91st PA: Edward C Sikes or Sykes

Edward C Sikes or Sykes

Before the war

He was born in 1845/46 (4 (18 in 1864), 5 (18 in 1864), 12 (58 at death in 1903)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 5, 12).

When he enlisted, he was a carpenter (4, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet 1 inch tall, and had a dark complexion, black eyes, and dark hair (4, 5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 14 March 1864 (1, 3, 4, 5, 9). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (4, 5). He was mustered by Lieutenant Burke (4, 5). He was owed $300 bounty (4, 5), and may have been paid $18.80 (5). He was a private, in company B (1, 3, 13-14).

He was reported gained on 21 April 1864 (7).

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia (1, 5).

He returned to duty in January 1865 (5).

On 27 April 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 April 1865 (2).

He was "not to be charged"--perhaps for lost equipment, when the regiment mustered out (6).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 3, 9). He was a corporal, in company B (13-14).

After the war

On 16 July 1872, he successfully applied for a pension (9, 10).

In 1890, he was living at 101 Morris Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 8). He was a carpenter (8).

He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 28 October 1903, of edema of lungs and uremia, with melancholia [and?] pseudo-elephantiasis contributing (9, 12). He was a widower (12). He was a carpenter (12). The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, from 1846 Moyamensing Avenue, Philadelphia (the residence of Levv Stafford) (11, 12). Members of the following organizations were invited to the funeral: Idaho Tribe, number 73, Improved Order of Red Men; Fourth of July Lodge, number 196, Knights of Pythias; company B, 91st Pennsylvania Volunteers(11). On 1 November 1903, he was buried at Fernwood Cemetery (11, 12).

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) (Edward C Sykes)

2 special order 25, HQ 91st PA, 27 April 1865 (Edward C Sykes)

3 1890 US census veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1st ward, 2nd division, supervisor's district 128, enumeration district 2, page 3 (Edward C Sikes)

4 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 51 (Edward C Sikes)

5 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 14 (Edwd C Sykes)

6 list of men who owed money [?], page 2, number 10 (EC Sykes)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 21 April 1864 (Sikes)

8 Gopsill's 1890 Philadelphia directory (Edward C Sikes)

9 pension index, by regiment (Edward C Sikes)

10 pension index, by name (Edward C Sikes)

11 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 31 October 1903, page 7 (Edward C Sikes)

12 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 25 October 1903, #9036 (Edward C Sikes)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward E C Sikes)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward C Sykes)

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 April 2015, from Fold3]


Sikes Edward E C
     C
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Corpl
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 25 Apr 15]

Sykes Edward C.
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corp'l
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Sikes Edward C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 31 October 1903, page 7]

SIKES.--On October 28, 1903, EDWARD C SIKES, aged 58 years. The relatives and friends of the family, also Idaho Tribe, No 73, IORM; Fourth of July Lodge, No 196, K of P; Co B, 91st Regiment Penna Vol, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of Levv Stafford, 1846 Moyamensing ave. Interment at Fernwood Cemetery.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 25 October 1903, #9036, Edward C Sikes]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
9036
Hospital Certificate.
1. Full Name of Deceased, Edward C. Sikes
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Widower
5. Age, Years 58 Months [blank] Days [blank]
6. Date of Death, Year 1903 Month 10 Day 28 [? could be '25']
7. Cause of Death, Chief Edema of lungs + uremia
Contributing, Melancholia pseudo-elephantiasis
8. Place, or Street and Number from which Patient was received #1846 Moyamensing [?] Ave [?]
George A. Davis M.D.
Hospital, Philadelphia

Undertaker's Certificate.
9. Occupation, Carpenter
10. Place of Birth, Phila.
11. Birthplace of Father, Unknown
12. Birthplace of Mother, Unknown
13. When a Minor, [blank]
14. Ward, wherein death occurred, 27"
15. Buried from, Street and No. 1846 Moyamensing Ave
16. Date of Burial, November 1" 03
17. Place of Burial, Fernwood Cemety
E Bowen + Son Undertaker
Residence, 1018 S. 2" St.

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