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Williams, Charles A.


Age: 19, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 8/10/64, m/i 8/10/64, Pvt, Co. I, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65

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Birth: abt 1845, Hartford, VT
Death: After 11/24/1922

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City, OR
Marker/Plot: 131
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 19944945


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: CA
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City, OR

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Years of Service Given G. A. R. in Oregon
Funeral Services Probably Will Be Held Tomorrow from Oregon City Church

Lacking but a month of being 81 years old, Charles A. Williams, one the best-known Grand Army men in Oregon, died at his home at Gladstone, Or., yesterday morning. He was past commander, department of Oregon, and served as adjutant-general of the state G. A. R. for 17 years, which is believed a record in the United States. He resigned last spring, due to ill health.

Mr. Williams was born in Thetford, Vt., August 28, 1844. As a lad of 19 he enlisted in Company I, 9th Vermont volunteers, and entered Richmond with the victorious Union army. After the war was over he lived in his native state and then pioneered in western Kansas. He returned east, living in Franklin, N. H., until 1887, when he came to the Pacific coast, embarking in the sawmill business near Seattle. He came to Oregon City three years later and was one of the earliest settlers of Gladstone, where he lived for 35 years, being an ex-member of the Gladstone City Council.

He was a member of the First Methodist church of Oregon City for many years and a member of the official board. He belonged to Sumner Post, G. A. R. for years, but recently transferred to Meade post, Oregon City, of which he was formerly a member. He was a member of the Gladstone lodge of Odd-Fellows.

He is survived by two sons, W. A. Williams, of Ketchikan, Alaska, and Clark H. Williams, a member of The Oregonian staff.

The body is at the Holman & Son establishment, Oregon City, and the funeral will be held probably tomorrow from the Methodist church at Oregon City.

Morning Oregonian, Friday, July 24, 1925

Courtesy of Karin Morey

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