Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Nelson F. Shearer.

Nelson F. Shearer.

Rank: Private Company A., Unit 95th., Illinois Infantry, Residence MARENGO, MCHENRY CO, ILL., Age 20, Height 6' 1, Hair BROWN, Eyes BLUE, Complexion FAIR, Marital Status SINGLE, Occupation FARMER, Nativity MONROE, NY., Joined When AUG 6, 1862, Joined Where MARENGO, ILL., Period 3 YRS, Muster In SEP 4, 1862, Muster In Where ROCKFORD, ILL., Muster Out AUG 17, 1865, Muster Out Where CAMP BUTLER, ILL. Remarks WOUNDED IN HAND MAY 22, 1863 AT VICKSBURG MISS.

Pension, residence Eureka, loss of part of right index finger, $2.00, per month, started May 1877.

Birth: Jul. 29, 1844, New York.
Death: Nov. 29, 1904, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas.
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas.

Nelson F. Shearer died at his home in the north-west part of Eureka, Tuesday morning, November 29, of kidney troubles. Mr. Shearer was sick for several weeks, but bore his suffering with great fortitude. Nelson F. Shearer was born in New York, July 29, 1844, and was therefore 60 years and 4 months and 3 days at the time of his death.

He enlisted in Company A. 95th Ill Infantry in 1862 and was mustered out in August 1865, being a little more than three years in the service of his county.

Mrs. Shearer died six years ago, leaving a daughter and two sons to his care. These all survive him and are resident of Greenwood county.

The funeral service, conducted by Rev. Stephen Miller, was held at the home Wednesday afternoon, and the services at Greenwood cemetery was under the auspices of Eureka Lodge I.O.O.F. of which orginization the deceased was a member.

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