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 Elisha P. Shill

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Elisha P. Shill

Birth
Stillwater Junction, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Death
12 Nov 1887 (aged 48–49)
Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Burial
Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Plot
Section D, Lot 76, Grave-F west half
Memorial ID
71113050 View Source

Per 21 June 1880 Census Town of Milton, Saratoga County, New York
Elisha P. Shill age 42, works in paper mill. Wife: Sarah M. age 32. Daughter: Irene age 11.
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The Saratogian, Saratoga Springs, N. Y. Wedn. 16 Nov 1887

Died on November 12, 1887 Mr. Elisha Shill, aged 49 years. Again have we been called to record the death of another of our country’s defenders at the the call of the nation for men to defend her. He was one of the first to leave all that was near and dear to him at home and go forth taking, as it were, his life in his hands to be one of the many to help turn back the tide of destruction that seemed about break over our land.

He served faithfully for four years and then received an honorable discharge and came back to his home, as many another did, broken down in health yet able to earn a livelihood for himself and family until about eight months ago, when he had to succumb to disease. From that time until he died he suffered what no one can tell; yet, with the same fortitude that characterized him as a soldier, did he bear his sufferings until the Great Commander above called him to his reward.

Death had no terrors for him, for he that had fought hard to achieve victories over human enemies and had also achieved a victory over the enemy of his soul will march as triumphantly through the pearly gate of glory as was Sherman’s march to the sea.

He leaves a wife and daughter to mourn his loss. He was an active member of Post McKittrick, No. 46, G.A.R., which society had charge of the funeral which occurred from his late residence on Ford Street on Monday after noon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Mr. Olney officiating. The floral offerings were beautiful, the most noticeable of which were a pillow of roses from the Women’s Relief Corps with the letters W.R.C. woven in the center and a shield from the G.A.R. with the letters G.A.R. and No. 46 imbedded among the flowers. A large concourse of old soldiers and friends followed the remains to their last resting place. G.A.R.

Transcribed by Bill Preston contributor #47695598

Per 21 June 1880 Census Town of Milton, Saratoga County, New York
Elisha P. Shill age 42, works in paper mill. Wife: Sarah M. age 32. Daughter: Irene age 11.
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The Saratogian, Saratoga Springs, N. Y. Wedn. 16 Nov 1887

Died on November 12, 1887 Mr. Elisha Shill, aged 49 years. Again have we been called to record the death of another of our country’s defenders at the the call of the nation for men to defend her. He was one of the first to leave all that was near and dear to him at home and go forth taking, as it were, his life in his hands to be one of the many to help turn back the tide of destruction that seemed about break over our land.

He served faithfully for four years and then received an honorable discharge and came back to his home, as many another did, broken down in health yet able to earn a livelihood for himself and family until about eight months ago, when he had to succumb to disease. From that time until he died he suffered what no one can tell; yet, with the same fortitude that characterized him as a soldier, did he bear his sufferings until the Great Commander above called him to his reward.

Death had no terrors for him, for he that had fought hard to achieve victories over human enemies and had also achieved a victory over the enemy of his soul will march as triumphantly through the pearly gate of glory as was Sherman’s march to the sea.

He leaves a wife and daughter to mourn his loss. He was an active member of Post McKittrick, No. 46, G.A.R., which society had charge of the funeral which occurred from his late residence on Ford Street on Monday after noon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Mr. Olney officiating. The floral offerings were beautiful, the most noticeable of which were a pillow of roses from the Women’s Relief Corps with the letters W.R.C. woven in the center and a shield from the G.A.R. with the letters G.A.R. and No. 46 imbedded among the flowers. A large concourse of old soldiers and friends followed the remains to their last resting place. G.A.R.

Transcribed by Bill Preston contributor #47695598


Inscription

Elisha P. Shill Co. H 22nd Regt N.Y.S.V died Nov. 12, 1887 AE 49 Yrs


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