Wellington Genealogy Group
Wellington Genealogy Group

Member of GAR post 219

Spooner Crapo

Spooner C. Crapo

Age: 54
Birthplace: Pittsfield O.
Residence: Rochester O.
Occupation: R.R. employee
Entry into the Service
Date: Aug 1861
Rank: Private
Co.: H
Regiment: 2" O.V.C.
Final Discharge
Date: Sep. 1865
Rank: Private
Co.: H
Regiment: 2"O.V.C.
Length of Service: 49 months
Cause of Discharge: Order War Dpt
Date of Muster into the G.A.R.: Jan.28,'91
When Honorably Discharged:
When Suspended:
When Dropped:
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Nature of Wounds Received:
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Remarks: died Nov 1/1905


Wellington Enterprise 29 November 1905 pg 6

Spooner C. Crapo, was born in Pittsfield township, October 12, 1837, and met his death at Rochester, O., November 11, 1905, aged 68 years and 1 month. He was left an orphan when a small boy, and made his home at Rochester, with the exception of 20 years when he resided at Charlotte, Michigan.

He enlisted in the army August 3, 1861, and served 4 years and 19 days. During a ten days’ furlough he came home and was married to Elizabeth Garris, on Jan. 6th, 1863, who survives him, with two sons, one daughter, five granddaughters and one great granddaughter.

As in the days of 61 he was on duty, when he met his death, as he was marshal at the time and was in the discharge of the duties of his office. His death cast a gloom over the place and vicinity as he was widely known and respected by all. He was the sexton of the Baptist church, and was also president of the school board, and was dearly loved by the children everywhere; the schools adjourned and attended the funeral in a body. He will be greatly missed at home, at all social gatherings and by his comrades, who marched with him in the days gone by, and with whom he often met as he was a member of the Hamlin Post and Company H 2nd Ohio cavalry. His funeral was held November 14th, conducted by a member of his company, Rev. Phillip Stroupe of Clyde, taking as his text Ecc. 7:1. He was tenderly laid to rest by the members of his Post, loving relatives and friends, in the cemetery north of town.

The sympathy of many friends is extended to the dear wife and children, comrades and loved ones from whom he was so suddenly parted. When the last reveille was sounded which called him to that grand reunion on high, where comrades clasp glad hands with comrades, whether he wore the blue or gray and where the angel gently whispers to the dear ones left behind, “Be resigned, bear up, bear on, the end shall tell. The dear Lord ordereth all things well.”

We wish to thank the many friends and the Wellington Post, the Relief Corps, the Rev. Stroupe, the singers and one and all who so kindly helped us in our sad bereavement, in the death and burial of our loved one. For the many beautiful floral offerings and the many kind expression of love and sympathy.
Mrs. S.C. Crapo,
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Crapo,
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lane,
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Crapo.

Wellington Enterprise 3 January 1906 pg 2

The Charlotte Tribune of Dec. 30th, contained an obituary and a cut of the late Spooner C. Crapo of Rochester. He was a veteran of the Civil war and a member of Hamlin Post of Wellington. Comrade Crapo was highly esteemed by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. Mr. Crapo is now living with a sister in Charlotte.