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John Hurst
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1841
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1920
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA

Ogdensburg News
Ogdensburg, New York
Sept. 30, 1916



A Colorado paper received here contains an account of the eighteenth annual encampment of the Beecher Island Battle Memorial Association, held at Wray, Col., to attend which John Hurst, a veteran of Lisbon, St. Lawrence county, crossed
the continent.

The celebration marked the 48th Anniversary of the the battle, and it was attended by a gathering of 7,000 persons. Three survivors were present, the others besides Mr. Hurst being J. J. Peate, of Beverly Kas., and Thomas Ranahan of Boise, Ida.

This was Mr. Hurst's first visit to the scene of the battle since 1868. Mr Peate has been present at every reunion of the association and Mr. Ranahan at all but two. The celebration lasted three days and was one of the most important gatherings ever held in that part of Colorado. Official representatives of three states, Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas were present. The Boy Scouts, Camp Fire Girls and other organizations assisted.

Mr. Hurst, who is past 75, greatly enjoyed the reunion and expressed appreciation of what the people of the district were doing to commemorate the battle between his comrades of the Forsyth Scouts and the Indians under Chief Roman Nose.

Soon after reaching his majority in 1851, Mr. Hurst left St. Lawrence county for the California gold fields. He was in the far west when the war began and enlisted in a California regiment, serving three years. His regiment took the place of regulars in Southern Arizona and New Mexico, and served the entire three years on the frontier. At the close of the war, Hurst located in Kansas and engaged with the government as freighter and scout. He was so engaged when General Sheridan called for 50 volunteers to accompany Colonel Forsyth and Lieutenant Beecher on the expedition that ended with the Battle of Beecher Island. Mr. Hurst is to spend the winter in Southern California.

[NOTE: There were other living Scouts at that time, Schlesinger, Morton, Alderdice, Murphy and others]

Watertown Daily Times
Ogdensburg, New York
April 20, 1920

John Hurst
John Hurst, a well known resident of Lisbon, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Armstrong, on the Canton road near Ogdensburg following a brief illness from pneumonia. His wife died during the past week after a long illness. When Mr. Hurst was also stricken he was removed to his daughter's to be cared for. He was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church. Services will be held in the church at Flackville tomorrow at 1pm, (standard time)."

Family links: 
  Henry Hurst (1784 - 1875)
  Milla Hurst (____ - 1864)
  Elizabeth A. Paul Hurst (1845 - 1915)
  Sarah Amelia Armstrong Baldwin (1854 - 1920)*
  Isabella M. Hurst Armstrong (1878 - 1953)*
  Henry Hurst (1888 - 1958)*
  John Hurst (1811 - 1843)**
  George Hurst (1814 - 1892)*
  Nancy Hurst Akins (1818 - 1870)*
  Henry Hurst (1838 - 1887)*
  John Hurst (1841 - 1920)
*Calculated relationship
Flackville Cemetery
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
Created by: Old History Buff
Record added: Jun 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14753621
John Hurst
Added by: Anne Cady
John Hurst
Added by: Anne Cady
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- Randy Eutsler
 Added: Nov. 10, 2008
- C
 Added: Jan. 20, 2007
Rest in peace old timer. What a life of adventure.
 Added: Jun. 27, 2006

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