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Sergeant of Co. G 129th IL INF

Birth:
25 Oct 1835 1
New York City, New York 1
Death:
07 Jun 1909 1
Pontiac, Livingston County IL 1
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Full Name:
Richard Delos Folks 1
Birth:
25 Oct 1835 1
New York City, New York 1
Male 1
Death:
07 Jun 1909 1
Pontiac, Livingston County IL 1
Residence:
Place: Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois 1
From: 1858 1
To: 1909 1
Residence:
Place: Chicago, Illinois 1
From: 1856 1
To: 1858 1
Residence:
Place: New York, New York 1
From: 1835 1
To: 1856 1
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Marriage:
Elmira Wallen 1
25 Apr 1860 1
Livingston County Illinois 1

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From the 1878 History of Livingston County. "RICHARD D. FOLKS, carpenter and builder, Pontiac; was born in New York City, Oct. 25, 1835; when he was about 17 years of age, he learned the trade of piano maker, at which he worked until he was 20 years old; he then engaged in carpentering and stair building; came to Chicago in 1856, and in 1858 removed to Pontiac, since which time he has resided here, engaged in his business as a carpenter and builder; he was the contractor and builder of the second Phoenix Hotel, the Presbyterian Church, and other prominent buildings ; he also superintended the build- ing of the Methodist Church. He enlisted in August, 1862, in Co. G, 129th I. V. I., was promoted in September to Orderly Sergeant, and served until the close of the war ; he was in every battle in which his regiment was engaged. He was married April 25, 1860, to Miss Elmira Wallen, of Pontiac, and has three children — Carrie E.. John E. and Maud."

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