Grant, Eben B.

Died August 19, 1937

Oregon City Enterprise, August 20, 1937


Eben B. Grant, 91, one of the few Civil war veterans in Clackamas County, passed away yesterday at his Glen Echo home where he had made his home for 35 years.

He was born in Malone, New York, April 10, 1846, the son of George and Martha Grant. In August 1862, at the age of 16 years, he enlisted as a drummer boy in the volunteer infantry. He was mustered out of service, June 18, 1865, and took up a homestead in Minnesota. He married Miss D. Vermalyea and they lived on the homestead for 20 years moving to Fairmont.

He learned the carpenter trade and was an oil inspector and also was city clerk at Fairmont. Mr. Grant came to Portland in 1904 settling near Jennings Lodge. He is survived by one brother, George, of Castle Rock, Wash., two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Perry, Fairmont, Minn., and Mrs. Sarah Steadman of Iowa; a son, Clarence E. of Glen Echo; three daughters, Mrs. C. E. Goetz, Portland; Mrs. Bertha Gill, Glen Echo, and Miss Maud Grant of Glen Echo who has kept house for him for the last years, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was an active member of the G. A. R.

Services are set for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Holman & Hankins chapel, military services will be used.


Name: Eben B. Grant
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: New York
Regiment: 142nd Regiment, New York Infantry
Company: H
Rank In: Musician
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M551 roll 55

Name: Eben B Grant
Residence: Malone, New York
Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlistment Date: 30 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Musician
Enlistment Place: Malone, New York
State Served: New York
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, New York 142nd Infantry Regiment on 29 Sep 1862. Promoted to Full Private on 29 Oct 1864. Mustered out on 07 Jun 1865 at Raleigh, NC.
Birth Date: abt 1844
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General


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