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Ballard, Eugene A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Milton, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/64, m/i 9/14/64, ePvt, Co. K, 17th VT INF, enl one yr., m/o 6/2/65

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VITALS

Birth: 08/20/1844, Waterbury, VT
Death: 08/19/1904

Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jeffery Burden
Findagrave Memorial #: 82066396

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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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Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, IA

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Eugene A. Ballard

Source: Iowa City Daily Press (IA)

Monday - 22 Aug 1904

PIONEER CALLED E.A. BALLARD GONE - Esteemed Citizen Answers Final Summons - Popular Veteran is Called Home, After Illness of Five Weeks - Wife and Two Daughters Survive

Eugene A. Ballard passed away Sunday morning at 1:30 o'clock, at his home in Woodlawn.

He was 60 years of age, but 24 hours before his birthday being on August 20.

Mr. Ballard had been ill five weeks, and his aliment defied the best of nursing and medical attention, being both insidious and at times, severe in its attacks upon him.

A wife and two daughters survive. The children are Mary Elizabeth and Eugenia Marie.

Mr. Ballard had lived here 25 years. He was well known throughout the community, and was esteemed and respected by all. Public posts offered him testified to the regard felt by his fellow citizens, for he was elected assessor and justice of the peace, and filled those offices faithfully and satisfactorily to all.

He was a gallant member of the brave body that battled for his country's flag, in the dark days of the 60's, having served in a Vermont regiment [17th]. He was a member of the A.O.U.W.; the Maccabees, and was a past commander of the G.A.R. The soldier organization will conduct the services at the cemetery tomorrow afternoon. The exercises at the family residence will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. S.N. Fellows, and will be held at 3:30 o'clock.

Contributed by Erik Hinckley.

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