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Hiram C Bemis
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Birth: Feb. 3, 1840
Portage
Livingston County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1931
Minot
Ward County
North Dakota, USA

Civil War Soldier
Pvt. Hiram C. Bemis
136th New York Infantry

Adjutant General:
Bemis, Hiram C.--Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 8, 1862, at Cuba, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, September 26, 1862; mustered out with company, June 13, 1865, near Washington, D.C.
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Died at Minot, North Dakota
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Married Mary Elizabeth Parker (1847-1899)Buried in Cuba Cemetery. Cuba, N.Y.
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Belonged to the Abraham Lincoln G.A.R. Post #35 in Minot.
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The Cuba Patriot
Cuba, New York
Thursday, Aug. 13, 1931

Hiram C. Bemis Dies in Dakota

Veteran of 21 Engagemants in Civil War Succombs to Heat

Funeral Services for Former Cuba Man Were Held at Minot, N.D., His Home, On August 5--Retained His Faculties Despite His 91 Years.

Hiram C. Bemis, Civil War veteran of 21 major engagements, a former Cuba carpenter who left here nearly two decades ago, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Taylor, in Berthold, N.D. Aug. 2.The Berthold Tribune contained the following article on the front page of its Aug. 6 edition under the heading, "Hiram C. Bemis, Civil War Veteran, Joins His Comrades."

"Funeral services were held in this city and at Minot yesterday for Hiram C. Bemis, 91 years of age, and a veteran of twenty-one major battles of the Civil War. He was formerly a resident of Minot, and one of the few surviving members of the G.A.R. Post at that place. Since February he had been a resident of this city, making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Ben Taylor, at the Walther Hotel.

"Mr. Bemis was in good health, and in full control of all his faculties up to about three weeks, when the terrible heat forced him to his bed and caused him much suffering. On Thursday he had a stroke of paralysis, and at 4:30 Sunday morning reveille sounded him from the other shore. He was a fine and courtly gentleman, and all who had had the pleasure of meeting him will treasure that memory.

"Services were conducted at the home in this city at 1 p.m. by Rev. L.M. Rotto of Zion Lutheran church, and military honors were accorded the veteran by Rolly W. Darling Post of the American Legion. Mrs. J.H. Mackley sang by special request, "My Father is Growing Old," a favorite song of Mr. Bemis, written by Comrade Bagley, of Minot. The choir from the First Presbyterian Church at Minot sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," after which Berthold paid its respects to the veteran. The flag covered casket was borne by Paul Berger, Harry White, F.C. Roth, G.H. Dahl, George Vollmer and Joe Orser. The color guard was L.F. Ebbeson, Dr. B.J. Hills and G.J. Johnson. A color guard from the Minot chapter, Daughters of Civil War Veterans, was also present. During the services the business houses were closed, and the flags of the city were flown at half mast for the day.

"At 3 o'clock services were held at the First Presbyterian Church at Minot, of which Mr. Bemis had long been a member. Rev. H.E. Dierenfield officiated and the church choir and Mrs. Mackley sang. The four surviving members of the Minot Post of the G.A.R., T.C. Conklin, Robert Marshall, of Minot; William Groninger of Deslace and H.S. Skarlson of Velva, attended in a body. Members of the Minot Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars acted as pallbearers in Minot, and a firing squad from the Berthold Post of the American Legion performed the military honors at Rosehill cemetery in Minot, where final internment was made.

"Mr. Bemis was born at Portageville, N.Y., on Feb. 3, 1840. On Sept. 31, 1872 he was married to Mary Elizabeth Parker at Belfast, N.Y., and to them three daughters and one were born. Two daughters and the son died in infancy, leaving Mrs. Ben Taylor the only surviving daughter. Mrs. Bemis died on Dec. 19, 1899 at Cuba, N.Y.

"Other surviving relatives include a grandson, Ralph Bemis Goodrich of Omaha, Neb., two granddaughters, Helen and June Taylor of Berthold, and two great granddaughters at Omaha.

"Before coming to Minot several years ago, Mr. Bemis held different public offices at Cuba.

"Mr. Bemis was a brother-in-law of the late William H. Parker, father of C.H. Parker and of Mrs. I.M. Delquist, both of Minot.

"After coming to Minot about 18 years ago. Mr. Bemis made his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, and when the Taylors moved to this city recently he came with them.

"His war record was one that few could equal. Enlisting in a New York regiment, he served in the Army of the, participating in 21 major engagements during three years and seven months of service."
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 Parents:
  Lucius Bemis (1812 - 1893)
  Luceva Bemis (1822 - 1899)
 
 Children:
  Marcie C Bemis (1871 - 1872)*
  Lucius Bemis (1873 - 1898)*
  Fannie L Bemis (1881 - 1882)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosehill Memorial Park
Minot
Ward County
North Dakota, USA
Plot: Section 1, Block 4, Lot 4
 
Created by: Brian Backes
Record added: Jun 29, 2011
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So close,yet so far away.Husband to my Grand Aunt Mary.
- Rosie
 Added: Aug. 21, 2014

- Steven
 Added: Mar. 18, 2014
As the Historian for the 136th. New York Vols. Descendants Group I would like to honor a fallen soldier. John Du Bois
- John Du Bois
 Added: Dec. 12, 2012
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