|Name||Charles C. Willson |
|Photographer||F. LaRoche |
|Highest Rank||Private |
|Unit||Co. F, 21st Iowa Infantry |
|Born||About 1844 |
|Place Born||Iowa |
|Died||April 17, 1897 |
|Place Died||Seattle, WA |
|Buried||Grand Army of the Republic (Seattle) |
|Service Record||Residence Epworth [Dubuque County] IA; 19 years old, born Iowa; enlisted on 8/11/1862 as a Private; on 8/22/1862 he mustered into "F" Co. IA 21st Infantry; Mustered Out on 6/5/1865 at New Orleans, LA |
|Obit/Notes||-- Obituary, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sunday, April 18, 1897, page 8, column C|
C. C. Willson Dead.
C. C. Willson, a member of the G. A. R., died at his residence, 505 Twenty-first avenue, yesterday, aged 53 years. During the civil war Mr. Willson was a member of Company F, Twenty-first Iowa regiment. The funeral services will be held today at the residence at 2 p.m., under the auspices of the G. A. R. The members of the Stevens Post, No. 1, will assemble in their hall in the Hinckley building at 1 o'clock sharp.
-- Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sunday, May 9, 1897, page 7, columns B, C
In Memory of a Dead Comrade.
Stevens Post, G. A. R., has adopted the following resolution in memory of Charles C. Wilson, a member of the post, who died April 17:
"Seattle, April 30, 1897.
"To the Commander and Comrades of Stevens Post, No. 1, G. A. R.:
"Your committee, appointed to prepare suitable resolutions in memory of our late comrade, Charles C. Wilson, who died April 17, 1897, respectfully submit the following:
"By the sad and untimely death of Charles C. Wilson the officers and members of this post mourn the loss of an efficient and able post commander, an upright and honorable comrade, and a friend and companion whose faithful and earnest work in the post room, among our needy comrades, and in all the walks of life, is now, to all, the greatest monument of his many virtues and noble, upright character.
"Comrade Wilson was one who, true to that soldierly spirit that everywhere characterized the 'boys in blue, ' was ready for every duty, and as 'in camp and field, ' so in post and civil life, he manifested a spirit of true devotion to comrade and friend, and was ever ready to obey and to perform his well his part in life.
"As a member of Stevens post he took an active part in all the proceedings, and refused no duty when health or business would permit him to act. He was obedient to every command and true to every trust. As a soldier, so as a comrade, he bore the brunt of battle without a murmur or complaint.
"As he lived, so he died, a brave and loyal defender of the old flag he loved so well. His last work at our new cemetery, assisting at the raising of the flagpole, is a fitting memento to us of his patriotic life. 'Tis well that he sleeps in that hallowed spot, made the more sacred to us by his untiring efforts in life, and now the receptacle of his precious dust.
"To his bereaved family we extend the consolations and sympathies of comrades who loved him in life, and who will do all in our power to shield and protect, to console and comfort his loved ones in this their greatest sorrow.
"Resolved, that these resolutions be published in our city papers, the Blaine Republican and the White River Journal, and that a copy be presented to the family. Respectfully submitted,
S. F. STREET
L. A. TREEN
S. W. CLARK
J. E. RISEDORPH
|Subjects (TGM)||Willson, Charles C., ca. 1844-1897--Portrait photographs|
Grand Army of the Republic. Stevens Post No. 1--People--Washington (State)--Seattle--Portrait photographs
United States--History--Civil War, 1961-1865--Veterans--Washington (State)--Seattle--Portrait photographs
|Digital Collection||Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Portraits|
|Order Number||GAR036 |
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|Photograph Number||10.1 |
|Repository||Seattle Public Library |
|Repository Collection||Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room, Local History Collection |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned as 400 ppi TIFF on a Microtek 9800 scanner; derivatives created using Adobe Photoshop (600 pixels wide) and saved as a JPG file using Photoshop's image quality "8". Scanning performed in 1/2007. |
|Studio Location||Seattle, WA |
|Original Creator||Laroche, Frank |