27 August 2012

Military Monday - Death Of A Civil War Veteran

  Civil War Veteran Is Taken By Death
Calvin Morehead, Aged 93, Succumbs To Senility At Home Of Daughter Here

 Calvin Morehead, aged 93, who fought in 18 battles during the Civil War and became a first Lieutenant in the Union Army before the close of the war, died of senility at 1:30 am today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Grace Schubert, 1621 East Washington Blvd.  He had resided in this city the past 18 years.

  Mr. Morehead, with four brothers, had enlisted in Company H., Fiftieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 8, 1861, at Van Wert, Ohio.  He was captured in the battle of Stone River, but later returned to his company.  He was appointed a first Lieutenant March 12, 1865. He was mustered out of service November 21, 1865.

  Following the close of the war, Mr. Morehead located at Willshire, O., where he lived until coming to this city.  He was a member of Bass-Lawton Post of the G.A.R. here.  Surviving are three sons, Arthur, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; William, of Lima, O., and Calvin, of Minneopolis, Minn.; four daughters, Mrs. Thomas Vawters, of Lima, O.; Mrs. George Pennell, of Marion, O.; Mrs. Goldie Gambel, of Muskegon, Mich.; and Mrs. Schubert, of this city.

  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 pm at the C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Parlors with the Rev. E.A. McKim officiating.  Burial at Willshire, O.*  Daughters and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will hold services Tuesday night at the funeral parlors.  The G.A.R. and the W.R.C. will hold services at 1 o'clock Wednesday.

*Buried in Willshire Cemetery,  Willshire, Van Wert County, Ohio
**The News-Sentinel, Ft Wayne, Indiana, Monday, 25 APR 1932

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