Name: Benjamin Hall STILLMAN 1
Birth: 26 MAY 1837 in Hebron, Potter Co., Pennsylvania
Death: 24 MAR 1922 in White Salmon, Klickitat Co., Washington
Burial: Odd Fellows Cemetery , White Salmon, Klickitat Co., Washington
Change Date: 17 DEC 2011
"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 92, No 17, p 543, Apr. 24, 1922.
Benjamin Hall Stillman, son of Deacon Almeran P. and Hannah Hall Stillman, was born in Hebron, Pa., May 26, 1837.
He died at the home of his son in White Salmon, Washington, March 24, aged 84 years, 9 months and 28 days.
His mother was killed by lightning when he was a small boy, and he moved with his father to Michigan, and then to Wisconsin when he was about ten or eleven years old, passing through Chicago when it was a small village, and the mud in the street was axle deep to the ox wagons in which they traveled. He lived in these States and Minnesota in the pioneer days.
He enlisted in the Union Army in the early days of the Civil War, enlisting in Company "D" of the Seventh Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and was detached to service in Battery "B", of the noted fighting organization known as the "Iron Brigade." With these organizations he saw nearly four years of active service. He was in thirty-nine major engagements, including the second battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, etc., and was more than three hundred and ninety days under fire.
Soon after his discharge in 1865 he was married to Loduska D. Burdick, daughter of Elder Russell G. Burdick. To this union two children were born: Rev. Orson A. Stillman, pastor of the Congregational Church, of White Salmon, Wash., and Laura E, Stillman, of Clatskanie, Ore., and White Salmon, Wash.
He moved to Eugene, Ore., in 1907, and has lived in Oregon or Washington since. The past four years, with the exception of a few months, he made his home with his son Rev. O. A. Stillman, at White Salmon, Wash.
He had been for many years a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church. He had been a member of the G. A. R. almost from the beginning of that organization, and had been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for about forty years.
Funeral services were held March 25, at the Congregational church of White Salmon, Wash., under the auspices of the local lodge I. O. O. F., assisted by Rev. R. T. Holland, of the Methodist church at White Salmon. The casket, draped with the Stars and Stripes, was borne by a detail from Evans Childs Post, American Legion. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, White Salmon, Wash. O. A. S.
Census: 1880 Auburn, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin
Benjamin Hall Stillman enlisted in Co. D, 7th Wis. Inf., Vols., and was in service in the "Iron Brigade," and was in every battle of the Army of the Patomac from Chancellorsville to Appomatox during the Civil War. He was for many years a member of the S. D. B. Church, G. A. R., and I. O. O. F. He is buriedin the Odd Fellows Cemetery at White Salmon.
Father: Almeron Porter STILLMAN b: 7 AUG 1808 in Lincklaen, Chenango Co., New York
Mother: Hannah HALL b: 4 APR 1806 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., New York
Loduska Delcina BURDICK b: 19 AUG 1837 in Persia, Cattaraugus Co., New York
14 OCT 1865
in Trenton, Freeborn Co., Minnesota
- Orson Almeron STILLMAN b: 28 JUL 1866 in Freeborn, Freeborn Co., Minnesota
- Text: Rootsweb Worldconnect database by Jon Saunders, email@example.com, http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:2232377