Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||6th MVI (100 days)||Private; enl. July 11, 1864; must. July 18, 1864||Oct. 27, 1864||Acton||farmer||age 18|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|Date||July 17, 1868|
|Place||Hamilton (Mass.?) (1868 town report records death "at Hamilton, Mo.")|
|Age||22 years, 1 month|
crushed by cars on railroad
(source: Acton death register, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910. In: NewEnglandAncestors.org [online database].)
Emory A. Symonds was born in Acton to Obed A. (born Ashby) and Mary (Wright) (born Acton). An umarried fireman with the railroad, he died in a railroad accident at age 22 (source: Acton death record, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910. In: NewEnglandAncestors.org [online database]).
Emory Augustus Simonds, age 9, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 258) of Obed Augustas and Mary Simonds. Also in the household was 16 year old Abel Farrar. (source: 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton. Compiled by Ann S. Lainhart. Boston, 1989. Page 32.)
Emery A. Simonds [sic], age 14, is recorded as an inhabitant of South Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 251) of Obed and Mary Simonds (source: 1860 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).
Emery Augustus Symonds, age 19, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 250) of Obed Augustuas and Mary Wright Symonds (source: 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton. Compiled by Ann S. Lainhart. Boston, 1989. Page 70.)
Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
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