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Abel M Sowards

Abel M SowardsAge: 70 years18421912

Name
Abel M Sowards
Given names
Abel M
Surname
Sowards
Birth May 31, 1842

Citation details: Salem Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana, USA
Text:
Able M Sowards May 21 1842 - July 20 1912 ----- Vility Jane Sowards Mar 15 1847 - May 7 1921 ---- SOWARDS
Citation details: Lake County Star, Crown Point, Indiana, Friday July 26 1912.
Text:
Lake County Star Crown Point, Indiana, Friday July 26 1912. Death of a Veteran---Abel Sowards The sudden death of Abel Sowards, at his home on North Street,last Saturday at Midnight, caused the second vacancy in the G.A.R. ranks here in four days. Although he had not been feeling as well as usual for a short time he walked to the postoffice [sic] and back Saturday morning. His heart was not doing as well as usual, and that night he became sick to his stomach about midnight and before his wife had a chance to realize the change he expired. His health had been frail for a long time,and his poor eye sight had given him a dollar a day pension for a number of years. Mr. Sowards served three years in the 5th Virginia Infantry, and at the time the war broke out was living near the Ohio and Virginia line. He was born 70 years ago the 30th day of May, a little north of the "letter S" at the old Foley mill pond where "King's Run" emptied into the pond and the marks of the old pioneer log house still shows on the edge of the hill. After the war he drifted back to Lake county and for many years lived at Leroy and near there before coming to Crown Point. Surviving is a wife, several children, and grandchildren. It was his wish to be buried by his comrades of the G.A.R. Post, and on Tuesday forenoon a squad of soldiers and the family members started for the Salem church and cemetery, in Porter county, where the services were held by Rev. Billman, of this place and the body was laid to rest with the other family members where he had erected a fine monument. He answered to the final roll call and joined a much larger army across the river than is left on this side.
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Sowards
1860 (Age 17 years)
MarriageVioletta Jane King SowardsView this family
August 25, 1865 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Catherine Marie “Cassie” Sowards
May 27, 1866 (Age 23 years)
Citation details: Salem Cemetery, Hebron Indiana
Citation details: Email with Michael Auger
Date of entry in original source: November 26, 2011
Text:
Thanks Ian. Here's the info to add to the photos I sent of Catherine Sowards & James Alexander Aiken James Alexander Aiken Birth: 20 Dec 1854 NY. Source: James A. Aiken Death record Death: 24 Feb 1932 Crown Point, IN. Source: James A. Aiken Death record Catherine Mae Sowards Birth: 27 May 1865. Source: Catherine M Aiken Death record Death: 24 Feb 1932 Crown Point, IN. Source: Catherine M Aiken Death record As you'll note all of the info comes from two death records which contain info from the same informant, so take it with any many grains as you'd like. I haven't done much work on this line yet to find additional sources. Also, you'll note they died on the same day. That is not a typo, that is correct - they died less than 5 hours apart. Regarding hosting a website - yes, I'd love more info regarding a host and other details. Thanks for the offer to grant my posting access to your tree. I will definitely keep that in mind. My hope is to have my own site, but if that proves too difficult, I may take you up on it! Mike
Birth of a son
#2
John A Sowards
November 7, 1867 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3
Emma Jane Sowards
February 2, 1870 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#4
George M. Sowards
March 17, 1872 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#5
William E Sowards
October 3, 1874 (Age 32 years)

Death of a fatherJohn Sowards
August 1879 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Priscillia Evelyn Sowards
September 14, 1881 (Age 39 years)

Birth of a daughter
#7
Nannie May Sowards
May 24, 1883 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#8
Flyod A Sowards
April 16, 1887 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childMadison WilsonNannie May SowardsView this family
February 6, 1906 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1
John Vincent “Vince” Wilson
April 20, 1908 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2
Cecil Wilson
January 3, 1910 (Age 67 years)
Death of a grandsonCecil Wilson
March 7, 1910 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3
Abel Milton Wilson
March 12, 1910 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4
James Albert Wilson
February 23, 1912 (Age 69 years)
Death July 20, 1912 (Age 70 years)
Cause of death: Heart attack caused by weakness from his imprisonment during the war.
Citation details: Salem Cemetery Hebron, Indiana
Text:
Able M Sowards May 21 1842 - July 20 1912 ----- Vility Jane Sowards Mar 15 1847 - May 7 1921 ---- SOWARDS
Citation details: Lake County Star Crown Point, Indiana, Friday July 26 1912.
Text:
Lake County Star Crown Point, Indiana, Friday July 26 1912. Death of a Veteran---Abel Sowards The sudden death of Abel Sowards, at his home on North Street,last Saturday at Midnight, caused the second vacancy in the G.A.R. ranks here in four days. Although he had not been feeling as well as usual for a short time he walked to the postoffice [sic] and back Saturday morning. His heart was not doing as well as usual, and that night he became sick to his stomach about midnight and before his wife had a chance to realize the change he expired. His health had been frail for a long time,and his poor eye sight had given him a dollar a day pension for a number of years. Mr. Sowards served three years in the 5th Virginia Infantry, and at the time the war broke out was living near the Ohio and Virginia line. He was born 70 years ago the 30th day of May, a little north of the "letter S" at the old Foley mill pond where "King's Run" emptied into the pond and the marks of the old pioneer log house still shows on the edge of the hill. After the war he drifted back to Lake county and for many years lived at Leroy and near there before coming to Crown Point. Surviving is a wife, several children, and grandchildren. It was his wish to be buried by his comrades of the G.A.R. Post, and on Tuesday forenoon a squad of soldiers and the family members started for the Salem church and cemetery, in Porter county, where the services were held by Rev. Billman, of this place and the body was laid to rest with the other family members where he had erected a fine monument. He answered to the final roll call and joined a much larger army across the river than is left on this side.
Burial
Cemetery: Salem Cemetery
Citation details: Lake County Star Crown Point, Indiana, Friday July 26 1912.
Text:
Lake County Star Crown Point, Indiana, Friday July 26 1912. Death of a Veteran---Abel Sowards The sudden death of Abel Sowards, at his home on North Street,last Saturday at Midnight, caused the second vacancy in the G.A.R. ranks here in four days. Although he had not been feeling as well as usual for a short time he walked to the postoffice [sic] and back Saturday morning. His heart was not doing as well as usual, and that night he became sick to his stomach about midnight and before his wife had a chance to realize the change he expired. His health had been frail for a long time,and his poor eye sight had given him a dollar a day pension for a number of years. Mr. Sowards served three years in the 5th Virginia Infantry, and at the time the war broke out was living near the Ohio and Virginia line. He was born 70 years ago the 30th day of May, a little north of the "letter S" at the old Foley mill pond where "King's Run" emptied into the pond and the marks of the old pioneer log house still shows on the edge of the hill. After the war he drifted back to Lake county and for many years lived at Leroy and near there before coming to Crown Point. Surviving is a wife, several children, and grandchildren. It was his wish to be buried by his comrades of the G.A.R. Post, and on Tuesday forenoon a squad of soldiers and the family members started for the Salem church and cemetery, in Porter county, where the services were held by Rev. Billman, of this place and the body was laid to rest with the other family members where he had erected a fine monument. He answered to the final roll call and joined a much larger army across the river than is left on this side.
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by: Ian Towler
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Marriage: August 25, 1865Lawrence County, Ohio, USA
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Catherine M. Sowards Aiken and Husband James A. AikenCatherine Marie “Cassie” Sowards
Birth: May 27, 1866 23 19Westfield, Medina County, Ohio, USA
Death: February 24, 1932Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana, USA
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BirthHeadstones and Grave Markers
Citation details: Salem Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana, USA
Text:
Able M Sowards May 21 1842 - July 20 1912 ----- Vility Jane Sowards Mar 15 1847 - May 7 1921 ---- SOWARDS
BirthNewspaper Obituaries
Citation details: Lake County Star, Crown Point, Indiana, Friday July 26 1912.
Text:
Lake County Star Crown Point, Indiana, Friday July 26 1912. Death of a Veteran---Abel Sowards The sudden death of Abel Sowards, at his home on North Street,last Saturday at Midnight, caused the second vacancy in the G.A.R. ranks here in four days. Although he had not been feeling as well as usual for a short time he walked to the postoffice [sic] and back Saturday morning. His heart was not doing as well as usual, and that night he became sick to his stomach about midnight and before his wife had a chance to realize the change he expired. His health had been frail for a long time,and his poor eye sight had given him a dollar a day pension for a number of years. Mr. Sowards served three years in the 5th Virginia Infantry, and at the time the war broke out was living near the Ohio and Virginia line. He was born 70 years ago the 30th day of May, a little north of the "letter S" at the old Foley mill pond where "King's Run" emptied into the pond and the marks of the old pioneer log house still shows on the edge of the hill. After the war he drifted back to Lake county and for many years lived at Leroy and near there before coming to Crown Point. Surviving is a wife, several children, and grandchildren. It was his wish to be buried by his comrades of the G.A.R. Post, and on Tuesday forenoon a squad of soldiers and the family members started for the Salem church and cemetery, in Porter county, where the services were held by Rev. Billman, of this place and the body was laid to rest with the other family members where he had erected a fine monument. He answered to the final roll call and joined a much larger army across the river than is left on this side.
DeathHeadstones and Grave Markers
Citation details: Salem Cemetery Hebron, Indiana
Text:
Able M Sowards May 21 1842 - July 20 1912 ----- Vility Jane Sowards Mar 15 1847 - May 7 1921 ---- SOWARDS
DeathNewspaper Obituaries
Citation details: Lake County Star Crown Point, Indiana, Friday July 26 1912.
Text:
Lake County Star Crown Point, Indiana, Friday July 26 1912. Death of a Veteran---Abel Sowards The sudden death of Abel Sowards, at his home on North Street,last Saturday at Midnight, caused the second vacancy in the G.A.R. ranks here in four days. Although he had not been feeling as well as usual for a short time he walked to the postoffice [sic] and back Saturday morning. His heart was not doing as well as usual, and that night he became sick to his stomach about midnight and before his wife had a chance to realize the change he expired. His health had been frail for a long time,and his poor eye sight had given him a dollar a day pension for a number of years. Mr. Sowards served three years in the 5th Virginia Infantry, and at the time the war broke out was living near the Ohio and Virginia line. He was born 70 years ago the 30th day of May, a little north of the "letter S" at the old Foley mill pond where "King's Run" emptied into the pond and the marks of the old pioneer log house still shows on the edge of the hill. After the war he drifted back to Lake county and for many years lived at Leroy and near there before coming to Crown Point. Surviving is a wife, several children, and grandchildren. It was his wish to be buried by his comrades of the G.A.R. Post, and on Tuesday forenoon a squad of soldiers and the family members started for the Salem church and cemetery, in Porter county, where the services were held by Rev. Billman, of this place and the body was laid to rest with the other family members where he had erected a fine monument. He answered to the final roll call and joined a much larger army across the river than is left on this side.
BurialNewspaper Obituaries
Citation details: Lake County Star Crown Point, Indiana, Friday July 26 1912.
Text:
Lake County Star Crown Point, Indiana, Friday July 26 1912. Death of a Veteran---Abel Sowards The sudden death of Abel Sowards, at his home on North Street,last Saturday at Midnight, caused the second vacancy in the G.A.R. ranks here in four days. Although he had not been feeling as well as usual for a short time he walked to the postoffice [sic] and back Saturday morning. His heart was not doing as well as usual, and that night he became sick to his stomach about midnight and before his wife had a chance to realize the change he expired. His health had been frail for a long time,and his poor eye sight had given him a dollar a day pension for a number of years. Mr. Sowards served three years in the 5th Virginia Infantry, and at the time the war broke out was living near the Ohio and Virginia line. He was born 70 years ago the 30th day of May, a little north of the "letter S" at the old Foley mill pond where "King's Run" emptied into the pond and the marks of the old pioneer log house still shows on the edge of the hill. After the war he drifted back to Lake county and for many years lived at Leroy and near there before coming to Crown Point. Surviving is a wife, several children, and grandchildren. It was his wish to be buried by his comrades of the G.A.R. Post, and on Tuesday forenoon a squad of soldiers and the family members started for the Salem church and cemetery, in Porter county, where the services were held by Rev. Billman, of this place and the body was laid to rest with the other family members where he had erected a fine monument. He answered to the final roll call and joined a much larger army across the river than is left on this side.
Note
Blue eyes, dark hair, and light complexion Blinded from imprisionment during Civil War.
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Citation details: Provided by Michael Auger
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