John L. Somerby

John L. Somerby

Birth
Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, USA
Death 1 Jan 1904 (aged 65)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
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Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section M, Lot 152, Space 2 NE
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He moved to Viroqua, Wisconsin before the Civil War. John enlisted in there.

Civil War- Private; Co. I, Regiment 6 Wisconsin Vol. Inf. Enlisted June 1, 1861, Honorably Discharged Oct 31, 1862. Wounded twice, through larynx in battle at Gainesville, VA on Aug 28, 1862 and received an ax injury on the top of his right foot. Promoted to Brevet Captain on 29 Aug 1862. Received a Disability Discharge Company I, 6th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 16 November 1862. Captured at Centerville, Virginia on 5 Sep 1862, paroled same day.

Pension Record # 826209 contains an exceptional amount of information about the marriages and siblings of John L. Somerby.

John married first on 23 Apr 1872 in Xenia, Green County, Ohio Lizzie Fox. She died the following spring; they had no children, and she does not have a headstone

John L. Somerby moved to Los Angeles in 1886.
John married second on 17 Jul 1893 Lizzie Odell, daughter of William Hoyt Odell and Anna Jenette.
She died 19 Nov 1898 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California buried next to John L. Somerby at Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

John L. and Lizzie Odell Somerby had two sons, Eugene Clarence and Walter Lovejoy Mansfield Somerby.

John married third on 14 Oct 1902 widow Mrs. Nellie T. Decker.

Nellie Somerby raised Eugene and Walter to become young men after John L. Somerby died in 1904. Eugene was almost 10 and Walter almost 7 when their father died.


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  • Created by: Burt
  • Added: 14 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29806811
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John L. Somerby (Jul 1838–1 Jan 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29806811, citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .