91st PA: Benjamin Shriner

Benjamin Shriner

Before the war

He was born on 19 April 1832, in Adams County, Pennsylvania, to Peter and Sarah Shriner. [sources: date: 6, 14; 5 (33 in 1865), 9 (27 in 1860), 19 (34 in 1865). place: 5, 9 (Md). parents: 6, 14]

On 13 February 1855, he was married to Mariah Ann Flohr, by Reverend George W Aughinbaugh, at Elias Lutheran Church, Emmitsburg, Maryland. She was born on 8 February 1832, at Liberty Township, near Fairfield, [Adams County], Pennsylvania. They had two children:

(Maria had intended to name Uriah 'Uriah Augustus', but the minister wrongly named him 'Uriah Augustine'.) [sources: 6, 17]

He was a laborer in 1857. [source: 6 (citing Liberty Township tax lists)]

He purchased a farm near Raven Rock Mountain, Liberty Township, in 1859. [source: 6]

In 1860, he was living in Liberty Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was a laborer, and owned $300 in real property and $75 in personal property. He was living with his wife Maria and son Urias. [source: 9]

In 1864, he was a laborer. [source: 6 (citing Liberty Township tax lists)]

When he enlisted, he was living in Adams County, Pennsylvania, and was a laborer. [sources: 5, 19]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and sandy hair. [source: 5]

He was "steady, reserved and regular in his habits, and strictly a temperate man". [sources: 6, 17]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Eyster. His enlistment was credited to the sixteenth congressional district. He was a private in company A. [sources: 1, 5, 6, 17, 20+]

He reported for duty on 21 March 1865. [source: 6 (citing his journal)]

On 2 April 1865, his regiment marched 28,000 prisoners to City Point. [source: 6 (citing his journal)]

On 14 April 1865, the regiment left City Point, and marched toward Burks Station. [source: 17]

On 21 April 1865, he (and at least his company) marched about twelve miles through mud and rain. On 22 April 1865, he (and at least some others) had no rations. [source: 17]

They then returned to Burke Station, where he stayed with another man, because he was too ill to continue. He returned to the company, but was still ill, and was getting worse. [source: 17]

He was in hospital beginning 26 April 1865, initially in the Fifth Corps hospital, and eventually in the Campbell Military Hospital, Washington DC. [source: 6 (citing his journal)]

On 5 May 1865, he was admitted to Campbell Hospital, Washington, DC, for treatment of acute diarrhea. [source: 17]

On 7 May 1865, he wrote to his wife, from Campbell Hospital. He said he had been very ill with diarrhea, but was getting better. He hadn't heard from his family, but had heard he would be discharged as soon as he could travel home. [source: 15]

He was discharged on 2 June 1865 by general order. However, the discharge is crossed out in the company descriptive roll, perhaps because he died before his discharge could be completed. [source: 1, 5, 6]

He died of meningitis on 5 June 1865, in Campbell Hospital, in Washington DC. He was a private, in company A. According to the hospital chaplain, he became 'very anxious + uneasy about his [discharge] papers'. He started having convulsions two night before his death, rapidly grew worse, and didn't recover before his death. [1, 5, 6, 7, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20]

He was initially buried at the National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. His body was exhumed on 19 December 1865. A Benjamin Shriner, died 5 June 1865, is buried in the family plot at Friends Creek Cemetery, Friends Creek, Frederick County, Maryland (just west of Emmitsburg, just south of the Pennsylvania border). It seems likely that his body was reburied there. [sources: 1, 2, 6, 14, 19]

After the war

On 8 September 1865, his widow, Maria A Shriner, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension under the Act of 14 July 1862. She was living in Fountaindale, Adams County, Pennsylvania. On 27 May 1869, her application was accepted, and she received $8 per month retroactive to 5 May 1865, plus $2 additional for each child less than 16, retroactive to 25 July 1866 [sources: 3, 8, 17, 19]

In 1869, Francis Felix and John Kipe testified supporting Maria Shriner's pension application. [source: 17]

In 1870, his widow, Mariah Shriner, was living in Liberty Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. She was keeping house, and owned $150 in real property and $150 in personal property. She was living with her children Urias and Irena. source: 10]

In 1880, his widow, Mariah Shriner, was living in Liberty Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. She was keeping house. She was living with her children. [source: 11]

On 19 March 1886, Maria was (or perhaps started?) received $12 per month pension. [source: 18]

In 1890, his widow, Maria A Shriner, was living in Emmittsburg, Liberty Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He had had chronic diarrhea. [source: 7]

In 1900, his widow, Mariah Shriner, was living in Liberty Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. She was a farmer. She was living alone. [source: 12]

In 1910, his widow, Mariah Shriner, was living in Liberty Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. She was managing a home farm. She was living alone. One of her two children had died (obviously Urias, since their daughter cared for her during her last illness). [source: 13]

On 5 January 1917, Maria Shriner applied for the increased pension provided by the Act of 8 September 1916, section 1. She was eligible because she was Benjamin's wife during his Civil War service. Effective 8 September 1916, Maria's pension was increased to $20 per month. [sources: 17, 18]

Effective 6 October 1917, Maria's pension was increased to $25 per month, under the Act of 6 October 1917. [sources: 17, 18]

About 1 November 1918, Maria Shriner's last illness began. Her daughter, Mrs Rena Gilland, cared for her. [source: 17]

On 25 May 1919, she died. She is buried in the family plot at Friends Creek Cemetery. [sources: 6, 17, 18]

On 26 June 1919, M F Shuff, of West Main Street, Emmitsburg, Maryland, applied for reimbursement of Maria Shriner's funeral expenses, which totalled $75.00. [source: 17]

On 26 September 1919, M F Snuff was reimbursed $68.33, the total of the accrued pension. [sources: 17, 18]

Researcher

Kim Denny is researching Benjamin Shriner. Contact her at kimdenny@comcast.net.

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) (Benjamin Shriner)

2 e-mail, from Kim Denny, 30 January 2003

3 pension index, by regiment (Benjamin Shriner)

4 tombstone, Friends Creek, Maryland (Benjamin Shriver)

5 company A descriptive roll, entry 180 (Benjamin Shriner)

6 [biographical information about Benjamin Shriner] (searched 8 March 2005) (Benjamin Shriner)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 16, page [2] (Benjamin Shriner)

8 pension index, by name (Benjamin Shriner)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 364 = 44 handwritten (Benjamin Shriner)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 246 = 15 handwritten (Mariah Shriner)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 53, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 227 = 1A handwritten (Maria Shriner)

12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, superivsor's district 12, enumeration district 12, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 144 = 6A handwritten (Maria A Shriner)

13 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 20, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 216 = 2 handwritten (Maria A Shriner)

14 Find a grave, memorial 8047329, created by kimshockey (reb), 31 Oct 2003, accessed 14 December 2011 (with photo of tombstone, inscribed "BENJAMIN SHRINER. Died June 5, 1865." [rest illegible]) (Benjamin Shriner)

15 letter, 7 May 1865, Benjamin Shriner to Maria A Shriner, in widow's pension certificate file

16 letter, Chaplain W M Gaylord to Maria A Shriner, 5 June 1865, from widow's pension certificate file, WC 130,093

17 abstract of widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, widow's certificate WC 130,093 (Maria Ann Flohr widow of Benjamin Shriner)

18 Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933 (Maria A Shriner, widow of Benjamin Shriner)

19 US burial registers, military posts and national cemeteries, 1862-1960, National Archives, record group 15, Virginia, Arlington, page 82 (Benjn Shriner)

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

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1850 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 31 May 2014)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 31 May 2014)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 31 May 2014)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 31 May 2014)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 31 May 2014)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 31 May 2014)
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 31 May 2014)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 364 = 44 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by the (apparent) spouse and child, and location; see the widow's pension certificate abstract below]
line333435
Dwelling number295  
Family number325  
NameBenjamin ShrinerMaria A. "Urias [?] A. "
Age27272
Sexmfm
Color   
OccupationLaborer  
Value of real estate owned300  
Value of personal estate75  
Place of birthMd.Penna."
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Cannot read & write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 246 = 15 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed above]
line8910
Dwelling-house number97  
Family number102  
NameShriner, Mariah- Urias A.- Irena E
Age38138
SexFMF
ColorWWW
OccupationKeeping house  
Real estate value150  
Personal estate value150  
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year 11
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, Adams County, Liberty Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 53, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 227 = 1A handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed above]
line424344
street name   
house number   
dwelling visit #12  
family visit #12  
nameShriner Maria- Uriah-Irena
colorWWW
sexFMF
age472218
month born if born in year   
relationship SonDaughter
single 11
married   
widowed/divorced1  
married during year   
occupationKeeping houseLaborerAt home
months unemployed 4 
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 16, page [2]]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 23
[house] 93
[family] 97
[name] Maria A widow of Shriner Benjamin
[rank] Private
[company] A
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date]--
[discharge date] --
[length of service] --
[post office address] Do [sc. Emmittsburg]
[disability incurred] Chronic diarrhoea
[remarks] Died in Cambel [sic] Hospital

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, superivsor's district 12, enumeration district 12, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 144 = 6A handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed above, and the widow's pension certificate abstract]
line12
street 
house number 
dwelling number98
family number103
nameShriner Maria A
relationshipHead
colorW
sexF
birth dateFeb 1832
age68
married?Wd
# years married 
mother of how many children?0 [sic]
# of children living0 [sic]
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
immigration year 
# years in USA 
naturalized citizen? 
occupationFarmer
# months not employed0
# months in school 
can readyes
can writeyes
speaks Englishyes
owned/rentedO
free or mortgagedF
farm/houseF
# of farm schedule91

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 20, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 216 = 2 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line97
streetRoads leading to [illegible] Pike
house nr 
dwelling nr35
family nr38
nameShriner Maria A.
relationship[illegible]
sexF
colorW
age78
marital statusWd
#years present marriage 
mother of # children2
mother of # living children1
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
immigrated 
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationManager
nature of industry etc.Home farm
employer etc.Emp [??]
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readyes
can writeyes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rented[illegible]
owned free or mortagaged[illegible]
farm/houseF
nr on farm schedule27
civil war vet 
blind[illegible]
deaf & dumb[illegible]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 29 March 2015, from Fold3]


Shriner Benjamin
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

burial record

[US burial registers, military posts and national cemeteries, 1862-1960, National Archives, record group 15, Virginia, Arlington, page 82, Benjn Shriner]
[transcribed from Ancestry 31 May 2014, images 680 to 681 of 726]


NAME OF THE PERSON. Benjn Shriner
RECORD NUMBER. 6443
NUMBER AND LOCALITY OF THE GRAVE. Grave. 12 Range. 15 Block. 2. A
HOSPITAL NUMBER OF THE DECEASED 8283
NO. OF REGIMENT. 91 Pa
RANK. " [sc. Private]
COMPANY. A
RESIDENCE BEFORE ENLISTMENT. Adams County Pa
CONJUGAL CONDITION. Married
RESIDENCE OF WIDOW, RELATIVES, OR FRIENDS. Fountaindale, Adams, Pa
CAUSE OF DEATH. Meningitis
AGE OF THE DECEASED. 34
NATIVITY. US
DATE OF DEATH AND BURIAL.
DIED. " [sc. June] 5
BURIED. " " [sc. June 6]
LOCALITY OF DEATH. Campbell
REMARKS. Exhumed Dec 19. 1865

letter, 7 May 1865, Benjamin Shriner to wife

[letter, 7 May 1865, Benjamin Shriner to Maria A Shriner, in widow's pension certificate file]
[transcribed 28 May 2014, from pp.20-21 of the digitized version on Fold3]


May 7th 1865
Camp Bell hospital
Washington

Dear wif [sic] i feel abel [sic] Again to write you a few lines to let you no [sic] where i am at i have had a hard spell of the diearie [sic] but i think that i am getting better now its [sic] about three weeks since i took frank fallin [?] wrote me the last letter about 350 miles from hear [sic] i was brought hear [sic] last friday from City Point dear wife and friends write soon as you can i wuld [sic] like to hear of you all i havend [sic] heard one word from home since i left but i hear them say that we will all be discharge [sic] as soon as we are fit to be send [sic] home and i hope that theas [sic] few lines may find you all well

[manuscript page 2]

i must stop writing for this time as i hardly feel abel [sic] to write mich [?] write as soon as you can and send me a few stamps if you can my true love to you, Maria A Shriner

Benjamin Shriner

Give my love to all the girls and tell them to write to me as soon as they can and all my enquiring friends

[manuscript page 3]

Direct your letter to
Benjamin Shriner
Washington DC Camp Bell
hospital ward 9

if you write theas [sic] address it can
[not??] go wrong
[the word before 'go' seems to have been erased]

pleas [sic] Write soon dear for i will be glad to hear from you

Washington DC
Camp Bell
Hospital
Ward 9

letter, Chaplain Gaylor to Maria A Shriner, 5 June 1865

[letter, Chaplain W M Gaylord to Maria A Shriner, 5 June 1865, from widow's pension certificate file, WC 130,093]
[transcribed 28 May 2014, from pages 22-23 of the digitized certificate file on Fold3]


Campbell hospital,
Washington, D.C.

June 5th 1865.

Dear Madam

Your husband as you probably know had been for some weeks an inmate of this hospital + was waiting for his descriptive List to come so that his discharge papers might be made out + he go home. A few days since he became very anxious + uneasy about his papers. the long delay worked so upon his mind that he became sick night before last. he grew rapidly worse and was soon in strong convulsions, from which he never for one moment recovered the poor sufferer died this morning. Everything that could [manuscript page 2] be done to relieve him was attempted. four kind + faithful nurses remained with him night + day + the Doctors did all that their skill + devotion could accomplish. I speak of your poor husband as a sufferer + yet I think he was unconscious all the time after his reason left him. I could not of course get from him any messages for home. He will be buried at Arlington with the honors due a soldier. His grave will be marked so that it can easily be found. May God bless you and your children and help you to bear this great calamity.

With sincere sympathy

Yours
W M Gaylord
Chaplain

widow's pension certificate file

[widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, widow's certificate WC 130,093, Maria Ann Flohr widow of Benjamin Shriner]
[abstracted from 21 pages on Fold3, May 2014]
8 February 1832
Maria Ann Flohr was born, at Liberty Township, near Fairfield, Pennsylvania (p.19)
13 Feb 1855
Benjamin Shriner married Maria Ann Flohr (pp.4, 8, 19)
married by Rev G W Aughinbaugh [?], minister of the German Reformed church, Emmitsburg, Maryland (pp.4, 8)
children: Uriah Augustus (born 14 June 1857, baptized 6 June 1868 at Evan. Luth. Cong. of Emmittsburg Md), and Irene Esther (born 1 May 1862) (pp.5, 11)
28 February 1865
Benjamin Shriner drafted (p.6)
mustered in 28 Feb 65 at Chambersburg (16" Cong. Dist. PA) (p.6)
14 April 1865
left City Point and marched toward Burks Station
21 April 1865
marched about 12 miles
22 April 1865
no rations
5 May 1865
Benjamin Shriner admitted to Campbell Hospital Washington DC for treatment of acute diarrhea (p.7)
7 May 1865
Benjamin Shriner wrote a letter to his wife (pp.20-21)
5 June 1865
died in Campbell Hospital, Washington DC, of meningitis (pp.4, 6, 7)
Chaplain W M Gaylord wrote a letter to Maria Shriner telling her about Benjamin Shriner's death (pp.22-23)
8 Sep 1865
dated 14 June 1865 (p.4)
application 108,676 (p.6)
Maria A Shreiner [sic] applied for a pension under the act of 14 July 1862 (p.4)
resident of Liberty Township, Adams County, PA (p.4)
post office address Fountaindale, Adams County, PA (p.5)
about 33 years old (p.4)
witnesses William C Seabrook, John Musselman (p.5)
attorney Robert G MCreary, Gettysburg PA (p.5)
received $8 per month retroactive to 5 May 1865 plus $2 per month for each child < 16 retroactive to 25 July 1866 (pp.3, 16)
passed 27 May 1869, examiner Thos [?] S G Clarke (p.3)
certificate 130,093, dated 7 June 1869 (p.16)
28 Dec [?] 1865
the Pension Office requested information from the Adjutant General's Office (p.18)
29 Dec 1865
the Adjutant General's Office sent the above-summarized information to the Pension Bureau (p.6; see p.18 for the request)
1 May [1866?]
the Pension Office sent circular 9 (p.18)
29 June [1866?]
the Pension office [requested??] a letter from a commissioned officer with an affidavit of the cause of death (p.18; see 11 May 1867)
11 May 1867
Maria A Shriner swore that she couldn't locate an officer of the 91st and offered a letter from her husband and a letter by the hospital's chaplain instead (p.13; see 29 June [1866?])
10 Feb 1869
the Pension Office sent a letter to the Honorable E McPherson asking for evidence about the origin of the disease, and circular 28 (p.18)
27 Feb 1869
Maria A Shriner, about 37 years old, made a declaration supplementing her pension claim (pp.33-34)
Benjamin Shriner left two children: Urias Augustine Shriner born 14 Jun 1857, and Irene Hester Shriner born 1 May 1862, and that she was still supporing them (p.33)
5 Mar 1869
Francis Felix and John Kipe swore that they served in company A of the 91st, that Benjmain Shriner was a private in company A; that he was healthy before enlisting (p.26)
'that on the 14th April 1865 they left City Point Va, and marched toward Burke Station; and marched a number of days; that the water was very bad and they were often without rations; that on the way said Benjimin [sic] Shriner began to complain of Diarrohea, which became worse as they proceeded: that on the night of 21st of April they marched about twelve miles through mud and rain, and next day had no rations; they were then near Nottoway Court House. they then returned to Burke Station where said Shriner was too ill to go with the Company and was left, in charge of another man for a few days; that he aftewards came up to the company, still sick and getting worse and was sent to the 5th Corps Hospital and afterward to Camp Bell where he died of Chronic Diarrhoea: that said disease was caused by exposure, fatigue, bad water, and want of proper rations under the circumstances before mentioned' (pp.26-7)
27 Mar 1869
the Surgeon General's office provided the above-summarized information to the Pension Bureau (p.7)
21 Apr 1869
the Pension Office sent a letter to the attorney asking for evidence of Shriner's physical condition and habits before and after he enlisted (p.18)
5 May 1869
Francis Felix and John Kipe swore that they served in A 91 PA, that Benjamin Shriner (husband of Maria A) served in that company, that they were brought up in the same neighborhood as he, were 'frequently together in company', and 'labored together, during harvest and other seasons' (p.28)
that before enlisting he 'was a health and able-bodied man, steady, reserved and regular in his habits, and strictly a temperate man' (p.28) [much more explicit than the 5 March statement!]
he had the same habits, and was still temperate, while in the Army (p.28)
7 May 1869
A + R L Annan certified that they were Benjamin and Maria's family physicians, and that he was healthy and temperate before enlisting (p.28)
13 May 1869
the Pension Office sent a letter to the attorney asking for an explanation of the different report of the oldest child's name (p.18)
24 May 1869
Maria A Shriner swore that she stated her oldest child's name as 'Uriah Augustus' in the initial declaration, and 'Uriah Augustine' in the supplementary affidavit (p.24)
she intended his name to be 'Uriah Augustus', but the minister wrongly named him 'Uriah Augustine', as his certificate says (p.24)
he is usually called 'Urias', but his baptismal name is 'Uriah Augustine' (p.24)
7 June 1869
the Secretary of the Interior certified that Maria A Shriner was entitled to a pension of $8 per month effective 5 June 1865, abd $2 additional for each child less than 16 effective 25 July 1866 (as long as the child had not died, been married, been adopted, or been abandoned) (p.36)
4 March 1876
transferred from Philadelphia Agency to Baltimore, at $10.00 (p.17)
5 Jan 1917
Maria Shriner applied for the increased pension provided by section 1 of the act of 8 September 1916 (p.19)
her post-office address: Emmitsburg, Maryland (p.19)
5 Feb 1917
Maria was entitled to $20 per month retroactive to 8 September 1916 under the Act of 8 September 1916 (because she was his wife during his Civil War service) (pp.3, 17)
Oct 1917
the Pension agency sent Maria Shriner a notice that her pension was increased to $25 per month effective October 1917 by the Act of Congress approved then (p.35)
about 1 Nov 1918
Maria Shriner's last illness began (p.50)
her daughter, Mrs Rena Gilland, attended her; Dr D E Stone Emmitsburg MD was her physician (p.50)
10 Feb 1919
Maria A Shriner died (pp.15, 47), of gangrene (p.50)
last paid at $25 through 4 March 1919 (pp.15, 39; see p.47 for the cancellation of the 4 June 1919 check for $75)
dropped from the pension rolls 7 June 1919 (pp.15, 17)
she was buried in Friends Creek Cem., Frederick MD (p.50)
7 June 1919
the pension agency sent a reimbursement letter [?] to M F Shuff (p.17)
26 June 1919
the pension agency received a reimbursement request from M F Shuff, of West Main Street, Emmitsburg, MD (pp.38, 40, 44; p.49 is the application)
the card includes a somewhat cryptic note:
"19-5-25 50-"
"3-4 18.33"
"2-22 = $68.33"
her accrued pension was $68.33 (pp.39, 48)
13 August 1919
M F Shuff (funeral director) sent a letter to the Commissioner of Pensions asking about the status of his reimbursement request (p.42)
9 Sep 1919
the pension agency sent a letter to M F Shuff telling him that 'the enclosed certificate should be signed by Mrs. Rena Gilland' (p.46; see p.48 for the certificate)
18 Sep 1919
Mrs Rene Gilland certified that M F Shuff was responsible for the payment of the accrued pension (p.48)
26 September 1919
reimbursement was allowed (p.17)
$75 was approved for the undertaker's bill, livery, and cemetery charges (p.39)

Veterans' administration pension payment card

[Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933, Maria A Shriner, widow of Benjamin Shriner]
[transcribed 31 May 2014, from FamilySearch]


NAME: Shriner, Maria A. DEAD
Certificate No. 130.093 | ARMY WIDOW. | Law: Civil War.
Name of Soldier: Benjamin Shriner
Service: Private Co A 91 Pa Vol inf.
W
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
 1219 March 18867 June 1869
INC.20SEPTEMBER 8, 1916 
INC.25OCTOBER 6, 1917 

MINORS--$2 PER MONTH ADDITIONAL. [blank]
Fees: [blank]
Transferred from: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: May 25 1919
Bureau notified: D 0 - JUN 14 1919
Remarks:
Died May 25 19 Reimbursement order dated SEP 26 1919 payable to M. F. Shuff
West Main St Emmitsburg Md.
Former Roll No. 14408 [?] JAN 26 1917 FEB 26 1917 OCT 2 1919

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