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JOHN WESTON

Source: Crawfordsville Journal, Oct 26, 1889

All that is earthly of John Weston was laid away beneath the sod Sun. afternoon with all the ceremony and respect that an old soldier deserves. The first part of the services were conducted at the residence of Dr. Duncan. After a hymn by the Center Church choir, Rev. RJ Cunningham read from the Scriptures and offered prayer. Rev. GP Fuson made the address and after giving the main facts of of the life of the deceased he paid a high tribute to his character as a soldier and a citizen. After another hymn the casket was placed on the sidewalk and the remains viewed by the members of McPherson Post, GAR of which John Weston was a member. The fun. procession then formed with the ministers in front, followed by the GAR boys, the hearse and mourners. The hearse was guarded by two platoons from Co D, one in front and other in the rear, while on each side were the pall bearers, BF Crabbs, Cap. CW Elmore, Maj. LA Foote, Judge E. C. Snyder, PH Burns, and THB McCain. (?) At the head of Lafayette Ave the old soldiers and pall bearers took carriages until the gate of Cemetery was reached when the time was reformed as it was originally. At the grave the fun. serv. of the GAR were given and Dept. Commander Travis also made a few remarks. At the close the salute to the dead of three guns was given. Thus was bur. John Weston, an old man 76 years old, hundreds of miles from any relatives. He was b. in Mass in 1813 and in 1861 enlisted in the 165h Mass regiment for 3 years. After serving less than 2 he was transferred to the invalid corps and was mustered out at the end of his time. After the war he settled here as a shoemaker but as he grew older his health forsook him and being unable to get a pension he went back to Mass about a year ago and entered the Soldier's home. But soon after he obtained his needed pension and came out here to die among his old friends. Dr. Duncan made a home for him and to the very last cared for him like a brother. - transcribed by kbz


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