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 Lysander D. Trent

Lysander D. Trent

Birth
Greene County, Indiana, USA
Death 31 Oct 1922 (aged 82)
Spencer, Owen County, Indiana, USA
Burial Spencer, Owen County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 18838712 · View Source
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SPENCER, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1922

L.D. TRENT FUNERAL
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Body Of Civil War Veteran Laid To Rest In Riverside Cemetery
Came Of Historic Family.
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The funeral of L.D. Trent was held Thursday afternoon from the home. The Red Men gave their ritualistic burial service at the graveside and the American Legion furnished a guard of honor, firing the customary salute over the grave. The following obituary was read at the service:
The subject of this sketch, Lysander D. Trent, was born in Greene county, Indiana, Sept. 20, 1840; died Oct. 31, 1922, aged 82 years, one month and 11 days.
At the age of 20 he enlisted in the Union army and was severely wounded in the battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. He was found on the field of battle after having lain there 3 days and nights. As a result of the wound received he was a cripple the remainder of his life, having to use crutches for many years.
On Dec. 16, 1875, he was married to Louisa Edwards and to this union were born five children, two of whom survive; Earl, of Laws, Calif., and Miss June, of Spencer, Ind. His wife preceding him in death, he was again married to Minnie Jury of Spencer, Ind. Aug. 29, 1889. To this union three children were born, Jury Abner of Chicago, Ill., Gladys Caroline, now Mrs. Lewis of Indianapolis and William Russell of Champaign, Ill.
Mr. Trent spent a great part of his life on the farm and then coming to Spencer he engaged in the grocery business, served one term as Township Trustee, and also served as Justice of the Peace for several years.
He was a member of the Methodist Protestant church, G.A.R., and I.O.R.M., a splendid neighbor, ever willing to answer a call in time of need and accommodating to his friends and neighbors. In his affliction and during hours of intense suffering he tried to see the sunny side of life as manifested in his endeavors to be jolly, and from his accustomed place on the porch of his home he was ever ready to speak a few words of greeting or of jest to those who might be passing by.
But he has gone the way of all mortal beings. These mortal bodies are but dust and to dust they must return and the souls to God who gave them. This after we have made our advent upon the stage of action for a brief period for the purpose of playing our part in life's drama, and then passing on to what we would hope to be greater, richer and more pleasing experiences in a world without end.
Mr. Trent leaves to mourn their loss a devoted companion, three sons, two daughters, one grandson and many other relatives and friends. – J.A. WELLS.
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Mr. Trent comes of a historic family. Four Trent brothers came to America from France. The ancestor of Lysander was Col. Trent, an officer in the Revolution, who settled in New Jersey. The city of Trenton in that state was named in his honor.
The four brothers fought in the Revolutionary War. After its close one of these brothers was scalped by the Indians, one went to northwestern Ohio and one remained in New Jersey. The grandfather of Lysander moved to Randolph Co., North Carolina and the father of Lysander was born there in 1804. In 1826 he removed to Virginia where, the same year, he was married to Susannah Dyer. Her father was born in Maryland but had moved to Wythe county, Va. William and Susannah Trent, parents of Lysander, moved from Virginia in wagons, finally settling on a spot that proved to be on the line between Owen and Greene counties and which later was known as Point Commerce. The log cabin stood on the line and on Sept. 20, 1840, Lysander was born on the Greene county side of the line.
The children born to William and Susannah were Josiah, Caroline, Thomas, James, Lysander, George and David. Thomas is now the only surviving member of his family and lives in Osceola, Iowa. He was 87 years old Oct. 7th.


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  • Created by: Russ Bickers
  • Added: 9 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18838712
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lysander D. Trent (20 Sep 1840–31 Oct 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18838712, citing Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Russ Bickers (contributor 46890441) .