Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. Sept. 4, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861||died July 7, 1862||Lowell||farmer||
died July 7, 1862 at Fort St. Phillip, La.
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||26th MVI||May 1, 1863||Mother||20 051||28 557||Susan E. Handley|
|Date||July 7, 1862|
|Place||regimental hospital at Fort St. Phillip, La.|
"acute softening of the brain" (pension file)
|Burial||Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
1850 census: Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Household 13, Family 14:
Abraham B. Handley (transcribed "Hanolly"), age 53, Farmer
Susan E., age 45
George, 21, Farmer
Ellen A., 17
William S., 13
("1850 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
According to testimony in Frank Handley's pension file, his father Abraham died in 1852, leaving his mother with five children and without any means to support them.
Frank Handley, age 14, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 32) with Susan Esterbrooks Handley, age 49, and Ellen Augusta Handley, age 20 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 8).
Acton death register: under "Soliders in the United States Service," date not recorded, Frank Handley, res. Acton, died near New Orleans, Farmer, parents Susan and Abraham B. Handley, both born in Acton ("Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910," vol. 157, p. 86 [image], AmericanAncestors.org).
The death of Frank Handley, Soldier in the United States Service, son of Abraham B. and Susan E. Handley, is recorded in the 1862/63 annual report for the Town of Acton (pp. 15 and 20).
The name Frank Handley is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."
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