91st PA: Skelton William Foote ("William")

William Foote

Before the war

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 14 November 1843, to Shelton Foote and Margaret Hunt. [sources: date: 14; 2 (21 in 1864), 9 (42 [sic] in 1900), 15 (63 in 1907), 17 (7 in 1850), 18 (17 in 1860), 19 (27 in 1870), 20 (36 in 1880). place: 2, 9, 14, 17, 18, 20. parents: 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20]

In 1850, he was living in ward 6, Southwark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Scheltone and Margaret Foote, and with Elizabeth, Mary Jane, and Charles H Foote (presumably his siblings). [source: 17]

In 1860, he was living in ward 10, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents, Skelton and Margaret Foot. He was apparently not working. [source: 18]

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He also served in company G of the 60th Pennsylvania Militia. He was mustered in on 1 July 1863, and was discharged on 8 September 1863. [sources: 5 (60th PA Mil Inf), 6 (60 PV), 16 (60th Mil, co.G)]

He was a recruit (that is, a volunteer). He was enlisted and mustered into service on 4 February 1864. He was enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for three years, by Lieutenant Shipley. He was mustered in as a private in company E, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Burke. [sources: 1, 2, 6, 12, 25]

He was detailed as mounted messenger at the 5th Corps headquarters, on 5 June 1865. He was relieved from that duty on 9 June 1865. [sources: 3, 4]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was a private, in company E. [sources: 1, 6, 12, 25]

After the war

In 1870, he was living at 1122 Anita Street, in ward 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Skelton and Margaret Foote, along with Charles, Annie, and Maggie (perhaps his brother and his brother's family). [source: 19]

In 1880, he was living at 1123 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents, Skelton and Margaret Foote, along with his brother Charles and Charles' family, and with a servant. He was an iron worker. [source: 20]

In 1881/82, he married Kate Bastian. She was born in January 1873 (1853?), in Pennsylvania. They apparently had one child:

[sources: 9, 20, 21]

In 1890, he was living at 1121 Dickinson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was an inspector. [sources: 6, 7]

He applied successfully for a pension on 12 September 1891. [sources: 5, 11]

In 1900, he was living at 1121 Dickinson Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Joseph and Eliza Bastian (his parents-in-law), his wife Kate, and his daughter Anna. He was a machinist laborer. [source: 9]

He again applied for a pension on 16 February 1907. [source: 11]

He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 4 March 1907. He died of uraemia, with Bright's disease contributing (duration of 26 days for both). He was a machinist. He died at 1524 South Juniper Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On 7 March 1907, he was buried at Mt Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Members of Washington Camp 317, Patriotic Order of the Sons of America, and employees of the Water Department, were invited to attend the funeral. [sources: 11, 13, 14, 15]

His widow, Kate P Foote, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 9 February 1909. [sources: 5, 11]

In 1910, his widow, Kate P Foote, was living at 1612 Sixteenth Street, ward 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her daughter Anna and Anna's husband Louis C Kinderman. [source: 21]

In 1920, his widow, Kate P Foote, was living at 4510 Smedley Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her daughter Anna, and Anna's husband and daughter. [source: 10]

Some evidence claims that he died in March 1921. The other available evidence suggests he died earlier. He was buried (or perhaps reburied?) in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 8, 12, 22]

In 1930, his widow, Kate P Foote, was living at 4510 N Smedly Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her daughter Anna and Anna's family. [source: 24]

Perhaps his wife is the Kate Pierce Foote who was born in 1851, died in 1935, and was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. [source: 23]

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 descriptive roll, company E, entry 133 (William Foote)

3 special order 124, headquarters, 5th army corps, 5 June 1865

4 special order 128, headquarters, 5th army corps, 9 June 1865

5 pension index, by name. Searched on Ancestry, 3 Feb 2001.

6 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [575], page [3] (image 1866 on Ancestry), lines 34-35 (William Foote)

7 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (William Foote)

8 West Laurel Hill Cemetery (William Foote)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 618, microfilm series T623, film 1468, page 45 = 9 B handwritten (William Foote)

10 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 42, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1561, microfilm series T625, film 1643, page 12 = 12 A handwritten (Kate P Foote)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (William Foote)

12 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010) (William Foote)

13 death index, Pennsylvania, 1907 (accessed 9 June 2012) [sent for death certificate, 9 June 2012] (William Foote)

14 death certificate, Pennsylvania, 4 March 1907, file number 28770, Philadelphia (William Foote)

15 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, Thursday 7 March 1907, page 7 (William Foote)

16 Bates, History of Pennsylvania volunteers, volume 5, page 1314, 60th Pennsylvania Militia (William Foote)

17 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 6, microfilm series M432, film 822, page 442 recto = 55 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Sheltone W Foote)

18 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 10, precinct 10, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 459 = 285 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Skelton W Foot)

19 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, subdivision 85, 2nd enumeration microfilm series M593, film 1441, page 117 recto = 9 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Skelton Foote)

20 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 549, microfilm series T9, film 1185, pages 492 = 8 D handwritten to 493 = 9 A handwritten (FamilySearch) (William Foote)

21 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 588, microfilm series T624, film 1401, page 62 = 1 A handwritten (FamilySearch) (Kate P Foote)

22 Find a grave, memorial 53992305, added 22 June 2010 by Eugene Glenn Stackhouse, accessed 17 November 2012 (William Foote)

23 Find a grave, memorial 91487140, created by Graves, added 6 June 2012, accessed 19 November 2012 (Kate Pierce Foote)

24 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 28, enumeration district 51-1079, microfilm series T626, film 2136, page 157 = 31 B handwritten (Kate P Foote)

25 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Foote)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 26 December 2007
searched for William Foote (metaphone) spouse Kate; Kate Pierce (metaphone) died 1935; Skelton Foote (metaphone); William Foote (metaphone) died 1907; Kate Bastian (accessed 19 November 2012)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed January 2008)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 November 2012)
Pennsylvania death indices
1921 (soundex F300) (accessed 11 November 2012)
"300 William J [sic] Foote 42855 Phila 4/4"
Philadelphia inquirer Wednesday 6 April 1921, page 19: 'FOOTE.--April 4, WILLIAM, son of late David and Mary Foote. Relatives and friends invited to funeral, Thurs., 7.30 A.M., sister's residence, Mr. Rella Sewell, 2308 E. Cumberland st. Solemn requiem mass, St. Ann's Church, 9 A.M. Int. private, Holy Cross Cem."
GenealogyBank
searched Philadelphia newspapers for Foote 1935 (accessed 19 November 2012)

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Skelton William Foote in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

William Foote in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 6, microfilm series M432, film 822, page 442 recto = 55 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain; according to the pension index card by regiment he died in 1907; the Pennsylvania death index (entry 13 above) suggests he died on 4 March 1907; the newspaper death notice lists his parents as Skelton and Margaret Foote]
line323334353637
Dwellings visited393     
Families visited437     
NameScheltone [sic] FooteMargaret "Elizabeth "Mary Jane "Sheltone [sic] W. "Charles H. "
Age3036131074
SexMFFFMM
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 yearsShoe maker     
Real estate owned      
BirthplacePennsylvaniaNew JerseyPennsylvania"""
Married within year      
Attended school within year  11  
[the last two entries each have an apparently crossed-out '1']
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 10, precinct 10, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 459 = 285 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on the 1850 census entry transcribed above]
line353637
Dwelling number1917  
Family number2190  
NameSkelton FootMargaret "Skelton W "
Age544417
Sexmfm
Color   
OccupationCordwainer  
Value of real estate owned   
Value of personal estate   
Place of birthAfricaN JerseyPenn
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Cannot read & write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, subdivision 85, 2nd enumeration microfilm series M593, film 1441, page 117 recto = 9 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on the 1850 census entry transcribed above]
Street Anita [?]
line131415161718
Dwelling-house number1122     
Family number      
NameFoote SkeltonMargaretSkeltonCharlesAnnieMaggie
Age60602724201
SexMFMMFF
Color      
Occupation      
Real estate value      
Personal estate value      
Birthplace      
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year      
Can't read      
Can't write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 549, microfilm series T9, film 1185, pages 492 = 8 D handwritten to 493 = 9 A handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on the 1850 census entry transcribed above]
line4748495012345
street nameFederal StreetFederal Street
house number[1121]   1123 [sic]    
dwelling visit #63   63    
family visit #73   73    
nameFoote Skelton- Margaret- William- Charles HFoote Annie C- Maggie H- Anna E- CharlesWalls Annie
colorWWWWWWWWW
sexMFMMFFFMF
age737036302895524
month born if born in year         
relationship wifesonsonDaughter in LawGrand DaughterDaughterSonServant
single  1  1111
married11 11    
widowed/divorced         
married during year         
occupationPrison Steward Iron WorkerEngeneer [sic]Keeping HouseAt SchoolAt SchoolAt SchoolServant
months unemployed         
currently ill?         
blind         
deaf/dumb         
idiotic         
insane         
disabled         
school this year     111 
can't read         
can't write         
birthplaceIrelandNew JerseyPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceIrelandN JerseyIrelandIrelandScotlandPennaPennaPennaIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandN JerseyN JN JPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [575], page [3] (image 1866 on Ancestry)]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 34
[house] 235
[family] 246
[name] William Foote
[rank] Priv
[company] G
[unit] 60 PV
[enlistment date] July 1 1863
[discharge date] Sep 8 1863
[length of service] [blank] years, 3 months, [blank] days
[post office address] 1121 Dickinson St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]


[line] 35
[house] 235
[family] 246
[name] William Foote
[rank] Priv
[company] E
[unit] 91 PV
[enlistment date] Feb 4 1864
[discharge date] July 10 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 5 months, 10 days
[post office address] 1121 Dickinson St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, February 2005]
William Foote, inspector, h 1121 Dickinson
Ada M Bastian, dressmkr, 1121 Dickinson
Joseph A Bastion, paperhanger, h 1121 Dickinson

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 618, microfilm series T623, film 1468, page 45 = 9 B handwritten]
[identification is probable because of the address, which is the same as the address in the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed above, although the ages and birthdates do not match]
line7475767778
streetDickinson St
house number1121    
dwelling number179    
family number196    
nameBastian JosephBastian ElizaFoote WilliamFoote KateFoote Anna
relationshipHeadWifeSon in LawDG.D.
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFF
birth dateJan 1822Nov 1832Mar 1858 [sic]Jan 1873Apr 1884
age786742 [sic]2716
married?MMMMS
# years married49491818 
mother of how many children? 4 1 
# of children living 2 1 
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna Penna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationPaper Hanger Machinist Lab  
# months not employed0 0  
# months in school    9
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rented[blank]    
free or mortgaged     
farm/houseH    
# of farm schedule     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 588, microfilm series T624, film 1401, page 62 = 1 A handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line323334
streetSixteenth Street
house nr1612  
dwelling nr6  
family nr6  
nameKinderman Louis C- Anna CFoote Kate P
relationshipHeadWifeMother [in] law
sexMFF
colorWWW
age252556
marital statusM1M1Wd
#years present marriage44 
mother of # children 0 
mother of # living children 0 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationClerkNoneNone
nature of industry etc.Express Co  
employer etc.W  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No  
# weeks out of work 19090  
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedR  
owned free or mortagaged   
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vet   
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 42, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1561, microfilm series T625, film 1643, page 12 = 12 A handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1910 census entry transcribed above]
line95969798
streetSmedley St
house number4510   
dwelling visit number244   
family visit number250   
nameKindermann Louis I- Anna I- Katryn PFoote Kate P
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterMother-law
own/rentO   
free/mortgaged (if owned)M   
sexMFFF
raceWWWW
age at last birthday3535266
marital statusMMSWD
year of immigration    
naturalized/alien    
year of naturalization    
attended school since Sept 1919    
can readYesYes Yes
can writeYesYes Yes
birth placePennaPennaPennaPenna
native language    
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's native language    
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's native language    
can speak EnglishYesYes Yes
occupationForemanNoneNoneNone
industry, businessShip Yard   
employment statusW   
number of farm schedule    

1930 census

[1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 28, enumeration district 51-1079, microfilm series T626, film 2136, page 157 = 31 B handwritten]
[the Ancestry index has her name as: 'Kate P Foote [Kale P Tools]']
[identification is likely; see the 1920 census entry transcribed above]
line59606162
streetNORTH SMEDLY ST
house number4510   
dwelling visit #616   
family visit #626   
nameKindermann L. W- Anna C- Kathryn PFoote [?], Kate [?] P
relationHeadWifeDaughterMother in Law
owned/rentedO   
value or rent$4500   
radioR   
farmNO   
sexMFFF
colorWWWW
age45441276
married?MMSWD
age 1st marriage2120  
school/college since 9/29NONOYESNO
can read & writeYESYESYESYES
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language    
immigration year    
naturalization    
can speak EnglishYESYESYESYES
occupationForemannonenonenone
industryRail Road   
worker classW   
at work yesterdayYES   
unemployment schedule #    
veteran?NO   
war    
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 13 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Foote, William
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Montgomery County
NAME FOOTE, William #7107
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH Mar. 1921
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 2-4-1864 7-10-1865
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. E 91st Penna. Vol. Inf.
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY NAME West Laurel Hill
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Pencoyd, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION Providence ROW 664 Grave No. 1
HEADSTONE None
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Registrar of Veterans Graves
DATE 8-9-1937
REMARKS

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, 4 March 1907, file number 28770, Philadelphia, William Foote]
[transcribed 15 November 2012; received 11 November 2012 from Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records]

6401
28770
RECORD OF A DEATH IN PHILADELPHIA
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
Full Name of Deceased, William Foote
Sex, Male
Color, White
Married
Date of Birth 1843 Nov 14
Date of Death 1907 Mar 4
Age Years 64 Months 4 Days [blank]

I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Feb 6 1907 to Mar 4, 1907, that I last saw him alive on Mar 4 1907 and that death occurred, on the date stated above at 2.53 P.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:

Chief, Uraemia, DURATION 26 Days
Contributing, Bright's disease DURATION 26 Days
Signed A W Rangleif [??] M.D.
Residence, 1509 So. Broad St

UNDERTAKER'S CERTFICATE.
Occupation, Machinist
Place of Birth, Philada
Birthplace of Father, Ireland
Birthplace of Mother, New Jersey
Name of Father, Shelton Foote
Maiden Name of Mother, Margaret Hunt
Last Place of Residence (This need only give given when it is other than the place of death.) -
Place of Death, Street and No. 1524 S. Juniper st.
Ward, wherein death occurred, 26th
Buried from, Street and No. 1524 S Juniper st.
Date of Burial, Mar 7th 07
Place of Burial, Mt Moriah Cemetery
D H Bowen Son Undertakers
Residence, 813 S. 2nd

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, Thursday 7 March 1907, page 7, William Foote]
[transcribed November 2012, from GenealogyBank]

FOOTE.--On March 4, 1907, WILLIAM, son of the late Skelton and Margaret Foote, aged 63 years. Relatives and friends, also Washington Camp 317, POS of A, and employes of the Water Department, 12th and Reed sts, are invited to attend the funeral, on Thursday, at 1 PM. from his late residence 1524 South Juniper st. Services at St Timothy's P E Church, 8th and Reed sts, at 2 P M. Interment private. Friends may view remains Wednesday evening.


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