AN OLD SOLDIER PASSES AWAY AT WINSLOW
Winslow, Jan. 25. - On Saturday evening, Jan. 23, Frederick Gilbert, an old and respected citizen of this village, passed to his reward. Mr. Gilbert was born in Monroe County, Penn., Aug. 15, 1823, being 80 years, 5 months and 8 days old. On Sept. 6, 1846, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Siglin. Of this union twelve children were born, three of whom precede their father to the grave. When the war of the rebellion broke out he enlisted as a private in company I, 11th Pa. cavalry, and served to the end of the war, beingdischarged Aug. 13, 1865. In 1867 he came west with his family and located on a farm in Wayne Township where he continued to reside until 1896, when he moved to Winslow to spend the remaining years of his life. He was a student of events, always keeping pace with the times. Politically he was a republican, but was always considerate of those who thought differently. He was a warm and sympathetic neighbor and friend, highly respected by all who knew him. He was a loving and faithful husband and a kind and affectionate father, always careful of his family's comfort. He was a member of the Evangelical church. Those members of his family who survive him are his wife, his sons Henry, James, Josiah and Frederick of Winslow, Mrs. Thomas Wooff of Winslow, Mrs. M.L. Gates of Jackson, Minn., Mrs. Wm. M. Stackpole of Warren, Ill., Peter of Garner, Iowa and John of Tonkawa, Oklahoma all respected citizens in the communities in which they reside. His loss will be deeply mourned in the neighborhood and he will be sadly missed by the members of the G.A.R. who survive him. The funeral services will take place at the La Due church in Wayne, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock the Rev. Mr. Shaffner of Freeport officiating.
Freeport Weekly Bulletin, Thurs., Jan. 28 1904. Submitted by: Deborah Horzen on 27 Aug 1999