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 Leon Durbin

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Leon Durbin

Birth
Saint Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Death 6 Feb 1910 (aged 78)
Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section 16, Grave I-8
Memorial ID 3704701 View Source
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VETERAN ANSWERS FINAL ROLL CALL -
Leon Durbin Died at Old Soldiers'Home in the South.

Leon Durbin, a veteran of the Civil War, and
for many years a resident of this place, died Sunday at the soldiers'home at Santa Monica, after a lingering illness. He will be buried there with military honors. His son, John, left last evening to attend the funeral.

Decedent was a native of St. Albans, Vermont, aged seventy-three years. Soon after the Civil War broke out he
enlisted in Company C*, Fourth Massachusetts heavy artillery. He served the full period of his enlistment, nine months, and received an honorable discharge. In 1867 he came here, and up to a comparatively short time ago made this place his home. He was a man of strong convictions, honorable and loyal and was held in high esteem.

During his residence here he became a member of Chattanooga Post, G. A. R., of Nevada City, and while his health permitted was prominent in its affairs. Two sons, John, of this city and Archie of Portland, are left.

Source: The Morning Union Tuesday February 8, 1910 pg 2 col 3 top
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NOT INCLUDED IN THE OBITUARY
Leon Durbin married Eliza Morris about 1861. Together they had seven children; Daughter Eliza who died at 8 months old 7/10/1864 in MA and a son who was born 12/12/1866 also must have died before they left Massachusetts; and Isaac, Alice, John, Archibald, and Melina. Wife, Eliza preceded Leon in death. (per Leon's military history papers).
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OBIT NOTE: Company C in obit, was probably due to typesetting error, or perhaps it just looks like a C instead of a G on the microfilm of this old paper.
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BIRTH DATE DESCREPANCIES
BIRTH DATE IN 1900 CENSUS IS JAN 1832
BIRTH DATE IN 1880 CENSUS IS 1836
BIRTH DATE IN 1865 CENSUS IS 1837
BIRTH DATE IN 1870 CENSUS IS 1840
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DEATH DATE HAS DESCREPANCIES
CALIFORNIA DEATH INDEX-- 2/8/1910
OBIT APPEARS IN PAPER ON 2/8/1910 STATES HE DIED LAST SUNDAY WHICH IS 2/6/1910
MILITARY HOSPITAL WHERE HE DIED STATES 2/6/1910
1775-2006 U.S. Veterans Gravesites, CA-- STATES DEATH DATE AS 2/6/1910
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NOTE
He spent the last eight years in the home for Disabled Soldiers. His son John handled his final affairs.

DEATH RECORDS
California, Death Index, 1905-1939
about Leon Durbin
Name:Leon Durbin
Birth Year: ABT 1835
Death Date:8 Feb 1910
Age at Death:75
Death Place:Los Angeles, California, USA


BIRTH PLACE UNDERTIMED AT THIS TIME
Census records indicate that Leon's birthplace was Vermont and Rhode Island.
Leon's son, John's death certificate states his father was born in Vermont.
US National Home of Disabled Soldiers state he was born in Massachuttes.
Great Registers of Voters Nevada Co., CA 1880-1886 state he was born in Vermont.
His obiturary states St. Albans, Vermont.

MILITARY
1902 U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer
Soldiers, 1866-1938
Military Service
Name: Leon Durbin
Birth Year: abt 1835
Keyed Birth Location: Mass
Birth State: Boston, Massachusetts
Admitted Year: 1902
Age at Admission: 67
State: California
COUNTY: Los Angeles
City: Sawtelle
Branch: Pacific Branch
Domestic History
Married or Single: W
Name and Address of nearest relative
John Durbin Son, Grass Valley, CA
Home History
Date of Death 2/6/1910


1775-2006 U.S. Veterans Gravesites, CA.
Name: Leon Durbin
Death Date: 6 Feb 1910
Cemetery: Los Angeles National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 950 South Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049
Buried At: Section 16 Row I Site 18
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CENSUS RECORDS
1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Leon Durbin
Home in 1900: Grass Valley, Nevada, CA
Age: 68
Birth Date: Jan 1832
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Nova Scotia
Mother's Birthplace: Nova Scotia
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: View on Image
Household Members: Name Age
Leon Durbin 68

1895 Nevada County, California Directory,
Name: Leon Durbin
City: Grass Valley
State: CA
Occupation: miner
Year: 1895


1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Leon Durbin
Home in 1880: Grass Valley, Nevada, CA
Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
Birthplace: Vermont
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Eliza Durbin
Father's birthplace: Canada
Mother's birthplace: Canada
Occupation: Miner
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Leon Durbin 44
Eliza Durbin 38
Molina Durbin 9
John Durbin 6
Archibald Durbin 4


1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Leon Durbin
Birth Year: abt 1840
Age in 1870: 30
Birthplace: Vermont
Home in 1870: Grass Valley, Nevada, CA
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Leon Durbin 30
Eliza Durbin 28
Isaac Durbin 8


1865 Massachusetts, State Census, 1865 (found on familysearch)

Name: Leon Durbin
Age: 28 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1837
Gender: Male
Race:
Birthplace: Vermont
Marital Status: Married
Residence: Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Family Number: 291
Line Number: 5
Film Number: 0954574
Digital Folder Number: 4287714
Image Number: 00203
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Leon Durbin M 28y Vermont
Eliza Durbin F 23y Canada
Isaac Durbin M 3y Vermont
Delia Durbin F 19y Vermont (sister of Leon)
Amelia Morris F 18y Canada (sister of Eliza)

Gravesite Details

Remains were turned over to his son John Durbin on 3/24/1910 per military document above


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