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 John Avery

John Avery

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Death 29 Jun 1944 (aged 98)
East Clinton, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Burial Spring Hill, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Plot Row 3 Lot 59 B
Memorial ID 98550634 · View Source
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The Clinton Herald Thursday June 29, 1944 p 14 John Avery, 98, Clinton's last surviving veteran of the Civil war and member of the G.A.R., died this morning at 4 o'clock in the home of his niece, Mrs. George Slaughter, East Clinton, where he had been residing for the past year. Mr. Avery was the only survivor of the war between the states in Eastern Iowa. Until a year ago, when he moved to East Clinton, he lived at 616 First avenue where he made his home for 92 years. Born in England, March 30, 1848, he came to this country as a small boy. He is survived by a son, William A. Avery, Clinton, and three daughters, Mrs. Albert Matson, Hermosa Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Jack Andersen and Mrs. Oscar Wade, Chicago. Five grandchildren and three great grandchildren survive. His wife preceded him in death Dec. 2, 1940. Funeral services will be announced later. The body reposes in the Snell funeral home.The Clinton Herald Friday June 30, 1944 p 10 Final rites for John Avery will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Snell funeral home, wht Dr. L.A. Gustafson officiating. Burial will be in Sharon cemetery, Sharon township, Ill. Full military honors will be conducted by combined ex-servicemen's organizations for the late Mr. Avery, last surviving G.A.R. member of Eastern Iowa. In May 16, 1864, he answered the call from governors of the states of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin for volunteers for 100-days' service in the Union army. Avery was mustered into Company B, 140th regiment of the Illinois volunteers, on June 18. ct. 29, 1864, he received an honorable discharge from the volunteer army signed by Abraham Lincoln president of the United States and Commander in Chief of the army and navy. Avery moved from Illinois to Clinton 65 years ago. He had resided here since.


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  • Created by: Michael Kearney
  • Added: 9 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98550634
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Avery (30 Mar 1846–29 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98550634, citing Sharon Cemetery, Spring Hill, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Michael Kearney (contributor 47476572) .