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John Hamilton Castor
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1836
Holmes County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1908

John H. was a Captain in the Civil War. He married Louise Glitzman Dec. 28th, 1871. He had two sons; William Wildon Castor, Charles Arnold Castor, and one daughter; Nellie Ora Castor. He lived with his family at 403 South Forge St., Akron, Ohio and worked as a laborer at the Arron Water Works.

On 27 April 1861 at the age of 25 John enlisted in the 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company G with the rank of Corporal. His enlistment term was 90 days. He mustered out 18 August 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.

The 16th was actually formed twice. In April of 1861 for just 90 days because the government was sure that the rebellion would only last about 3 months, so the 16th dissolved in August of 1861. Because the war continued the 16th formed again in September of 1861. John did not reenlist at that time like many others.

Source: "Welcome to the official home page of the 16 Ohio Volunteer Infantry."

John enlisted and was appointed 1st Lt. of Co. A, 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment on 19 July 1862 at the age 26. He was appointed Regimental Quartermaster on the 18 September 1864 and was promoted to Captain and Commanding Officer of Co. A on 23 April 1865. He was mustered out on 30 June 1865 at Nashville, TN.

Source: "History of the 102d OVI", George S. Schmutz, 1907

Other sources from "The Castor Association of America".
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  Louise S. Gleitsman Castor (1851 - 1926)*
  William Weldon Castor (1871 - 1962)*
  Charles Albert Castor (1875 - 1947)*
  Nellie Ora Castor Leiby (1880 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Glendale Cemetery
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section E-F. Row &grave not kno
Created by: Edward Castor
Record added: Jul 03, 2002
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John Hamilton Castor
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