Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - Charles Wight

Charles H. Wight

Representing: Union

G.A.R Post

  • James Blair Steedman Post #24 Bellingham, Whatcom Co. WA

Unit History

  • 6th Michgan Heavy Artillery D
Charles Wight
Family History

Charles H Wight

31 Dec 1843
Michigan, USA
17 Dec 1917 (aged 73)
Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Civil War Service:
- 6th Michigan Heavy Artillery, Co D
- Private, enlisted 23 Aug 1864, age 19
- Mustered in 2 Oct 1864 at Fort Gaines, Alabama
- Discharged 21 Jul 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana

From The Bellingham Herald, 18 Dec 1917:
Funeral notice:
Captain C. H. Wight, aged 71 years, a resident of this city for the past twenty-five years passed away at an early hour, Monday morning, Dec. 17, at his residence 516 Garden street, after an illness of several weeks duration. Mr. Wight leaves to survive him his widow, Mrs. Mary J. Wight, one daughter, Mrs. Harry Booth of Detroit; two brothers, Orson Wight and Edward Wight, of Lansing, Mich., and one grandson, Charles Osmond Booth, of Detroit. At the time of his death, Mr. Wight, was president of the city council, and a member of J. H. Steadman Post, No. 24, G.A.R., and Bellingham Elks lodge, No. 204. Mr. Wight served his country during the Civil War as a private in the Sixth Michigan Heavy Artillery. Public funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 19, at 2:30 o'clock, at the Elks' lodge rooms on Dock street, with the Rev. James M. Wilson, officiating, assisted by the officers of Bellingham Elks Lodge No. 194, after which the remains will be sent to Seattle under the direction of A. C. Harlow.
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