Posted By Norman Gasbarro on August 21, 2015
William H. DeHaven, born 21 June 1846, served in the 208th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company E, as a Private, during the Civil War. After the war he was one of the founding members of the G.A.R. Kilpatrick Post at Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
He lived in Millersburg most of his life, working as a laborer in a planing mill and a sash factory.
William H. DeHaven died on 28 August 1919 and his obituary appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph on 29 August 1919:
WAR VETERAN DIES AT MILLERSBURG, 73 YEARS OLD
Millersburg, Pennsylvania, 29 August 1919 –– William H. DeHaven, a veteran of the Civil War and one of the few remaining comrades of Kilpatrick Post, No. 212, G.A.R., of this place, died rather suddenly, after ailing for several months, on Thursday. He was 73 years old and is survived by an adopted daughter, Miss Maggie DeHaven. The funeral will take place from his late home in West Moore Street, Monday at 3 p.m., in charge of his pastor, the Rev. Mr. Musselman, of the Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
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The news clipping is from Chronicling America of the Library of Congress.