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Thomas Reynolds 24th MI Vol, Medical Detachment - Last Soldiers Project

Thomas Reynolds 24th MI Vol, Medical Detachment - Last Soldiers Project

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 5:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Reynolds Conder Gleason
Looking for an obituary of Thomas Reynolds who would have died after the 1930 Census was taken.
He apparently enlisted in 1861 in the 24th Michigan Volunteers, Medical Attachment. Looking for proof of this as well....maybe a mention in his obit.
If Thomas Reynolds was in fact a Civil War Veteran, he would qualify for the Last Soldier Project for being the last Civil War Veteran for Iron County, WI
Other known info: married Bridget Conder (nee Gleason) on 18 Oct 1878 in Menominee County, MI
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Thomas Reynolds 24th MI Vol, Medical Detachment - Last Soldiers Project

Posted: 16 Dec 2010 9:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI. page-2, 5-28-1928
CIVIL WAR VETERAN TO BE HONORED GUEST
Thomas Reynolds, 85, Answers
Hurley Legion Commander's Call.
Thomas Reynolds, 85, a Civil war veteran, who enlisted in 1861 with the 24th Michigan Volunteers in the medical detachment, will be a guest of honor at the Hurley American
Legion Memorial Day program tomorrow morning, Frank Erspamer, commander of the post said this morning.
Fifteen years ago Mr. Reynolds lost, his discharge papers when his home burned, but, according to his story he served with that regiment for one year, being discharged in
1862. He enlisted in the outfit in Detroit.
Mr. Reynolds Answers.
Mr. Reynolds was the only veteran who answered Mr. Erspamer's call for Civil war soldiers, and it is believed
that he is the only one remaining in Iron county at the present time. He will have a place of honor in the parade and the services at the cemetery afterward.
The parade in Hurley will start from the American Legion club rooms across from the court house and will march west on Copper street to the Memorial cannon, on Granite street, it will cut back to Silver street and down that thoroughfare
to Second avenue, on Second to Iron and thence on highway 51(number hard to read) to the cemetery where the memorial program will be given.
Members of the American Legion, the Auxiliary and other fraternal organizations will march in the parade. Three gold star mothers, Mrs.William Webber, Mrs. Sarah Landry
and Mrs, Henry Poole will be given places of honor in cars in the parade and at the services at the cemetery.
Program Is Given.
The program there will include:
Memorial prayer, Rev.P.F. Myer.
Placing of flowers on the graves.
America, Audience.
Recitations, Ardelle Trier, Onn? Kartinen
Memorial Day Address, H.L.Plummer
Star Spangled Banner, Audience.
Benediction, Rev. P. P. Myer.
Salute to the dead—Taps.

Re: Thomas Reynolds 24th MI Vol, Medical Detachment - Last Soldiers Project

Posted: 16 Dec 2010 9:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Daily Globe, Ironwood, Michigan, page-1, 7-7-1930
TAPS SOUNDED FOR REYNOLDS
Civil War Veteran to be
Buried by Friends at
Hurley Friday.
Final taps were sounded early Sunday morning for Tom Reynolds,87, a man who contended he served 36 months in the Civil War but who was never entered on the official
records as a member of the American army.
Reynolds died as a county charge on the Dave Younger farm, one mile west of Hurley. He will be buried by friends next Friday morning. Funeral services will be held
from the St Mary's Catholic church, burial will be made in Hurley. The remains are now being held at the Erspamer morgue.
As far as can be determined Reynolds had no living relatives in this community. He had one sister with
whom he was not in communication.
Hn was born in Detroit and came to Hurley with his wife and son, Tom Reynolds, Jr., 40 years ago. The son was killed in an automobile (cont. on page 2)accident that occurred in the west. Shortly before moving to Hurley,
seven of Mr. and Mrs. Reynold's children died following a diphtheria attack. Mrs. Reynolds died some time ago. During his younger days Mr. Reynolds was a carpenter.
Although Mr. Reynolds case was called to the attention of the government,no trace of his enlistment
could be found. It was his contention that he first enlisted for a period of 14 months and that he later served for 22 months. He was never paid a pension because of
the fact that he could not prove his case.

Re: Thomas Reynolds 24th MI Vol, Medical Detachment - Last Soldiers Project

Posted: 17 Dec 2010 4:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
WOW....I found the first article but never found a follow up. It was never proven that he served...will have to leave that up to the guys in charge of the website.

Thanks for searching for me...again! I really do appreciate it!
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