91st PA: Samuel Otway

Samuel Otway

Before the war

He was born in 1837/38 (2 (27 in 1865), 3 (27 in 1865), 4 (35 in 1870), 5 (54 in 1880), 7 (59 in 1897)). He was born in Ireland (2, 3, 4, 5, 7). He was born to Samuel and Mary Otway (7).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 1-3/4 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (2, 3).

During the war

He was a substitute for T J Richardson (1, 2, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 22 March 1865 (1, 2, 3). He was enlisted for one year, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by Captain J Foster (2, 3). He was mustered in as a private in company K (1, 8). His service was credited to the 22nd congressional district (2, 3).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1). He was a private, in company K (8).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in South Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with Bridgit (presumably his wife), and with two children (presumably theirs) (4). He was working in a foundry, and owned $3,000 in real estate and $1,100 in personal property (4).

In 1880, he was living in Beltzhoover Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with his wife Bridget and brother John (5). He was a laborer (5).

In 1890, he was living in Beltzhoover, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (6).

About 1895, he moved from Beltzhoover Borough to Pittsburgh (7).

On 22 September 1897, he died (7). He died of intussusception of bowel, with inflammation a secondary cause (7). He was widowed, and was 59 years old (7). He was a machinist (7). He lived at 101 Maple Avenue, 31st Ward, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (7). On 24 September 1897, he was buried at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (7).

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) (Samuel Otway)

2 company K, third descriptive roll (Samuel Otway)

3 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Samuel Otway [?])

4 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, South Pittsburgh, microfilm series M593, film 1294, page 8 = 16 handwritten (Samuel Otway)

5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Beltzhoover Borough, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 32, microfilm series T9, film 1088, page 179 = 13 A handwritten (Saml Ottway)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny, Beltzhoover, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 232, image 2 of 4 (Samuel Ottavay [?])

7 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, death certificates, #597, 22 September 1897 (Samuel Otway)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel Otway)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
Find a grave
accessed 11 March 2011
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 11 March 2011
1850 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 March 2011)
1860 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 11 March 2011)
1900 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 11 March 2011)
1910 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 11 March 2011)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 11 March 2011
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 11 March 2011)
Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed March 2011)

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, South Pittsburgh, microfilm series M593, film 1294, page 8 = 16 handwritten]
line40123
Dwelling-house number135   
Family number133   
NameOtway SamuelOtwy BriggitMachel [??]Mary
Age35351511
SexMFMF
ColorWWWW
OccupationWorks in foundryhous [sic] keeperLaborer 
Real estate value3000   
Personal estate value1100   
BirthplaceIrlandIrlandIrlandIrland
Father foreign born 111
Mother foreign born 111
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[blank]   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Beltzhoover Borough, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 32, microfilm series T9, film 1088, page 179 = 13 A handwritten]
line121314
street name   
house number   
dwelling visit #38  
family visit #41  
nameOttway Saml- Bridget [?]Ottway John
colorWWW
sexMFM
age545452
month born if born in year   
relationship Wifebrother
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationLaborerKeeping houseLaboring on RR
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write 1 
birthplaceIrelandIrelandIreland
father's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIreland

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny, Beltzhoover, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 232, image 2 of 4]
[line] 23
[house] 215
[family] 235
[name] Ottavay [?] Samuel
[rank] Private
[company] =
[unit] = = =
[enlistment date] = =
[discharge date] = =
[length of service] = = =
[post office address] " " " [sc. Beltzhoover Allegheny Co Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 9 February 2015, from Fold3]


Otway Samuel
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, death certificates, #597, 22 September 1897, Samuel Otway]
[transcribed 22 October 2011, from FamilySearch]
[identification is probable--note in particular the 'place of previous residence']

1. Full Name of Deceased, Samuel Otway
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 59 Years, - Months, - Days,
5. Widower
6. Occupation, Machinist
7. Date of Death, September 22nd 1897
8. Cause of Death, Primary, or Chief and Determining, Intussusception of bowel
Secondary, or Consecutive and Contributing, Inflammation
9. Duration of Last Illness, 5 Days
10. Name of Father, Samuel Otway His Birthplace, Ireland
11. Name of Mother, Mary Otway Her Birthplace, Ireland
12. Birthplace of Deceased, Ireland
13. Late Residence of Deceased, No. 101 Maple Avenue, 31st Ward.
14. Time of Residence therein, 2 Years, - Months, - Days,
15. Place of Previous Residence, Beltzhoover Boro.
16. Place of Interment, Saint Marys [sic] Cemetery,
17. Date of Interment, September 24th 1897
18. Name of Physician or other Person signing Certificate. A. D. Husted M.D.
19. His Office or Residence, No. 36 Washington Avenue, 31st Ward,
20. Name of Undertaker, Allen + Barr
21. His Office or Residence, 77 + 79 Maple Avenue, 31st Ward.
22. Date of Return, September 23rd 1897
23. Date of Registration, October 4th 1897

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