R. B. Hayes Post No. 120, Plano, Illinois

R. B. Hayes Post No. 120, G. A. R. Plano received its charter January 20, 1882. By June 1883, forty-three veterans of the Civil War had joined the post. Their names are given in the order they joined: Samuel Alexander Lyons; Chester M. Swift; Joel H. Jenks; James C. Harwood; Albert Lamb Usilton; John R. Burns; David S. Stahle; Riley B. Smith; John Leitch; Michael Scharble; Edwin Mills; Thomas Jefferson; Jonathan Agler; Emulous A. Bissell; Charles H. F. Frost; G. A. Clipper; Luke A. Aldrich; J. A. Welton; Milton Shear/Sheer; John Nation Gillespie; J. D. Clark; John W. Kilts; Nelson J. Seaton; A. M. Foster; William Henry Fritts; Milton E. Bourne; J. B. Hogle; Archibald Northcutt; Joseph Bellinger; Abraham S. Hawks; Martin Fellows Bissell; James Landers; N. T. Tinkham; George McMahon; John H. Wright; James Smith Hatch; F. Tooley; Albert Smith; Lucien G. Erwin; Christopher C. Duffy; Frank A. Munson; William L. LaSuer; Eugene B. Austin; and Ira Lozier. One member, Rev. John R. Burns had deceased by that date.



In 1912 the officers of R. B. Hayes Post No. 120, G. A. R. were: James Smith Hatch, Commander; Franklin William "Frank" Lord, Senior Vice Commander; Henry Joseph Worby, Junior Vice Commander; John Nation Gillespie, Adjutant; Gilbert K. Beck, Surgeon; Charles H. Burr, Chaplain; John H. Jordan, Quartermaster; Albert Lamb Usilton, Officer of the Day; Abraham S. Hawks, Sergeant Major;  Eneas S. Ovitt, Quartermaster Sergeant; Wallace Bartlett, Guard; Henry Joseph Worby, Delegate; William Bradley, Alternate Delegate, Charles H. Burr Patriotic Post Instructor. Kendall County Record, December 27, 1911.


In 1913 the officers of R. B. Hayes Post No. 120, G. A. R. were: James Smith Hatch, Commander; Franklin William "Frank" Lord, Senior Vice Commander; Henry Joseph Worby, Junior Vice Commander; John Nation Gillespie, Adjutant & Quartermaster; Charles H. Burr, Chaplain; Albert Lamb Usilton, Officer of the Day; William Bradley, Officer of the
Guard.


By the end of 1928, membership had declined too a very low ebb and the post surrendered its charter and disbanded. What once had been an active and vibrant organization had been reduced to three members. The surviving members were: Franklin William "Frank" Lord; George "Dallas" Farrington; and Joseph Bellinger. Because of his age and declining health, G. Dallas Farrington was confined to his home and no longer able to participate in G. A. R. affairs. Frank Lord and Joseph Bellinger joined Aurora Post No. 10.

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