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Fayette co. Civil War veterans, 1930


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 10/20/2015 at 23:16:38

Two G.A.R. Vets at Annual Election of West Union Post

West Union, Ia., Jan. 2 - Abernathy post, Grand Army of the Republic, at West Union, will carry on so long as two members are able to get together to transact business. This post has four members, D.H. Hall, J.E. Fitch, Henry Richmond and H.E. Foster.

At the annual meeting Friday only the first two could be present, the election of officers resulting in Mr. Fitch being elected commander and D.H. Hall adjutant and quartermaster. The other offices were left unfilled.

West Union has one other "old soldier," Harvey Smith, who resides here but holds his membership in the Waterloo post.

Another Union soldier who is somewhat claimed by West Union, is Franklin Downs of the village of Auburn, six miles northwest of town. During the winters Mr. Downs makes his home at the soldiers' home in Marshalltown. Mr. Downs is one of three Union soldiers of Fayette county who were members of Company F of the Third Iowa infantry. It is reputed that there are only nine survivors of this company living anywhere. The other members from Fayette county are J.J. Earle and Franklin Dewey of Fayette.

~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Thurs. evening, Jan 2, 1930


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