: Harlow Nelson Aldrich was born January 26, 1846. at Bruns- ¦ ick, Medina county, Ohio, and
[died at his late home in Elmore Wednesday, February 12, 1919,
: after an illness of nearly six months, of leakage of the heart and dropsy. He enlisted in the army Dec. 25, 1861, at Oberlim Ohio, as private in Co. F, 43rd Regt., O. V. 1. He was finally mustered out" July 13, 1865, at Louisville, Kv.
[time alone. January 3, 1900, he | was appointed by; President Mc- jKinley postmaster at Elmore and, reappointed by President Rodse- j veil and by President Taft, serv¬ ing in all 16 years.
Mr. Aldrich was always active j in politics and in civic affairs in his home town. He was many1 years a member of- the village; council and for a number of years : president of the same. He also ] served on the board of educa- | tion for several years, was a di- j j rector in the First National Bank' 'and The New Ottawa County Telephone Co.. secretary of the Soldiers' Relief Commission for | Ottawa county, member of the | State Council of Administration. IG. A. R., up to last year when jhe was made state patriotic in- j structor. He always took a great J interest in the G. A. R. and at- | tended in all 30 G, A. R. encamp- I ments.
| The funeral was held Friday, j Feb. 14, and was in charge of the Knights' Templars, Rev. Be- ! all officiating and burial in Union; I cemetery. !'
Fie leaves a wife and one son,; George, two sisters, Mrs. L. .A.I. Cole of Oberlin, Ohio, and Mrs. S Clara Tucker of Wellington,/ O., 1 * also a brother, G. E. Aldrich, of j c' Grawn. Mich. Iw
His first battle was at New]
Madrid, Mo., and shortly after he |
was in the great battles of Cor- j
intn and Luka, Miss. He took;
part in the famous Atlanta cam- j
paign and was in Sherman's!
! March to the Sea. At Rome, Ga., |
i he spent three weeks in the hos-l
! pi tell. He took part in the Grand j
! Review at Washington, D. C, at;
| the close of the war. In all his j
! war experiences he was fortunate j
[in never receiving a wound. j
He first came to Elmore in j
11871 and on December 11, 1873, |
I he was married to Miss Josephine I
I Luckey of this place. They al-j
i ways lived in Elmore and were I
; blessed with three children, a son;
| that died in infancy, a daughter;
I who lived to be three years of
j a^e, and a son, George, who is
Home \1 drier
ith his motru
;nershi G. W
was in the gro-
for about 1.5
pari of the time in part-
with his brother-in-law,
Luckey, and part of the
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