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SALKELD, John F.


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    Johnstown Tribune, 02 Feb 1922, Page 19, Contributed by Sharon Trosan

SALKELD, John F. South Fork, Feb. 2 -- John F. Salkeld, aged 75 years, a veteran of the Civil War and one of the best known residents of this community, died yesterday afternoon at his residence here on Lake Street, after a lingering illness. His condition became serious late Tuesday afternoon. Death was due to diseases incident of old age.

Funeral services will be held at the Salkeld residence at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon and will be in charge of the Rev. Norman C. Milliron, pastor of the local First United Evangelical Church, of which the deceased was a member. Interment will be made in the South Fork Cemetery. The body has been prepared for burial by George Bros., local undertakers.

During the Civil War Mr. Salkeld served as a drummer boy. At the outbreak of the war he enlisted at Harrisburg as a drummer boy in Company H, 107th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. He saw active service in the battles of Cedar Mountain, Bull Run, South Mountain, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Mine. At the expiration of his enlistment on February 2, 1864, he re-enlisted the following day for the duration of the war. Other engagements he took part in with his company were: Battle of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania Courthouse, North Ann, Petersburg, Thatcher's Run, Gabney Hills, Boydton Road and Five Forks. Mr. Salkeld was honorably discharged at Harrisburg on July 15, 1865.

Mr. Salkeld was a member of D. T. Stineman Post, Grand Army of the Republic.

Mr. Salkeld was born in Fulton County on August 4, 1846, and was a son of the late Bernard and Elizabeth (Powell) Salkeld. His father died in April, 1909, at the home of James Salkeld, of Dunlo, at the age of 93 years. His mother died in 1906 at the home of her daughter, the late Mrs. Mary Fockler of Saginaw, Mich. In 1876 John F. Salkeld and Miss Susan Horner were united in marriage in Altoona. There were seven children born to this union.

The deceased is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. C. D. Gramling, and William Salkeld, both of this place; Mrs. William Hobbs, of Summerhill, and Mrs. David McEwan, of Youngstown, O. Two brothers, James Salkeld, of Dunlo, and Scott Salkeld of Saginaw, Mich., also survived. He is also survived by eight grandchildren.
Johnstown Tribune; Thursday, Feb. 2, 1922 p19

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