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Chaffee, Julius T.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 13th IA INF
Service: 13th IA INF

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VITALS

Birth: 1838, Vermont
Death: 1914

Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Marshalltown, IA
Marker/Plot: C/6/19
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Rickie Bickle
Findagrave Memorial #: 38959120

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Veterans Home Cemetery, Marshalltown, IA

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Obituary

Marshalltown, May 19---Two deaths occurred during the night at the Soldiers Home. One was hastened by an accident ten days ago, when Mr. W. L. Keaggy, of Mapleton, fell when going from his bed to a chair, and sustained a fracture of one of his thighs. Mr. Keaggy’s death at 2 0’clock Saturday morning was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. The other death was that of Julius Chaffee, of Ottumwa, which occurred Friday night of valvular heart disease.

Julius T. Chaffee, who was mustered out a first lieutenant after having served throughout the war, was a native of Windsor County, Vermont, where he was born February 7, 1838. He entered the home May 2, 1907. He enlisted in Co. I., Thirteenth Iowa Infantry, Oct. 17, 1861, at Troy, Davis County, and was discharged at Vicksburg, Miss. Jan. 1, 1874, in order that he might veteranize. His final discharge dates from July 21, 1865, at Louisville.

Mrs. Adeline L. Chaffee, Lieutenant Chaffee’s widow, is a member of the home. There are three children living, in the persons of Charles H. Chaffee, of Des Moines, George J. Chaffee, of Detroit, and Mrs. W. R. Hall, of St. Louis. Funeral services were held in charge of Chaplain Pratt, from Assembly Hall at 3 o’clock this afternoon.

Mr. Keaggy had been a member of the Home since December 17, 1902. He was 79 years old and a native of Pennsylvania. He enlisted at Des Moines, in Co. I, Thirty-Ninth Iowa Infantry, in July 1862, and was discharged in 1865, in Washington, D. C., with rank of sergeant. His widow is a member of the home, and there also survives a son and two brothers. The son is John H. Keaggy of Mapleton, and the brothers, Dr. J. B, Keaggy of Pittsford and D. K Keaggy Of Meadville. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock in charge of H. OPratt, interment following in the Home cemetery.

Source: Ottumwa Tri-Weekly Courier (IA), May 21, 1914
Courtesy of Deanna French

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