Wellington Genealogy Group
Wellington Genealogy Group

Member of GAR post 219

William Cassidy

William Cassidy

Age: 57
Birthplace: Canada
Residence: Wellington O.
Occupation: Laborer
Entry into the Service
Date: Sept. 15"1864
Rank: Private
Co.: B
Regiment: 179" O.V.I.
Final Discharge
Date: June 17"1865
Rank: Private
Co.: B
Regiment: 179" O.V.I.
Length of Service: 9 Mo.
Cause of Discharge: Order W.Dpt.
Date of Muster into the G.A.R.: June 23,'97
When Honorably Discharged:
When Suspended:
When Dropped:
Where Buried: Greenwood Wellington O.
Nature of Wounds Received:
When and in what Engagements Wounded:
Remarks: Died 8/31,'01


Wellington Enterprise, 4 September 1901, page 5

William Cassidy Fatally injured at the Saw Mill Saturday.
William Cassidy, a well known and respected citizen of this place, met with fearful injuries, which resulted in death, while employed at Hoffman Bros. saw mill on Mill street Saturday afternoon. Mr. Cassidy was assisting to quarter-saw oak logs, for which a band saw is used. At the time of the accident the log had been sawed into halves and Mr. Cassidy had inserted a crowbar between the pieces to pry them apart. He had to stand directly in front of the saw, which was in rapid motion. For some reason the crw-bar slipped, Mr. Cassidy was thrown from his balance and fell upon the saw. His left arm was severed from the body at the shoulder, and a portion of the upper part of the head was sawed off. His injuries were known to be fatal, but he lingered until about eight o'clock Saturday night. He leaves a wife and two children.

Funeral services were held at the house Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. Waggoner and Rev. Sheldon. The floral tributes were very beautiful. Hamlin Post, G.A.R., of which the deceased was a member, conducted the services at the grave.

Mr. Cassidy was born March 27, 1847, at Montreal, Canada. His parents died when he was very young. At 14 years of age he left Canada, coming to Wellington. He enlisted in 1864 at Shelby Ohio, in Co. B., 179th O.V.I. After the war was over he spent eleven years in the regular army. He then returned to Wellington and worked in the brickyard until it closed two years ago. He was married to Mrs. Lydia Ault, Aug 23, 1888.