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 John R. Smith

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John R. Smith

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Mar 1923 (aged 85)
West Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 34716807 View Source
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In 1860, he was a laborer presumably living in or near Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, although he is not found with certainty in that census. He stood 5' 7" tall and had brown hair and gray eyes.

A Civil War veteran, he is listed both as a federal conscript and a substitute for Neal McCauley (a not unusual circumstance) with a draft date of September 23, 1863. He mustered into federal service at Pottsville, Schuylkill County, September 24 as a private with Co. C, 118th Pennsylvania Infantry. On June 1, 1865, he transferred to Co. C, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, to complete his term of service and honorably discharged with his company July 10, 1865.

He married Mary McAllister and fathered Franklin C. (b. @1867), Edward Joseph (b. @1868), Elmer P. (b. 10/25/69), and Lillian (b. 11/05/73 - married George C. Kling). After the war, he moved to Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, where he worked as a mason and was a member of Good Post No. 502, G.A.R. Cause of his death is listed as "chronic interstitial nephritis."


Inscription

Private, Co. C 91 Reg. Pa. Vol.


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  • Maintained by: Dennis Brandt
  • Originally Created by: Glenn Koons
  • Added: 12 Mar 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 34716807
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/34716807/john-r.-smith : accessed ), memorial page for John R. Smith (4 Jan 1838–19 Mar 1923), Find a Grave Memorial ID 34716807, citing Mount Tunnel Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Brandt (contributor 47232334) .