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LT William Bixby

LT William Bixby

Death 26 Jul 1909
Burial Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 70552099 · View Source
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Son of William and Hannah L. (Woodward) Bixby, grandson of Abijah and Lydia (Chamberlain) Bixby, and great-grandson of Pelatiah and Ann Bixby.

At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William was living at Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and gave his occupation as butcher.

On 12 Jul 1861 he mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 1 month and 22 days old.

On 25 Jul 1861 he was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant, and in July 1863 to 1st Lieutenant and Quartermaster.

From the Worcester Daily Spy, January 11, 1864
Officers of the Fifteenth Regiment Remembered
"Quartermaster Bixby of the 15th Massachusetts regiment, at home in Hopkinton on furlough, was presented on the 5th by the citizens of H., with a pair of gauntlets; also with an elegant silver set for camp use, in behalf of Count Swuabe, whose liberality to the soldiers in the field is well known. The Hopkinton band was in attendance. After the proceedings at the Town Hall, Quartermaster Bixby held a levee at the hotel, where about five hundred ladies and gentlemen had the pleasure of taking him by the hand. At a late hour he was entertained by a sumptuous repast."

On 29 Jul 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of term of service.

On 24 Oct 1865 William Bixby Jr., 27, married Abbie Sophronia Wheelock, 19, daughter of William R. and Caroline Elizabeth (Brewer) Wheelock, at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both. The couple had no children.

In the 1880's, they lived in South Carolina, returning to Massachusetts before 1900. William died on 26 Jul 1909 at Hull, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia. He was 71 years, 2 months and 6 days old.

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