The grave site of Edgar S. Schofield, a Civil War veteran, at Mount Union Cemetery is unique with a slab of concrete accompanying the stone. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on April 6, 1917, in the (Albany) Semi-Weekly Democrat, Page 4, Column 1.



Edgar S. Schofield, one of the fast disappearing veterans of the Republic, who answered the call of President Lincoln to defend the Union, died at Tangent Tuesday, April 3, of heart failure, aged 74.

Mr. Schofield was born in Allen, Michigan, March 10, 1841. In 1862 he enlisted in the 6th Michigan cavalry, and served three years.

In 1909 he came to Linn county and located in Tangent. In the fall of 1908 he was married to Jennie Hammond of Tangent. Besides his wife he leaves to mourn his death four daughters, Mrs. C.H. Griffith, of Tangent, Mrs. Frank Griffith, of Tallman, Michigan; Mrs. W.N. Alexander, of Fountain, Michigan, and Miss Dolla Schofield, of Travis City, Michigan.

Funeral Services will be held at the M.E. church, Tangent at 10 o’clock, Thursday, Rev. A.G. Stamer, officiating. Interment will be at Philomath cemetery.