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Wallace, William


Age: 0, credited to Barnet, VT
Unit(s): 2nd IA CAV
Service: 2nd IA CAV

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Birth: 1833, Barnet, VT
Death: 1908

Burial: Green Mountain Cemetery, Green Mountain, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Elliffen/Findagrave
Findagrave Memorial #: 141763081


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


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Green Mountain Cemetery, Green Mountain, IA

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The sudden death Thursday afternoon of William Wallace, who succumbed to an attack of heart failure while at work about the premise of his son. E. W. Wallace removes one of the sturdy pioneers of Marion County Township, who came to Green Mountain over half a century ago. Mr. Wallace came from the Green County of Vermont, his native state, and with other earlier settlers, who arrived about the same time, gave the settlement its name.

William Wallace was born in Caledonia County, Vermont. Feb. 16, 1833. He came to this county in 1855 and was married on Christmas day, 1856 to Miss Henrietta Brock, a young woman of his native county.

On July 30, 1861, Mr. Wallace enlisted in this city as a private in Company B., Second Iowa Cavalry, which was recruited by "Pete" Hepurn, now Congressman from the Eighth Iowa District, who became his Captain. He was promoted to Corporal, and served three years, being discharged because of disability received in service.

Mr. Wallace was captured as a prisoner of war in the Boonville, Miss. Engagement, and at Coldwater, Miss. was wounded, getting a rifle ball up on the left shoulder. The ball was never extracted, and Mr. Wallace carried it until his dying day. The old wound gave him more or less trouble, but it was not considered safe to attempt its removal.

There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace, three sons, all are living. Mrs. Wallace died Dec. 21, 1891, and following the breakup of his home Mr. Wallace gave up his farm and made his home with his children. He lived here several years with the youngest son. Mr. Wallace, aside from the one at whose home he died, are Chester P. Wallace, of Wenatchee, Wash. and Lewis Wallace, of Seattle, Wash. Two sisters and two brothers also survive, in the persons of Mrs. Margaret Clement, and R. Bruce Wallace, of this city; Mrs. Nancy Thompson, of Walla Walla, Wash., and John Wallace, of Wallingford, Okla. Bruce Wallace is at present out of the city on a visit to Sumpter, Ore.

Mr. Wallace was a man who had the utmost respect of his many friends. As a resident of the Green Mountain neighborhood, he was prominent for years in the affairs of the neighborhood.

An unusual coincidence in Mr. Wallace's death arises in the fact that two of his old friends and comrades, members of his company, preceded him to the grave by just twenty-eight, and fifty-six days. Job A. Hass died in Riverside, Cal. on August 12, just forty-seven years to a day after he enlisted in this city. Twenty-eight days later, on Sept. 10, Capt. J. L. Herbert, of Co. B., died at the Soldiers Home, and twenty-eight days elapsed before Mr. Wallace's sudden death. Prior to Job Hass's death there had not been a member of the old Marshalltown Company to die for several years.

The arrangements for Mr. Wallace's funeral have not yet been made, word being waited from relatives.

Source: Evening Times Republican-Marshalltown Iowa, 1 Oct. 1908


The funeral for the late William Wallace was very largely attended Tuesday afternoon, from the home of the deceased's son, Mr. E. G. Wallace, of 505 North First Street. At the burial at Green Mountain, a fitting military service was observed under the direction of Frank M. Thomas, Post, NO 94, G. A. R., a member of Mr. Wallace's company acting as Commander. Members of the same company or regiment, with one exception, acted as pallbearers and bore the body to its final resting place.

The Rev. L. B. Hix, of the Congregational Church, had charge of the services at the house, and the music was by a quartet. Aside from many beautiful floral tokens from friends and family, and relatives, there were pieces from the G. A. R., the W. R. C., Congregational Ladies Aid Society, a member of a social club which Mr. and Mrs. Wallace belonged to, and the members of the Country Club where Mr. and Mrs. Wallace were at Cedar Rapids when the sad news reached them of their father's sudden death. The pallbearers were; Gen. B. A. Benson, L. McKinnon, Lieut. L. Francis Stoddard, and Mr. Purvis, the later of Ames, all members of 2nd Iowa Cavalry, A. M. Clark, a member of another company of the Second, and J. E. Wilderman, a warm friend of the deceased who served in an Ohio regiment.

Source: Evening Times-Republican, Marshalltown, Iowa Oct. 14, 1908.
Courtesy of Deanna French

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