Williams, Charles A.

Morning Oregonian, Friday, July 24, 1925
Years of Service Given G. A. R. in Oregon
Funeral Services Probably Will Be Held Tomorrow from Oregon City Church
Lacking but a month of being 81 years old, Charles A. Williams, one the best-known Grand Army men in Oregon, died at his home at Gladstone, Or., yesterday morning. He was past commander, department of Oregon, and served as adjutant-general of the state G. A. R. for 17 years, which is believed a record in the United States. He resigned last spring, due to ill health.
Mr. Williams was born in Thetford, Vt., August 28, 1844. As a lad of 19 he enlisted in Company I, 9th Vermont volunteers, and entered Richmond with the victorious Union army. After the war was over he lived in his native state and then pioneered in western Kansas. He returned east, living in Franklin, N. H., until 1887, when he came to the Pacific coast, embarking in the sawmill business near Seattle. He came to Oregon City three years later and was one of the earliest settlers of Gladstone, where he lived for 35 years, being an ex-member of the Gladstone City Council.
He was a member of the First Methodist church of Oregon City for many years and a member of the official board. He belonged to Sumner Post, G. A. R. for years, but recently transferred to Meade post, Oregon City, of which he was formerly a member. He was a member of the Gladstone lodge of Odd-Fellows.
He is survived by two sons, W. A. Williams, of Ketchikan, Alaska, and Clark H. Williams, a member of The Oregonian staff.
The body is at the Holman & Son establishment, Oregon City, and the funeral will be held probably tomorrow from the Methodist church at Oregon City.

Oregon Death Index:
Name: Charles A Williams
Death Date: 23 Jul 1925
Death Place: Clackamas
Certificate: 246


Name: Charles A . Williams
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Vermont
Regiment: 9th Regiment, Vermont Infantry
Company: I
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M557 roll 14

Name: Charles A Williams
Residence: Vermont
Enlistment Date: 10 Aug 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Vermont
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, Vermont 9th Infantry Regiment on 10 Aug 1864.Mustered out on 13 Jun 1865.
Death Date: 23 Jan 1925
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Roster of Vermont Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Research by Harold Slavik


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