91st PA: Harry H Dunham

Harry H Dunham

Before the war

He was born in 1828/29 (6 (23 in 1862), 9 [76 at death in 1914], 10 [34 in 1880]). He was born in Middlesex [?], New Jersey (6, 9, 10 [NY]).

When he enlisted, he was a ship carpenter (6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, black eyes, and black hair (6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 July 1862 (1, 6, 8). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (6). He was a private in company G (1, 11).

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

He was discharged at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 28 April 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability, by order of General Schenck (1, 4, 5, 6, 8 [13 Dec 62]). He was a private, in company G (11).

After the war

On 28 May 1863, he applied successfully for a pension (7, 8).

In 1880, he was living at 1604 Page Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his parents-in-law, Joseph and Louisa Oat [?], and his children Frank and Jennet (10). He was a carpenter (10).

He attended the 1884 meeting of the 91st's Survivors' Association (2).

On 11 September 1908, he again applied for a pension (8).

He died on 15 November 1914, of myocarditis and nephritis, at Philadelphia Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 8, 9). He was widowed (9). He was a carpenter (9). His usual residence was the northeast corner of 4th and Somerset Streets, ward 19, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). On 20 November 1914, he was buried in plot 68 of the Philadelphia National Cemetery (3, 9).

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)

2 'The Ninety-first' [account of the 1884 Survivor's Association meeting], Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail, 20 December 1884, page 6 column 2.

3 Philadelphia National Cemetery, index of interments

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 8 May 1863 (Private Dunham [?])

5 company G, register of men discharged, #31 (Harry H Dunham)

6 company G, descriptive roll, #90 (Harry H Dunham)

7 pension index, by name (Harry H Dunham)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Harry H Dunham)

9 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 November 1914, #26668 (Harry H Dunham)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 595, microfilm series T9, film 1187, page 374 C = 15 handwritten (Harry H Dunham)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Harry H Dunham)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 12 June 2005)

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 595, microfilm series T9, film 1187, page 374 C = 15 handwritten]
line45678
street namePage St
house number1604    
dwelling visit #111    
family visit #146    
nameOat [?] Joseph C- LouisaDunham Harry H- Frank- Jennet
['Oat' could be 'Oak']
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMF
age6564341411
month born if born in year     
relationship wifeson in lawGrand sonGranddaughter
single  1 [sic]11
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationCarpenterKeeping houseCarpenterAt schoolAt school
months unemployed10    
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year   11
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennsylvaniaNew YorkNew YorkPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennEnglandN.Y.N.Y.N.Y.
mother's birthplacePennEngN.Y.PennPenn

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 30 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Harry H Dunham
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 November 1914, #26668, Harry H Dunham]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
REGISTRATION DISTRICT NO. 1.
PRIMARY REGISTRATION DISTRICT NO. [blank]
FILE NO. [blank]
REGISTERED NO. 26668
1. PLACE OF DEATH
COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
(No. Phila Hospt; [blank] WARD)
2. FULL NAME Harry H. Dunham
PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX M
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Widower
6. DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
7. AGE 76 yrs. [blank] mos. [blank] ds.
8. OCCUPATION Carpenter
9. BIRTHPLACE N. Jersey
10. NAME OF FATHER Don't know
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER " " [sc. Don't know]
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER " " [sc. Don't know]
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER " " [sc. Don't know]
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(INFORMANT) Chas T. Mulligan
(ADDRESS) 10 + Gtn Ave.
15. FILED NOV 19 1914 Neva R. Deardorff LOCAL REGISTRAR

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH (Month) 11 (Day) 15 (Year) 1914
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, THAT AN INQUEST WAS HELD UPON THE BODY OF THE ABOVE NAMED DECEASED ON THE NOV 19 1914 DAY OF [blank]; THAT THE JURY RENDERED A VERDICT GIVING THE CAUSE OF DEATH AS FOLLOWS:
Myocarditis and Nephritis
(Signed) Wm R. Knight Jr CORONER
moday[?]
16. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR HOSPITALS, INSTITUTIONS, TRANSIENTS OR RECENT RESIDENTS):
Former or usual residence NE Cor 4 [?] + Somerset Ward 19
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL National Cemetery
DATE OF BURIAL Nov. 20 1914
20. UNDERTAKER H. B. Mulligan
ADDRESS 10 + Gtn Ave.

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