Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, January 1, 1915
CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES AT HIS HOME
John James DeFord, a Civil war veteran and a resident of Clackamas for many years, died at his home at Clackamas Heights Wednesday night after a long illness. A stroke of paralysis was the cause of his death.
The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon from the Holman Undertaking parlors and interment will be in Mountain View cemetery. The members of Meade Post, No. 2, will officiate at the grave. He is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters.
Ancestry: Birth June 1847 per 1900 Census and other records.
Wife: Catherine Elizabeth Rudolph
Children: William James, Idessa May, Clara Ellen, Elizabeth Alice, David Arthur, Martha Emily, Eva Maude, Lucy Frances, Alexander Roland, Edward Glenn (died as an infant)
Civil War Pension Index: Deford, John James
Widow: Deford, Catherine E.
Indpt. Batty F Pa L A
1885 May 14, Invalid, Application: 539982, Certificate: 500510
1915 Jan 4, Widow, Application: 1039240, Certificate: 808418, Oregon
Name: John J. Deford
Regiment State/Origin: Pennsylvania
Regiment: Independent Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M554 roll 27
Name: John James Deford
Enlistment Date: 26 Mar 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Pennsylvania
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in the Pennsylvania Batty F Light Artillery Battery on 26 Mar 1864. Mustered out on 26 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC.
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, Research by Harold Slavik