Posts Tagged ‘Veteran’s Day’

My grandfather Orval Pait was a World War 1 Doughboy, served as a medic at Camp Taylor, Louisville. (his brothers Harvey & Charlie Pait also served) They were from Old Shawneetown Illinois  but spent their lives in the Louisville area. (Orval on viewer’s right in photo)

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I also want to salute my name’s sake—I am Charles Thomas Suddeth. My great grandfather, Thomas Gillenwater: Born Nov. 11, 1835 Hawkins County, TN. Spent most of his life in the Fountain Run, KY area. Died Feb. 2, 1912 Cementville, IN. Served in Union Army, company C, 37th Regiment Kentucky Mounted Infantry. Mustered in June 2, 1863 Glasgow, Kentucky and mustered out May 10, 1865 Louisville, Kentucky. (house he died in–the Gillenwater Mansion)

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I honor all veterans, but I recently obtained a photo of my great-grandfather, Thomas Gillenwaters, who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was born about 1835 in Hickory Cove Tennessee, spent much of his life in Fountain Run Kentucky and died in 1912 in Jeffersonville Indiana.

One photo shows him as a soldier. He is holding a Colt revolver. My grandma played with it as a toy about 1910—she then tossed it into the trash.

The other photo is recent—it is the Gillenwater Mansion in Jeffersonville—where he died.


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