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Pvt Caleb Winfield Peters

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Pvt Caleb Winfield Peters

  • Birth 3 Mar 1844
  • Death 21 Oct 1900
  • Burial Swayzee, Grant County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Sec B
  • Memorial ID 44094170

Caleb Winfield Peters was born March 3, 1944, died Oct 21, 1900. Aged 56 years, 4 months and 18 days. During his boyhood days, he was early put to clearing the heavy forests that covered the land entered by his father by the government, always being a dutiful son to his parents, and early learning that patriotism was the sterling quality of any man, when his country was plunged into war he thought duty invited him to the front, so in the summer of 1862 amid the cheers of patriotism of men and the tears of mother and sisters he obeyed the bugle call and tramped to the front encouraged by martial music and the sight of the old flag so dear to every old patriot. When done fighting the battle of his country he came home and began anew the battles of life so recently ended. He was married to Minerva Carpenter April 6, 1871.

To that union were born two boys and two girls, one of the girls having passed on before at the age of about five years, leaving the present family consisting of a married daughter Ella living in Pittsburg, Pa., and Frank and Ellsworth and the wife and mother of Swayzee. To his family he was always a ray of light, and to this neighbors and friends was always ready to enjoy the social side of any question.

When the end was evident he realized duty again and was baptized and became a member of the Methodist church and died in the triumph of a living faith in Christ Jesus.

The funeral services were held yesterday, at the Christian Church, Rev. Louis Reeves, officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the IOOF cemetery


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  • Created by: Debbie J
  • Added: 8 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44094170
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Caleb Winfield Peters (3 Mar 1844–21 Oct 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44094170, citing Thrailkill Cemetery, Swayzee, Grant County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Debbie J (contributor 46890655) .