San Rafael Independent
Wednesday, April 3, 1929
William E. Sawyer, 84, a veteran of the Civil War and a resident of San Rafael for more than 20 years, died this afternoon at one o'clock at the Cottage Hospital after a long illness.
Sawyer is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Sawyer, who is an invalid. He was a member of the Rochester, NY Lodge of Odd Fellows, and the funeral services which will be held at the parlors of Keaton & Dusel Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock will be conducted by the Marin Lodge No. 200 of Odd Fellows.
Further information from cw-sawyers
Suggested father - E.J. Sawyer - died 1887
Family from Belfast, Allegany, NY
Moved to MI before 1860
Sawyer, William E. - Enlisted in company M, Eight Cavalry, Jan. 19, 1864, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Jan. 20, 1864. Joined regiment at Mt. Sterling, Ky., Feb. 27, 1864. Missing on raid to Macon, Ga., Aug. 3, 1864. Discharged at Detroit, Mich., May 2, 1865.
(Record of Service of Michigan volunteers in the Civil War 1903)
Gravesite Details Information taken from office records of Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery - bronchial pneumonia
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