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|
|Survived by||son of Henry and Mary M.|
Wm. H. Loker, age 19, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household of Henry Loker (dwelling no. 36), which also included brother Jonathan Loker (source: 1860 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).
The death of William Loker is 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, on p. 18.
Vital records list the death of another brother that same month, Franklin Loker, on April 21, of consumption (source: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 (online database). New England Historic Genealogical Society).
Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."
Henry L. Hosmer. The Town of Acton in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Tucson, AZ: The Author, 2001. 16, 38, 43,
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