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William Mealey

Before the war

He was born in 1816/17 (5 (44 in 1861), 8 (78 at death in 1892)). He was born in Derry, Ireland (5, 8).

When he enlisted, he was a weaver (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a sandy complexion, light eyes, and sandy hair (5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 16 October 1861 (1, 3 [15 Oct], 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Charles L Burr [?] (5). He was mustered in as a musician in company H (1, 10-12).

He was discharged at Fort Schuyler, New York, on surgeon's certificate of disability on 13 March 1863 (1, 2 [no date], 3, 4, 5). He was a musician, in company H (10-12).

After the war

He married Sarah Stone (6).

On 24 October 1864, he applied successfully for a pension (7, 9).

In 1890, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3).

He died on 23 September 1892, of heart disease (8). He was married (8). He was a "gent" (that is, he was not working) (8). He died at, or was buried from, 2259 [?] Orianna Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was buried on 26 September 1892, at Norris Sywan [?] UP Vault, and apparently then buried in Greenwood Cemetery (8).

On 17 October 1892, his widow, Sarah Mealey, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 9).

Researcher

Contact Dan Cashin at Dcsckp@aol.com (6).

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) (William Mealey)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 13 May 1863 (Wm Mealy)

3 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [380], page [2] (image 836 on <www.ancestry.com>, searched February 2005), line 22 (William Mealy)

4 company H, register of men discharged, #31 (William Mealy)

5 company H, descriptive roll, #42 (William Mealy)

6 e-mail, Dan Cashin, August 2005 (William Mealey)

7 pension index, by name (William Mealey)

8 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 23 September 1892, #7250 (Wm Mealey)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (William Mealey)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Meally)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Mealey)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Mealy)

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [380], page [2] (image 836 on Ancestry, searched February 2005), line 22]
[line] 22
[house] 130
[family] 142
[name] Mealy William
[rank] Musician
[company] H
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 15 Oct 1861
[discharge date] 13 March 1863
[length of service] 1 year, 6 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Phila Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 18 January 2015, from Fold3]


Meally William
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Musn. | Musn.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Mealey William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 17 January 2015]

Mealey William
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Musn | Musn

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 18 January 2015]

Mealy, William
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Musn | Musn
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Mealey William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 23 September 1892, #7250, Wm Mealey]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed November 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
7250
CORONER'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Wm Mealey
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 78 Years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Sept 23 92
7. Cause of Death, Heart Disease
S. H. Ashbridge Coroner Per Donal
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Gent
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10, When a Minor [blank]
11. Ward, 19th [?]
12. Street and Number 2259 [?] Orianna St
13. Date of Burial, Sep 26th 92
14. Place of Burial, Norris Sywan [?] U.P. Vault to Greenwood [?]
David H Schuyler & Son Undertaker.
Residence, 2054 N 6th St

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