Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home Resident

Mesheck J. Acton

Admission Date: April 9, 1901 - age 75

Residence: Wapella, DeWitt County, Illinois

Birth: August 1826, Ross County, Ohio

Service: Civil War, 140th Indiana Infantry, Co. F, Private

Disability: Enlarged prostate gland and chronic cystitis

Pension: $12.00 per month, # 808218

Death: July 23, 1901 (in hospital) Shock resulting from fracture of femur

Family Members: Margaret Acton - wife; Thomas R. Acton - son

Doctor: Dr. J. J. Golden, Home Hospital Surgeon

Occupation: Carpenter

Notes: On admitting papers he was listed as age 75, but when he died three months later, he was listed as age 64.

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