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Pvt Eli Albert Winnemore, Sr

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Pvt Eli Albert Winnemore, Sr

  • Birth 23 Dec 1843 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 23 Oct 1913
  • Burial Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section G, Lot 378
  • Memorial ID 82183472

Musician, Co. K, 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
Mustered in: September 2, 1861
Captured at Gettysburg, Pa, July 1, 1863
Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, January 12, 1865, Veteran

Veteran Postman Collapsed On Duty
Old Soldier Dropped on Street While Delivering Mail Matter

Eli A. Winnemore, 63 years old, the letter carrier who fell unconcious at Eighth street and Girard avenue while covering his mail route is still in a critical condition at the Children's Homeopathic Hospital. he has been a letter carrier in this city since 1857 and did not miss a day's work because of illness until only a few weeks ago, when he was confined to his home at 213 North Sixtieth street.
On Friday last Winnemore, chafing under his doctor's orders to remain indoors, declared that he would start work. he managed to continue his duties until Saturday evening, when he collapsed. his failing in health is due to the fact that he has seven "minnie balls" in his body at present. he entered Co. K, 88th Pennsylvania Infantry at the age of seventeen as a drummer boy. He participated in twenty-three battles and at Petersburg, the flesh of his right arm was shot entirely away, making him unable to use the injured limb. in the battle of Gettysburg he was captured by the Confederate army but escaped during the confusion of the retreat of that army.

Philadelphia Inquirer, 12-31-1906

WINNEMORE - 23th inst. Eli A husband of Emma L Winnemore, aged 69. Relatives and friends also survivors of Co. K, 88th Regt Pa Volunteers invited to services, Wed, 2pm residence of son Eli A. Winnemore, Jr. 5713 Race St, Interment Montrose, remains may be viewed Tuesday evening from 8 until 10.

Philadelphia Inquirer 08-26-1913


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  • Maintained by: Kathleen Groll
  • Originally Created by: Todd Leiss
  • Added: 20 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82183472
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Eli Albert Winnemore, Sr (23 Dec 1843–23 Oct 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82183472, citing Montrose Cemetery, Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Kathleen Groll (contributor 46799079) .