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 William R Lindsley

William R Lindsley

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Death 23 Oct 1941 (aged 98)
Burial Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 113532234 · View Source
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Mr. Lindsley was the last surviving Civil War Veteran in Webster County, Iowa.

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 about William R Lindsley
Name: William R Lindsley
Residence: Wisconsin
Enlistment Date: 21 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Wisconsin
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, Wisconsin 29th Infantry Regiment on 21 Aug 1862.Mustered out on 22 Jun 1865 at Shreveport, LA.
Sources: Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion

Thanks to Find a Grave Contributor Dee for sharing this obit.

Door County Advocate; Friday Oct. 31, 1941, p1 c3

Last Civil War Vet of Two Posts Dies

With the death of William R. Lindsley, 98, last week Thursday at the home of his son, Sydney at Fort Dodge, Ia., two G. A. R. posts, the ones here and at Fort Dodge, passed out of existence.

Mr. Lindley, who enlisted in Co. H 29th Wisconsin Vol. Infantry, August 21, 1862, and was mustered out June 22, 1865, was a charter member of H. S. Schuyler post of this county and served several terms as its commander. At the time he went to Fort Dodge to live with his son, he was the only surviving member, so he became affiliated with Fort Donelson Post No. 236, of which he was also commander. The post was one of four remaining in Iowa.

Funeral services were held at the Young funeral home at Fort Dodge, the Rev. E. J. Carlson, pastor of the First Lutheran church and chaplain of the American Legion, officiating. Clifford Goodrich sang. The body was brought here to Hahn’s funeral home, and services were conducted there Sunday afternoon by the Rev. George Warren. Mrs. C. G. Knoblock sang two solos, one of which was “Tenting Tonight” a Civil War favorite.

Mr. Lindsley was born at Springfield, N. Y., April 14, 1843, but went to Neenah, Wis., with his parents as a small boy and grew up there. He was married at Beaver Dam Dec. 29, 1869, to Miss Elizabeth S. Schaefer, and the couple moved here in 1871. Mrs. Lindsley died in 1935.

Three of seven children survive. They are Chester of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Edith Pieper of Davenport, Ia., and Sydney of Fort Dodge. There are also five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.”


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  • Created by: Linda Linn
  • Added: 8 Jul 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 113532234
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William R Lindsley (14 Apr 1843–23 Oct 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 113532234, citing Bayside Cemetery, Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Linda Linn (contributor 46913843) .