Acton Memorial Library
|H||7th Kansas Cav.||Oct. 12, 1861||Nov. 30, 1864||farmer|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|H||7th Kansas Cav.||Aug. 28, 1890||Widow||472 486||328 891||Mass.||Carolina A. Faulkner|
|Date||March 10, 1885|
|Burial||Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
|Survived by||Caroline A. Faulkner|
Winthrop Harrison Faulkner, age 14, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 300) of Winthrop Emerson Faulkner and Martha Adams Faulkner (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton, p. 38).
Winthrop H. Faulkner, age 19, is recorded as an inhabitant of South Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household with M.E. Faulkner, age 55, and Martha A. Faulkner, age 56. ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
In 1859 Faulkner "left Acton in the company of two young friends to seek fortune and adventure in the west." Letters home to his family, in the collection of Iron Work Farm in Acton, Inc., "describe both his search for gold and the unsettled life of a young man on the western frontier just before the Civil War." (source: "Winthrop Harrison Faulkner (1841-1885)". Iron Work Farm in Acton Newsletter, Summer 2009, vol. X, No. 1).
Winthrop Harrison Faulkner, a 23 year old miller, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 270) of Winthrop Emerson Faulkner and Martha Adams Faulkner (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton, p. 72).
His Cambridge death record lists him as a 44 year old grocer, born in South Acton to parents Winthrop and Martha Faulkner ("Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org).
Faulkner's name is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union" as "Wintrop H Faulkner".
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