Samuel T. Withrow

Samuel T. Withrow

Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 29 Oct 1902 (aged 60)
Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Oronoco, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 46976511 · View Source
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Samuel served in Company G 21st Iowa Infantry during the Civil War.

On August 14, 1862 he enlisted and on August 22, 1862 he was mustered into Company G of the 21st Iowa Volunteer Infantry as a Private. Starting their journey south on September 16, 1862, they reached St. Louis on the morning of September 20, 1862, stood on the levee for an hour burdened with knapsacks, muskets, clothes, blankets and other accoutrements before being marched in extremely hot weather to Benton Barracks. His Captain, Willard Benton would later write that "the Lieut Col in command marched the men to Benton Barracks at an unreasonable speed and Samuel T. Withrow & several other men were overheat and gave out and never was fit for duty afterwards. I sent him home from Millikens Bend on sick furlough. He was in field Hospital most of the time after he was overheat at St Louis until he was discharged." The discharge was at Davenport, Iowa, on August 11, 1863.

While his stone in the cemetery says he died in 1901, several documents provided by the National Archives indicate his actual date of death was October 29, 1902. (1) On a November 8, 1902 application for a widow's pension, his wife said her "husband died on or about the 29th day of October 1902," (2) a memo in the files of the federal pension office says "Died at Oct – 29 – 1902," (3) his final unnegotiated pension vouchers were for January 1903 and were returned to the pension office due to his death, (4) in an affidavit dated January 6, 1903 Alpina wrote "we lived together untill the 29th of October 1902 the time he died," (5) in an affidavit dated January 17, 1903 Alpina's brother, Ezra Kent, wrote that Samuel and Alpina "lived together as husband and wife until the death of SAMUEL T. WITHROW which occurred on the 29th day of October 1902," (6) in an affidavit dated January 28, 1903 Samuel's doctor, W. V. Gulick, said "at daylight, on the morning of October 29, 1902, I was called to the home of Mr. S. Withrow . . . . about ten minutes of the time of my coming in was dead," (7) in a pension office Drop Report dated February 28, 1903, it was noted that he had been dropped from the pension rolls "because of death Oct 29 1902," (8) and on August 28, 1903 Alpina was granted a pension retroactive to October 30, 1902, the day after her husband's death.

Bio Information furnished by Carl Ingwalson

The Rochester Post and Record 31 Oct 1902

Mr. Samuel T. Withrow died on
Wednesday morning at his residence
in Oronoco, of paralysis. Mr. Withrow
had been afflicted about a
year, but up to the time of his death
had been able to be about his work.
Deceased was born at. Uniontown,
Penn., April 18, 1842, removing to
Iowa at an early age. In 1862 he
enlisted with an Iowa regiment and
served one year, being discharged for
He was man led in 1870 to Miss
Alpina Kent, who, with four children,
all at home, survives him.
Mr. Withrow removed to Minnesota
in 1880, and has resided in Oronoco
the past twelve years. He.
was a kind friend and neighbor, and
leaves many friends, who, with the
bereaved family, mourn his loss.

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  • Created by: Tom Mauer
  • Added: 22 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46976511
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel T. Withrow (18 Apr 1842–29 Oct 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46976511, citing Oronoco Cemetery, Oronoco, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Tom Mauer (contributor 47099437) .