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 George L Colpoyes

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George L Colpoyes

Birth
Death
2 Jan 1903
Burial
Marion, Grant County, Indiana, USA
Plot
1, 1044 R7
Memorial ID
2861046 View Source

George L. Colpoyes was born in New York state. His parents were Francis and Alice C. Colpoy, both born in Ireland. In the 1850 Federal census for Windsor, Vermont they were listed with their two children John C. and George. Francis, their father was a laborer.

Information from the U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, has the following information for George L. Colpoyes. He enlisted as a private in Co. H, 10th VT Infantry in Windsor, Vermont August 6, 1862 and was transferred to Co. D of the VRC Sept. 1, 1864 at Con Camp (sic), VA. He had suffered gun shot wounds to his right leg and right arm at Poolsville, MD in May 1863. He was mustered out of the Army on Nov. 4, 1865 at Washington, DC.
He was 5’8”, had a light complexion, gray eyes, gray hair, could read and write, was Catholic and his occupation was laborer. He was 59 years old, widowed and had been living at South Bend, Indiana prior to his admission to the soldier’s home on May 13, 1899. His nearest relatives listed on the soldiers home record were his son, Francis H. Colpoyes, 200 Knapp St., Minneapolis, MN; and Joseph L. Frayne at 1120 N. St. Louis St., South Bend, Indiana. He died Nov. 23, 1903 in the Marion Army Hospital. His personal possessions were sold at auction and he was buried at that time in Grave 909, Circle No. 7.

The spelling of Colpoyes varies in the various documents; Colpoy, Colpoyes, and Colpoi are the most used.

His son Francis' grave is Find A Grave Memorial# 78269927.

George L. Colpoyes was born in New York state. His parents were Francis and Alice C. Colpoy, both born in Ireland. In the 1850 Federal census for Windsor, Vermont they were listed with their two children John C. and George. Francis, their father was a laborer.

Information from the U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, has the following information for George L. Colpoyes. He enlisted as a private in Co. H, 10th VT Infantry in Windsor, Vermont August 6, 1862 and was transferred to Co. D of the VRC Sept. 1, 1864 at Con Camp (sic), VA. He had suffered gun shot wounds to his right leg and right arm at Poolsville, MD in May 1863. He was mustered out of the Army on Nov. 4, 1865 at Washington, DC.
He was 5’8”, had a light complexion, gray eyes, gray hair, could read and write, was Catholic and his occupation was laborer. He was 59 years old, widowed and had been living at South Bend, Indiana prior to his admission to the soldier’s home on May 13, 1899. His nearest relatives listed on the soldiers home record were his son, Francis H. Colpoyes, 200 Knapp St., Minneapolis, MN; and Joseph L. Frayne at 1120 N. St. Louis St., South Bend, Indiana. He died Nov. 23, 1903 in the Marion Army Hospital. His personal possessions were sold at auction and he was buried at that time in Grave 909, Circle No. 7.

The spelling of Colpoyes varies in the various documents; Colpoy, Colpoyes, and Colpoi are the most used.

His son Francis' grave is Find A Grave Memorial# 78269927.


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