91st PA: Valentine Stakes (or Stokes), Jr

Valentine Stakes (or Stokes), Jr

Before the war

He was born in 1838/39 (3 (26 in 1865), 5 [30 in 1870], 6 [41 in 1880], 9 [61 at death in 1899]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 5, 6, 9).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (3).

During the war

He was drafted from Cheltenham (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 2 March 1865 (1, 3). He was enlisted for one year, at Norristown, Pennsylvania, by Captain Yerkes (3). His service was credited to the Sixth Congressional District (3). He was a private in company G (1, 10-11).

He received clothing worth $36.82 (3).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1). He was a private, in company G (10-11).

After the war

He applied for membership in Ellis Post 6, Germantown, of the Grand Army of the Republic (2).

In 1870, he was living in ward 22, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5). He was a polisher of edge tools, and owned $2,000 in real estate (5). He was living with his wife Amanda and son David (5).

In 1880, he was living at 147 Lehman Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). He was a laborer (6). He was living with his wife Amanda and children David and Eddie (6).

He died on 26 October 1899, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of transverse myelitis (9). He died at, or was buried from, 5374 Morris Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was married. On 29 October 1899, he was buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery (9).

On 3 June 1908, his widow, Amanda Stakes, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 8).

In 1910, his widow, Amanda Stakes, was living at 5374 Morris Street, ward 22, Philadelphia, 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) (Valen'ne Stokes, Jr)

2 e-mail, Dennis Clowney, 27 January 2004, quoting a list of applications for Ellis Post 6, GAR, Germantown (from Gene Stackhouse) (Valentine Stokes [sic])

3 company G, descriptive roll, [#60] (Valentine Stakes [sic] Jr)

4 pension index, by name (Valentine Stakes, Jr)

5 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 22nd ward, microfilm series M593, film 1408, page 114 = 43 handwritten (Valentine Stakes)

6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 448, microfilm series T9, film 1181, page 397 B = 18 handwritten (Valentine Stakes)

7 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 432, microfilm series T624, film 1396, page 130 B = 9 handwritten (Amanda Stakes)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Valentine Stakes, Jr)

9 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 October 1899, #8308 (Valentine Stokes)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Valentine Stacks Jr)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Valentine Stakes)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accesed April 2007)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 22nd ward, microfilm series M593, film 1408, page 114 = 43 handwritten]
line161718
Dwelling-house number285  
Family number288  
NameStakes Valentine- Amanda- David
Age30232
SexMFM
ColorWWW
OccupationPolisher of Edge Tools  
Real estate value2000  
Personal estate value   
BirthplacePenna""
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 old1  
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 448, microfilm series T9, film 1181, page 397 B = 18 handwritten]
line34353637
street nameLehman Street
house number147   
dwelling visit #150   
family visit #158   
nameStakes Valentine- Amanda- David F- Eddie States
colorWWWW
sexMFMM
age4131127
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeSonSon
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationLaborerHouse KeepingAt Home 
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year  11
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennsylvaPennsylvaPennsylvaPennsylva
father's birthplacePennPennaPennPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 432, microfilm series T624, film 1396, page 130 B = 9 handwritten]
line89
streetMorris Street
house nr5374
dwelling nr196
family nr203
nameStakes Amanda
relationshipHead
sexF
colorW
age62
marital statusWd
#years present marriage 
mother of # children1
mother of # living children1
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplaceEng English
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
immigrated 
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationOwn income
nature of industry etc. 
employer etc. 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readYes
can writeYes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rentedO
owned free or mortagagedF
farm/houseH
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vet 
blind 
deaf & dumb 

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 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Stacks, Valentine, Jr
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 20 Apr 15]

Stakes, Valentine, Jr
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Stacks, Valentine, Jr

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 October 1899, #8308, Valentine Stokes]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 27 November 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
8308
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Valentine Stokes
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 61 yrs
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Oct 26th 1899
7. Cause of Death Transverse Myelitis
Geo. A. Cameron M.D.
Residence, 5309 Main St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 22th
12. Street and Number, 5374 Morris st
13. Date of Burial, October 29th 1899
14. Place of Burial, Ivey [sic] Hill Cemetery
Nathan Marple Undertaker.
Residence, 5325 Germantown

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