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Edwin Tathwell
Born Sept, 16, 1845
EDWIN E. TATHWELL, druggist and assistant Postmaster, Martelle; born Sept, 16, 1845, in Rahway, N. J.; in 1857, came to Ohio with his parents; in 1865, came to present locality. In 1878, he commenced the drug business. Married Miss Josie McKean October 1, 1871; she was born in Linn Co.; have two children—Roy and Gracie. He enlisted, in 1862, in Co. A, 96th Ohio V.I.; was discharged March 10, 1864, on account of wounds received in his right arm at the battle of Carrion Crow, La., for which he receives a pension; participated in the battles of Vicksburg, Arkansas Post, Port Hudson, Raymond, Jackson, Miss., Champion Hills, Black River, siege of Vicksburg, siege of Jackson and others; was transferred to Vicksburg to the Gulf Department.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 589.


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