William H. Moystin

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Dec 1908
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Plot Section 11, Lot 68
Memorial ID 166882048 · View Source
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Past Department Commander of G. A. R. and Well-known Business Man
William H. Moystin, past department commander of the G. A. R., and a prominent business man, died of double pneumonia in his home, No. 1133 West Fourth street, shortly after 8 o'clock this morning. He had been ill nine days, but his condition had not been regarded as critical until last night.

Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed. The funeral will be held probably Monday from the home. The Rev. T. J. Hopkins, of Delaware Avenue Baptist Church, of which Mr. Moystin was a member, will officiate. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Although a native of Philadelphia, Mr. Moystin was a thorough Wilmingtonian. He was born in Philadelphia on January 24, 1846, and was educated in the public schools of that city. His army career began when he was but 18 years old. Aroused by the extraordinary excitement attending the call for volunteers, in 1864, Mr. Moystin enlisted for the 100 day' service in Company K, 196th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. Although he was not afforded the opportunity to participate in the active service of that year, the youthful soldier was not the less ardent, and letters to relatives at that period indicated his disappointment when at the end of the 100 days' service he was mustered out at Philadelphia on November 17, 1864.

Mr. Moystin then became an apprentice in the paper hanging trade. Three years later, when he was but 21 years old, he married Miss Mary J. Battin, of Philadelphia.

He came to Wilmington about 1878 and engaged in the paper hanging business at No. 831 Market street. Later he formed a partnership with W. O. Brown, and the business was continued under the name of Moystin & Brown for sixteen years. The partnership was dissolved five years ago, and Mr. Moystin continued the business under his own name. His trade was maintained at No. 831 Market street for nearly thirty years. Last year Mr. Moystin established his place of business at Ninth and Monroe streets.

Mrs. Mary J. (Battin) Moystin died in 1899, and in 1902 Mr. Moystin married Miss Anna E. Carlisle, of this city, whom he leaves with two young sons, Isaac by his first wife, and Stewart, by the present Mrs. Moystin.

Besides being active as an officer of the G. A. R., and a member of DuPont Post, Mr. Moystin was very popular as a fraternity man. He was a member of McKinley Conclave, Heptasophs; St. George's Castle, Golden Eagles, and Industry Lodge, United Workmen. He was made department commander of the G. A. R. in Delaware in 1899 and was commander of DuPont Post two years ago.

(The Evening Journal, Wilmington, DE, 10 Dec 1908 (Thursday), Page 1)


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