Thursday, June 02, 2016

Capt Andrew Emery.

Capt Andrew Emery.

Birth: 1833, Maine.
Death: Jun. 6, 1911, Joliet, Will County, Illinois.

Captain Andrew Emery of Lockport Illinois died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Joliet at 3 o'clock p.m. June 6th. 1911 Andrew Emery was born in the State of Main and when quite a young man came to Lockport Illinois, where he lived for many years. Until the war broke out he was employed as a millwright and carpenter on the Illinois and Michigan Canal. He enlisted in the army April 21st., 1861, on President Lincoln's first call for volunteers, as a private in Capt. N.L. Hawley's Lockport Artillery Company D, 4th. Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, as Sergeant.

In 1863 he was transferred to the 3rd. U.S. Cavalry were he was promoted to Captain and served until 1866, as his regiment was sent to Texas after the close of the war. Captain Emery probably participated in more battles and scrimmages than any man in Will County.

He was married to Alice Williams of North Lockport in 1870 who died in 1872 after the birth of one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Emery, who now resides near San Francisco, California, and who is unable to be present on account of illness. He always made Lockport his home, but in later years spent much time with relatives in the East and near San Francisco, California.

He returned to Lockport this spring from Mobile Alabama. During the great "Debs" railroad strike in 1890 he was appointed by U.S. Marshal John W. Arnold one of his deputies. And rendered valuable service along the line of the Pennsylvania Railroad with one hundred additional deputies under his charge. ... He was 78 years old at the time of his death. Burial: Lockport Cemetery, Lockport, Will County, Illinois.

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