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Henry P Largay (or Larnay)

Before the war

He was born in 1829/30, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, perhaps to Henry (or perhaps Daniel?) Largey and Ellen [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 9 (31 in 1861), 19 (19 in 1850), 20 (30 in 1860). place: 9, 19, 20. parents: 19 (Henry, Ellen), 20 (Danl, Ellen)]

In 1850, he may be the Henry Largey living in ward 7, Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If so, he was a gas fitter, and was living with Henry and Ellen Largey (presumably his parents), and with Simon, John, James, Ellen, Francis, Susan, and Sarah J Largey (presumably siblings). [source: 19]

In 1860, he may be the Henry Larkey living in ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If so, he was a gas fitter, and was living with Daniel and Ellen Larkey (perhaps his parents?), and Simon, James, Ellen, Francis, Susan, and Sarah Larkey (presumably siblings), and two others. His two children, Frank and Mary Largey, were living in ward 15, with their mother Mary Rees and her family. [sources: 20, 21]

When he enlisted, he was a teamster. [source: 9]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair. He had small scars on his face, around his eyes. [source: 9]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 19 September 1861 or 21 September 1861. He enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a private, initially in company C. [sources: 1 (co.I, 19 Sep), 1 (co.C, 21 Sep), 9 (21 Sep), 10 (19 Jul 62), 18 (21 Sep 1861, based on Nov-Dec co. I muster roll), 27 (co.I), 28 (co.I)]

He was transferred on 4 December 1861 to company I. [sources: 8, 9]

In December 1862, he contracted general debility, which continued until his discharge. He insisted on continuing to do duty although he was unfit for duty. As Lieutenant John S Donnell said, 'although he constantly remained on duty with the Company his condition was such that he should have become an inmate of some hospital[, and] the nature of the soldier was such that he persisted in remaining on duty with the Company although it was perceptible that he was unfit for active service'. And Lieutenant Adam H Murphy said that he 'did duty in a great many Cases when physically disqualified from performing it, having always tried to perform his duty as a soldier'. The company commanders often assigned him the lightest possible duty. [source: 18]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 16]

On 5 September 1863, Sinex ordered him to report to his company for duty, because the regimental pack mules had been turned in. He was detailed as a teamster on 22 September 1863. [sources: 3, 4]

On 29 December 1863, he was detailed as cattle guard. [sources: 5, 6]

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 38 men who had less than fifteen months to serve who were unwilling to reenlist. On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave. [sources: 2, 7]

He mustered out on 26 September 1864 when his term expired. At this point, 'his system was completely broken down by general debility [and] diarrhoea'. He was a private. [sources: 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 27 (co.C), 28 (co.I)]

After the war

On 14 October 1864, he married Mary Reese [?]. She was born in 1837/38, in Pennsylvania. They had lived and cohabited together as man and wife for many years--at least as long as their children had been alive. (But they seem not to have been living together in 1860.) They had two children under sixteen when he died:

[sources: 18 (Bess or Ress?), 21 (Rees), 25 (4 children, 2 living, in 1900)]

On 19 January 1865, he died. He died of general debility. According to the physician who treated him for the last two weeks of his life, his 'whole system [was] completely shattered, + lungs affect, also bowels, and [they] appeared to have been so for some time'. [source: 18]

On 25 May 1868, his widow, Mary Largey, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension, under the Act of 14 July 1862 and the Act of 25 July 1866. Her post-office address was 1735 Pearl Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. John S Donnell and Adam H Murphy testified supporting her application. Her application was approved on 10 May 1869, and she received $8 per month retroactive to 19 January 1865, and $2 per month additional for each child less than sixteen, retroactive to 25 July 1866. [sources: 15, 17, 18]

In 1870, his widow, Mary Largey, was living at 1735 Pearl Street, in ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with their children Francis and Mary E. [sources: 22, 23]

On 13 December 1875, the Pension Bureau told the Pension Agent to suspend payment, undoubtedly because her attorney had * executed documents improperly. On 24 January 1876, the Pension Bureau told the Pension Agent to resume payment. [source: 18]

In 1880, his widow, Mary M Largey, was living at 2039 Carlton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a washer woman. She was living with her son Francis (and with her sister Sarah Burgess and others). [source: 24]

In 1890, his widow, Mary Largay, was living at 2305 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He had been wounded in the side. [source: 10]

In 1900, his widow, Mary Largay, was living at 2324 Shamokin Street, ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with Frank Largay (her son?), his children, and with Henry Cowley and others. [source: 25]

On 7 April 1909, his widow, Mary Largay, died, at 2320 Shamokin Street, ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She died of lobar pneumonia, with general arteriosclerosis contributing. On 9 April 1909, she was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 18, 26]

On 20 August 1909, reimbursement of Mary Largay's last expenses was allowed. Payment was made to Mary L Westcott, of 749 Bucknell Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 18]

Note on identification

Bates has Henry P Largy in company C (mustered in 21 September 1861, not accounted for), and Henry P Larnay in company I (mustered in 19 September 1861) (1). Since documents (2), (3), (4), and (5) have Largay in company I, I have assumed they are the same person.

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Henry P Larnay, Henry P Largy)

2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863 (Henry Largay)

3 special order 73, HQ 91st PA, 5 September 1863

4 special order 89, HQ 91st PA, 22 September 1863

5 special order 125, HQ 91st PA, 29 December 1863

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 30 December 1863 (Priv Largay)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Largay)

8 company C, register of men transferred (Henry P Largay)

9 company C, descriptive roll, entry 47 (Henry P Largey [the 'g' may have been partly erased and replaced by another letter])

10 1890 US Census, Veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 294, page 1 (image 1632 on Ancestry), searched February 2005 (Henry L Largay)

11 company I, register of men transferred (Henry P Largay [this entry is crossed out])

12 company I, register of men discharged (Henry P Largay)

13 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 27 September 1864 (Privt Largay [?])

14 [deleted]

15 pension index, by name (Henry P Largey [sic])

16 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Henry P Largy)

17 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Henry P Largey)

18 abstract of dependent's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, WC 129,263 (Mary Bess Largey widow of Henry P Largey)

19 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Spring Garden, ward 7, microfilm series M432, film 819, page 400 recto = 799 handwritten (Henry Largey)

20 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, microfilm series M653, film 1165, page 675 = 235 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Henry Larkey)

21 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, microfilm series M653, film 1165, page 512 = 72 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Mary Rees)

22 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 43, (post office 1828 Olive St), microfilm series M593, film 1399, pages 331 recto = 89 handwritten to 331 verso = 90 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Mary Largey)

23 1870 US census, 2nd enumeration, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 44, microfilm series M593, film 1428, pages 562 recto = 11 handwritten to 562 verso = 12 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Mary Largey)

24 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, enumeration district 273, microfilm series T9, film 1175, page 335 = 20 D handwritten (FamilySearch) (Mary M Largey)

25 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, enumeration district 291, microfilm series T623, film 1458, page 28 = 8 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (Mary Largay)

26 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (FamilySearch) (Mary Largay)

27 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry P Largy)

28 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry P Largay)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 6 May 2011)
Find a Grave
accessed 4 October 2010
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 25 January 2014)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 25 January 2014)
Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933
FamilySearch index (accessed 25 January 2014)
Philadelphia Pennsylvania death certificates
FamilySearch index (accessed 25 January 2014) (tried various searches, including Henry born PA 1829-1831 and died Philadelphia 1865)
Find a grave
accessed 25 January 2014 (searched for both Henry and Mary, by name and in the cemetery listings)
death notices, Philadelphia newspapers
GenealogyBank (accessed 25 January 2014): checked Philadelphia inquirer 30, 31 Jan, 1, 2, 3, 4 February 1865; Age 1, 4 Feb 1865; North American 31 January 1865, 4 Feb 1865; Public ledger 30, 31 January 1865, 2, 4, 6 Feb 1865
GenealogyBank (accessed 25 January 2014): checked Philadelphia inquirer 7, 8, 9 April 1909
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 25 January 2014
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 25 January 2014)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 25 January 2014)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 25 January 2014)

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Henry P Largay in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Henry P Largay in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 24 November 2014, from Fold3]


Largy Henry P
Co. I, C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 25 November 2014]

Largay Henry P
Co. I C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Largy Henry P

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Spring Garden, ward 7, microfilm series M432, film 819, page 400 recto = 799 handwritten]
[identification is speculative; his name and age match regimental records, but when he enlisted in 1861 he was a teamster, not a gas fitter]
line23242526272829303132
Dwellings visited475         
Families visited604         
NameHenry LargeyEllen "Henry "Simon "John "James "Ellen "Francis "Susan "Sarah J "
Age44451918161410753
SexMFMMMMFMFF
Color          
Occupation of males over 15 yearsPaper Stainer Gas fitterPaper StainerNone     
Real estate owned          
BirthplaceIrelanddittoPennsylvaniadittodittodittodittodittodittoditto
Married within year          
Attended school within year      11  
Over 20 & can't read/write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, microfilm series M653, film 1165, page 675 = 235 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative, but the children's names and ages make clear that (despite the apparent father's name) this is the Henry Largey in the 1850 census entry transcribed above]
line1415161718192021222324
Dwelling number1473          
Family number1806          
NameDanl LarkeyEllen "Henry "Simon "James "Ellen "Francis "Susan "Sarah "John WoodEliza Smith
Age5554302824201815136027
Sexmfmmmfmffmf
Color           
OccupationPaper Stainer Gas fitterSeamanButton maker    Brick layer 
Value of real estate owned           
Value of personal estate100          
Place of birthIreland"Pa""""""IrelandPa
Married within year           
Attended school within year        1  
Cannot read & write           
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           

1860 census, Mary Rees

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, microfilm series M653, film 1165, page 512 = 72 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is probable, since (1) Mary Rees's name and age, and (2) Frank and Mary Largey's names and ages, match the information in the widow's pension certificate file]
line252627282930313233
Dwelling number[474]        
Family number547        
NameMartha Rees [sic]Sarah "Mary "Susan "Mary BurgessJohn "Frank LargeyMary "Henry Bert
Age39262289655/1244
Sexfffffmmfm
Color         
OccupationWidowVestmaker"     Potter
Value of real estate owned         
Value of personal estate100        
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]""""""" 
Married within year         
Attended school within year         
Cannot read & write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 43, (post office 1828 Olive St), microfilm series M593, film 1399, pages 331 recto = 89 handwritten to 331 verso = 90 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is probable, since (1) Mary's name and age, and (2) the childrens' names and ages, match the information in the widow's pension certificate file]
[I did not transcribe the other members of this household, headed by George and Martha Best (and with Sarah et al. Bergess also)]
line4012
Dwelling-house number[532]  
Family number645  
NameLargey MaryLargey Francis- Mary E.
Age30118
SexfFF
ColorwWW
OccupationKeeps houseAt schoolAt school
Real estate value   
Personal estate value   
BirthplacePennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born1  
Mother foreign born1  
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year 11
Can't read   
Can't write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1870 census, second enumeration

[1870 US census, 2nd enumeration, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 44, microfilm series M593, film 1428, pages 562 recto = 11 handwritten to 562 verso = 12 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is probable, since (1) Mary's name and age, and (2) the childrens' names and ages, match the information in the widow's pension certificate file]
[I did not transcribe the other people at this residence, headed by George and Martha Best, and including also Charles et al. Burgess [?] and Susan Reese]
Pearl Street North Side
line4012
Dwelling-house number17351735 
Family number   
NameLargey MaryLargey Mary EFrancis P
Age25912
SexFFM
Color   
Occupation   
Real estate value   
Personal estate value   
Birthplace   
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read   
Can't write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, enumeration district 273, microfilm series T9, film 1175, page 335 = 20 D handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is probable, since (1) Mary's name and age, and (2) Francis's name and age, match the information in the widow's pension certificate file]
[I did not transcribe the other seven people in this household, headed by Sarah Burgess]
line1011
street nameCarlton Street
house number[2039] 
dwelling visit #[165] 
family visit #[198] 
nameLargey Mary M- Francis P.
colorWW
sexFM
age3722
month born if born in year  
relationshipSisterNephew
single 1
married  
widowed/divorced1 
married during year  
occupationWasher womanBrakeman
months unemployed  
currently ill?  
blind  
deaf/dumb  
idiotic  
insane  
disabled  
school this year  
can't read1 
can't write1 
birthplacePennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedules, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 294, page 1 (image 1632 on Ancestry), accessed February 2005]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 6
[house] 104
[family] 112
[name] Mary Largay widow of Henry L Largay
[rank] Private
[company] I
[unit] 91 Penn
[enlistment date] July 19 1862
[discharge date] Sept 26 1864
[length of service] 2 years, 2 months, - days
[post office address] 2305 Callowhill St Philada Pa
[disability incurred] wound in side
[remarks] non Chest [?] Deasease [?]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[I could not find her in the transcription on Ancestry, February 2005]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, enumeration district 291, microfilm series T623, film 1458, page 28 = 8 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since (1) her name and age match the information in the widow's pension certificate file]
[I did not transcribe the other four people in this household, headed by Henry Cowley]
line75767778
streetShamokin
house number[2324]   
dwelling number[142]   
family number[153]   
nameLargay Frank- Harry- Fannie- Mary
relationshipUncle [sic]NephewNeice [sic]Aunt
colorWWWW
sexMMFF
birth date 1884Dec 25 1890Un 1848
age 16952
married?WdSSWd
# years married    
mother of how many children?   4
# of children living   2
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationCore makerErrand boy china storeAt shool [sic] 
# months not employed20  
# months in school  9 
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes
owned/rented    
free or mortgaged    
farm/house[H]   
# of farm schedule    

Philadelphia directories

[1864 Biddle and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 417, transcribed May 2011, from Footnote]
[no Largay entries]

Largey Lewis, boilermaker, 1317 Frankford av
Largey Henry, paperstainer, 404 N 20th
Largey John, laborer, r 919 Hamilton
Largey Patrick, blacksmith, 319 New Market

[1865 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 391, transcribed May 2011, from Footnote]
[no Largay entries]

Largey James, peddler, 405 Prune
Largey John, laborer, 17 Richmond
Largey Patrick, blacksmith, 319 New Market

[1866 McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 412, transcribed May 2011, from Footnote]
[no Largey entries]

Largy Thomas, dresser, 9th & Montgomery av
Largay Ellen, gentlewoman, 1434 N 10th
Largay Francis, button maker, 1434 N 10th
Largay James, button maker, 1434 N 10th

[1867 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 763, transcribed May 2011, from Footnote]
Largay Ellen, wid Henry, h 1434 N 10th
Largay Francis, buttonmaker, h 1434 N 10th
Largay James A. (J. A. Largay & Bro.), h 1434 N 10th
Largay Simon T. (Largay & Bro.), h 1434 N 10th
Largay & Bro. (James A. & Simon T.), pearl buttons, N 15th c Pennsylvania av

dependent's pension certificate file

[abstract of dependent's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, WC 129,263, Mary Bess Largey widow of Henry P Largey]
[abstracted from 41 pages on Fold3, January 2014]
21 Sep 1861
Henry P Largey enlisted as private in I 91 PA
Nov-Dec muster roll says that he was 'Enrolled Sept 21 1861 at Phila to serve 3 years' (p.24)
Dec 1862
contracted diarrhoea or general debility, around the time of the Battle of Fredericksburg
he continued doing duty although he seemed unfit for duty; he was assigned to light duty
26 Sep 1864
discharged honorably and mustered out because of expiration of term (p.5)
the 10 July 1865 co. I muster roll reports Henry P Larhey [sic] discharged on expiration of term (p.10)
individual muster-out roll, dated 26 September 1864, reported private, honorably discharged because his term expired (p.24)
14 Oct 1864
Henry P Largey married Mary Bess [family name is clearly 'Bess' in the summary on page 3] (pp.5 [her family name isn't given], 14 [could be 'Ress' or 'Bess'])
they had lived and cohabited (she 'as his wife') together during the childrens' lives, that he recognized them as his offspring, and provided for them (p.17)
marriage recorded in 'marriages of Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul Philada Pa' (p.14)
they had two children under 16 when he died: (1) Franklin P (born 3 April 1855), and Mary Ellen (born 5 January 1860) (pp.5, 17)
Franklin Patrick son of Henry and Mary Largay was baptized on 1 July 1856, born on 3 April 1855 at St Francis Roman Catholic Church (p.15)
Mary Ellen daughter of Henry and Mary Largay was born 5 January 1860 and baptized 9 October 1864 at the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul (p.16)
parents were living together as man and wife when Franklin was born; he always recognized they were his children, and they were generally recognized as his
19 Jan 1865
died of general debility (p.5)
attended by Dr Hutchins for about two weeks prior; his 'whole system completely shattered, + lung affected, also bowels. and appeared to have been so for some time.'
22 May 1868
John S Donnell late 1st lt I 91st PA swore that about 13 Dec 1862 Largey 'contracted a sort of General weakness [?] or debility, and from that time until September 26th 1864 when discharged the service of the United States he continually suffered from said disease and although he constantly remained on duty with the Company his condition was such that he should have become an inmate of some hospital [--] that the nature of the soldier was such that he persisted in remaining on duty with the Company although it was perceptible that he was unfit for active service [--] that he did not go to any hospital [--] that his condition during the time was continually weakening from the subsequent Exposure to which he was also subjected after the period he first contracted the disease [--] and that just three weeks prior to his discharge at Weldon Rail Road he contracted the chronic Diarrhea caused also through Exposure while in the actual line of duty [--] that the disease so contracted on Dec 13 /1862 was so contracted through Exposure while in the actual line of duty [--] that deponent while in Command of the Company always kept the deceased upon the lightest kind of duty and his condition was such that on a great many occasions three or four days at a time he would be unable to leave his tent [--] that he was very bad when discharged his system was Entirely prostrated' (p.12; see also p.27)
22 May 1868
Mary Largey swore that her late husband Henry Largay was always in good health before enlisting and needed no medical attendance, etc. (p.17)
22 May 1868
Elizabeth Morgan and Sarah Semple (residents of Philadelphia) swore that they knew Henry Largey before he enlisted, that he was always healthy, and temperate, that he had two children, that when he came home 'his physical condition was completely broken down', and he was unable to do anything, that Henry and Mary 'lived and cohabited together as husband and wife and said children were known as their offspring' etc. (p.18)
25 May 1868
Mary Largey applied for a pension under the acts of 14 July 1862 and 25 July 1866 (p.5)
30 years old (p.5)
widow of Henry P Largey I 91 PA (p.5)
post office address 1735 Pearl St, Philadelphia PA; resident of Philadelphia (p.5)
attorney Jos E Devitt (pp.5, 22)
witnesses: James A Largey and William Marks (residents of Philadelphia) (p.6)
dated 22 May 1868 (p.5)
application 162,328 (pp.10, 20)
certificate issued for $8 per month, retroactive to 19 Jan 1865, and $2 per month for each child < 16, commencing 25 July 1866 (pp.3, 22)
the certificate was dated 18 May 1869 (p.22)
examining clerk: Chas T Cotton (p.3)
passed 10 May 1869 (p.3)
3 July 1868
the Adjutant General's Office reported the above-summarized information to the Pension Office (p.10; see p.8 for the circular 14)
they reported that '[t]he name Largey is not borne' (p.10)
8 July 1868
the Pension Bureau sent circular 16 to the 2nd auditor (p.21)
30 Dec 1868
Adam H Murphy late 1st Lt I 91 PA swore that Largey 'contracted "Chronic Diarrhoea" on or about December 13" 1862" while in the actual line of his duty as a soldier with his company and regiment near Fredericksburg Va caused by Exposure while in the actual line of his duty; extensive Exposure while on guard and picket duty and from previous hard marching and his disease immediately began to affect his whole system and produced general debility of his whole system and his physical system grew waker and weaker from the period aforesaid until his discharge from the service of the United States about September 1864 and the general debility with which he was affected was undoubtedly the result of said disease Chronic diarrhoea together with subsequent Exposure received by him while in the actual line of his duty, having been subject to severe Exposure hard marching +c from December /62 until the time of his discharge; and that said soldier's Condition was bad at the time of his discharge from the service; his system being almost completely broken down [--] that said soldier although affected in the manner described always tried to be ready and prompt for duty and did duty in a great many Cases when physically disqualified from performing it, having always tried to perform his duty as a soldier' (p.25)
4 Jan 1869
the Pension Bureau sent circular 16 requesting service information about Lts Donnell + Murphy, and sent circular 16 to the 2nd auditor (p.21)
7 Jan 1869
the Pension Bureau received a response from the 2nd auditor (p.21)
2 Feb 1869
the Pension Bureau received a response about Lts Donnell + Murphy (p.21)
3 May 1869
the Pension Bureau sent circular 16 to the Adjutant General, and sent a letter to the attorney reporting that the 'claim waits said report' (p.21)
5 May 1869
the Pension Bureau received a response to the last circular 16 (of 3 May 1869) (p.21)
dated 4 May; the AGO supplied the above-summarized information to the Pension Bureau (p.24)
13 Dec 1875
the Pension Bureau told the Pension Agent to suspend payment (p.23)
24 Jan 1876
the Pension Bureau told the Pension Agent to resume payment (p.23)
7 April 1909
Mary Largay died; she was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery (p.38)
pension of $12 per month last paid to 4 February 1909 by the Philadelphia agent (pp.37, 41)
her last illness began 5 April; she died of lobar pneumonia; she needed a nurse for 3 days (p.40)
Apr 1909
Mary E Westcott paid Mrs M McLaughlin undertaker for funeral expenses of Mary Largay ($85.00) (p.33)
20 Apr 1909
John L Curry charged $2.00 for prescriptions (p.32)
6 May 1909
Mary L Westcott paid Thos J Fleming MD $3.00 for professional services rendered 5 and 6 April 1909 (p.30)
24 June 1909
Mary L Westcott, daughter of Mary Largay, applied for reimbursement (pp.37, 38)
Mary L Westcott's post-office address is 749 Bucknell St, Philadelphia PA (p.39)
Mary Largay had no life insurance (p.37)
Mary Largay left no money or real or personal property (p.38)
Mary Largay's last illness began 5 April 1909 (p.38)
Mary Largay was attended by Mary L Westcott and Thomas J Fleming (p.38)
Mary Largay lived at, and died at, 2220 Shamokin St, Philadelphia (p.38)
she paid rent (p.38)
the accrued pension was $25.60 (p.41)
$88.30 of the $90 was approved (p.41)
14 July 1909
Mary was dropped because of death (p.23)
14 Aug 1909
May Alvin swore that she did not have a claim in the case of May L Westcott for reimbursement and did not intend to make a claim (p.28)
Fanny Largay also swore that she had no claim and did not intend to make a claim (p.29)
20 Aug 1909
reimbursement was allowed (p.23)
payment to Mary L Westcott, 749 Bucknell St, Philadelphia (p.35)

death certificate, Mary Largay

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (FamilySearch)]
[note that the FamilySearch index has her name as 'Mary Largsy' (accessed 25 January 2014)]
[transcribed 25 January 2014, from FamilySearch; note that the link is to image 292 of 540, but her death certificate is actually image 291 of 540]

8776
RECORD OF A DEATH IN PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
Full Name of Deceased, Mary Largay [sic]
Sex, female
Color, white
Widow
Date of Birth. Year 1827? Month ? Day ?
Date of Death. Year 1909 Month ? Day ? [sic]
Age, Years 82? Months ? Days [blank]

I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from April 4th 1909 to April 6th 1909 that I last saw her alive on April 6th 1909 and that death occurred, on the date stated above at 7 P.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:

Chief, Lobar pneumonia DURATION [blank] Mos. 3 Days
Contributing, General arterio sclerosis DURATION ? Mos. [blank] Days
Signed, Thomas J Fleming M.D.
Residence, 2225 Green

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE.
Occupation, [blank]
Place of Birth, Phila
Birthplace of Father, --
Birthplace of Mother, --
Name of Father, Henry Ress [sic]
Maiden Name of Mother, Mary -
Last Place of Residence (This need only be given when it is other than the place of death.)
Place of Death, Street and No. 2320 Shamokin St ['Shamokin' is written above a crossed-out 'Ralston']
Ward, wherein death occurred, 15
Buried from, Street and No. 2320 Shamokin St ['Shamokin' is written to the right of a crossed-out 'Ralston']
Date of Burial, April 9th 1909
Place of Burial, Mount Moriah Cemetery
Mrs Mary McLaughlin Undertaker.
Residence, 2320 Green St

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