GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
(G. A. R.)
Corinth Post #80
List of Pensioners on the roll of 1883, Vol IV
|No. of certificate||Name of pensioner.||Post-office address.||Cause for which pensioned.||Monthly rate.||Date of original allowance.|
|45,310||Shafer, Eusebius||Brown's Valley||g.s.w.l. leg, r. foot||$6.00||July, 1865|
|15,324||Chatham, Robert F.||do||surv. 1812||8.00||Apr., 1872|
|79,767||Baird, Edward J.||Camptonville||lung dis. & deaf||8.00||Feb., 1875|
|87,922||Richards, Allen C.||Marysville||conjunctivitis||18.00||Nov., 1873|
|24,729||Dunbar, Charles||do||g.s.w.l. hip||8.00||May, 1870|
|14,131||Heinstzen, J. G. jr.||do||g.s.w.l. foot||8.00||Jan., 1873|
|121,700||Woods, Wm. B.||Wheatland||g.s.w. head||6.00||Feb., 1873|
Wheatland Graphic, Feb. 13, 1886, page 3
The Oroville Mercury refers to a G.A.R. Post in Wheatland, and the Marysville Democrat falls into the same error. There is no Post of the Grand Army of the Republic here, but there is good material for one. A great number of Wheatlanders are members of the organization at Marysville, and we hope that all who are eligible to join the order will lose no time in sending their names there. The organization is one to be proud of, and all old soldiers are doing wrong by remaining outside its doors.
Marysville, Jan 8, 1889
Corinth Post, Attention
The officers and members of Corinth Post, G.A.R., No 80, are hereby notified that there will be a Public Installation and Camp Fire at Woodruff's Hall, Tuesday Evening, January 8th. The Comrades are requested to appear in uniform. The Officers of the Post are hereby notified to appear with side arms at the Hall at 6:30 o'clock, sharp, as considerable business must be transacted previous to the Camp Fire. By order of C. E. Cobb, Commander, J. W. Hicks, Adjutant.
Daily Appeal, Jan. 9, 1890, page 1
CORINTH POST NO. 80, G.A.R.
Regular meeting second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 P.M., in Red Men's Hall, corner of Second street and Maiden lane. George W. Sutliff, Commander, C. E. Cobb, Adjutant.
Marysville, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1890, page 3
Excerpt from City Council meeting
The following communication was read, and upon motion was laid over until the next meeting:
Marysville, December 1st.
To the Hon. Mayor and Common Council of the City of Marysville:
Gentlemen: About a year ago Corinth Post, G.A.R., petitioned the City Council to set apart a lot in the city cemetery for the burial of deceased soldiers of the late war. The whole matter, as I understood it, was referred to the cemetery committee, with full power to act. The committee failed to attend to it, so there was nothing done about it. Corinth Post would respectfully petition your Honorable body to take some action in the matter, as the Post desires to fix up a lot and erect a suitable monument. J. P. Swift, Com.
Daily Appeal, Dec. 12, 1907, page 7
The Old Soldiers Have Elected Officers
Corinth Post, Grand Army of the Republic of this city, has elected its officers for the ensuing year. The installation will take place the first meeting in January. It is undecided whether the installation will be public or private. The officers elected are as follows:
J. C. White, commander; James Van Buskirk, senior vice commander; S. C. Cuddeback, junior vice; George W. Sutliff, quartermaster; William Gibson, officer of the day; J. P. Swift, chaplain; Richard Carter, officer of the guard.
James Van Buskirk was elected delegate to the grand encampment at Santa Anna and D. C. Cuddeback is the alternate delegate.
Daily Appeal, Saturday, May 30, 1908, page 1
Soldier's Graves Will Be Strewn With Flowers Today
Memorial Day To Be Fittingly Observed
Judge Peter J. Shields of Sacramento to Deliver Splendid Oration
The graves of the soldier dead in the Marysville cemeteries will today be appropriately strewn with flowers. And the school children will this afternoon cast buds and blossoms upon the waters of the Yuba river in honor of the heroes who fell at sea during the battles on which the life of the country hinged.
Memorial Day will be appropriately observed in Marysville. The day will open with the unfurling at half-mast of scores of flags from the housetops. During the morning hours the members of the Grand Army and others will march to the city cemeteries, where the graves of the soldier dead will be decorated.
During the afternoon at 1:30 o'clock the old soldiers will reassemble and, with the Marysville band as an escort, march to the D street bridge, where the 300 school children will cast flowers onto the waters of the stream.
Immediately after this ceremony the exercise will be held at the Marysville theater. Judge Peter J. Shields, of Sacramento will deliver the oration. Judge Shields is an eloquent talker and the Grand Army is fortunate in engaging him. Judge Shields will arrive on the noon train.
Most of the stores of the city will remain closed from noon until 4 o'clock and the people generally will turn out and assist the old soldiers in properly observing the day.
The following is the program for the afternoon:
Overture, Marysville Band.
Invocation, Rev. Will Stuart Wilson.
Memorial Orders, W. W. Russell.
Record of Service, James Haynes.
Vocal Solo, Mrs. B. L. Gilman.
Lincoln's Address, John P. Swift.
Vocal Solo, Mrs. G. W. Baird.
Oration, Judge Peter J. Shields.
Decoration in Honor of the Unknown, school Children.
Song, "America," Choir.
Benediction, Rev. Fred Sheldon.
ORIGIN OF MEMORIAL DAY
The incident that led to its first observance occurred on a beautiful May day forty-five years ago.
There gathered beneath the overhanging boughs of a fruit-bearing tree, beside an open grave in a little church yard, among the mountains of New York, the friends and kinsmen of one who, though a mere boy, had faced the brunt of battle. His body pierced by the enemy's bullets and won for himself the golden crown of martyrdom in the military services of his country. There was also gathered there a few of his companions in arms, brave veterans, survivors of the red flame of carnage that swept Picket's division from the red field of Gettysburg. They had come to drop a tear at a comrade's grave and voice a tribute to his memory.
Just as the solemn rites of burial were over and the last shovelful of earth had been heaped upon his resting place, God's breath shook the overhanging boughs and sweet and beautiful apple blossoms came gently falling down over the grave.
This incident, coming to the knowledge of the commander in chief, John A. Logan, was the inspiration that caused him to issue an order creating Grand Army Memorial Day and ever since on the 30th day of May the loyal people of this nation gladly follow the example heaven so generously set and see to it that no veteran's grave is neglected, and with the flowers of spring place thereon the flag which the valor of himself and comrades kept flying under the blue vault of heaven.
We are glad that added to this beautiful tribute is that more tender one of casting sweet bloom upon the water with the hope that somewhere they may cover the resting place of the brave ones who sleep beneath its bosom.
On Memorial Day evermore the soldier shall stand,
Beside each comrade's low bed, flowers in hand,
Till the last morning's reveille shall bid us all come,
The Grand Army to greet in our Father's home.
Daily Appeal, May 30, 1908, page 6
The Rapid Passing of the Grand Army Veteran
From 1861 to 1865 there were mustered into the army of the United States 2,778,304 men. After the close of the war in 1865, there were mustered out of the service 1,023,021 men. Of the number which enlisted under the various calls of President Lincoln 2,391,430 were volunteers and 123,190 were substitutes. Though not half of the total number of men were bearing arms at the time of the final muster out, the records show that the total deaths in the Union army, were 359,528 and that the number killed in battle was 65,058. Many had served out their time and others were out of the army by reason of sickness and other things. It is estimated that the number of those who died in the military hospitals from disease contracted in the army was 196,238.
The Call for Troops
The first call for volunteer troops, issued on April 15, 1861, was for 75,000 militia for three months. The number of men furnished by the various states under this call was 91,816. The second call on May 3, 1861, was for 500,000 men. The total enlistment under this call was 700,680, and by far the greater part of the men enlisted for three years.
In May and June, 1862, 15,007 men were furnished by special authority for three months’ service. Under the call of July 2, 1862, for 300,000 men for three years, 421,465 were furnished. Under the call of August 3, 1862, for 300,000 men, 87,588 were furnished.
Under the president’s proclamation of June 15,1863, 16,361 more soldiers were added to the army of the United States. Under calls for 300,000 men dated October 17, 1863 (which embraces men raised by draft of 1863), and February 1, 1864, for 500,000 men, 369,380 were furnished. A call on March 14, 1864, for 200,000 brought 259,515 men. Between April 23 and July 18, 1864, 83,612 militiamen were mustered out for 100 days’ service. A call for 500,000 men on July 18, 1864, brought 386,461. The call of December 19, 1864, for 300,000 men brought out 212,212. Under various calls for militia for service ranging from one month to three years 182,375 men were recruited [sic]. The number of colored troops was 93,441.
The navy, with 122,000 men employed, had borne an equally important part following, watching and capturing privateers in foreign seas patrolling the long line of coast from Cape Charles to the Rio Grande, blockading ports, capturing forts and giving often at critical times assistance and protection to the army in many engagements.
Exceeded Napoleon’s War
Under the leadership of that military genius, Napoleon, France kept all Europe in a state of turmoil for twenty years, but in all that period not as many battles were fought as during the four years of the civil war. The number of killed and wounded in the civil war exceed that of the numerous wars of England from the time of William the Conqueror to the present.
The engagements and battles in 1861, the first year of the war, and which year was virtually only one of preparation for the three years of war which followed, numbered 156. In 1862 the number of battles was 561. In 1863 the number reached 626. During 1864 there were 779 battles fought. In the first few months of 1865, preceding the capitulation, there were 135 battles. The total number of battles of the civil war is 2257.
The war began with the firing upon Fort Sumpter on April 12, 1861. The end virtually came when General Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox on April 9, 1865, though minor engagements occurred afterwards. General Joseph E. Johnston surrendered with his force in North Carolina on April 26, and General Kirby Smith surrendered the last army of the Confederacy in Texas exactiny [sic] one month later.
Such in brief are salient details of one of the most desperately won victories in the history of the world's wars. From the armies that won that mighty victory on behalf of the United States, has sprung the Grand Army of the Republic. In short a continued story of the Union Army becomes the history of the Grand Army of the Republic. As has been stated elsewhere in this edition the growth of the organization after its formation was not at first as rapid as had been hoped, and even after the first strong advances there were lamentable lapses. The losses were recouped as the Grand Army got upon a more substantial footing. The largest increase in membership in any one year was in 1883, when General Robert E. Beath of Philadelphia, the historian of the Grand Army of the Republic, was the commander in chief. He added to the rolls the names of 87,412 veterans, bringing the membership up to 215,446. Thirty-two departments were recorded in good standing and the representation in the National Encampment was 362. There were 105,055 mustered in during General Beath's administration and 15,311 were reinstated.
There were several causes for this phenomenal gain, in all probability. General Beath was a good business man and used business methods in the management of the organization. It was the year of the organization of the Women's Relief Corps and this auxiliary has always stimulated the membership. Then the veterans began to take a sentimental interest in the order, which they had not experienced in the first few years after the war closed, when they were struggling to get a foothold and a livelihood.
The membership reached the high-water mark in 18990 [sic], when General Veazey was commander in chief, the rolls showing 409,489. The next year this membership dropped to 407,781, and the decrease now is very rapid. The membership in 1901 was 269,507. The membership for 1902 fell below 265,000. The average decrease since high-water mark in 1890 is 14,000.
The death rate in the order has been nearly 9000 a year, and, of course, increasing. No mustering officer can combat a foe like that, and the Grand Army of the Republic, having reached the highest point of all its greatness, now hastens to its setting, because those from whom its ranks may be recruited have long since passed the meridian of life and the shadows of the setting sun darken their pathway.
The membership of the Grand Army by years during the last twenty-seven years has been as follows: 1878, 31,016; 1879, 44,752; 1880, 60,634; 1881, 85,856; 1882, 134,701; 1883, 215,446; 1884, 273,168; 1885, 297,787; 1886, 323,571; 1887, 355,916; 1888, 372,960; 1889, 397,974; 1890, 409,489; 1891, 407,781; 1892, 399,880; 1893, 397,223; 1894, 369,083; 1895, 357,638; 1896, 304,610; 1897, 319,456; 1898, 305,603; 1899, 287,918; 1900, 276,713; 1901, 269,507; 1902, 263,745; 1903, 256,510; 1904, 247,340; 1905, 232,455.
In 1908 the membership has been reduced to less than 200,000.
Daily Appeal, Dec 9, 1908, page 7
New Officers For The G.A.R.
The new officers for Corinth Post No. 80, Grand Army of the Republic, of this city, have been elected as follows:
Dr. W. W. Russell, commander; James Van Buskirk, senior vice commander; Oliver A. Wilson, junior vice commander; Geo. W. Sutliff, quartermaser [sic; James Hynes, chaplain; A. W. Pool, officer of the day; Richard Carter, officer of the guard.
Marysville Appeal, Mar 26, 1909, page 2
Women’s Relief Corps Was Formed
A Women’s Relief Corps of Corinth Post Grand Army of the Republic, was instituted in this city last evening by Mrs. Lena Harris of Chico. The charter was opened with about thirty-five members. The following officers for the new society were elected:
Mrs. Tucker, president; Anna Day, Jr., vice president; Emma Van Buskirk, second vice president; N. E. Seeley, chaplain; A. Van Buskirk, conductress; Jennie Frohn, treasurer; S. J. Finnegan, secretary; Jennie Spillman, guard; Emma Sutliff, musician; Tillie Van Buskirk and Elizabeth Day, color bearers.
Marysville Daily Appeal, Dec. 4, 1910, page 1
G.A.R. Elect Officers
For the ensuing year, the annual election of officers of Corinth Post, No. 80, G.A.R., was held at Foresters’ hall yesterday afternoon. Other business was also transacted.
Following is a list of the officers [sic] elected; D. C. Cudeback, post commander; J. P. Chaffin, senior vice commander; A. E. Wisner, junior vice commander; W. W. Russell, quartermaster; James Higgins, chaplain; James Van Buskirk, officer of the day; John Palmer, officer of the guard; Luther Ashley, adjutant.
James Van Buskirk was elected delegate to represent the state encampment at Fresno in 1911.
Marysville Daily Appeal, May 30, 1913, pages 1 & 8
Honor Paid To The Nation’s Heroes
Appropriate Exercises Held in Marysville Theater Yesterday
Graves in All the Cemeteries Decorated and Flowers Strewn on Water
Memorial day was fittingly and appropriately observed in Marysville yesterday, and the heroes who sacrificed their lives on the altar of their country were remembered in a way that was gratifying to Corinth post No. 80, G.A.R., under whose auspices the exercises were held. The town was decorated with flags and promptly at 12 o’clock they were hoisted to the top of the masts, having been at half mast during the forenoon.
The principal exercises were held in the Marysville theater at 2:30 p.m., at which time George W. Ficks, department commander, delivered the oration. Mr. Ficks gave a beautiful talk and his words were listened to with undivided attention by the large crowd. He eulogized the heroes of the past highly, and his whole soul was in his discourse. The oration was a lengthy one and space forbids giving it publicity in these columns.
There were songs and recitations at the theater also, and the cenotaph was decorated by the school children. The exercises in the theater consumed about an hour, and the large crowd that turned out to do honor to the country’s dead listened with rapt attention to every word that was said.
Adjutant Cooley read the memorial orders, and Farwell Brown read Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. Mrs. May La Rose presided at the phonograph.
The graves of all the soldiers in each of the cemeteries were decorated, the Yuba river and the Feather river waters were also strewn with flowers in honor of those who sleep in the sea.
The procession formed at the corner of D and Second streets. The Marysville brass band and the drill team of Court Pride played an important part in the exercises. The drill team acted as the guard of honor and fired the salute over the graves and the rivers. William Schwab sounded taps.
Most of the stores were closed in the forenoon, and in the afternoon not a store in the town was open. Business was suspended and everybody turned out to fittingly celebrate the great natal day.
The following is a list of the deceased comrades of Corinth post No. 80, G.A.R., and the year of their death:
E. H. Overmeyer, private, Co. G, Seventh California volunteer infantry, 1886.
Charles O. Brown, private, Co. B., Seventh California volunteer infantry, 1887.
William Mumby, private, Co. C, 35th Wisconsin volunteer infantry, 1887.
Thomas J. Rummery, private, Co. B, Seventh California volunteer infantry, 1888.
George Young, corporal, Co. H, 13th Maine volunteer infantry, 1888.
Pelte Juchun, private, Co. G, 107th Ohio volunteer infantry, 1889.
Charles J. Searle, corporal, Co. H, 148th Illinois volunteer infantry, 1890.
Martin J. Courtenay, private, Co. F, First Nevada volunteer cavalry, 1890.
Kellogg B. Martindal, sergeant, Co. B, Seventh Michigan volunteer cavalry, 1890.
E. W. Chamber, surgeon, Co. --, 18th Missouri infantry, April 21, 1891.
C. C. Brown, private, Co. B, Seventh California infantry, 1891.
William H. Barnes, private, Co. E, 21st Missouri volunteer infantry, 1891.
Joshua S. Stevens, private, Co. E, Fourth California volunteer infantry, 1895.
William Douglas, private, Co. C, 62d U.S.C. infantry, 1895.
Jordan Shoemate, private, Co. H, First Oregon volunteer infantry, 1895.
Joseph Peters, captain, Co. E, Fifth Tennessee volunteer infantry, 1897.
John Schafflee, private, Co. C, 24th Wisconsin volunteer infantry, Sept. 4, 1899.
Andrew Schenck, private, Co.--, 86th Illinois volunteer infantry, July 28, 1899.
Charles Clary, private, Co. C, 146th Illinois volunteer infantry, on June 15, 1900.
A. W. White, musician, Co. --, Second Maine infantry, 1901.
Ed Hollen, private, Co. F, 50th Pennsylvania volunteer infantry, 1902.
Patrick Slattery, private, Co. A, 98th New York infantry, Oct. 5, 1904.
John Colford, captain, fireman, steamer, Nepsic, May 13, 1905.
J. C. Kingsbury, private, Co. B, Seventh California infantry, Feb. 19, 1905.
A. W. Lewis, private, Co. --, Seventh California cavalry, 1907.
George W. Nye, private, Co. C, Eighth cavalry infantry, March 11, 1909.
John C. Willey, private, Co. B, 21st Maine infantry, Jan. 2, 1910.
John P. Madden, private, Co. B, Sixth Kentucky infantry, March 18, 1910.
John Gilbert, private, Co. F, 57th Missouri infantry, 1910.
J. W. Palmer, private, Co. E, Sixth California infantry, 1911.
Frank McCartney, no record.
John Hober, U. S. soldier, no record.
Joseph Seibert, musician, Eighth California volunteer infantry, no record.
Joseph L. Carter, private, Co. I, 21st Iowa infantry, no record.
Isaiah Luke, private, Co. I, Eighth Iowa infantry, Oct. 21, 1911.
James Haynes, private, Co. M, Ohio heavy artillery, Dec. 22, 1911.
A. E. Wisner, private, Co. B, 10th Michigan infantry, Jan. 29, 1913.
Ernest Brorkelman, sergeant, Co. A, 72d New York infantry, April 14, 1913.
Marysville Daily Appeal, May 31, 1913, page 1
Ficks Eulogizes The Heroes
Who Fought for Their Country
Marysville Theater Scene of Patriotic Assemblage Yesterday Afternoon
Following is a synopsis of the address made here yesterday by Geo. W. Ficks of Sacramento, department commander of the G.A.R., at the Memorial exercises held in the Marysville theater:
“On Fame’s eternal camping ground
their silent tents are spread,
And Glory guards with solemn round
the bivouac of the dead.”
Mr. Chairman, Members of Corinth post Grand Army of the Republic, friends and citizens of Marysville: On this sacred day dedicated to the veterans of the civil war, who have answered the “last roll call,” we have assembled to pay proper tribute to the memory of the defenders of the republic.
Men who fought, men who gave all for the glory and honor of their country and flag.
Under the sacred sod sleep heroes who fought with McClellan at Antietam. Stormed the heights of Lookout mountain under Hooker. Fought with Thomas, the “Rock of Chickamagua,” at Franklin. Men who stood like a wall of steel hurling back the mighty assaults of the brave and fearless Pickett at “high water mark” at Gettysburg, are tonight camping on the eternal shore.
In the great city of the dead, under beautiful flowers, free from the cares of life, and the clash of arms, or the cannon’s roar repose men who marched with the brave and beloved Sherman from Atlanta to the sea.
This is Memorial day. This is the Veterans’ day. On this day let us remember that we have as a trust an inheritance from the men whose memory a nation honors; whose graves, north and south unite in covering with earth’s richest blossoms; a country and flag worthy of all glory and honor, and which you and those who follow after you should seek to preserve and maintain as the best government and the best flag ever givn [sic] to mankind. And why? Because your government and your flag, purified and baptized by blood, in a war in which these heroes fought now stands as the embodiment and emblem of equal justice and liberty to all men. Here are represented the highest and best ideals in government.
Here every man is an uncrowned king, a sovereign standing on the same equality before the law. Here we enjoy civil and religious liberty in a land blest by the God of our fathers, above all other lands.
Do you want the blessings we now enjoy to continue for all time and make your country the star of nations? If so then observe and keep the lessons of Memorial day sacred to the memory of the patriots who fell at Bunker Hill, Concord and Lexington: Who gave all for their country at New Orleans in 1814, in a war which forever forestalled England’s ambition to rule the young republic.
Let this day be kept holy in memory of that American bravery and courage which bore “Old Glory” from the Rio Grande to the walls of Chapultepec. Let this day be hallowed in sacred memory of the boys in blue who fought the battles of the great civil war from ’61 to ’65 to make not only the south free, but also the north.
On this holy day let us not forget the 266 brave American sailor boys who went down in the wreck and ruin of the battleship Maine in the harbor of Havana.
Let the heroic deeds of our soldiers of the Spanish-American war, the sons of the south and the sons of the north who stormed the heights of San Juan, fighting the nation’s third war for human rights and human liberty be forever engraven upon your hearts, and remembered by the patriotic sons and daughters of the republic.
Shall we forget that in this war the sons of South Carolina and the sons of Massachusetts marched shoulder to shoulder on battle fields in the far-off Philippines, fighting a righteous and just war against the iron rule and tyranny of Spain.
The rank and file of the Confederate veterans are today with but few exceptions just as true and just as loyal to “Old Glory” as the men whom they fought through four years of cruel war and bloodshed.
Let this day be respected, honored and revered by every man, woman or child who loves country, honors our flag, and loves a God. Make this the nation’s day, a day on which to teach patriotism and love of country.
In the observance of this day we ask you to unite with the soldiers of the republic in paying the highest tribute and yet the most humble that any people or nation can offer or bestow to the memory of those who sacrificed their lives for a principal.
At this shrine a nation bows. Today millions of freemen have assembled with the boys who once wore the blue around the graves of the soldier dead to assist with loyal hearts and loving hands in scattering [ink blot] richest offering over the last resting place of our fallen heroes.
The flag that floats above these graves waves above all that is mortal of those who, when life was full of hope and highest promise, gave all to their country and went into an eternal sleep.
Let this day be kept sacred forever to the memory of those who never returnd[sic]. Make it an everlasting monument to the imperishable greatness of our institutions. Yes let this day stand as a memorial to patriotism, and the volunteer soldier of the republic down to the last syllable of recorded time.
The praises of patriotism have been sung and said by the sages and bards of every clime and time. There is not a land where the memorial shalt or brass or marble does not tower skyward to remind the successive generations as they pass of th [sic] heroes who hve[sic] fought and died for their country on some foreign field.
“Cover them over with beautiful flowers,
Deck them with garlands, these brothers of ours.
Lying so silent by day and by night,
Rough were the paths of these heroes of ours;
Cover them over with beautiful flowers.”
And though, oh flag of Freedom, fan their slumbers where they be?
At morning toss and flutter, and at midnight float and fly!
Keep guard o’er all thy children, as upon the walls they stood.
Baptising for futurity thy folds of crimson blood!
Float on above the living; float on above the dead;
While a hope awaits fruition, while a prayer remains unsaid,
This motto on the bosom bear to earth’s remotest parts;
God keep the Union! Give to all our people loyal hearts!
Corinth Post No. 80, Marysville, Calif.
John Swift, Post Commander.
Representative - J. K. Eachus
Alternate - O. P. Burgett
Past Department Commander - W. W. Russett
Past Post Commanders -
G. W. Sutliff William Leach W. E. Tucker
John P. Swift Isaac Drake D. C. Cuddeback
*W. W. Russell W. C. Gibson J. Von Buskirk
Allen Cooley C. J. White *Wm. Caldwell
Representatives, 1. Total Vote, 12.
Proceedings, G.A.R., Department of California and Nevada, 46 Annual Encampment, Reno, Nevada, June 10-13, 1913.
Marysville Appeal, Wednesday, Apr. 1, 1914, page 1
Marysville To Aid The G.A.R. Veterans
Memorial Association Will Be Formed at Meeting Next Saturday
Patriotism Displayed at Meeting Last Evening by Speakers
At an enthusiastic meeting held last evening in the city hall it was determined to form a Memorial day association and a committee of nine was appointed to formulate plans for the organization. The meeting last evening was called to order by Mayor Harry E. Hyde, and Dr. W. W. Russell was elected chairman and W. P. Cramsie secretary.
Those present were enthusiastic over the prospects of a memorial association and a motion to the effect that the city council should be asked to donate $100 yearly for the furtherance of the association's memorial exercises was passed. A similar petition will likely be made to board of supervisors.
During the discussion of the subject the several speakers expressed themselves as believing that the younger generation should and is eager to aid the honored veterans in observing the day set aside to the reverence of the dead and living who served their country during the civil war.
Rev. Father M. Coleman was one of the speakers and he said that the act of paying respect to our honored dead is a moral and civic duty which devolved upon the younger generation. He also referred to the keen pleasure he derives in participating in Memorial day exercises.
Superintendent W. P. Cramsie expressed himself as heartily in sympathy with the movement to organize such an association. He paid a high compliment to the G.A.R., which has yearly observed Memorial day, but who, now as its numbers decrease, must rely on the younger generation.
W. A. Kynoch, principal of the Marysville grammar schools, declared that there is a great need for a patriotic awakening and that the best way patriotism can be displayed is through paying reverence to the nation's patriots.
The following committee of nine will meet next Saturday in W. P. Cramsie's offices and perfect plans for the organization: W. P. Cramsie, chairman; W. A. Kynoch, Kenneth Gordon, Anna M. McKinney, Mrs. E. A. Forbes, Rev. M. Coleman, P. J. Divver, Dr. W. W. Russell and Allan Cooley.
Marysville Daily Appeal, May 6, 1914, page 8
County Will Care For Veteran's Graves
Patriotic Resolution Passed By Supervisors
Upon the request of Allen Cooley, representing Corinth post, G.A.R., the supervisors adopted a resolution yesterday providing for the care of the graves of the deceased veterans in the Marysville, Catholic and Yuba City cemeteries. Allen Cooley was given charge of the work to be done on the graves in the above three mentioned cemeteries, while Supervisors Morrison, Casey and Melton will have charge of the work on the graves in the cemeteries in their districts.
Mr. Cooley also requested a donation to the memorial fund and the matter was given into the hands of supervisor Roberts for final action.
Marysville Daily Democrat, Feb 2, 1915, page 1
Would Place Bodies All In G.A.R. Plot
A proposition to disinter the bodies of the G.A.R. veterans buried in the Marysville city cemetery for the purpose of re-interring them all in grave adjoining each other in the G.A.R. plot in the silent city of the dead, was made to the board of supervisors today by City Sexton Lars Nelson. In a written proposal to the county officials, Nelson agrees to dig up the bodies and rebury [sic] them all in the same plot at the price of $12.50 for aech [sic] corpse thus handled. It is estimated that there are about five bodies of veterans that are scattered about the cemetery outside of the G.A.R. plot. The matter was referred to Supervisor Roberts. District Attorney E. Ray Manwell has given it as his opinion that the charge for the work is a proper one against the county.
Sutter County Farmer, Friday, Nov. 6, 1931
Judge Tucker Presents G.A.R. Colors To Veterans Foreign Wars
The colors of Corinth Post, Grand Army of the Republic, were presented to Bishop-Langenbach Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, at a ceremony in Marysville last Sunday.
Judge W. E. Tucker of this city, lone survivor of the "Boys in Blue" in this county, presented the colors of the post to the younger veterans. With a few appropriate remarks the 88-year-old Yuba City pioneer presented the colors to the veterans. They were accepted by Sam Britton on behalf of Bishop-Langenbach post.
The occasion of the presentation was the annual installation of officers and banquet of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Auxiliary.
Post officers were installed by Donold De Coe of Sacramento, national commander, assisted by James Richardson, chaplain; Abe Schneider, musician; Paul West of Oroville, officer of the day, and his color guard, Otto Marler, M. L. Davis, Charles Hatfield, Neil Duncan and E. M. Shreve, and Herbert Taylor, aid.
Auxiliary officers were installed by Mrs. Consuelo De Coe of Sacramento, national senior vice-president, assisted by Violet Phelps of Fallon, Nevada, as conductress, and Mrs. Marjorie Wentworth of Sacramento, department council of Nevada and California; Mrs. A. Gluckman, Mrs. Homer Looze, Mrs. James Aaron and Mrs. Constant Duheim of Oroville, color bearers.
The post officers are Sam Britton, commander; E. G. Dart, senior vice-commander; D. B. Littlejohn, junior vice-commander; Harry Sheldon, quartermaster; F. A. Johnson, post advocate; J. McDonald, Chaplain; A. Schoof, officer of the day; Harry Sheldon and James E. Richardson, delegates; Ray Trask and Chester Cass, alternates, to the tri-county county council, and Dr. O. H. Perry, surgeon.
Auxiliary officers are Mrs. Dorothy Richardson, president; Mrs. Bertha Hammond, senior vice-president; Mrs. Annie Franciscovich, junior vice-president; Mrs. Emily Dart, secretary; Miss Mary Jameson, treasurer; Mrs. Hazel Howell, conductress; Mrs. Fannie Gee, chaplain; Mrs. Georgia Emerson, msician [sic]; Mrs. Lillie Schinkel, patriotic instructor; Mrs. Mary Hurdle, historian, and Mrs. Beatrice Johnson, Mrs. Alta Andreason, Mrs. Annie Ambrose and Mrs. Emelda Freeman, color bearers.
Talks were made by Mr. and Mrs. De Coe, Sam Britton and Mrs. Richardson. Mrs. Lillie Schinkel presented her daughter, Mrs. Annie Ambrose, with a past president's pin, a gift from the auxiliary. Mrs. Annie Van Buskirk presented a gift to Mrs. De Coe and flowers to her assisting officers. Mrs. Richardson was presented a souvenir from France by Mrs. Bernice Anderson, past president of the Chico auxiliary. Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Johnson were presented gifts from the post.
© Kathy Sedler, 2006, 2007
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