91st PA: Charles Dillon

Charles Dillon

Before the war

He was born in England, in 1829/32. [sources: date: 2 (33 in 1865), 3 (39 in 1870), 6 (59 in 1888), 7 (48 in 1880). place: 2, 3, 7]

He married Winifred [unknown family name]. She was born in 1832/33, in Ireland. They apparently had twelve children, including:

[sources: 3, 7, 8 (12 children, 5 living, Winifred b. May 1846)]

Winifred (and perhaps Charles also?) immigrated in 1865. [source: 8]

When he enlisted, he was a miner. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 2-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 27 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Pottsville, Pennsylvania, by Captain Bowen. He was a private in company I. [sources: 1, 2, 9, 10]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company I. [sources: 1, 2, 9, 10]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in the 5th ward, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. He was a miner, and owned $1,900 in real estate, and $300 in personal property. He was living with Winifred (presumably his wife), and with John, Joseph, Sarah, Fannie, Mary, and Charles (presumably their children), along with John and William Judge. [source: 3]

In 1880, he was living on Grant Street, ward 5, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. He was a miner, and had been unemployed for three months in the previous year. He was living with his wife Winfore (sic), children Mary, Ann, and Frank, and a boarder. [source: 7]

On 29 March 1888, he died. He died of an accident in the Hyde Park Colliery, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. [source: 6]

In 1890, his widow, Winifred Dillion, was living in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Her sight was poor. [source: 4]

On 19 September 1891, his widow, Winnifred Dillon, applied from Pennsylvania for a pension, unsuccessfully. [source: 5].

In 1900, she was living at 143 Grant Avenue, ward 5, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her children Mary and Frank Dillon, and Fannie Flynn. [source: 8]

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) (Charles Dillon)

2 company I, descriptive roll, #55 (Charles Dillon)

3 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Luzerne County, Scranton, 5th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1368, page 151 = 4 handwritten (Charles Dillon)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lackawanna County, Scranton, ward 5, district 2, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 278, page 3 (Winifred Dillion [sic])

5 pension index by name (Charles Dillon)

6 Reports of the Inspectors of Mines of the Anthracite and Bituminous Coal Regions of Pennsylvania for the year 1888. Harrisburg: Edwn K. Meyers, State Printer, 1889. Page 24 (Charles Dillon)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Lackawanna, Scranton, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 58, microfilm series T9, film 1139, page 122 = 4 D handwritten (FamilySearch) (Charly Dillon)

8 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Lackawanna County, Scranton, ward 5, supervisor's district 225, enumeration district 63, microfilm series T623, film 1420, page 265 = 2 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (Winifred Dillon)

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

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Dillon)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 September 2012)
1860 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 September 2012)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 September 2012)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 September 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 September 2012)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed July 2007, and again on 10 September 2012
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 September 2012)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 September 2012)
US National cemetery interment control forms 1928-1962
Ancestry index (accessed 10 September 2012)
pension index by unit
Fold3 index--searched for Charles Dillon (no matches to the pension index by name card) and Winifred/Winnifred Dillon (nothing found) (accessed 10 September 2012)

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Charles Dillon in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Luzerne County, Scranton, 5th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1368, page 151 = 4 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain--see the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line78910111213141516
Dwelling-house number16         
Family number24         
NameDillon Charles" Winnifred" John" Joseph" Sarah" Fannie" Mary" CharlesJudge John" William
Age3937161511855/123950
SexMFMMFFFMMM
Color" [sc. W]"""""""""
OccupationMinerKeeping HouseMule driver in mine" " " "Atting School" " "  MinerWorks in Stone Quarry
Real estate value1900         
Personal estate value300         
BirthplaceEnglandIrelandEngland"""Penna"Ireland"
Father foreign born1111111111
Mother foreign born1111111111
Birth month if born within year       Mar  
Marriage month if married within year          
Attended school past year    11    
Can't read11      1 
Can't write11      1 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1       1 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...          

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Lackawanna, Scranton, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 58, microfilm series T9, film 1139, page 122 = 4 D handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain--see the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line202122232425
street nameGrant St
house number      
dwelling visit #34     
family visit #40     
nameDillon CharlyDillon WinforeDillon MarryDillon AnnDillon FrankJudge Thomas
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFFMM
age4848146460
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterSonBoarder
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationMinerKeeping HouseWork at Shirt [?] Factory  Laborer
months unemployed3     
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year      
can't read 111 1
can't write 111 1
birthplaceEnglandIrelandPennPennPennIreland
father's birthplaceIrelandIrelandEnglandEnglandEnglandIreland
mother's birthplaceEnglandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lackawanna County, Scranton, ward 5, district 2, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 278, page 3]
[identification is uncertain--see the 1900 census entry transcribed below]

[line] 29
[house] 365
[family] 382
[name] Winifred Dillion [sic] widow Charles Dillion
[rank] Private
[company] Discharge lost
[unit]
[enlistment date]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] Scranton Lack Co Pa
[disability incurred] sight poor
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Lackawanna County, Scranton, ward 5, supervisor's district 225, enumeration district 63, microfilm series T623, film 1420, page 265 = 2 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain--note that her name matches the widow's name in the pension certificate file, and his occupation in 1870 and 1880 matches his occupation at enlistment]
[the next household is headed by John T Dillon, b. Apr 1859, England]
line66676869
streetGrant Ave
house number143   
dwelling number31   
family number32   
nameDillon Winifred- Mary- FrankFlynn Fannie
relationshipHeadDaughterSonDaughter
colorWWWW
sexFFMF
birth dateMay 1846June 1866Aug 1877Jan 1874
age54332226
married?WdSSS
# years married    
mother of how many children?12  0
# of children living5  0
birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland
immigration year1865   
# years in USA35   
naturalized citizen?    
occupation SaleswomanCoal MinerLaundress
# months not employed  6 
# months in school   Yes
can readNoYesYesYes
can writeNoYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes 
owned/rentedO   
free or mortgagedF   
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

mine accident

[Reports of the Inspectors of Mines of the Anthracite and Bituminous Coal Regions of Pennsylvania for the year 1888. Harrisburg: Edwn K. Meyers, State Printer, 1889. Page 24]
[transcribed 10 September 2012, from University Of Scranton Ebook and texts archive (image 36 of 524 on the PDF)]
No. of accident.15
Date of accident.March 29, 1888.
NAME OF PERSON.Charles Dillon
Occupation.Miner
Age.59
Widow.1
No. of orphans.[blank]
Name of colliery.Hyde Park
Location--County.Fifth ward, Scranton, Lackawanna County

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 28 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Dillen Charles
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 28 March 2014]

Dillon Charles
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Dillen Charles

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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