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Obituary of James E. Lambert

Posted By on October 12, 2015

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The obituary of James E. Lambert appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph on 31 March 1924:

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES

Millersburg, 31 March 1924 — James E. Lambert, aged 81, died Saturday.  He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Cushing E. Frank, of town; also one sister, Mrs. Mellie Gregory, of Greenwich, Missouri.  Mr. Lambert was born at Waterloo, New York, and became a resident of Millersburg in 1882. He was a member of the Knights of Malta, the Knights of the Golden Eagle, and the Grand Army of the Republic [G.A.R.].  During the Civil War for nearly three years he served as a member of the 50th New York Engineers.  Funeral services will be held at the late residence on Wednesday, at 2 o’clock.  Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, the Rev. Henry S. Noon, of the Methodist Church officiating.

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The Pension Index Card for James E. Lambert (shown above from Fold3), indicates he died on 29 March 1924 at Millersburg.  He first applied for a pension on 4 August 1891, which he received and collected until his death.  His widow applied on 19 April 1924 and was awarded benefits.

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For his service in the Civil War, James E. Lambert is recognized on the Millersburg Soldier Monument as J. E. Lambert.

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The news clipping is from Newspapers.com.


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