Civil War Records of William H. Loker

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 7, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; discharged for disability March 11, 1863 March 11, 1863 Acton shoemaker

age 20;

died at home after discharge

MASSCW, 3:91

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 3 Pages (PDF)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  58-59 (PDF)

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
               

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  x

Grand Army of the Republic

x


Death

Date April 4, 1863
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 21
Cause chronic diarrhea
Obituary  
Funeral  
Burial

North Cemetery, Natick, Mass.

(Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War National Graves Registration Database, http://www.suvcwdb.org)

Survived by

Additional Information

Wm. H. Loker was born in Natick to Henry and Mary M. Loker. He died April 4, 1863, single, at age 21 years, 10 months, of chronic diarrhea. The same register page records the death of his 19 year old brother, Franklin Loker, of consumption, on April 21 (Acton death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," v. 166, p. 37 [image], AmericanAncestors.org).

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1860 census:
Dwelling 36 / Family 39
Henry Loker, age 59 Farmer, born Mass.
Mary Loker, age 43, born Vermont
Emily H. Loker, age 22, born Mass.
Jonathan W. Loker, age 20, Shoe Maker, born Mass.
Wm. H. Loker, age 19, born Mass.
Sarah W. Loker, age 13, born Mass.
Fanklin Loker, age 17, born Mass.
("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).

The deaths of William Loker and a brother are mentioned in a letter dated April 27, 1863 from Lydia Lucinda Fletcher to her son Aaron Jones Fletcher.

The death of Wm. H. Loker, Soldier in the United States Service, is recorded in the 1863/64 annual report for the Town of Acton, p. 18. 

William H. Loker's name is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."

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See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 16, 38, 43.

 

 

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