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Willey, Granville C.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Fair Haven, VT
Unit(s): USN, 2nd NY VET CAV, 11th PA CAV
Service: 2nd NY VET CAV; Appointed Acting Third Assistant Engineer 10/62, USN, resgd 7/16/64; 11th PA CAV

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VITALS

Birth: 01/12/1838, Goshen, NH
Death: 06/30/1921

Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, KS
Marker/Plot: Section K, Lot 143, Grave 5
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Don Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 33272089

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/21/1894, KS
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, KS

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Granville C. Willey

(12 JANUARY 1838 - 30 JUNE 1921) WAS BORN IN GOSHEN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THE SON OF MERRILL AND LYDIA WILLEY.

Between 1850 and 1860, he was living in Rutland, employed as a machinist. From 1861 to 1863, he served as a First Fireman Class on USS James Adger and USS Alleghany. The town of Fair Haven claims credit for his service. He was appointed Acting Third Assistant Engineer on 12 January 1864, only to resign six months later, on 16 July 1864. On 24 September, he enlisted as a Private in Co. F, Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry, and was discharged on May 1865.

Willey lived in Paradise, Michigan, in 1890. He applied for a pension in 1894 from Kansas, citing his navy enlisted and commissioned service, as well as his cavalry service. In 1910 and 1920, he was in inmate at the Veterans' Home, in Yount, Napa County, California. He died there of mitral stenosis and arteriosclerosis; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Kansas (Section K, Lot 143, Grave 5).

Source: draft biography to be included in Green Mountain Mariners of the Civil War, by Tom Ledoux