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Mike Movius (#47557690)
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I'm in the midst of a large project to identify and document the Civil War monuments and graves in the state of Washington. That takes me to hundreds of cemeteries and involves many volunteers who are passionate about our boys who so long ago fought for their country, be it blue or gray.

We are especially interested in those who were born from 1815 until 1846. Birth dates matter as they had to be old enough to serve, and dates of death are important when reviewing pension records. So, as a result, we are especially focused on that data.

We are taking many photos of grave markers and we hope that some will be a comfort to those in need.

You can review our database at: www.pscwrt.org/washington-project
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akamastsu
Joseph Squires Philips
Resided Bridgeport, WA in 1910 and Seattle from about 1930. He had eight children with his wife of 56 years, the former Margaret C Richmond. He hailed from Butler County, Pennsylvania. He mustered in to the GAR on 18 Jan 1888 with William Baker Post 298, Department of Iowa, situated at Correctionville. His Civil War service was with Company E, 78th Pennsylvania Infantry, from 21 Feb to 11 Sep 1865 (one year or the end of the war). He was one of the last 17 Civil War veterans resident in King County in 1938. Thanks for posting. JLD/LMD
Added by akamastsu on Sep 06, 2016 3:47 PM
Janet K
August Mavis 1909
Also..
*He is buried in Section 12 - Lot 73 - space SE corner.
*He shares a headstone with Wilhelmine "Minnie" MavEs- per her obituary, they were married in 1847.
*It appears that they have a new headstone on their plot. They didn't make headstones like theirs in the early 1900's. I saw no military marker in the immediate area, however.
* There is a William MavIs (buried in the same plot.
probably related to them.
Janet
Added by Janet K on Sep 10, 2015 9:02 PM
Janet K
August Mavis photo req. Forest Lawn Cemetery - Saginaw, MI
Hello,

You have a photo req. in for August Mavis, date of death Nov. 6, 1909, who is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Saginaw, MI. (Find A Grave Memorial# 65176562)
Here is the info. I found while learning more about him:
*Per his headstone, his last name is spelled
MavEs
*His obituary and Cemetery records show MavIs
*You ?'d if he was in the Civil War? His obituary doesn't mention it, but:
1) There is an anchor on his headstone...Navy?
2) His obituary says that he moved to Saginaw in 1865.(THIS PART IS INTERESTING BECAUSE SEVERAL MEN WERE GIVEN PARCELS OF LAND IN SAGINAW COUNTY, MI AFTER THE CIVIL WAR BY THE GOVERNMENT. THE WAR ENDED IN 1865....AND THAT'S WHEN HE MOVED HERE.)

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Index: SAGINAW COURIER HERALD
Sunday, November 7, 1909 (1)
Tuesday, November 9, 1909 (3)
Wednesday, November 10, 1909 (3)

Name: MAVIS, AUGUST
Age: 90
Birth Date: 06/09/1920
Birth Place: PRUSSIA, GERMANY
Death Date: 11/06/1909
Death Place: SAGINAW, MI
Miscellaneous
Year Moved to US/Saginaw:
RESIDENT OF SAGINAW SINCE 1865
Cemetery: FOREST LAWN
Misc: FOUND DYING ON BRIDGE

I sent edits to the creator of the memorial, but it sometimes takes a long time to have edits complete/approved. I wanted to make sure you got the info...
Regards and GOOD LUCK with the project!
Janet
Added by Janet K on Sep 10, 2015 8:54 PM
 

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