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Markus D. Feather

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Markus D. Feather

Birth
Death
30 Oct 1910 (aged 72)
Burial
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA GPS-Latitude: 34.0175194, Longitude: -118.4764889
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Markus D. Feather was 23 years old when he enlisted as a private at Bedford, Virginia, on May 20, 1861. He was mustered into Company D, 28th Virginia Infantry. He was described as being 5 ft, 4 in. tall with a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair. He was promoted to corporal on May 1, 1862. He was promoted to sergeant in March 1864. He was captured by Union forces at Harper's Farm, Virginia on April 6, 1865, and confined at Point Lookout, Maryland. He was released from Point Lookout after he took the Oath of Allegiance on June 12, 1865.
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Los Angeles Herald, Volume 33, Number 31, 1 November 1910

CONFEDERATE VETERAN ANSWERS LAST CALL
Death Claims Quaint Character of Santa Monica Who Wore the Gray

SANTA MONICA, Oct. 31.—Markus D. Feather, confederate veteran of the Civil war, died at the home of relatives here at the age of 75 years. Apoplexy is thought to have caused his death, although this is not known certainly and an autopsy will be performed by the coroner at Bresee Bros. & Todd's undertaking parlors. Funeral arrangements will be made later and will probably be in charge of the local Masonic lodge, of which Feather was a member.

Mrs. Frank Wright, adopted daughter of Feather, who resided in the same house with the deceased, said she heard her father struggling in pain and summoned a physician, but before the latter could reach the house Feather died. He was preparing to retire at the time he was stricken.

For twenty-five years Feather had been a resident of Santa Monica and was one of its best known characters. He conducted a small confectionery store at 612 Oregon Avenue and was distinguished by an extremely long beard, which reached to his knees. He was greatly attached to pets of all kinds and always had a number of them near him. These Included cats, dogs, ponies and birds. School children for years have been accustomed to spending their spare pennies at his place just to get a view of "Old Man Feather," as he was familiarly called.

A large mausoleum was built in Woodlawn Cemetery by Feather for the bodies of himself and wife. The latter died several years ago. Besides Mrs. Wright, Feather leaves a nephew, Elliott M. Feather of Comanche, Ariz., who will come to take charge of the funeral arrangements. The estate of Feather, consisting mostly of realty, is said to be valued at about $15,000, although it is the opinion of Santa Monicans that the value, including personal property, may exceed this figure many times.

[Many thanks to contributer Steve (#47394147) for Markus' bio information]
Markus D. Feather was 23 years old when he enlisted as a private at Bedford, Virginia, on May 20, 1861. He was mustered into Company D, 28th Virginia Infantry. He was described as being 5 ft, 4 in. tall with a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair. He was promoted to corporal on May 1, 1862. He was promoted to sergeant in March 1864. He was captured by Union forces at Harper's Farm, Virginia on April 6, 1865, and confined at Point Lookout, Maryland. He was released from Point Lookout after he took the Oath of Allegiance on June 12, 1865.
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Los Angeles Herald, Volume 33, Number 31, 1 November 1910

CONFEDERATE VETERAN ANSWERS LAST CALL
Death Claims Quaint Character of Santa Monica Who Wore the Gray

SANTA MONICA, Oct. 31.—Markus D. Feather, confederate veteran of the Civil war, died at the home of relatives here at the age of 75 years. Apoplexy is thought to have caused his death, although this is not known certainly and an autopsy will be performed by the coroner at Bresee Bros. & Todd's undertaking parlors. Funeral arrangements will be made later and will probably be in charge of the local Masonic lodge, of which Feather was a member.

Mrs. Frank Wright, adopted daughter of Feather, who resided in the same house with the deceased, said she heard her father struggling in pain and summoned a physician, but before the latter could reach the house Feather died. He was preparing to retire at the time he was stricken.

For twenty-five years Feather had been a resident of Santa Monica and was one of its best known characters. He conducted a small confectionery store at 612 Oregon Avenue and was distinguished by an extremely long beard, which reached to his knees. He was greatly attached to pets of all kinds and always had a number of them near him. These Included cats, dogs, ponies and birds. School children for years have been accustomed to spending their spare pennies at his place just to get a view of "Old Man Feather," as he was familiarly called.

A large mausoleum was built in Woodlawn Cemetery by Feather for the bodies of himself and wife. The latter died several years ago. Besides Mrs. Wright, Feather leaves a nephew, Elliott M. Feather of Comanche, Ariz., who will come to take charge of the funeral arrangements. The estate of Feather, consisting mostly of realty, is said to be valued at about $15,000, although it is the opinion of Santa Monicans that the value, including personal property, may exceed this figure many times.

[Many thanks to contributer Steve (#47394147) for Markus' bio information]


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