Civil War Records of Jonathan W. Loker

Jonathan White Loker, collection of the Acton Memorial Library


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 7, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; prom. Corpl. Aug. 15, 1862 must. out Nov. 7, 1864 Acton shoemaker

age 22

MASSCW, 3:91

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  50-51 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 26th MVI Nov. 26, 1887 Invalid 679 890 462 246 Mass.  
June 25, 1889 Widow 398 515 263 426 Mass. Almira H. Loker

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  3 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 2 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts. Served as Post Commander, 1884. (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date May 29, 1889
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 49 years, 8 months
Cause bright's disease

Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton,  Mass. (death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Jonathan White Loker, Find A Grave Memorial# 114615068, Find A Grave (website), Retrieved 2015-01-26.


Survived by

Additional Information

Born in Natick to parents Henry and Mary M. (White) Loker (death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," He was the brother of William H. Loker.

Jonathan W. Loker, age 20, a Shoe Maker, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton, Massachusetts in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 36/39):

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.
(source: "1860 United States Federal Census,"

Almira H., widow of Jonathan W. Loker, is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

Jonathan W. Loker's name is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."

The Portrait of Jonathan White Loker (above), by Arthur F. Davis, is in the collection of the Acton Memorial Library (AML 66.1.11).



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