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 William Woodburn

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William Woodburn

Birth
Ryegate, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Death
12 Feb 1911 (aged 80)
Grayling, Crawford County, Michigan, USA
Burial
Grayling, Crawford County, Michigan, USA
Plot
Block 1, Lot 108, Grave E
Memorial ID
52899021 View Source

Vermont, January 9th, 1831 . He came to Michigan and located at Northville, in 1858, and on August 20. 1862 enlisted and Was musterd into Co. D., 5th Michigan Vol. Cav., for three years, serving through that memorable campaign with his regiment until Oct, 10, 1863, and taking part with them In 20 distinct battles besides a number of skirmishes and raids. His last battle was at James City, Va., when he and several of his comrade was captured and taken to Libby prison, and latet to_Andersonville, suffering in both hunger and disease and exposure and such as none may know, that have not experienced it, or seen its immediate effect by contact. He was paroled from Andersonville, in March 1865,
after a year and five months inprisonment, reduced to a mere skelton and almost helpless from loss of strength.
After three months of careful nursing and treatment at Camp Chase, Ohio he was honorably discharged, June 12, 1865 and returned to his home at Northville.
Mr. Woodburn was married, in January 1853, to Miss Elizabeth Magee who died in this county in 1885. To them four children were born, of whom two are now living, Mrs. Agnes Riker of Jackson, Mich., and JamesWoodburn of this village.
The deceased with his family came to this county in 1876 and located on a homestead near Pere Cheney, in the township of Center Plains, where he began again the erection of a home.
Being industrious and frugal he was fairly prosperous, and the hospitality of his home, with his interest in all
that pertained to the public good soon gained him friends and he was recognized as one among the foremost of our citizens as an honest, progressive, christian gentlemen. He was called upon, and nearly filled all of the township offices with fidelity and in 1884, was selected the Office of County Treasurer, and moved here, where he has since made his home until the past four years, during which time he has resided at Yale, Michigan, though visiting from time to time with his children.
He was married May 23, 1896, to Mrs. Ellen High of Frederic, who has given him every possible care during the declining years of his life.
Mr. Woodburn was a charter member of the Marvin Post. No. 240, of the G.A.R., and several years its commander, and ever an honored and active member, until failing health and strength, prevented his attendance.
He was a member of The Grayling, Chapter 0.E.S., No 835, Grayling Chapter R.A.M. No. 120, and Grayling Lodge No. 356 F. & A., the last of which had charge of the funeral service, from the_residence of his son Tuesday p..„ Rev. James Ivcy of the M. E. church, preaching the funeral discourse.
A royal man, a loyal citizen and an undaunted soldier has been mustered out of our ranks, as we believe, to br mustered in to the Grand Army above, where God is the Grand Commander.
"Where hearts like thine have broke, and bled, Though quenched the vital glow, There memory lights a flame instead, Which even from out the narrow bed Of death its beams shall throw Thou art not dead, Thou art not
dead!"

Grayling Avalanche 1911-02-16

Vermont, January 9th, 1831 . He came to Michigan and located at Northville, in 1858, and on August 20. 1862 enlisted and Was musterd into Co. D., 5th Michigan Vol. Cav., for three years, serving through that memorable campaign with his regiment until Oct, 10, 1863, and taking part with them In 20 distinct battles besides a number of skirmishes and raids. His last battle was at James City, Va., when he and several of his comrade was captured and taken to Libby prison, and latet to_Andersonville, suffering in both hunger and disease and exposure and such as none may know, that have not experienced it, or seen its immediate effect by contact. He was paroled from Andersonville, in March 1865,
after a year and five months inprisonment, reduced to a mere skelton and almost helpless from loss of strength.
After three months of careful nursing and treatment at Camp Chase, Ohio he was honorably discharged, June 12, 1865 and returned to his home at Northville.
Mr. Woodburn was married, in January 1853, to Miss Elizabeth Magee who died in this county in 1885. To them four children were born, of whom two are now living, Mrs. Agnes Riker of Jackson, Mich., and JamesWoodburn of this village.
The deceased with his family came to this county in 1876 and located on a homestead near Pere Cheney, in the township of Center Plains, where he began again the erection of a home.
Being industrious and frugal he was fairly prosperous, and the hospitality of his home, with his interest in all
that pertained to the public good soon gained him friends and he was recognized as one among the foremost of our citizens as an honest, progressive, christian gentlemen. He was called upon, and nearly filled all of the township offices with fidelity and in 1884, was selected the Office of County Treasurer, and moved here, where he has since made his home until the past four years, during which time he has resided at Yale, Michigan, though visiting from time to time with his children.
He was married May 23, 1896, to Mrs. Ellen High of Frederic, who has given him every possible care during the declining years of his life.
Mr. Woodburn was a charter member of the Marvin Post. No. 240, of the G.A.R., and several years its commander, and ever an honored and active member, until failing health and strength, prevented his attendance.
He was a member of The Grayling, Chapter 0.E.S., No 835, Grayling Chapter R.A.M. No. 120, and Grayling Lodge No. 356 F. & A., the last of which had charge of the funeral service, from the_residence of his son Tuesday p..„ Rev. James Ivcy of the M. E. church, preaching the funeral discourse.
A royal man, a loyal citizen and an undaunted soldier has been mustered out of our ranks, as we believe, to br mustered in to the Grand Army above, where God is the Grand Commander.
"Where hearts like thine have broke, and bled, Though quenched the vital glow, There memory lights a flame instead, Which even from out the narrow bed Of death its beams shall throw Thou art not dead, Thou art not
dead!"

Grayling Avalanche 1911-02-16


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