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Elias Erle Van Slyke
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Birth: Jun. 7, 1836
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1886
Oneida County
New York, USA

Veteran of Civil War, Enlisted 24 Apr 1861 at Wampsville, New York as Private

Enlisted in Company G, 12th Infantry Regiment, New York on 13 May 1861

Promoted to Full Sergeant on 24 Aug 1861

Promoted to Full 1st Sergeant on 20 Mar 1862

Mustered out on 17 May 1863 at Elmira, New York

Death of E.E. Van Slyke, He is Found in His Office on Sunday Insensible and Expires Without Recovering Consciousness

Elias E. Van Slyke died suddenly at his office in the Saulpaugh block, corner of James and Dominick street at about 6 'clock on Sunday evening. He left his home on Roberts street about 9 o'clock in the morning and went to his office. About 11 o'clock he went into the office of Joseph I. Sayles in the same block, and remained an hour and then returned to his own office. About 3 o'clock in the afternoon Earl S. Van Slyke upon entering the office found his father in a stupor, lying partly on the floor and partly on a couch. The son notified R.M. Grems of Mr. Sayles's office, who summoned Drs. H.C. Sutton and Coroner Millington. They were unable to rouse Mr. Van Slyke. Dr R.E. Sutton was called and restoratives were administered without avail. At six o'clock the patient died, having at no time regained consciousness. The physician pronounced it a case of apoplexy. Mr. Van Slyke had not been feeling well for a week past, although he complained little.

The deceased was born in Monroe county and had he lived until June 7 next, he would have been 50 years of age. In his youth he learned the carpenters' trade. In 1855 he went to Joliet, Ill. About six months before the breaking out of the war he returned to Monroe county. May 1, 1861, he enlisted for two years as a private in Company G, 12th Regiment of New York Volunteers. At the expiration of his term he was discharged as an orderly sergeant. From that time he resided at Wampsville, Madison county, until about 1870, when he removed to the city and had since resided here. He worked at his trade until about eight years ago when he engaged in the pension business. In 1884 when Justice of the Peace A.B. Blair became incapitcated, Mr. Van Slyke was elected to fill the vacancy. In 1885 he was re-elected on the Democratic ticket for a regular term. Mr. Van Slyke, when he came to this city, joined Skillin Post and was one of its most prominent workers, being adjutant for a number of years. In May 1882, he was appointed assistant inspector of the Grand Army department of the state and held the position for three years. He was a genial man, and had a wide circle of friends, who are grieved at his sudden demise.

Besides a wife and four children, Earl S., Claude and Arthur Van Slyke and Mrs. Frank Batchelor of this city, he leaves three brothers, Jerome, and Peter Van Slyke of Oneida and Charles Van Slyke of Springfield, Dakota, and two sisters Mrs. Frank Seabrook of Syracuse, and a married sister living in Oneida.

The funeral will be held in the First M.E. Church on Wednesday at 2 P.M.

Published by The Rome Daily Sentinel, Rome, New York, Monday Evening, March 15, 1886

In Rome, New York, March 14, 1886, of apoplexy, Elias E. Van Slyke, in his 50th year.

Published by Roman Citizen, Rome, New York, Friday, March 19, 1886
Family links: 
  Sylvanus Van Slyke (1813 - 1885)
  Maria Lansing Van Slyke (1817 - 1882)
  Mary E. Youngs Van Slyke (1841 - 1919)
  Edith Marie Van Slyke Batchelor (1864 - 1900)*
  Earl S. VanSlyke (1866 - 1941)*
  Claude VanSlyke (1869 - 1941)*
  Peter VanSlyke (____ - 1932)*
  Charles H. Van Slyke (1835 - 1901)**
  Elias Erle Van Slyke (1836 - 1886)
*Calculated relationship
Co. G 12 Regt. N.Y.V.
Died Mar 14, 1886
Aged 50 years
Wright Settlement Cemetery
Oneida County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 1
Maintained by: Marie
Originally Created by: Bea Lastowicka
Record added: Mar 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13613546
Elias Erle Van Slyke
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