Indiana State Soldiers' Home
100 Years Ago
Group of Members
        Including the Youngest and Oldest Member of the Home

 


Source of information and photographs: 1901: Indiana State Soldiers' Home, Lafayette








 
John McHenry, late private in Company C, One Hundred and Fifty-ninth Indiana Infantry, was a soldier of the Spanish-American War, nineteen years old, the youngest member who ever entered the Home, whose disability was nervous prostration, caused by sunstroke.  He became a member of the Home December 16th, 1898, and was discharged May 22nd, 1899, at his own request, having recovered from his disability.

Elizabeth Thompson, the widow of Abram Thompson, late private Company E, Twenty-second Indiana Infantry, came to the Home from Johnson County, April 10, 1899.  She was born in Virginia in July, 1800 (exact date not known), and died at the Home, September 5, 1899, being a little more than ninety-nine years old when she died.



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