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Five War Veterans Who Died in 1919

Posted By on April 13, 2015

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Daniel Ginter was born 24 June 1840 and died on 10 December 1919.  During the Civil War he served with the 194th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, as a Private, from 18 July 1864 through 6 November 1864.  On 16 February 1895, he applied for a pension, which he received and collected until his death.  Ne was never married.  He is buried at Bald Eagle Cemetery, Bellwood, Blair County, Pennsylvania.

His obituary appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph on 12 December 1919:

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES AT TYRONE IN 73RD YEAR

Tyrone, Pennsylvania, 12 December 1919 — Daniel Ginter, veteran of the Civil War, died here on Wednesday, aged 73 years.  He was a resident of Tyrone and vicinity all his life.  When a young man he served in Company C, 194th Regiment, Infantry, in the Civil War, and was an active member of Colonel D. M. Jones Post 172, G.A.R.  He was never married and survived by two sisters, Mrs. Priscilla Jacobs of Morrisdale, and Mrs. Amanda Koon of Tyrone.  Funeral services were held this afternoon in Columbia Avenue Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. J. E. Beard.  The body was taken to Bald Eagle, where it was buried with the Grand Army services.

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Henry M. Elliott was born 27 August 1846 and died on 31 January 1919.  During the Civil War he first served with the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company I, from 1 August 1863 through 20 February 1864, and then served with the 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company K, as a Private, from 24 February 1864 through 13 August 1864.  His occupation at the time of the Civil War was laborer and he enrolled at Chambersburg.  He is buried at the Cedar Grove Cemetery at Chambersburg.

His obituary appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph on 1 February 1919:

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DEAD

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1 February 1919 — Henry M. Elliott, a veteran of the Civil War and a well-known resident of this place, died at his home here yesterday.  He was aged 73 years.  During the Civil War he was a member of the 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

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John L. Wise was born 16 March 1844 and died 15 January 1919.  During the Civil War he served with the 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, Company D.  He was from Chambersburg and is buried at the Coble Cemetery.  His name is sometimes found in the records as John S. Wise.

His obituary appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph on 16 January 1919:

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DEAD

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 16 January 1919 — John L. Wise, a veteran of the Civil War and a member of Colonel P. B. Housum Post No. 309, G.A.R., died at the home of his son following several strokes of paralysis.  He was 75 years old.

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Charles “Charlie” McCarrol was born in April 1846 and died 11 January 1919.  During the Civil War he saw extensive service in several regiments including the 1st U.S. Infantry, Company E; the 43rd U.S. Infantry, Company E; the 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, Company K; the 2nd Pennsylvania Provisional Heavy Artillery, Company F; the 127th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D; and the 37th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency Militia).  He is buried at the Harrisburg Cemetery.  His surname is also found in the records as “McCarroll.”

The funeral of Charles McCarroll was described in the Harrisburg Telegraph of 16 January 1919:

VETERANS PALLBEARERS

New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, 16 January, 1919 — B. F. Eisenberger Post G.A.R. had charge of the funeral of Charles McCarrol yesterday.  Six Post commanders, all over 70 years, with their ages totaling 471 years, were the pallbearers.

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Charles B. Swartz was born 23 February 1836 and died 9 January 1919.  During the Civil War he enrolled at Lancaster in the 79th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, as a Private and served from 6 September 1862 through his discharge on 26 June 1865.  However, he was captured at Chickamauga and held as a prisoner from 20 September 1863 through 24 February 1865, and on release, he returned to his regiment.  He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster.

The obituary of Charles B. Swartz appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph on 11 January 1919:

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES

Marietta, Pennsylvania, 11 January 1919 — Charles B. Swartz, 82 years old, of Lower Lancaster County, died last night from infirmities of old age.  He was a veteran of the Civil War being attached to the 79th Regiment.

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The text of the obituaries is transcribed from Chronicling America, the on-line newspaper resource of the Library of Congress.

 


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