Myron Charles Skinner

Myron Charles Skinner

Taps Blow For Comrade Skinner

Kendall County Record, January 31, 1923

Myron C. Skinner answered the call of the Grand Commander, Saturday afternoon, following an illness of several weeks. With this death, Yorkville Post 522, G. A. R. transfers another member from it temporal roll on earth to the Grand Roll of the hereafter and the organization loses another of its faithful members. Mr. Skinner had been a resident of Yorkville for fifty-three years and was known by everyone. During the late years he was unable to do active work. His time has been largely spent on the river with his fishing outfit. Here he became well known to the younger generation who will miss his lessons in the art of angling.

The war record of Mr. Skinner was short but none the less proud. He enlisted in the 36th Regiment Illinois Volunteers, at Bristol, Illinois February 29, 1864. In the terrific fighting at Kenesaw Mountain, July 19, 1864, he lost his left leg. He was discharged February 17, 1865. Part of his service was performed under the late Captain Albert H. Hobbs.

Myron C. Skinner was born at Edwards Burg, Cass County, Michigan, August 19, 1841. His marriage to Miss Ann Wheeler was solemnized November 10, 1863. Of the six children born to this union three are living: T. L. Skinner of Coal City, Illinois; Mrs. Maud Knudson of Sugar Grove, Illinois; and Mrs. Ada Houck of Yorkville. These children and the widow, fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and a brother Tom of West Allis, Wisconsin constitute the family which has been brought to sorrow by this death.

The funeral was held from the late home Tuesday afternoon, the service being in charge of the Rev. Mr. Ryder of the Federated Church. The pall bearers were six grandsons: Lester Houck; Curtis and Ivan Knudson; and Clifford, Clyde and Lloyd Chappell.

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