Friday, August 3, 2012

Siram Jones, Veteran of 42nd U.S.C.T.

In 1900, Siram Jones was 60 years of age, and he was a resident of the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, now known as the Ohio Veterans Home, in Erie County, Ohio. During the Civil War, Siram Jones served in Company D of the 42nd U.S.C.T. He enlisted in September of 1864, and was mustered out on October 8, 1865 in Huntsville, Alabama. On May 3, 1904, Siram Jones married Victoria Holden in Erie County, Ohio. In the 1910 U.S. Census, Siram was no longer at the Soldiers' Home, but was residing on Finch Street in Sandusky, Ohio, with his wife Victoria. Eventually Siram Jones became a widow, and he moved to California. According to the Historical Registers of National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, accessible at Family Search, Siram Jones died at a Home for Disabled Soldiers in Sawtelle, California on August 4, 1927. He was buried at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. The life of Siram Jones had many chapters. Thank you for your military service, Mr. Jones!

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