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From: Eugene Stackhouse <>
Subject: [Phly-Rts] Sgt Thomas Neilson, 8th PA Cavalry, Civil War
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 22:16:09 -0400
Neilson, Thomas: Obituary: “The Germantown Guide”, Saturday, October 12, 1907:
EX-SERGEANT NEILSON DEAD.
After a year’s illness following a stroke of paralysis, Thomas Neilson, who for twenty-two years was a street sergeant attached to the Germantown police station, died on Monday at his home on Norwood avenue, Chestnut Hill, aged 67 years. Mr. Neilson was appointed a policeman thirty-one years ago by Mayor Stokley and had been on the pension roll for the last two years. He served through the Civil War in Company H, of the Eighth Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was a member of Mitchell Lodge, No. 296, F. and A. M., and Ellis Post No. 6, G. A. R. Mr. Neilson is survived by a widow and two sons. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from his late residence and the interment was made in Ivy Hill Cemetery with Masonic ceremony.
He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and had been imprisoned at Andersonville Prison in the Civil War.
Gene Stackhouse in Germantown Heights.
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