Jan. 3, 1916 Bremerton Kitsap County Washington, USA
CIVIL WAR VETERAN
RIPPEY, Thomas Yates Co. K, 16th Illinois Infantry
He was born 29 Mar 1838 in St. Louis County, Missouri. A resident of Barry County, Illinois, he enlisted as a Private on 24 May 1861 and mustered into his Regiment on the same date. He was transferred on 01 Jan 1864 to the 60th Illinois Infantry. About 1894, he moved to Port Orchard where he lived until moving to Bremerton about 1898 He had applied for a pension on 16 Nov 1895. He died on 03 Jan 1916 in the waiting room of the municipal wharf in Bremerton, having just purchased a ticket for Seattle. Nancy J., his widow, applied for a pension on 09 Feb 1916. She died on 27 Oct 1932, at the age of 80, and is also buried in Ivy Green Cemetery.
"A special thanks to Dan Vatne, Kitsap County Civil War Researcher, for providing this veteran's history."