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Frank Tirrill

Frank Tirrill

Male 1841 - 1935  (93 years)

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  • Name Frank Tirrill 
    Born 24 May 1841  Stewartstown, Coos, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Apr 1935  Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Information from Judy Kopp:

      Notes for FRANK TIRRILL: The computer at the Veteran's Museum in Madison, WI showed him as a corporal in the Wisc. 49th Infantry which left Wisc. 3/8/1865 and mustered out of service on 11/8/1865. His brother, Edward, died of disease 8/9/1865 in Rolla, MO. The war ended four years later in 1869.

      Per an article in the Lodi Enterprise - Lodi, WI: "Taps Sounded for Frank Tirrill, Lodi's Nonagenarian, Plus"

      Frank Tirrill native of New Hampshire where he was born in May 1841; a resident of Wisconsin since 1850, first on Sauk Prairie near Prairie du Sac, and later of the town of West Point, and of Lodi village since 1871, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 1935, lacking but a few weeks of being 94 years old. His death maybe said to be due to the infirmities of age, as he had been gradually failing in strength during the past four years.

      The funeral was held from the Masonic temple Saturday afternoon. The Revs. A. R. Henry and J. W. MacElree conducted the services at the temple, where L. C. Haberman, W. R. Steele, D. C. Fellows and V. P. Langler, comprising the Masonic quartette, sang with Mrs. Grace Brainard accompanist. The Masonic services of commitment were performed at Mt. Pleasant cemetery with BV. P. Langler in charge of the ritual. The pall bearers were Harry G. Drew, Walter E. Bartholomew, Charles W. Chrisler, L. E. Gesell, H. L. Hering, and Nels Thompson. Military honors were given by the American Legion firing squad and by Boy Scouts Bobby Goeres and Gordon Tucker as buglers.

      The passing of Mr. Tirrill leaves Charles Loper, now 88 years old, as the only surviving member of the Grand Army of the Republic in Lodi.

      Mr. Tirrill's birthplace in New Hampshire was Stewartstown. His parents were Timothy and Mary Drew Tirrill. Frank was the fifth of nine children and the second son. When he was 10 years old the family came to Wisconsin and settled first near Prairie du Sac, and later moved to the town of West Point to the farm now owned and occupied by John Mahlke.

      On Sept. 2, 1860, Mr. Tirrill married Angeline R. Shaw of Merrimack. In February, 1864, Mr. Tirrill enlisted at Camp Randall and became a member of Co. H, 49th Wis. regiment, and left to serve his country, leaving at home the young wife and the first born daughter. he served a little more than a year and was advanced from a privage to the rank of corporal. Mr Tirrill's regiment was ordered to St. Louis, from where detachments were sent into outlying districts to capture bushwhackers. Mr Tirrill earned the record of having captured three of these troublesome confederate soldiers.

      At the time of his 92nd birthday, in 1933, The Enterprise published a sketch of him, in which the interviewer said: "It was at Rolla, MO., that the word was flashed to the 49th Wisconsin on the morning of April 15 that the president had been assassinated..." Our soldier boy, Tirrill, was one of the Johnies who came marching home again without the scars of war; nor had he engaged in a real battle. But he was a veteran of the great Civil War and as such became a member of the great post war organization, the Grand Army of the Republic. In this organization he has served as a officer at different times.

      Mr. Tirrill and family gave up farm life in 1871 and came to Lodi village where he followed the business of contractor and builder for many years.

      Mr. and Mrs Tirrill had two daughters - Myra, who became the wife of Richard L. Collins, and who passed on in December 1923, and Belle, who was a school teacher for years, then librarian of Lodi Public library for some years, and retired to administer to her aging father. Mrs Tirrill died at the age of 70 in April, 1915 - just 20 years preceding her husband. Both Mr. and Mrs. Tirrill were prime movers in the organization of the Woman's Relief Corps in Lodi - No. 1, the first Corps in the state of Wisconsin.

      Mr. Tirrill was a member of the Masonic and Eastern Star lodges for many years. He was also a loyal Modern Woodman, and did a great deal for that order here in the days of his activity.

      Besides the daughter, Belle, Mr. Tirrill is survied by one sister, Mrs. Mary Shumway; by three grand-daughters, Mrs. Walter E. Evert, Mrs. Robert Storie, and Mrs. Cecil Cook; and two great-grandchildren, Miriam Cook, and Robert Storie jr.; a niece Mrs. L. Rosenthal, Lodi; a nephew, Fred Shumway, Janesville, and others.

      Out of town people attending the funeral last Saturday were F. A. Shumway, Janesville; Paul Rosen and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Kris Kramer and son Frank, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Simon Cobleigh, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Cobleigh and son, Reddsburg; Mrs. Will Premo, Baraboo.
    Person ID I1909  7_families
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2007 

    Father Timothy Tirrill,   b. 12 Oct 1803, Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1881, West Point, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Harriman Drew,   b. 4 May 1810, Bristol, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1867, West Point, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1832  Stewartstown, Coos, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F748  Group Sheet

    Family Angeline Rushmore Shaw,   b. 8 May 1844, Prairie Du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1915, Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1860  Merrimac, Sauk, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Myra Esther Tirrill,   b. 12 Jun 1860, West Point, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1923, Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Clara Isabelle Tirrill,   b. 6 Dec 1866, West Point, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1951, Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F849  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 May 1841 - Stewartstown, Coos, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Sep 1860 - Merrimac, Sauk, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Apr 1935 - Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Frank Tirrill
    Frank Tirrill
    Frank, Angeline and grand daughter Angeline Collins
    Frank, Angeline and grand daughter Angeline Collins
    Frank Tirrill in later years
    Frank Tirrill in later years

    Documents
    Frank Tirrill
    Frank Tirrill

  • Sources 
    1. [S919] New Hampshire, Coos, Stewartstown - Vital Records, Tewksbury, C. E. (Charles E.), (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976), Frank Tirrill, born 24 May 1841 in Stewartstown, Coos, New Hampshire, to Timothy and Mary Tirrill (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S919] New Hampshire, Coos, Stewartstown - Vital Records, Tewksbury, C. E. (Charles E.), (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976), Timothy Tirrill and Mary H. Drew, Jan 10, 1832, by Gideon Tirrill, J.P. (Reliability: 3).