Samuel Cherry

Samuel Cherry, 113th Ill. Inf.

Samuel Cherry was born in Illinois, in 1847. He was the son of Stephen Cherry from New York and Maria Harris of Canada. A large family, they came here from Ohio. Samuel enlisted in the 113th Illinois Infantry on September 28, 1864. He was mustered out on June 20, 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee. In 1869 he married Augusta McCain of Palatine. Her parents, Thomas & Mariette McCain, are buried in Hillside Cemetery. Augusta lived from 1853 to 1928. She had one daughter with Samuel, named Helen, who was born in 1870. At this time Samuel was a sailor on the Great Lakes with his brother, Charles, who was a ship’s captain. In 1880, Samuel was living alone with his parents in Belvidere, Nebraska. In 1898, he was back in Illinois and married Lucy Cross. In the 1900 census, they are living in Chicago with a year old daughter named Elois. He worked as a janitor. According to the 1910 census, the three of them were in Casco Twp., Michigan. He is 63 years old by this time and Lucy is 43. Samuel Cherry died in South Haven, Michigan October 14, 1912. Lucy died in 1930.

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