1824 1
between London and Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, 1
06 Oct 1902 1
Soldiers Home Quincy IL 1

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Illinois Civil War Detail Report

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Name MYERS, SAMUEL B Rank PVT Company D Unit 12 IL US CAV


Personal Characteristics Residence MERCERBURG, PA Age 37 Height 5' 9 Hair LIGHT Eyes LIGHT Complexion FLORID Marital Status   Occupation BLACKSMITH Nativity PA


Service Record Joined When JAN 20, 1862 Joined Where SPRINGFIELD, IL Joined By Whom LT MARSH Period 3 YRS Muster In FEB 25, 1862 Muster In Where WASHINGTON, DC Muster In By Whom   Muster Out   Muster Out Where   Muster Out By Whom   Remarks    


Samuel B. Myers, for many years a
resident of Avon, died Monday morn-
ing, October 6, 1902, at the Soldier's
Home in Quincy, after a long and
painful illness. The announcement
of his death, while received with re-
gret, did not come altogether unexpect-
edly, for it had been known here for
some time that he was very feeble and
could not long survive. Friends of
the deceased in Avon were promptly
advised of his death and arrangements
were made to have the remains
brought here for burial.
The body arrived in Avon, Tuesday
evening, and was conveyed to the
Baptist church, where it remained
until after the funeral service, which
was held on Wednesday morning at 10
o'clock, conducted by Rev. Ray Ecker-
son. The church was well filled with
friends who gathered to pay their
last tribute of respect to his memory.
The office of pall bearer was filled by
Comrades M. F. Shawcross, J. H.
Babbitt, F. M. Nance and I. M.
Samuel B. Myers was born on a farm
between London and Mercersburg,
Pennsylvania, about the year 1824.
His parents were highly respected
citizens of that community. When
he was 23 years of age he worked in a
large blacksmith shop at London,
D.M. Stump of this place being en-
gaged in the same shop at the time.
In 1856 he came to Avon and for 13
years worked more or less at black-
smithing for Mr. Stump. January
20, 1862, he enlisted in the 12th Illi-
nois Cavalry, Col. Arno Voss of
Chicago commanding. He was mus-
tered in February 23, following and
serving faithfully three years during
the great Civil War. At the end of
his term of enlistment, he reenlisted
in the same regiment.
Mr. Myers was married to Mrs.
Amanda Dally about 35 years ago,
and they resided in the west part of
town for many years. Mrs. Myers
died about twelve years ago. Since
then he has made his residence at the
Soldier's Home in Quincy mostly.
He was of a kindly nature and had
many friends in and about Avon. He
always led an honest life, being very
careful to meet all of his obligations,
either great or small. He leaves a
brother in Vesta, Nebraska, and two
sisters, one who lives at Bloody Run,
Pa., and the other at London, Pa.


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