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 Marvin H. Lynn, Sr

Marvin H. Lynn, Sr

Birth
Dundee, Yates County, New York, USA
Death 8 Apr 1930 (aged 85)
Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial New Miner, Juneau County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot South edge. Row 10.
Memorial ID 26718262 · View Source
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Marvin H. Lynn
Marvin H. Lynn, 85, Civil war
veteran and father of Mrs. Ira B.
White of this city, died at his home
in Wisconsin Rapids Monday morn-
ing and will be buried there at 2
o'clock Thursday afternoon, with
services at his residence. There are
two other daughters and a son,
Mrs. Charlotte Lynn Campbell, and
Mrs. H. A. Saecker of Wausau and
Walter Lynn of Wisconsin Rapids.
He was born in Dundee, New
York, in 1844, was brought to Wis-
consin when a baby and except for
a few years at Portage, had always
made his home at the Rapids. En-
listing in Co. G, Seventh Wisconsin
infantry, Mr. Lynn later became
known as the "drummer boy of the
Iron Brigade," which was made up
of several Wisconsin and Michigan
regiments. In what was known as
the second battle of Bull Run, at
Manassas Junction, Mr. Lynn was
captured by the rebels and held
prisoner for eight days, when he
was exchanged and later returned
to his regiment. He fought under
General Hooker and Pope and fin-
ally under General Grant, remain-
ing in service for 46 months.
His business activities included
the operation of a transfer line,
running a general store and estab-
lishing a cranberry marsh on Lynn
creek, south of Nekoosa. He also
was engaged in log driving and fol-
lowed the trade of painter.
—Stevens Point Daily Journal; Wednesday, April 9, 1930

M. H. Lynn Funeral
Services Thursday

Funeral services for the late Mar-
vin H. Lynn, post commander of the
Wood county G. A. R., who died at
8 a. m. yesterday, will be held from
the home, 441 Johnson street, at 2
p. m. on Thursday, Rev. D. O. An-
derson officiating. All or as many
as can be present of the four sur-
viving members of the post will par-
ticipate as will the color guard and
president of the local chapter W. R.
C. Interment will be in Greenwood
cemetery at Armenia, where Mr.
Lynn's parents are buried, and W.
J. Fisher, post adjutant, will have
charge of services at the grave.
—Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune; Wednesday, April 9, 1930

THE END OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA
When death claimed Marvin Hiram Lynn,
at the ripe old age of 85, it still further
reduced in number the scant remainder of
what was once a large and powerful unit
of the Grand Army of the Republic, which
organization practically ruled the United
States from 1870 to 1915. Only four re-
main to keep alive a skeleton formation of
Wood County Post No. 22, until the Grim
Reaper makes ready to complete the har-
vest, and to gather together in the dim
hereafter for a final roll-call, that stalwart
body of 176 wearers of the Union blue who
rallied to the colors of a beleaguered nation
in its time of greatest need.
Commander Lynn, for it has been by
this honorable title that he has been known
for the past five years, represented to this
community in 1861, the flower and chiv-
alry of youth. Barely 17 years had passed
over his head when the first call for vol-
unteers was issued by President Lincoln...
—excerpt from Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune; Wednesday, April 9, 1930

Civil War
Veteran
Co. G. 7th Reg.
Wis. Vols.
Iron Brigade


Family Members

Children
Gravesite Details see photo caption for obit of Marvin Lynn, Jr.

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  • Created by: Keith
  • Added: 9 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26718262
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marvin H. Lynn, Sr (19 Jun 1844–8 Apr 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26718262, citing Greenwood Cemetery, New Miner, Juneau County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Keith (contributor 46875326) .