Wellington Genealogy Group
Wellington Genealogy Group

Member of GAR post 219

C. Wm. Gay

Age: 53
Birthplace: Huntington O.
Residence: Wellington O.
Occupation: Res-taur-ra-teur
Entry into the Service
Date: March 3"1864
Rank: Private
Co.: H
Regiment: 2"O.V.C.
Final Discharge
Date: June 9"1865
Rank: Private
Co.: H
Regiment: 2"O.V.C.
Length of Service: 15 Mo.
Cause of Discharge: Or. War Dp't
Date of Muster into the G.A.R.:
When Honorably Discharged: May 22,'95
When Suspended:
When Dropped:
Where Buried:
Nature of Wounds Received:
When and in what Engagements Wounded:


Wellington Enterprise 25 October 1905 pg 2

Comrade Wm. Gay, Co. H 2d cavalry, during the civil war, died last week and his body was brought here and taken to Huntington for burial on Friday last. Several members of his old company, attended the funeral. He was a brave soldier and good citizen.

Wellington Enterprise 25 October 1905 pg 8

(Under the Huntington column)
The remains of William Gay were brought here Friday for burial. Mr. Gay died at the home of his son, Bert, in Marion. He leaves six children to mourn his death.

Wellington Enterprise 1 November 1905 pg 3

William Gay died October 18, at the home of his son Burt, 460 Owen St., Marion, O., after an illness of four weeks. He was born in Huntington, O., January 22, 1842, his parents dying when he was a small boy. He enlisted in the Civil war and was seriously wounded; after serving three years he returned home, when he was united in marriage to Lourinda Young, Dec. 13, 1871. They spent their life in Huntington. Seven children were born, six of whom are left to mourn the loss of father and mother. After her death Aug. 16, 1890, he moved to Wellington where he had many friends and was liked by all who knew him. The last four years of his life he spent with his children.

We wish to extend our thanks to the G.A.R., friends, singer and minister who extended a sympathizing heart.
Mr. & Mrs. Burt Gay,
Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Gay,
Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Foote,
Wallace & Flossie Gay.