THE BLOOMFIELD NEWS, Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, Thursday January 22, 1944, Volume LXVI, Number 13, Page 8, Columns 3, â€œLast Civil War Veteran Is Taken By Deathâ€ [Transcribed 16 Jan 2002 from Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Libraryâ€™s IHS Microfilm Records.]
Greene County no longer has a living veteran of the Civil War today, after the death of George HALSTEAD, 94 years old, at the home of his nephew, George ROLLISON, in the Plummer community, east of Lyons.
Mr. HALSTEAD passed away Friday after a long illness. His death was attributed to complications incident to old age.
Mr. HALSTEAD was born on November 20, 1847, at Checkerville, Ohio, and came to Linton with his parents Elbert and Ru Ann HALSTEAD, while a small boy. He had never married.
Mr. HALSTEAD enlisted at Terre Haute and was assigned to COMPANY E, 43RD REGIMENT INDIANA INFANTRY, one of the most active regiments of the war between the states.
THE BLOOMFIELD NEWS, Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, Thursday January 22, 1944, Volume LXVI, Number 13, Page 1, Columns 3 & 4, â€œLast Greene County War Veteran Diesâ€”Photo of GEORGE HALSTEAD.â€ [Transcribed 16 Jan 2002 from Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Libraryâ€™s IHS Microfilm Records.]
George HALSTEAD, last surviving Civil War veteran, passed away Friday January 16, at the home of a nephew, George ROLLISON, at the age of 94 years.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all who helped us through the illness and death of our uncle, George HALSTEAD; especially the minister, Bro ROLL; the pianist, Miss SHERTZER, Mr. and Mrs. Courtland CHAMBERS, the singers; also the Legion and Auxiliary and Bethany Church; neighbors and friends who helped so loyally, those who sent flowers, and the KIDD and JENKINS Funeral Home.
The nieces and nephews:
Mr. and Mrs. George ROLLISON,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry ROLLISON,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas ROLLISON,
Mr. and Mrs. Horace DEPEW,
Mrs. Bertha KATZENBURGER,
Mrs. Mary HENDREN.
NOTEâ€”RLJ: INDEX TO MARRIAGE RECORDS IN GREENE COUNTY, INDIANA, 1939, WPA, Index Page 47: HALSTEAD, Sarah J. to John ROLLISON, 1 Mar 1874, Book J, Page 348.