Saturday, June 16, 2012

Lansford W. Hastings, Civil War Veteran

Lansford W. Hastings died on June 16, 1913, in his home near Parkertown, Ohio. (Parkertown is an unincorporated area of Erie County in Groton Township, about four miles south of Castalia.)

The listing in the 1890 Veterans Schedule, available on the database Ancestry Library Edition, provides us with the Civil War unit in which Lansford W. Hastings served: the 145h Ohio Volunteer Infantry. A search on the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors network gives his name as "Sanford W. Hastings."

An obituary for Lansford W. Hastings appeared in the June 18, 1913 issue of the Sandusky Register. His funeral was held at the Parkertown schoolhouse on June 18, 1913. He was survived by six sons and two daughters. Burial was in Deyo Cemetery (called Bowlus Cemetery in the newspaper article.)

Lansford W. Hastings, who was born in 1836 and died in 1913, is not to be confused with another well known Lansford W. Hastings, also born in Ohio. Lansford Warren Hastings (1819-1870) wrote The Emigrants' Guide to Oregon and California , which was the guidebook used by the Donner Party.

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