91st PA: George W Davis

George W Davis

Before the war

He was born in 1840/41 (4 (20 in 1861), 7 [82 in 1924], 8 [77 in 1920]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 7, 8).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (4).

During the war

He enlisted and mustered into service on 19 September 1861 (1, 2, 4, 5, 7). He enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 7). He was mustered in as eighth corporal in company H (1, 2, 9). He had gun number 75 (4).

He was reduced to the ranks (2).

He was discharged at Sharpsburg, Maryland, on 26 October 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 3, 4, 5, 10). He was a private, in company H (9).

He also served in company F of the 192nd Pennsylvania (5, 6, 9).

He also served as a private in the 37th New Jersey Infantry (7). He enlisted on 24 June 1863, at Woodstown, New Jersey (7). He was discharged on 24 September 1863, at Trenton, New Jersey (7).

After the war

After his discharge, he lived in Eagle Rock, California (7).

On 3 March 1879, he applied successfully for a pension (5, 6).

In 1920, he was living at 1250 East 43rd Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (8). He was living with his wife Emma J (8). He was not working (8).

On 11 September 1924, he was admitted to the Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (7). He had cancer on the back of his right ear, cardiac hypertrophy, mitral insufficiency, arteriosclerosis, epithehama [?] of the right ear, and chronic diarrhea (7). He had a ruddy complexion, brown eyes, grey hair, and was 5' 7" tall (7). He could read and write (7). He was a protestant (7). He was retired (7). He was married (7). His wife, Emma J Davis, lived at 5212 Windermere Avenue, Eagle Rock, California (7).

On 18 December 1925, he was discharged from the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, at his own request (7).

On 21 September 1927, he was readmitted to the Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (7). On 21 September 1927, he was discharged, at his own request (7).

On 14 April 1928, he was readmitted to the Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (7).

He died on 29 August 1928, at the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in California (5, 7). He died of carcinoma of the cecum (7). His body was removed to Inglewood, California (7).

On 10 September 1928, his widow, Emma T Davis, successfully applied for a pension, apparently from California (5, 6).

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) (George W Davis)

2 company H, list of non-commissioned officers (George Davis)

3 company H, register of men discharged, #23 (George W Davis)

4 company H, descriptive roll, #11 (George W Davis)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (George W Davis)

6 pension index, by name (George W Davis)

7 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Sawtelle California, Registers, W, transcribed from Ancestry, image 1483 of 2830, transcribed February 2011 (George W Davis)

8 1920 US census, California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 392, microfilm series T625, film 114, page 17= 2 A handwritten (George W Davis)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Davis)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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1920 census

[1920 US census, California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 392, microfilm series T625, film 114, page 17= 2 A handwritten]
[identification is likely, given his age and birthplace, and his admission in 1924 to the Pacific Branch of the National Military Home]
[note that the next entry, on 431 Hooper Street, is for Elmer J Davis (38, merchant, grocery store), born in Illinois, father born Pennsylvania, and mother born Illinois.]
line2324
streetEast 43rd Street
house number1250 
dwelling visit number37 
family visit number38 
nameDavis George W- Emma J
relationshipHeadWife
own/rentO 
free/mortgaged (if owned)F 
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7763
marital statusMM
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaIllinois
native language  
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language  
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaOhio
mother's native language  
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationNoneNone
industry, business  
employment status  
number of farm schedule  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Davis George
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corp | Pvt
See also 192 Pa Inf

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Sawtelle California, Registers, W, transcribed from Ancestry, image 1483 of 2830, transcribed February 2011]

George W. Davis "C"
22922

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each Enlistment.Sep. 19 1861
Philadelphia Pa
June 24. 1863
Woodstown, N.J.
Rank.PP
Company and Regiment.H 91 Pa. Inf37" N.J. Inf.
Time and Place of Discharge.Oct 26. 1862
Sharpsburg, Md.
Sep 24. 1863
Trenton, N.J.
Cause of Discharge.Disability
M.O.
Disabilities when Admitted to the Home.Cancer back of R Ear,
Cardiac hypertrophy
Mitral insufficiency
Arteriosclerosis
Epithehama [?] rt ear:
Chr Diarrhia [sic]


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where Born.Pa.
Age.82
Height.5-7
Complexion.Ruddy
Color of EyesBrown
Color of HairGrey
Read and writeYes
ReligionProt.
OccupationRetired.
Residence Subsequent to Discharge.Eagle Rock Calif.
Married or Single.Married
Name and Address of Nearest Relative.Wife Emma J. Davis, 5212 Windermere Ave. Eagle Rock. Calif.


HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension. Date of Admission Re-Admission and Transfer.Condition of Re-admission.Date of Discharge and Transfer.Cause of Discharge.Date of Death.Cause of Death.
[crossed out:] 50Ad P.B. Sep. 11. 24   Dec 18/25 OR Aug. 29. 1928 Carcinoma of Cecum
72 Read. " " " 21. 27   Sep 21. 27 "    
  Read Pac Apl. 14. 28          

GENERAL REMARKS
PAPERS.
Admission Paper1
Army Discharge 
Certificate of Service 
Pension Certificate409733
EFFECTS
No effects

Location of Grave and Remarks
Removed to Inglewood Calf

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