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 Dwight K Landon

Dwight K Landon

Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death 2 May 1939 (aged 93)
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Burial Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Plot Section 54, Lot 187
Memorial ID 100014870 · View Source
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Co. D 105th Ill. Inf'y


Syracuse, New York
The Herald newspaper
Tuesday, May 2, 1939
Page 2, Columns 4 and 5

Dwight K. Landon, 93, Last Member of G.A.R. In Syracuse, Is Dead

(photo – and under the photo it says: DWIGHT K. LANDON, last Syracuse member of the Grand Army of the Republic, who died Tuesday. This photograph was taken on hi s 93d birthday anniversary, Aug. 17, 1938.)

Holland Street Resident Took Part in Sherman's March to Sea; Joined Colors at 17

Dwight K. Landon, 93, last Syracuse member of the Grand Army of the Republic, died at his home, 115 Holland Street, Tuesday morning. He had been in poor health for six months and had been bedridden for two weeks.

Mr. Landon was the last surviving member of Lilly Post, G. A. R. His death leaves only one Syracuse survivor of the Civil War, Frederick A. Boland, 319 University Avenue, who is not a G. A. R. member. Three survivors remain in Onondaga County, outside the city.

For many years Mr. Landon and H. Stewart Warner of Skaneateles were the only surviving members of Lilly Post and each year they attended the Memorial Day exercises of that post in Woodlawn Cemetery. For the last two years, since Mr. Warner's death, Mr. Landon had performed this function alone.

Mr. Landon was born at Bloomingdale, Ill., Aug. 17, 1845. He enlisted in the 105th Illinois Volunteer Infantry in 1862 when he was 17 and served until the close of the war. He served with General Sherman in the campaign around Atlanta and on the march to the sea.

Among his favorite war stories were those of his experiences while the Army was living off the country on the famous march through Georgia.

At the close of the war, Mr. Landon came to Syracuse and for many years was engaged in carriage making. He later operated a grocery store.

For many years Mr. Landon was a favorite speaker at schools and before other groups. He continued to visit schools as long as his health permitted.

He was especially popular at Webster School, in his home neighborhood, and his picture hangs in a place of honor in that schoolhouse.

Mr. Landon was married to Miss Alice Ashton Dec. 15, 1869. Mrs. Landon died on Nov. 15, 1937, just a month before their 68th wedding anniversary.

Mr. Landon is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Kawar, with whom he lived, and Mrs. Clarence Unckless of Syracuse Vietta Landon Unckless. ; two sons, Ernest T. Landon of Syracuse, and John Landon of Los Angeles, Calif.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the home Friday at 2 P. M. The Rev. Leonard S. Basford, pastor of Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

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