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 William Tidmarsh

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William Tidmarsh

  • Birth 22 Oct 1832 Tetsworth, South Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England
  • Death 23 Sep 1920 Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Wauconda, Lake County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 27546682

Civil War: Blacksmith for Co. A, Unit 8, IL CAV and Band Leader for the 51st Reg. of IL VOL INF. he immigrated to the USA from England in 1857.

he was a great organist and played in Chicago after the war. William led the band through Chicago with Lincoln's funeral parade in 1865.

Could write music for any instrument. Was fine violinist, organist, and cornetist.



Married 28 Sep 1854 Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, England to Sarah Griffin b. abt 1835 England and d. 29 Oct 1860 Chalvey, England

Married 23 Jul 1859 Wauconda, Lake Co., IL to Adelia Lyon b. abt 1839 Covert, Seneca Co., NY and d. 9 Sep 1861 Fremont, Lake Co., IL

Married 14 Nov 1861 Genoa, WI to Harriet A Wells b. abt 1832 NY and d. bef 12 Mar 1915. they divorced 14 Oct 1882 Lake Co., IL.

Had a child with Sarah Cornelia Lyon (sister of Adelia Lyon) b. abt 1845 Covert, Seneca Co., NY and d. 15 Oct 1876 Churdan, Greene Co., IA as the wife of John Providence Hunt.

Married 1908 Hyde Park, Chicago, Cook Co., IL to Allie D ? b. abt 1857 NY.
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Grave stone transcription: Band Leader, Wm. Tidmarsh, 51st US INF


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  • Created by: Suze
  • Added: 14 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27546682
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Tidmarsh (22 Oct 1832–23 Sep 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27546682, citing Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Suze (contributor 47016239) .