New headstones honor Civil War veterans in Everett

James Holloway

Bio: Born in 1843, in Peru, Ohio.

Service: Enlisted in the Army on May 26, 1862, in Monroeville, Ohio. He was an 18-year-old farmer, 5-foot-8, with blues eyes and light blonde hair. He mustered on Aug. 30, 1862, for three years service to the 101st Ohio Infantry. It is unknown what battles he fought in. Admitted to hospital Nov. 29, 1864, with dysentery. Listed as deserted on Sept. 20, 1863, from Cleveland, Ohio. Mustered out June 12, 1865.

After the war: The 1910 census found him living close to his brother in Clinton, Neb. A few years later he and his brother appeared in Washington. It is unknown when James Holloway married. His wife, Mary Holloway, passed away in 1914. They had one son.

Died: June 1, 1921; age 62.

Valentine Schreck

Born: 1847 near Milwaukee, Wis.

Service: He was a 17-year-old laborer, 5-foot-2 with blue eyes and brown hair. He enlisted in the Army on Aug. 6, 1864, in Buffalo, N.Y. He mustered on Aug. 8, 1864, for three years service in the 27th New York battery independent volunteer light artillery. It is not known what battles he fought in. Mustered out June 22, 1865.

After the war: The 1870 census found him working as a harness maker in Port Washington, Wis. On Feb. 1, 1880 Schreck married Alice Mathey. They traveled about the country, finally settling in Everett in 1893. In 1900 Schreck retired as a janitor at the court house.

Died: Oct. 25, 1928, at his home, 1815 Lombard; age 82.

Samuel T. Johnston

Born: 1843, in Milesburg, Pa.

Service: A 20-year-old laborer, he mustered on July 20, 1863 to serve for 90 days in Co. D, 46th Pennsylvania Infantry. He served one month guarding draftees. Mustered out Aug. 20, 1863.

After the war: The 1880 census found him employed as a laborer married to his wife, Amelia. The couple had a daughter, Effie, one year old at that time. He was in a state militia regiment and was not eligible for government pension. He came to Arlington, Wash., on May 20, 1904 with his brother William. His wife at that time was named Victoria. It is unknown what happened to his first wife and daughter.

Died: May 27, 1917, Everett, Providence Hospital; age 73.

William D. Peterson

Born: Sept. 30, 1827, in Danville, Maine.

Service: He was 26, stood 5-foot-6 with dark hair. Married to Miranda A. Humes and they had four children. He enlisted on Aug. 26, 1864 in Co. E, 5th Wisconsin Infantry. He mustered into service mid-July, 1864. His first combat action came at Williamsburg, Va., in the bloody battle of Antietam.

After the war: The 1880 census found him working as a blacksmith in Omro, Wis. It is not known why he and his family traveled west, settling in Everett.

Died: June 21, 1904, in his son’s home, address unknown, in Everett; age 77.

William Laroe

Born: June 15, 1844 in Brasher, NY.

Service: He was a 19-year-old mechanic, who stood 5-foot-6, with grey eyes and dark hair

Enlisted May 23, 1863, to the 13th New York Volunteer Calvary. He mustered in June 1863 for three year service. His first action was when Gen. Robert E. Lee moved into Pennsylvania and clashed with the Union forces at Gettysburg, Penn. Their first battle distinction came when they destroyed the Army of Northern Virginia’s bridges and wagons at Falling Waters, Md., on July 14, 1863. Mustered out Sept.21, 1865.

After the war: He returned to Potsdam, N.Y. and resumed work at his previous employer. He married Ella August Patterson four months shy of leaving the service. They had five children. It is not known why he and his wife moved westward. The 1910 census found him, his wife and his 11-year-old grandson in the community of Lowell near Everett. That same year, his wife died and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

Died: June 23, 1923, Orting, Wash.; age 79. His remains were brought to Everett for burial next to Ella.

John C. Purnell

Born: Sept. 13, 1829 in Ohio.

Service: He was a 35-year-old farmer married to Ellen Cowden in 1848, with two children. He stood 5-foot-4, with grey eyes and dark hair. Drafted Oct. 1864, to Company U, the 65th Illinois infantry. On April 5, 1865, he became ill, was admitted to the camp butler post hospital and later furloughed home. By May 1865 he was diagnosed with hepatitis and the measles. He was mustered out May 29, 1865.

After the war: The 1870 census found him, his wife and five children on a farm near Worth County, Mo. His wife died four days after giving birth. Nine months later he married Nancy Kellogg. The 1910 census found him and Nancy living at 3206 Maple St. He had worked as a horse breeder. He fell ill and was under a doctor’s care until death.

Died: Jan. 4, 1911, in Everett; age 82

Theophilus Rock

Born: Dec. 19, 1836, in Quebec, Canada. It is unknown when he moved to America.

Service: He was 29 years old, stood 5-foot-10, with blue eyes and dark hair. On Dec. 7, 1855, he married Marguerite Callioux. They had 12 children. He enlisted Feb. 14, 1865, into Co. L, the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry. He mustered June 20, 1865, for one year service and was assigned to his regiment as the war was winding down. Mustered out July 19, 1865.

After the war: The 1870 census found him, his wife, his children and his father in St. Croix, Wis. In 1901 he and his wife divorced. In 1907 the census found him living at 2301 Wetmore. In 1944 he remarried, to Sylvia Parr and they moved to 2231 Norton.

Died: April 9, 1923, at his home; age 86.

David M. Page

Born: September 1830 in Marble Rock, Ontario, Canada.

Service: On Jan. 23, 1856 he married Amy M. Emma. They had four children. He enlisted Aug. 7, 1862, in Co. G, the 10th New York Heavy Artillery, for three years. He served as an artilleryman. He reenlisted on March 6, 1865, into the U.S. Army, Co K, 193rd New York Infantry. Mustered out Jan. 18, 1866.

After the war: He returned to Canada with his family in 1866. In 1907 he was living at 2512 Cedar St. in Arlington.

Died: Feb. 25, 1909; age 79.

John H. Garkey

Born: Nov. 20, 1845.

Service: He was a 19-year-old farmer who stood at 5-foot-3, with grey eyes, fair complexion. He mustered in on Sept. 2, 1864, for a year in Co. I, 144th New York Infantry.

After the war: On July 27, 1872, he married Ellen LeBarrons. They had four children. She died of unknown causes in June 1881. On Oct.19, 1883, he married Delilah Hubbard. The 1900 census found him, his wife and one son in Maltby. The 1912 census found him in Lowell.

Died: Nov. 25, 1898; Providence Hospital, age 68.

Joseph W. Goldthorp

Born: Sep. 13, 1837, in Linden, Wis.

Service: He was 23 when he joined up. He mustered in on Aug. 30, 1861, for three year service in Company F, 1st Kansas Infantry. He became ill and was admitted to Leavenworth Hospital. Later that year he rejoined his company. He mustered out on March 30, 1862.

After the war: He returned to his wife and 10 children in Wyandott, Kan. The 1910 census found him in the Lake Stevens area celebrating his golden anniversary. In 1913 their home burned.

Died: April 17, 1916; age 79.

William H. Black

Born: April 30, 1846, in Ireland.

Service: He was an 18 year-old immigrant from Ireland, who stood 5-foot-7, with brown eyes and black hair. He mustered in on April 30, 1864, for four-year service to the U.S. Marine Corps. He was twice hospitalized, eventually discharged for a condition identified as “disatomopid” in 1868.

After the war: While in the service, he married Annie M. Spurrier on July 7, 1866. They had eight children. The 1890 census found him settled in the Puget Sound area. A decade later the census found him living Lowell, working as a painter.

Died: Sept. 10, 1912; age 66, of pneumonia.

Orin C. Holton

Born: Feb. 20, 1834 in Wayne County, Mich.

Service: He was a 27-year-old farmer who stood at 5-foot -7, with blue eyes. He mustered in on Oct. 10, 1861, to Battery E, 1st Illinois Light Artellery, in Chicago. He fought in the battle of Shiloh, later became seriously ill with diarrhea. On May 1, 1864, he was court marshalled on a charge of assault with intent to kill. While in Memphis, Tenn., he had severely stabbed another private. He was discharged on Dec. 24, 1864.

After the war: He returned to farm life in Michigan. In early 1866, he married a woman identified as Louisa. The had four children. In 1880 his wife died. About 1913 he joined his daughter Edith Barber in Everett.

Died: Jan. 5, 1914, an inmate in the Western State Hospital for the Insane, located in Pierce County; age 80.

James L. McCaughey

Born: May 20, 1841 in Millersburg, Ohio.

Service: He was a 22-year-old farmer who stood 5-foot-8, with grey eyes and dark hair. He and his older brother both joined the U.S. Army. He mustered in on May 2, 1864, for a 100 day service in Co. I, 166th Ohio Infantry, Cleveland, Ohio. He mustered out on Sept. 9, 1864.

After the war: On Oct. 11, 1864, he married Mary V. Hart. They had nine children and lived on a farm near his older brother. The 1920 census found him living with his youngest son at 2002 Wall St. in Everett.

Died: May 2, 1921, in his home, 2002 Wall St.; age 80.

George Johnson

Born: July 18, 1835, in England.

Service: In 1857, he came to the U.S. He was a 26-year-old roofer.

He mustered in on Oct. 9, 1861, for three year service in Co. B into the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry. He was in active battle at Second Bull Run near Manassas, Va.; Antietam; and at Campbell’s Station. Discharged on July 27, 1865.

After the war: Sometime in 1859 he married Ann E. Hummer in Pennsylvania. They had four children. After his service, they moved from Kansas to Everett, living at 8068 Everett Ave. He was a tailor living on a $12 pension. He was characterized as senile.

Died: Feb. 21, 1923; age 88.

James R. McDonald

Born: Jan. 12, 1844 in Guernsey County, Ohio.

Service: He was a 17-year-old carpenter who stood 6-foot-3, with blue-grey eyes and brown hair.

He mustered Nov. 15, 1863, for three year service in Co. H, 13th Iowa Infantry. He quickly rose from private to corporal. On Jan 15, 1863, he was granted medical discharge.

After the war: On May 2, 1864, he married Eliza Anna Love. They had six children. In 1870 he was employed as a railroad section boss in Louisville, Neb. In the 1920 census he was located in Snohomish, disabled after suffering strokes.

Died: Dec. 18, 1925; age 82.

William H. Mullin

Born: March 2, 1841, Marion County, Ind.

Service: He was 20 years old. On June 19, 1861, he mustered into Co. H, 13th Indiana Infantry. He and his younger brother joined the same regiment and company. He fought the battle of Winchester Heights and pursued Confederate Gen. T. J. Jackson. He was hospitalized in Carver General Hospital for “debilities.” He is listed as a deserter.

After the war: The 1870 census found him working in the mill community in Hendricks, Colo. In 1903 he was found in Snohomish County. On Oct. 16, 1903, he married and the couple settled as farmers in Lowell.

Died: Jan. 6, 1914; age 73.

Tobias C. Oleson

Born: Dec. 20, 1835, in Norway. In 1850 he immigrated to the U.S. Service: He was a 28-year-old farmer who stood at 5-foot-5, with gray eyes and fair complexion. He enlisted Sept. 24, 1864, in Battery D, 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery. Mustered in for one year of service on Oct. 8, 1864. He was listed always present for duty never under enemy fire. Discharged June 20, 1865.

After the war: In 1860, he married Ingaborg M. Jacobson in Winona County, Minn. They had 12 children. He returned to his family after the war. The 1910 census found him in Spokane, but by 1920 he resided in Stanwood. His last address known is 3004 Everett Ave.

Died: June 16, 1923; age 88.

John C. Stentz

Born: Oct. 26, 1840 in Uniontown, Penn.

Service: He was 24 years old, with brown eyes and black hair. He enlisted Jan. 21, 1864. Mustered in 1865 into Co. A, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy artillery.

He was in action near Ft. Clifton, Va., when he suffered a gunshot wound to his left leg and a head injury due to shrapnel. The wounds were not life threatening. He was honorably discharged July 1, 1865.

After the war: On March 12, 1876, he married Alice Palmer in Blue Earth, Minn. They had nine children. The 1920 census found him and his adult children in West Clarksdale, Wash.

Died: Of cancer Nov. 26, 1923, in the Pinehurst neighborhood of Everett; age 82.

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