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Weston Pulfrey

Male 1842 - 1933  (90 years)


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  • Name Weston Pulfrey 
    Born 04 Dec 1842  Harlaxton, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Sep 1933  Stockton, Jo Daviess County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 25 Sep 1933  Woodbine Cemetery, Woodbine, Jo Daviess County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1734  Thompson
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2008 

    Father John Pulfrey,   b. Abt 1805, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ann Weston,   b. Abt 1810, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nellie Eustice,   b. 25 Feb 1857, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1894  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1876 
    Children 
     1. ? Pulfrey
    +2. Irvin Weston Pulfrey,   b. 17 Aug 1886, Jo Daviess County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2005 
    Family ID F595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Amelia Garner,   b. Abt 1874, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 22 Mar 1909 
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2005 
    Family ID F793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1900 United States Federal Census Record - Stockton Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois - Sheet 17
    1900 United States Federal Census Record - Stockton Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois - Sheet 17

  • Notes 
    • Weston served in the Army's 75th Illinois Infantry from 22 Aug 1862 to 05 Jul 1865.

      Weston's grandson Ward said that Weston stood guard over Abraham Lincoln's body at the hotel across the street from the Ford Theatre after he was shot.
    • Weston Pulfrey's obit:

      VETERAN OF THE 60'S DIES
      Stockton's Last Civil War Soldier Dies At Home In Country\On Saturday
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      Weston Pulfrey, who fought with the Union forces during the Civil War, joined his commanders on the other shore Saturday. Although past 90, he frequently came to town from his home near Stockton Center and was a familiar figure on the streets.
      He was sturdy and well preserved but time took it's toll the latter part of the week when he was laid low by a stroke which terminated in his death.
      The recent death of Jacob Nading and that of Mr. Pulfrey completely wipes out the Civil War Veterans in this section.
      Weston Pulfrey, son of John and Ann Weston Pulfrey, was born Dec. 4, 1842 at Harlaxton, Lincolnshire, England and passed away at Stockton, Illinois at the ripe old age of 90 years, 9 months and 19 days.
      He came to this country when but a boy, first making his home at New Milford, Ill. and later, at the age of 10 years, he came to Stockton and has resided in this community until his death.
      He enlisted with the 75th Ill. Infantry, Co. H., Aug.22, 1862 and served faithfully until he was discharged July 5, 1865 at Indianapolis.
      Mr. Pulfrey was one of the guard of honor over the body of Abraham Lincoln while it lay in state at Springfield
      following his assassination in April, 1865.
      He was united in marriage Sept. 26, 1876 to Nellie Eustice. To this marriage was born two children, one daughter, who died in infancy, and one son, Irving W. His wife passed away March 13, 1894 and he was again united in marriage to Amelia Garner, March 22, 1909. He leaves to mourn his departure his widow, one son and 10 Grandchildren and many
      friends and neighbors.
      The funeral was held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.

    Died:
    • Certficate of Undertaker on Burial of U.S. War Veteran on file.


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