Oregon City Courier, Thursday, September 20, 1917
Nicholas H. Darnall, who died at his home in Mulino last Friday and was buried at Mountain View cemetery on Sunday,was a native of Indiana, where he was born on June 19, 1841.He was past 76 years of age at the time of his death and since 1865, when he crossed the plains with his wife and an infant son, he had lived at Mulino.
In early manhood Mr. Darnall moved from Indiana to Illinois and on September 16,1863 was married there to Miss Mary F. Steers. Two sons were born to the couple, Martin Bruce and John H. Darnall. Mrs. Darnall died at Mulino on February 16,1889, and the oldest son died in 1902. One son, a grandson and one sister survive to mourn the passing of their father.
In 1861 Mr. Darnall enlisted in Co. E 29th Illinois Infantry and served during the Civil War. He was an active member of Multnomah Lodge No. 1, A.F.& A.M., and had been active in the work of the grange for more than 40 years. He served one term as assessor of Clackamas county and in his home district had been school clerk and director several times.
The Rev. Mr. Snyder conducted funeral services at Mountain View, where Miss Lois Ashby sang “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” and other numbers were rendered by Mr. and Mrs. Maple and Miss Ashby. The masons had charge of the services. Floral tributes were profuse.
Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, September 21, 1917
CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES AT MULINO, HIS HOME SINCE 1865
Nicholas H. Darnall, age 76 years, died at his home at Mulino, Friday afternoon.
Mr. Darnall crossed the plains in 1865, settling near Mulino, where he has made his home continuously since that time. He was a member of the G. A. R.
Besides a sister living in the east, Mr. Darnall is survived only by a son, John Darnall, of Mulino.
Name: Nicholas H . Darnall
Regiment State/Origin: Illinois
Regiment: 129th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M539 roll 21
Name: Nicholas H Darnell
Enlistment Date: 10 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Illinois
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, Illinois 129th Infantry Regiment on 08 Sep 1862. Mustered out on 30 Mar 1863. Disability.
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men, Research by Harold Slavik