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 D'Estaing Harrington

D'Estaing Harrington

Birth
Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 11 Jul 1935 (aged 91)
Postville, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA
Burial Clayton County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 13715156 · View Source
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Father: Horace A Harrington b. 1820 in Jefferson County, New York d. 28 Feb 1888 in Grand Meadow, Clayton, Iowa
Mother: Louesa Frances Hall b. 1822 in Connecticut d. 2 Oct 1902 in Iowa City, Wright, Iowa.

Extract from the 1860 Census:
Name: D'Estaing Harrington
Age in 1860: 17
Estimated birth year: 1843
Birthplace: New York
Race: white
Sex: male [listed as female]
Relation to head-of-house: son
Parents: H A and Frances Harrington, ages 40 and 38
Home in 1860: Wagner, Clayton, Iowa
Post office: Farmersburg
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's birthplace: Connecticut
Father's occupation: farmer
Occupation: attending school
Siblings living at home: none
Census place: Wagner, Clayton, Iowa; Roll M653_315; Page: 687; Image: 201; Family History Library Film: 803315
Date: 30 Jul 1860

Extract from the 1870 Census:
Name: D'Estaing Harrington
Age in 1870: 27
Estimated birth year: 1843
Birthplace: New York
Race: white
Gender: male
Relation to head-of-house: son
Parents: Horace and Frances Harrington, ages 50 and 48
Home in 1870: Grand Meadow, Clayton, Iowa
Occupation: farm laborer
Value of real estate: $1500
Post office: Strawberry Point
Census place: Grand Meadow, Clayton, Iowa; Roll: M593_383; Page: 270; Image: 266
Date: 12 Aug 1870

Extract from the 1880 Census:
Name: D E Harrington
Age: 36
Estimated birth year: 1844
Birthplace: New York
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head-of-household: son
Living with: wife, and H A and F L Harrington, ages 59 and 57
Home in 1880: Grand Meadow, Clayton, Iowa
Marital status: married
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's birthplace: Connecticut
Occupation: farmer
Census place: Grand Meadow, Clayton, Iowa; Roll: T9_333; Family History Film: 1254333; Page: 383.2000; Enumeration District: 135; Image: 0410
Date: 1 Jun 1880

Extract from the 1900 Census:
Name: D E Harrington
Age at last birthday: 56
Date of birth: Jul 1843
Birthplace: New York
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head-of-house: head
Home in 1900: Post, Allamakee, Iowa
Address: Lawler Street
Marital status: married
Number of years of marriage: 33
Able to read, write and speak English: yes
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's birthplace: New York [sic]
Farm or home: home
Home owned or rented: rented
Occupation: band master
Months not employed: 2
Census place: Post, Allamakee, Iowa; Roll: T623 416; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 13
Date: 5 Jun 1900

Extract from the 1910 Census:
Name: D'Estaing Harrington
Age in 1910: 66
Estimated birth year: 1844
Birthplace: New York
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head of house: head
Home in 1910: Post, Allamakee, Iowa
Address: Stoneman Street
Marital status: married
Number of years of present marriage: 42
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Vermont [sic]
Mother's birthplace: Connecticut
Farm or house: house
Home owned or rented: rented
Occupation: musician
Type of industry: teacher
Salary or wage worker: working on own account
Whether out of work on April 15, 1910: no
Number of weeks out of work in 1909: 0
Census place: Post, Allamakee, Iowa; Roll: T624_390; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 897
Date: 18 Apr 1910

Extract from the 1920 Census:
Name: D'Estaing Harrington
Age: 76
Estimated birth year: 1844
Birthplace: New York
Race: white
Sex: male
Home in 1920: Linn, Marshall, Iowa
Address: Iowa Soldiers Home
Marital status: widower
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's birthplace: Connecticut
Occupation: none
Census place: Linn, Marshall, Iowa; Roll: T625_502; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 155; Image: 187
Date: 10 Jan 1920

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: D'Estaing Harrington
Age: 86
Estimated birth year: 1844
Birthplace: New York
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: inmate
Home in 1930: Linn, Marshall, Iowa
Address: Iowa Soldiers Home
Military service: Civil War
Marital status: widower
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's birthplace: Connecticut
Occupation: none
Census place: Linn, Marshall, Iowa; Roll: 668; Page: ; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 734.0
Date: 4 Apr 1930

Obituary from the "Postville Review" dated July 1935:
Taps Sounded for D.E. Harrington, Civil War Veteran
Was Last Survivor of Allamakee County's G.A.R.
Was 91 Years Old
It is with a sorrow in which the entire community shares that we are called upon to announce the passing of the last surviving veteran of the Civil War, D.E. Harrington, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alida Lange, of this city at 11 o'clock last Thursday forenoon, his demise following several weeks of failing health, his passing being due to no specific disease other than the frailties incident to age. Mr. Harrington was a man who enjoyed a wide acquaintance throughout northeastern Iowa due to his activities in band and orchestra work over the wide area and his general disposition won for him the friendship of all who are within the circle of his acquaintance. He had been a resident of this city for many years and he was admired and honored by us all and his life's close marks the passing of the last surviving Civil War veteran in Allamakee county.
D'Estaing Harrington was born in Jefferson county, in New York state, on July 25, 1843, and passed at Postville, Iowa, on July 11, 1935, aged 91 years, 11 months, and 16 days.
In his early boyhood he moved with his parents to Iowa and located at National. Later they moved on a farm near Farmersburg. He received his early Christian training in the Methodist church of which his parents were devout members.
At the age of eighteen years he enlisted in the Civil War in 1861, and served through two enlistments; during the first enlistment as a private in Company C, 13th Regiment, U.S. Infantry, and in the second enlistment as a member of General Sherman's band in which he served until the close of the war in 1865. It was with this military band that he began his musical career.
On December 8, 1867, he was united in marriage to Nancy Ann Burnham of Farmersburg, and they settled on a farm in Grand Meadow township, To this union six children were born, all of whom are living.
In 1887 he moved to Postville and has been a resident here continuously since that time. He possessed a great musical talent, and for years conducted various bands and orchestras throughout northeastern Iowa and also conducted the Soldiers' Home Band at Marshalltown for some time. As a token of esteem and in recognition of his musical ability, he was asked to direct the Postville High School band in a concert at the city park on the occasion of his ninety-first birthday, and his many friends were delighted to see what his musical skill and enthusiasm were still retained in his old age.
His wife preceded him in death on January 3, 1916, and since then "Dad" - the name by which he is affectionately known - has made his home at the Soldiers' Home in Marshalltown and with his children at Postville.
He has been a member of the Masonic fraternity for a period of sixty-eight years, having been initiated as a member of National Lodge No. 172, A.F.&A.M. on May 25, 1867. That Lodge was later removed to Farmersburg in 1889 but he retained his membership in that lodge until death. A record of membership in one lodge that has few if any equals in the history of Iowa masonry.
"Dad" was an honest and upright citizen in every respect and will greatly missed in the community for though old in years he was youthful in his spirit, and had an unfailing interest in all the concerns of the town. He was always present at the various functions of the community until he was confined to his home through failing health in the later spring.
He leaves to mourn his loss six children - Adelaid Thoma, Alida Lange, Art, Fred, and Cy, all of Postville, and Gussie of Marshalltown - 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, who have the tenderest sympathy of all in their time of bereavement.
The funeral was held from the Postville Community Presbyterian church on Sunday afternoon, July 14, at two-thirty, conducted by Rev. R.F. Galloway, the Masonic fraternity and the American Legion, G.W. Hunt conducting the Masonic service for National Lodge. Interment was made in Postville cemetery.
[G.A.R. = Grand Army of the Republic, which was the Union veterans' organization.]

Extract from Iowa Civil War Soldier Burial Records:
Name: D'Estaing Harrington
Rank: private
Unit: US 13 Inf C
Birth information: 25 Jul 1843 Jefferson Co New York
Death information: 11 Jul 1935 Postville Iowa
Cemetery: Postville
Cemetery location: Clayton Co Iowa
Comments: Sec B; wife Nancy Anna Burnham (1845-1916)

He married Nancy Ann Burnham 8 Dec 1867 in probably Farmersburg, Clayton, Iowa.

Children:
(1) Estella Adelaide Harrington
(2) August D'Estaing Harrington
(3) Alida Louise Harrington
(4) Arthur Cassin Harrington
(5) Frederick Garfield Harrington
(6) Cyrus Edward Harrington.



Inscription


HARRINGTON
D'Estaing
1843 - 1935
1st Batt. Co. C. 13th U.S. Inft.
and Regt. Band
Ann N.
His Wife
1845 - 1916


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  • Maintained by: Richard Rhode
  • Originally Created by: Marcia Bollman Harris -homebodytwo
  • Added: 23 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13715156
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for D'Estaing Harrington (25 Jul 1843–11 Jul 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13715156, citing Postville Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Richard Rhode (contributor 46552979) .