Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tombstone Tuesday

Headstone of John W. McEntee. Digital photograph taken by Thomas MacEntee on July 14, 2008 at New Paltz, New York. Privately held by Thomas MacEntee, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Chicago, Illinois. 2008.

John W. McEntee, my 2nd great-grandfather, was born on January 21, 1840 at Gardiner, Ulster County, New York, the son of Edward McEntee and Ann Freer.

On March 11, 1874 at Guilford, New York, he married Elmira Wood, daughter of William and Elizabeth Wood.

John enlisted as a Private in the Union Army on April 20, 1861 at the age of 22. He fought with the 11th Infantry Regiment New York, Company C and was mustered out June 2, 1862 at New York, New York.

John W. McEntee died on January 21, 1918 at Gardiner, New York, at the age of 78 and is buried in the New Paltz Rural Cemetery.

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