1896 — Rhinebeck, New York
Obituary of Robert Milroy (1812-1896)
Another of Rhinebeck's aged citizens was added to the list of the departed Sunday morning when Robert Milroy died, at the residence of his son John C. Milroy on West Market Street. The deceased was born in Scotland in 1812 and came to this country when a young man. He lived in Brooklyn for a number of years, and in 1840 moved to Lafayetteville in the town of Milan, where he resided until 1862, when he enlisted in company "C" of the 128th regiment, being the oldest man in the command. At the close of the war he settled in Rhinebeck and carried on a tailor business. The funeral services were held at the home of his son, on Tuesday at 2:30, Rev. W.A. Mackey officiating. The interment was in charge of Armstrong Post No. 104 G.A.R. Francis S. Keese Camp No. 22, Sons of Union Veterans, also attended the services in a body.
Pine Plains Register
February 28, 1896
DEATH OF A Veteran -- When the 128th Regiment was mustered into service Sept. 6, 1862, the oldest enlisted man in the command was Robert Milroy, his age at that time being nearly 51. Mr. Milroy was born in Scotland in the early part of the year 1812, and came to this country when a young man. He lived in Brooklyn several years, and in 1840 moved to Lafayetteville, in the town of Milan, where be remained until 1863, when he enlisted as above stated. He was a brave soldier and took a prominent part in the seventeen heavy engagements his regiment had. After his discharge he settled in Rhinebeck, where he returned his old vocation of a tailor, continuing the same until enfeebled by age. During the past decade he was a frequent visitor in Pine Plains, and the last time he was here, about six months ago, was entertained by the writer of this paragraph and D. C. Kettering. Mr. Milroy had many warm friends, who will regret his death. Funeral services were held at Rhinebeck Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Armstrong Post G. A. R.
Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle
Tuesday, February 25, 1896
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Closely following the death of a number of aged residents of Rhinebeck, comes the announcement of the passing away of Robert Milroy, of that place, aged eighty-four years. Mr. Milroy was born In Scotland on the 21st day of January, 1812. He came to this country when a young man, and settled in Brooklyn. In 1840 he moved to Milan, Dutchess County. When the War of the Rebellion broke out he responded to the call of the country of his adoption, and fought for three years in defense of the flag of the Union. Mr. Milroy enlisted on August 15, 1862, in the 128th Regiment, N. Y. S. V., being a member of Company C. After serving with his regiment, during the war, in which he participated in sixteen engagements, he received an honorable discharge on July 12, 1865, after which he took up his residence in Rhinebeck, where he remained until the time of his death. He was a tailor by occupation.
His funeral will take place from the residence of his son, ex-Supervisor John C. Milroy, on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and will be under the direction of Armstrong Post, No. 104, G. A. R., of which he was a member.