Skillman, Franklin

Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, April 1, 1921 (all three articles in the same column)
Frank Skillman, aged 77 years, died at his home at Mount Pleasant, about two miles from Oregon City Thursday morning at 2 o’clock.
Mr. Skillman, who was a retired druggist, arrived in Oregon City from New York about sixteen years ago, where he purchased a small farm near Mount Pleasant.
Deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Skillman, of Mount Pleasant, and several brothers and sisters of Portland. The remains are at the undertaking parlors of Holman & Pace, but funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

The funeral services of Franklin Skillman, who died at his home at Mount Pleasant Thursday, will be held from the Congregational church in this city Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The pastor of the Dayton, Washington, Congregational church, wold time friend of the deceased, is to officiate, with interment in Mountain View cemetery.

The funeral of the late Franklin Skillman were held from the Congregational church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Many friends of the the family attended the service.
Mrs. John Crawford sang most impressively, “Lead Kindly Light” and “Crossing the Bar,” with Mrs. Melvin McCord of Sellwood, accompanist.
The officiating clergyman from Dayton, an old time friend of the deceased, spoke highly of the character of Mr. Skillman, whom he had known for many years.
Mr. Skillman was an influential man of New York, where he engaged in the druggist business, later moving to South Dakota before coming to Oregon 16 years ago.
Mr. Skillman was a veteran of the Civil War, and his casket was draped with the national colors. A number of the old veterans here attended the funeral service. Deceased was a member of the Masonic lodge. Interment was in the Masonic cemetery.
Many beautiful floral tributes, covered the grave.

Name: Franklin Skillman
Death Date: 24 Mar 1921
Death Place: Clackamas
Certificate: 64


MILITARY:

Name: Franklin Skillman
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Minnesota
Regiment: 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry
Company: G
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Film Number: M546 roll 8

Name: Frank Skillman
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: U.S. Colored Troops
Regiment: 113th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (New Organization)
Company: K
Rank In: Corporal
Rank Out: Lieutenant
Notes: See also 11 – U.S.C.I 3 – Minn I
Film Number: M589 roll 79
Memorial: Part of the African American Civil War Memorial
Plaque Number: D-112
Displayed As: Frank Skillman

Name: Frank Skillman
Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlistment Date: 2 Nov 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Minnesota
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, Minnesota 3rd Infantry Regiment on 02 Nov 1861. Promoted to Full Corporal. Mustered out on 08 May 1865. Commissioned an officer in Company K, U.S. Colored Troops 113th Infantry Regiment on 08 May 1865. Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 08 May 1865. Mustered out on 04 Sep 1865.
Birth Date: abt 1843
Sources: Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-65, Official Army Register of the Volunteer Force 1861-1865, Index to Compiled Military Service Records

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