91st PA: Robert McFeeters

Robert McFeeters

Before the war

He was born on 12 May 1819 (15; 7 (63 in 1882), 9 (63 in 1882)). He was born in Ireland (7, 9, 15). He was born to John McFeeters and [unknown] (15).

During the war

He was mustered into service as a corporal on 18 October 1861 (1, 2, 6, 11). He was in company F (1, 10, 17-20 (pvt)).

He was transferred on 4 December 1861 to company D (1, 5, 11).

He was wounded on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, Virginia (1).

On 6 January 1863, he and about five hundred other sick and wounded soldiers arrived in Philadelphia (12). Most had been wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg (12). They were taken to the Chestnut Hill Hospital (12).

He was discharged at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 8 June 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability, because of wounds (1, 3, 6, 7 [20 months service]). He was a corporal in company D (1, 3, 9, 13, 17-20). He had served for twenty months (9).

After the war

On 17 June 1863, he applied successfully for a pension (8, 10, 11).

He married Eliza [unknown family name] (16).

On 25 June 1882, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (7, 9). He suffered from wounds to his body (7, 9). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (9).

He was present at the Southern Branch in 1883 (7).

In 1890, he was living in the National Soldiers Home, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia (6). He had had a gunshot wound to his right side (6).

He was discharged from the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home on 11 July 1903 (9). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (9).

On 14 February 1907, he again applied for a pension, under the Act of 6 February 1907 (10, 11, 13). His pension certificate was reissued, and he received $20 per month effective 14 February 1907 (13). The pension certificate was dated 20 March 1907 (13).

On 26 February 1909, he died, at 1933 Latona Street, ward 36, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13, 14, 15). He died of uremia (of 4 years duration) (15). On 2 March 1909, he was buried, at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was buried from 1933 Latona Street, Philadelphia, the home of his grandson Robert Forbes (15). Invited to his funeral were members of Lodge number 164, International Order of Odd Fellows, and survivors of the 91st Pennsylvania (15).

On 27 July 1909, the Pension Bureau issued a reimbursement order for $55.33, payable to Robert Forbes (1933 Latona Street, Philadelphia, PA) (13).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Robert McFetters [sic])

2 company D, list of non-commissioned officers (Robert McFeeters [sic])

3 company D, register of men discharged (Robert McFeeters [sic])

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 7 August 2004 (Robert McFetters) [the company F card simply refers to the company D card, which I couldn't find]

5 company F, register of men transferred (Robert McFetters)

6 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 230 (image 221 on Ancestry), line 24 (Robert McFeeters [?])

7 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1884. January 5, 1885. Serial Set volume 2310, session volume 1, 48th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 11, page 216 (Robert McFeeters)

8 pension index, by name (Robert McFeeters [sic])

9 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1904. Serial Set volume 4835. Session volume 56, 58th Congress, 3rd Session. House Document 71. Page 413 (R McFeeters)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Robert McFeetors)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Robert McFeeters)

12 'Arrival of sick and wounded soldiers' (Philadelphia Inquirer 7 January 1863 page 6) (R MacFeeters)

13 Veterans Administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933, FamilySearch (Robert McFeeters)

14 Pennsylvania death indices, 1909 (accessed 18 Jan 2014) ('McFeeters, Robert; 19740; Phila.; Feb. 26.')

15 death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 26 February 1909, Robert McFeeters, FamilySearch (Robert McFeeters)

16 death notice, Philadelphia inquirer, Sunday 28 February 1909, page 8 (Robert McFeeters)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert M Feeters)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert McFeeters)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert McFesters)

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Robert McFetters)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Jan 2014)
Find a grave
accessed 18 January 2014 (searched for Robert McFeeters died 1909)

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Robert McFeeters in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans' schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, page 230 (image 221 on Ancestry), line 24]
[line] 24
[house]
[family]
[name] McFeeters [?] Robert
[rank] Corporal
[company] D
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Oct 1861
[discharge date] June 1863
[length of service] 1 year, 8 months [blank] days
[post office address] Nat. Soldiers Home Virginia
[disability incurred] GS wound r. side
[remarks] Disch. for wounds

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 11 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Feeters Robert M
Co. F D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Cpl
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McFeeters Robert

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 4 January 2015]

McFeeters, Robert
Co. F D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Cpl.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 6 January 2015]

McFesters, Robert
Co. F D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Cpl.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McFeeters Robert.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 8 January 2015]

McFetters Robert.
Co. F D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Cpl.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McFeeters, Robert.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Veterans administration pension payment cards

[Veterans Administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933, FamilySearch]
[transcribed 18 January 2014]

NAME: McFEETERS, ROBERT
Certificate No. 19840
ARMY INVALID.
Law: Act of Feb. 6, 1907.
Service: Cpl. D. 91" Pa. V. Inf.
Disability: [blank]
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
REISSUE2014 Feby 190720 Mch. 1907
Fees: [blank]
Transferred from: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: Feb 26 1909
Bureau notified: Apr 6 1909 3-798
Remarks [blank]
Died 26 Feb 09 Reimbursement order dated JUL 27 1909
payable to Robert Forbes 55.33
1933 Latona St
Phila. Pa.
Former Roll No. 28780 ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890
Home: Phila. Pa

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 26 February 1909, Robert McFeeters, FamilySearch]
[transcribed 18 January 2014]

RECORD OF A DEATH IN PHILADELPHIA.
5395
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
Full Name of Deceased, Robert McFeeters
Sex, Male
Color, White
Widower
Date of Birth, Year 1819 Month May Day 12
Date of Death, Year 1909 Month Feb Day 26
Age Years 89 Months 9 Days 14

I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Feb 10 1905 to Feb 26 1909 that I last saw him alive on Feb 26 1909 and that death occurred, on the date stated above at 3.15 P.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:

Chief, Uremia DURATION. 4 years Mos. 16 Days
Contributing " DURATION. " Mos. 16 Days
Signed, Irvin H Pris M.D.
Residence, 1314 S 15 St

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE.
Occupation, -
Place of Birth, Ireland
Birthplace of Father, Ireland
Birthplace of Mother, Ireland
Name of Father, John McFeeters
Maiden Name of Mother, Unknown
Last Place of Residence (This need only be given when it is other than the place of death.) [blank]
Place of Death, Street and No. 1933 Latona St
Ward, wherein death occurred, 36th
Buried from, Street and No. 1933 Latona St
Date of Burial, March 2nd 1909
Place of Burial, Odd Fellows Cem
William R Schofield Undertaker
Residence, 1127 S. 20th St

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia inquirer, Sunday 28 February 1909, page 8, Robert McFeeters]
[transcribed 18 January 2014, from GenealogyBank]

McFEETERS.--On February 26, 1909, ROBERT husband of the late Eliza McFeeters, in his 90th year. Relatives and friends, also Dacal [??] Rights Lodge, No. 164, IOOF, and Survivors of the 91st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, are invited to attend the funeral services on Tuesday at 2 PM. at the residence of his grandson Robert Forbes, 1933 Latona st. Interment private.


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