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James Elliot Blunt
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1832
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1913
Green County
Wisconsin, USA

M onroe Evening Times, Monroe, WI, Friday, Dec 26, 1913. J E BLUNT, AGED 81 EXPIRES. Had been Resident of Monroe Since 2 Years Old. James E Blunt, member of O. F. Pinney Post, G.A.R., and one of the oldest settlers in Green Cy, passed away at his home on East St at 11 o'clock Christmas night. His death followed a five weeks illness due to a general breaking down......The deceased as a native of Danville, IL, where he was born on July 25, 1832. When two years of age he came to WI with his parents and on Nov 18, 1856, he was married to Jane Wells in the home in which they have since lived. Mr Blunt a veteran of the Civil War, enlisted in Co C, Third Wisconsin Infanty. He was a plasterer by trade. Surviving besides his wife are five children; Mrs O G Ellestad of Effington, SD; Mrs Ione Olson of Woodford; Charles P Blunt of Ipswich, SD; and, Misses Dora and Pearl of this city....... The funeral will be held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the G.A.R. will have charge of the services.

Funeral Service
Posted 24 Sep 2013 by Pellmannj

Source unknown. J E Blunt was taken sick the 20th of Nov 1913 at J Wells in Woodford. He died at home in Monroe Dec 25th at 11 o'clock, was buried Dec 28. Funeral was held at home Sunday at 2 o'clock and he was given military honors. He was dressed in his grey suit and on his left side a large gilt badge was pinned on his coat and on his right side a small badge with a star and eagle was pinned......The minister's text was taken from Thessalonians 4, chap 13 to 18 verse. The minister then prayed and repeated the 23rd psalm, then his sermon followed as Mother did not want any singing. He said he did not suppose there was a person in the city of Monroe that could say that for over half a century there had been no death in the immediate family or that had lived in one place so long. He said it was wonderful.......When the minister got through speaking the Post held their service at the house as it was too cold to hold it at the grave. It was a cloudy day but not so very cold, but spit snow a little.......Nat Trout was the commander and he stood up ordered the soldiers to stand and salute, then he said "color bearer, come forth" and a Mr Hartman stood in front of the casket with a large flag, gave a short speech and laid a bouquet on the casket, then the commander called the Chaplain, Mr Sam Shadel to come forward and he read a prayer, repeated the 23rd Psalm. Then the commander, Mr Neal, made a speech and he said "Comrades, another comrade has left our ranks. One by one our ranks are growing less and as our comrade left home and loved ones and faced the cannon balls and often after a weary march, lay down on the cold, damp ground to rest with only the stars of heaven over head, so now may he rest in peace neath the stars and stripes, so brave to save and he place a flag on the casket. Then the commander said, "First comrade come forth" and a man stepped in front of the casket saluting and made a short speech and placed a bunch of beautiful red roses on the casket. Then the commander said, "2nd comrade come forth" and another man came, and saluted and spoke and laid a white bunch of roses on the casket. Then the commander said, "3rd comrade come forth" and another man came and made a speech and laid a bunch of green myrtle on the casket.......Then the pallbearers were told to pass out and they each saluted and put a bunch of palm on the casket and stood in line near the front door. Then the other members were ordered out and they each laid palm evergreen bunches on the casket and saluted and formed in two lines near the pall bearers. The casket was wheeled to end of porch and pallbearers took it and passed between the two lines of soldiers to the hearse. When they came to the grave as the Service was going on he was lowered to the grave. When committed to the dust, flowers instead of dirt were thrown on the casket, then four soldiers from the Spanish-American War fired three salutes over the grave, taps were sounded and the service was over.
U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963
Wisconsin, State Censuses, 1895 and 1905

Family links: 
  William Harrison Blunt (1806 - 1876)
  Nancy J. Smith Blunt (1809 - 1872)
  Clarissa Jane Wells Blunt (1835 - 1919)
  Lola Belle Blunt Ellestad (1857 - 1941)*
  Iona M Blunt Olson (1859 - 1916)*
  Charles Phillip Blunt (1862 - 1931)*
  Charles Blunt (1863 - 1939)*
  Dora M. Blunt (1867 - 1928)*
  Pearl Blunt (1871 - 1953)*
  Sarah Marie Blunt Starr (1827 - 1894)*
  Harrison D Blunt (1829 - 1921)*
  James Elliot Blunt (1832 - 1913)
  John Wesley Blunt (1834 - 1872)*
  William Harrison Blunt (1837 - 1913)*
  Mary Francis Blunt Snyder (1846 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Green County
Wisconsin, USA
Maintained by: Jan (Bechtold) Pellmann
Originally Created by: Marilyn Phelps
Record added: Dec 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101792822
James Elliot Blunt
Added by: Jan (Bechtold) Pellmann
James Elliot Blunt
Added by: Jenean Hamilton
James Elliot Blunt
Added by: Jenean Hamilton
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