Saturday, October 18, 2014

Myron Gillmore.

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MYRON GILLMORE, Sheriff, came to Kansas in 1874, locating on a farm near Ellinwood, Barton County; he engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1880, when he moved to Great Bend. He has 800 acres of fine land, 500 of which is cultivated. In 1882 he raised 7,354 bushels of wheat, an average of twenty-eight bushels per acre. Corn was a poor crop in his vicinity. He has recently engaged quite largely in stock raising. Was elected Sheriff of Barton County in the fall of 18769, re-elected in the fall of 1881.

Was born in Erie County, Pa., September 27, 1841, and raised in Avon Township, Lake Co., Ill. Enlisted in August, 1862, in Company B., Ninety-sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, participating in all battles of his command until at Atlanta, GA., where he was severely wounded and discharged in January, 1865, from Marine Hospital, Chicago, Ill. He soon afterward went to Livingston County, Ill, and followed farming until he came to Kansas. Was married in the summer of 1867, to Miss Flora E. Abner, of Hainesville, Lake Co., Ill. They have one daughter, Florence M. Gillmore. He is a member of the first two branches of Masonic order and Legion of Honor.

Author.  He died in 1918, his wife Flora , was born in 1847 and lived to 1929.  Both burials are at; Maple Hill cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte county, Kansas.

Ninety-Sixth Illinois Infantry Regimental History.

Myron Gillmore. Age 20 ; born in Pennsylvania ; farmer ; enlisted from Avon ; had a ball pass through his canteen and cartridge box at Chickamauga ; was in the battle of Lookout Mountain, and was with the Regiment most of the time on the Atlanta campaign. Was sent back to his home in Lake County with the remains of his brother, Captain E. J. Gillmore, and shortly after returning to Regiment was wounded in the leg in front of Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 3, 1864, partially disabling him for life. Was discharged because of this wound Jan. 5, 1865, at Chicago, Ill. Has held the office of Sheriff of Barton County, Kansas, two terms, and is a farmer and real estate dealer at Great Bend, Kansas.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: GILLMORE, MYRON. Rank: PVT. Company: B. Unit: 96 IL US INF.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: AVON, LAKE CO, IL. Age: 22. Height: 5' 10 1/2. Hair: LIGHT. Eyes: GRAY. Complexion: FAIR. Marital Status: SINGLE. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: PA.

Service Record. Joined When: AUG 9, 1862. Joined Where: AVON, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: SEP 5, 1862. Muster In Where: ROCKFORD, IL. Remarks: DISCHARGED FOR WOUNDS PVTD IN ACTION JAN 5, 1865.

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