91st PA: Thomas Whelan

Thomas Whelan

Before the war

He was born in 1827/28 (2 (33 in 1861), 8 (33 in 1861), 10 (81 at death in 1905)). He was born in Carlon, Ireland (2, 8, 10).

In 1851/52, he married [unknown] (8).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, had a light complexion, grey eyes, and auburn hair (2).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service for three years in company E on 21 August 1861, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (1, 2, 5 [9 Sep], 9 [21 Aug], 11). He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, and mustered into service by Colonel Reiff (2).

He was wounded on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia (1).

On 8 September 1863, he was a nurse [?] at Haremont Hospital, Washington, DC (4).

He was transferred in October 1863 to the Veterans' reserve corps, because he was unfit for field duty (1, 2, 3, 9 [trans Feb 63]). When transferred, he was a private, in company E (11). He served in 65th company, 2nd battalion, VRC (7, 9). He was discharged on 9 September 1864 (5).

After the war

On 22 April 1874, he applied successfully for a pension (7, 9).

In 1890, he was living at 1152 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 6). He was a carpenter (6). He was living with Lawrence Whalen (6).

In 1900, he was living at 1150 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his daughter Mary Whalen, a servant, and a boarder (8). He was a carpenter (8).

On 1 September 1905, he died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of apoplexy, with old age contributing (9, 10). He was retired (10). He was widowed (10). He was living at 1150 South 15th Street, 26th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died there (10).

On 5 September 1905, he was buried, at Holy Cross Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10).

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 descriptive roll, company E, entry 75 (Thomas Whelan)

3 register of men transferred, company E, entry 7

4 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 September 1863

5 1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 582, page 2 (image 1896 on Ancestry) (Thomas Whealon [?])

6 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Thomas Whalen)

7 pension index, by name (Thomas Whelan)

8 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 626, microfilm series T623, film 1468, page 143 = 1 A handwritten (Thomas Whalen)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Thomas Whelan)

10 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 1905 #20368 (Thomas Whalen)

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

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Thomas Whelan in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 582, page 2 (image 1896 on Ancestry)]
[line] 19
[house] 144
[family] 144 [?]
[name] Thomas Whealon [?]
[rank] Private
[company] E
[unit] 91st P V
[enlistment date] Sep 9 1861
[discharge date] Sep 9 1864
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] 1152 S 15 St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
Thomas Whalen, carpenter, h 1152 S 15th
Lawrence Whalen, produce, h 1152 S 15th

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 626, microfilm series T623, film 1468, page 143 = 1 A handwritten]
line24252627
streetSo 15th St
house number1150   
dwelling number6   
family number7   
nameWhalen ThomasWhalen MaryThompson HannaSweney George
relationshipHeadDaughterServantBoard
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
birth dateSept 1830Sept 1860May 1845Novr [??] 1881
age69395518
married?MSSS
# years married48   
mother of how many children?    
# of children living    
birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIllinoisPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceIrelandIrelandNew JerseyPennsylvania
immigration year1850   
# years in USA50   
naturalized citizen?45   
occupationCarpenter ServantDriver
# months not employed0 00
# months in school    
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 5 May 2015, from Fold3]


Whelan Thomas
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also V.R.C

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 1905 #20368, Thomas Whalen]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

20368
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
Physician's Certificate.
1. Full Name of Deceased, Thomas Whalen
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Widower
5. Age Years 81 Months - Days -
6. Date of Death Year 1905 Month Sept Day [blank]
7. Cause of Death, Chief Apoplexy
Contributing Old age
John P. Micheman M.D.
Residence 1435 S. 15th St

Undertaker's Certificate.
8. Occupation, Retired
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. Birthplace of Father, Ireland
11. Birthplace of Mother, " [sc. Ireland]
12. When a Minor, [blank]
13. Last place of Residence, 1150 S 15 St
14. Place of Death, Street and No. " " " " [sc. 1150 S 15 St]
15. Ward, wherein death occurred, 26
16. Buried from, Street and No, 1150 S 15 St
17. Date of Burial, Sept 5 1905
18. Place of Burial, Holy Cross Cemetery
W. Burke + Sons Undertaker
Residence 1131 Christian St

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