91st PA--George Washington Kite

George Washington Kite

Before the war

He was born in 1823/24 (8 (38 in 1862), 9 [39, probably in 1863], 15 [76 at death in 1899], 16 [46 in 1870], 17 [26 in 1850], 18 [36 in 1860], 19 [57 in 1880]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19).

In 1850, he was living in ward 1, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17). He was living with Mary A Kite (presumably his wife), James Kite (presumably their son), and Louisa and Josephine Madaira (17). He was a cordwainer (17).

In 1860, he was living in ward 18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18). He was living with James (presumably his son), with Jonathan and Mary Kite, and with William Harman (18). He was a cutter in a shoe store (18).

When he enlisted, he was a shoecutter (8, 9).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (8, 9).

During the war

He also served in the 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves (31st Pennsylvania Infantry) (11, 13). He enlisted on 20 April 1861 (13). He enlisted as first lieutenant in company F (which was recruited in Blair and Huntingdon Counties) on 28 May 1861 (11). In August 1861, General Banks ordered companies B, F, G, and I disbanded because they had fewer men than required (11). First Lieutenant George W Kite was discharged on 27 August 1861 (11, 13).

He enlisted in the 91st Pennsylvania and was mustered into service on 23 August 1862 (1, 8, 9, 10, 14; see also 11). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Closson (8 [Closson], 9 [Pierce]). He was a private in company G (1, 20).

He was paid a $25.00 bounty and a $4.00 premium (8).

On 22 March 1863, he was detailed as a regimental hospital attendant [?] (4).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (12).

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 30 men who had more than fifteen months to serve who were willing to reenlist (2). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (5, 14).

On 24 March 1864, he was reported absent on furlough for seven days (6).

He was sick, in Germantown Hospital, starting 30 March 1864, and was still there on 26 April 1864 (3). He did not have the appropriate authorization for being absent from the regiment (3). He missed being detailed in the ambulance corps because of this absence (3).

He was discharged near Washington DC, by general order 26, War Department, on 30 May 1865 or 1 June 1865 (1 [30 May], 7 [1 Jun], 10 [28 [29?] May], 14 [30 May]). He was a private, in company G (20).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in ward 18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with James, Elmira, William, and Caroline Kite (presumably his brother and his brother's family) (16). He was a "L [=leather?] shoe maker", and owned $150 in personal property (16).

On 24 September 1879, he successfully applied for a pension (14, 21).

In 1880, he was living at 439 Green Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (19). He was a boarder, with Henry Koch (19). He was a shoe cutter (19).

In 1890, he was living at 1411 North 4th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10).

He died on 25 November 1899, of apopletic paralysis, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14, 15). He died at, or was buried from 424 East Thompson Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was a gentleman (15). He was single (15). On 28 November 1899, he was buried, in Hanover Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15).

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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

3 letter, Sinex to Conrad, 26 April 1864

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 22 March 1863 (Private Kite)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Kite)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 24 March 1864 (Priv Kite)

7 company G, register of men discharged, #58 (George W Kite)

8 company G, descriptive roll, #96 (George W Kite)

9 company G, second descriptive roll, entry [18] (George W Kite)

10 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 14th division, 17th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 330, page 2 (image 677 on Ancestry), line 17 (George W Kite)

11 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Thirty-First Regiment'. Volume 1, pages 576, 577, and 600. (George W Kite)

12 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (George W Kite)

13 EM Woodward. Our campaigns; or, The marches, bivouacs, battles, incidents of camp life and history of our regiment during its three years term of service. Together with a sketch of the Army of the Potomac. Available on Making of America (viewed June 2007). (George W Kite)

14 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (George W Kite)

15 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 25 November 1899, #10094 (George Washington Kite)

16 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, district 55, microfilm series M593, film 1403, page 373 = 95 handwritten (George Kite)

17 1850 US census, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 1, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 40 = 79 handwritten (Geo. Kite)

18 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 393 = 99 handwritten (George Kite)

19 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 204, microfilm series T9, film 1173, page 84 = 8 D handwritten (George Kite)

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

21 pension index, by name (George W Kite)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1900 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 5 Feb 11)
1910 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 5 Feb 11)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 5 Feb 11)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 5 February 2011)
RootsWeb WorldConnnect
accessed 5 February 2011
Find a grave
accessed 5 February 2011
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 8 February 2011)

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George Washington Kite in the 91st PA database

Second PA reserves

[EM Woodward. Our campaigns; or, The marches, bivouacs, battles, incidents of camp life and history of our regiment during its three years term of service. Together with a sketch of the Army of the Potomac. Available on Making of America (viewed June 2007)]

[page 45] Company F.--Captain, Thomas Bringhurst. First Lieutenant, George W. Kite. Second Lieutenant, William J. D. Edwards.

[page 60] ... The officers discharged were ... First Lieutenants ... George W. Kite, .... Of the lieutenants, ... George W. Kite [entered] the Ninety-first Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.

[page 348] COMPANY F.
First Lieutenants. Geo. W. Kite, April 20, 1861. Honorably discharged August 27, 1861.

1850 census

[1850 US census, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 1, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 40 = 79 handwritten]
line1314151617
Dwellings visited556    
Families visited673    
NameGeo. KiteMary ALouisa MadairaJosephine doJames Kite
Age26212564
SexMFMFM
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsCordwainer    
Real estate owned     
Birthplacedo [sc. Penna]dodododo
Married within year     
Attended school within year   1 
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 393 = 99 handwritten]
line3233343536
Dwelling number692    
Family number753    
NameGeorge KiteJames "Johnathan [sic]Mary "William Harman
Age361374734
Sexmmmfm
Color     
OccupationCutter in Shoe Store Potter  
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate  $100  
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year (1)   
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, district 55, microfilm series M593, film 1403, page 373 = 95 handwritten]
line1617181920
Dwelling-house number687    
Family number804    
NameKite James- Elmira- William- Caroline- George
Age242323/1246 [?]
SexMFMFM
ColorWWWWW
OccupationL Shoe MakerKeeping house  L Shoe Maker
Real estate value     
Personal estate value300   150
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year   Mar 
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year     
Can't read 1   
Can't write 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, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 204, microfilm series T9, film 1173, page 84 = 8 D handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other people at this household, headed by Henry Koch]
line48
street nameGreen Street
house number[439]
dwelling visit #[59]
family visit #[66]
nameKite George
colorW
sexM
age57
month born if born in year 
relationshipBoarder
single1
married 
widowed/divorced 
married during yearShoe Cutter
occupation 
months unemployed 
currently ill? 
blind 
deaf/dumb 
idiotic 
insane 
disabled 
school this year 
can't read 
can't write 
birthplacePenna
father's birthplacePenna
mother's birthplacePenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 14th division, 17th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 330, page 2 (image 677 on Ancestry), line 17]
[line] 17
[house] 206
[family] 233
[name] George W. Kite
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 P.V.
[enlistment date] Aug. 22 1862
[discharge date] May 28 [?--perhaps 29?] 1865
[length of service] 2 years, 9 months, [blank] days
[post office address] 1411 N. 4th St " " [sc. Phila Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[I couldn't identify George Kite; searched transcription on Ancestry, February 2005]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 20 July 2014, from Fold3]


Kite George W.
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 25 November 1899, #10094, George Washington Kite]
10094
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, George Washington Kite
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 76 years
5. Single
6. Date of Death, November 25, 1899
7. Cause of Death, Apopletic Paralysis
William W. Lamb M.D.
Residence, 1249 E. Colulmbia Ave

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Gentleman
9. Place of Birth, Penna
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 18th
12. Street and Number, 424 E. Thompson St
13. Date of Burial, Nov 28th 99
14. Place of Burial, Hanover Cemetery
Ellis Ewell, Undertaker.
Residence, 1068 N. Front St.

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