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Francis Toner

Before the war

He was born in 1829/30 (2 (33 in 1863), 11 (32 in 1861?), 13 (30 in 1860), 15 (56 at death in 1898)). He was born in Derry County, Ireland (2, 11 [Philadelphia PA], 13, 15).

In 1860, he was living in the first ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with Ellen (presumably his wife), and Margit and James (presumably their children) (13). He was a laborer (13).

When he enlisted, he was a teamster, and was living in Philadelphia (2, 11).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (2, 11 [dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private in company E on 16 December 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 9, 11, 18).

On 10 April 1863, he was detailed as a stretcher bearer (8).

He fought in the battle of Gettysburg (4).

He was temporarily detailed as teamster (apparently with the brigade wagon train) on 5 August 1863, replacing Salathiel Cox (who had been temporarily assigned as assistant wagon master) (5). He was ordered to report by Brigade Orders to his company for duty on 17 November 1863, having been relieved from his temporary detachment as teamster (6). But on 10 December 1863, he was again detailed as brigade teamster (7, 10).

He re-enlisted for three years as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863 at Bealtonm, Virginia (1, 2, 11). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Carpenter, and mustered in by Lieutenant Swann (2).

He was detailed by General Ayres as teamster on 21 April 1864 (3, 9 [24 Apr], 12). He was still detailed as a teamster in September (?) 1864 (9).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 11). He was a private, in company E (18).

After the war

In 1890, he was living at 3001 Latona Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).

On 12 March 1891, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (14, 17).

He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 25 July 1898, of interstitial nephritis and cardiac incompetence (14, 15). He was then a laborer (15). He died at, or was buried from, 3001 Latona [?] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was buried at Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 29 July 1898 (15).

On 13 August 1898, his widow, Mary Toner, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (14, 17).

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)

2 descriptive book, company E, entry 103 (Francis Toner)

3 special order 37, HQ 91st PA, either 21 April 1864 [company E orders book] or 24 April 1864 [regimental orders book]

4 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Francis Toner)

5 special order 46, HQ 91st PA, 5 August 1863

6 special order 106, HQ 91st PA, 17 November 1863

7 special order 111, HQ 91st PA, 10 December 1863 (Frank Toner)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 10 April 1863 (Francis Toner)

9 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Frances Toner)

10 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 12 December 1863 (Pri F Toner)

11 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (Francis Toner)

12 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 22 April 1864 (Toner)

13 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, first ward, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 496 = 322 handwritten (Francis Toner)

14 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Francis Toner)

15 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 25 July 1898, #2468 (Francis Toner)

16 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, division 28, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 600, page 2 (image 1957 of 2610 on Ancestry) (Francis Toner)

17 pension index, by name (2 cards) (Francis Toner)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Francis Toner)

Display



Francis Toner in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, first ward, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 496 = 322 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other family at this residence, headed by Margaret Reed]
line3456
Dwelling number2145   
Family number2476   
NameFrancis TonerEllen "Margit "James "
Age302352
Sexmffm
Color    
OccupationLaborer   
Value of real estate owned    
Value of personal estate    
Place of birth" [sc. Ireland (sic)]"Penn"
Married within year    
Attended school within year  1 
Cannot read & write 1  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, division 28, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 600, page 2 (image 1957 of 2610 on Ancestry)]
[line] 25
[house] 269
[family] 281
[name] Toner, Francis
[rank] Private
[company] E
[unit] 18 Ill [sic] Inf
[enlistment date] 3 Aug 1861
[discharge date] 18 Sept 1864
[length of service] 3 years, 1 month, 15 days
[post office address] 3001 Latona St 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 27 April 2015, from Fold3]


Toner Francis
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 25 July 1898, #2468, Francis Toner]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 7 Nov 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
2468
1. Name of Deceased, Francis Toner
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 56
5. Married
6. Date of Death, July 25th 1898
7. Cause of Death, Interstitial Nephritis and Cardiac Incompetence
J Coles Brick [?] M.D.
Residence 1629 Locust St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Laborer
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 36th
12. Street and Number, 3001 Latona [?] St.
13. Date of Burial, 9-29-98
14. Place of Burial, Old Cathedral
Wm E Shea Undertaker
Residence, 2945 [?] Wharton

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