Monday, November 10, 2014

Charles L. Heywood.

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Charles L Heywood.

Birth: Mar. 5, 1843, Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine.
Death: Jan. 10, 1928, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Wife: Jane Norris Heywood, ( 1844-1930 ).

Children: Edna Elizabeth Heywood, ( 1877-1938 ), Waldo Burnham Heywood, ( 1887-1954 ).

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.


C. L. Heywood, 84, pioneer Topekan and veteran of the Civil war, died in St. Francis hospital Tuesday night after an illness of three months. He underwent two major operations since he was taken to the hospital in September.

Mr. Heywood was born in Bucksport, Me., March 5, 1843. He was a major in the Eighteenth Maine infantry and became a first lieutenant when that regiment became the First Maine artillery. He was wounded in the battle of Petersburg. After the war he came to Kansas and settled in North Topeka. He owned a large amount of property both in North Topeka and on the south side.

For many years he was prominent in Masonic circles. He was a charter member of Golden Rule Lodge No. 90, A. F. & A. M. and was the second master of the lodge. The late Samuel Dolman was the first. He also was treasurer of the lodge for many years. He is survived by his wife; a son, Waldo B. Heywood, and a daughter, Miss Edna Heywood, all of Topeka.

Funeral services will be at the Wall-Diffenderfer mortuary at 2 o'clock this afternoon under the directions of the G. A. R. Pall bearers will be J. W. Priddy, A. L. Musson, Ira Henry, Frank Hale, John Foley and Harry McPherson. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery.

Topeka Daily Capital (Topeka, KS), June 12, 1928, p 9, c 6.


Enlisted as a Private, Company G. Promoted Corporal September 1, 1864; wounded June 18th, 1864. Promoted Sergeant Major December 1,1864 and transferred to Staff. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant Company A, February 9, 1865. Mustered out September 11, 1865.

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