, he had not been employed at that building for some time. Of late his health had been such that it was impossible for him to work.
This morning he left home in a "jitney" to come to town and shortly after his arrival he was stricken. A son, Will Cahoon, was found and rushed to his father's side, but the elder Cahoon never rallied after he sank to the walk unconscious, despite efforts to save him.

He is survived by the wife and eleven children, seven of whom are by his first wife. The children are;
Will Cahoon
Jesse Cahoon and
Ollie Cahoon all of Carthage
Mrs. Susie Kyle of Montana
Mrs. Minnie Brooks of Bakersfield, California
Capitolia Cahoon of Litchfield, Illinois
Mrs. Flora Gast of Montana
Norman, Triva, Chester and Evelyn Cahoon of Carthage
The last four children are by the second wife. Also Mr. Cahoon leaves two step-children;
Bert Brown of Carthage and
Mrs. George Fagg of Avilla

The deceased was born in Jasper County, Illinois and served throughout the Civil War in the Union army.

William Cahoon (First_Last)
Regiment Name 63 Illinois Infantry
Side Union
Company D
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name William N./Cahoon

63rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry

Organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Ill., and mustered in April 10, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., April 27, 1862. Attached to District of Cairo, Ill., till September, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 4th Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. District of Memphis, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 4th Briigade, District of Memphis, 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. Detached Brigade, District of Northeast Louisiana, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty at Cairo, Ill., till July 12, 1862. Moved to Columbus, Ky., thence to Jackson, Tenn., August 4, and duty there till November 10. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 10, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Reconnoissance from LaGrange November 8-9, 1862. Duty at LaGrange, Tenn., till May 10, 1863. Burning of Hopewell February 19, 1863 (Cos. "C," "D," "E," "F"). Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 10-17. Siege of Vicksburg May 21-July 4. Expedition from Young's Point, La., to Richmond, La., June 14-16. Action at Richmond June 15. Post duty at Vicksburg, Miss., July 5 to September 12. Moved to Helena, Ark., September 12, thence to Memphis, and march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 28-November 20. Operations on Memphis and Charleston R. R. in Alabama October 20-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Ringgold, Ga., November 26-27. Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., December 3, thence to Huntsville, Ala., December 21-26, and duty there till May, 1864. Regiment veteranize January 1, 1864. Veterans on furlough April 3-May 21. Moved to Triune, Tennessee River, May 23, thence to Huntsville June 15, and to Kingston June 23. Railroad guard duty between Chattanooga and Atlanta till November 11. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamp, S.C., February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. West's Cross Roads, S.C., February 25. Lynch's Creek February 25-26. Battle of Bentonville, N.C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Ricbmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 3-6. Mustered out July 13, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 135 Enlisted men by disease. Total 144.

Family links: 
  Nancy E. Spry Cahoon (1870 - 1935)*
  Jess Cahoon (1884 - 1942)*
  Norman Newton Cahoon (1901 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Traditional Sector Bl 25 GAR
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Record added: Dec 07, 2009
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William Newton Cahoon
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William Newton Cahoon
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