Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|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||
died at home after discharge
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|Date||April 4, 1863|
North Cemetery, Natick, Mass.
(Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War National Graves Registration Database, http://www.suvcwdb.org)
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).
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."
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 16, 38, 43.
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