91st PA: Francis Faries

Francis Faries

Before the war

He was born in 1836/37 (5 (24 in 1861), 11 (1836)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 11).

When he enlisted, he was a bricklayer (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 23 August 1861 (1, 2, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (5). He was a private in company A (1, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (7).

On 26 August 1863, Sinex reported that Richard Faries had been on duty as Provost Guard at Corps Headquarters, and had not returned (3). Since no Richard Faries appears in Bates' list, and the only Richard in company A deserted in 1863 (1), I suspect this was really Francis Faries.

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 38 men who had less than fifteen months to serve who were unwilling to reenlist (3). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (4).

He mustered out on 23 August 1864 when his term expired (1, 2, 5). He was a private, in company A (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20).

After the war

He applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 27 October 1890, under the Act of 27 June 1890 (2, 6, 8).

He again applied for a pension on 18 February 1907, under the Act of 6 February 1907 (2, 6, 8). His pension certificate was reissued, dated 11 April 1907, and he received $12 per month, effective 18 February 1907 (8).

Effective 8 January 1908, his pension was increased to $15 per month (8). The pension certificate was dated 9 March 1908 (8).

On 31 August 1911, he died, at 870 Perkiomen Street, ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8, 9, 10, 11). He died of tubercular laryngitis (11). He was a bricklayer (11). On 4 September 1911, he was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10, 11). He was buried from 2443 Cedar Street, the residence of his son William A Faries Jr (11).

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) (Francis Faries)

2 pension index, by regiment (Frances A. Faries)

3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863 (Francis Faires)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Faries)

5 company A descriptive roll, entry 19 (Francis A Faries)

6 pension index, by name (Francis A Faries)

7 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (F A Ferries)

8 Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933, FamilySearch (accessed 18 Jan 2014) (Francis A Faries)

9 Pennsylvania death indices, 1911 ('Faries, Wm.; 82645; Phila.; Aug. 31.'; note: 'Faries, Frank; 111923; Delaware Co.; Dec. 28.', but various Ancestry family trees have him born in September 1910)

10 Find a grave, memorial 48009953, created by Meges, 11 February 2010, maintained by Mary Harrell-Sesniak (William A Feries, Sr)

11 death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 31 August 1911 (Wm Faries)

12 death notice, Philadelphia inquirer 2 September 1911, page 7 (William A Faries, Sr)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Francis A Fanis)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Francis A Farris)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Francis A Farries)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Francis A Faries)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Francis A Fairies)

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

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
accessed October 2005
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 18 January 2014): searched for Faries died 1911, Faries buried in Mount Vernon, Francis Faries
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 January 2014): searched for Francis/William Faries; Faries died 1911

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Francis Faries in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 2 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Fanis Francis A
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Faries Francis A

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 3 April 2014]

Farris Francis A
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Faries Francis A

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 3 April 2014]

Farries Francis A
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Farries [sic; presumably 'Faries'] Francis A

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 3 April 2014]

Faries Francis A
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 5, transcribed 3 April 2014]

Fairies Francis A
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Faries Francis A

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 6, transcribed 3 April 2014]

Ferries Francis A
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Faries Francis A.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 7, transcribed 3 April 2014]

Fenris Francis A
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Faries Francis A

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 8, transcribed 11 April 2014]

Ferris Francis A
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Faries Francis A

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Veterans administration pension payment card

[Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933, FamilySearch (accessed 18 Jan 2014)]
[transcribed 18 January 2014]

24 317
NAME: Faries, Francis A.
Certificate No. 1013.811
ARMY INVALID.
Law: ACT OF FEB. 6, 1907.
Service: Pt. A 91" Pa
Disability: [blank]
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
REISSUE12Feb. 18/07.Apr. 11/07
INCREASE15Jan. 8/08Mar. 9/08
Fees: [blank]
Transferred from: [blank]
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: 8/31/11 - P.M
Bureau notified: MAY 22 1912
Remarks: From ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890.
Former Roll No. [blank]
Home: [blank]

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 31 August 1911, Wm Faries]
[transcribed from FamilySearch 18 January 2014]
[although his personal name is 'William', not 'Francis', his date of death matches the date listed in the pension payment card]

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
FILE NO 21275
REGISTERED NO [blank]
REGISTRATION DISTRICT NO. 1.
PRIMARY REGISTRATION DISTRICT NO [blank]
1. PLACE OF DEATH
COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
(NO 870 Perkiomen St. 15 WARD)
2. FULL NAME Wm. Faries

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Widower
6. DATE OF BIRTH 1836
7. AGE 75 yrs. [blank] mos. [blank] ds.
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Bricklayer
(b) General nature of industry busingg, or establishing in which employed (or employer) [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE Penna
10. NAME OF FATHER Not known
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Not known
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Not known
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Not known
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(INFORMANT) William A. Faries Jr
(ADDRESS) 2443 Cedar St
15. FILED [blank]
[blank] LOCAL REGISTRAR

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH 8 - 31 - 1911
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, THAT AN INQUEST WAS HELD UPON THE BODY OF THE ABOVE NAMED DECEASED ON THE SEP 1 1911 DAY OF [blank]; THAT THE JURY RENDERED A VERDICT GIVING THE CAUSE OF DEATH AS FOLLOWS:
Tubercular Laryngitis
(SIGNED) John W. Ford CORONER
[blank] 19 [blank] (ADDRESS) [blank]
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR HOSPITALS, INSTITUTIONS, TRANSIENTS, OR RECENT RESIDENTS) [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Mount Vernon
DATE OF BURIAL Sept 4 1911
20. UNDERTAKER Martin Evoy + Son
ADDRESS 2809 Diamond St

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia inquirer 2 September 1911, page 7, William A Faries, Sr]
[transcribed 18 January 2014, from GenealogyBank]

FARIES.--Suddenly, on August 31, 1911, WILLIAM A FARIES, Sr. Relatives and friends, also Bricklayers' Union, No 1. of Penna. are invited to attend the funeral services, on Monday afternoon, September 4, at 2 o'clock, at the residence of his son, Mr William A Faries, Jr, 2443 Cedar st. Interment private in Mt Vernon Cemetery.


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