Acton Memorial Library
|B||1st Ma. Cav.||enl. Sept. 21, 1861; must. Sept. 25, 1861||deserted Jan. 8, 1862, Readville, Mass.||Acton||farmer||age 22|
|L||21st Penn. Cav.||enl. Aug. 1, 1863; must. Aug. 4, 1863, as Corpl.||must. out Feb. 20, 1864.||as "George Jackson"|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|1st Ma. Cav.
21st Penn. Cav.
|1892||Invalid||1141 410||1084 711||Mass|
|March 9, 1914||Widow||1023 566||Mass.||Martha S. Pike|
|Date||January 3, 1914|
|Age||74 years, 6 months, 3 days|
|Cause||gangrene of foot|
Wildwood cemetery, Ashland, Mass.
(source: death certificate, pension file linked above, p. 89)
William Elmer Pike, age 16, a shoe maker, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 143) of Martin and Ruth Pike. Also in household was George Martin Pike and Henry Herison Pike (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton, p. 20).
Wm. Pike, age 21, a shoe maker, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 28) with Sarah J. Pike, age 20, and one child ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Henry L. Hosmer. The Town of Acton in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Tucson, AZ: The Author, 2001. 4, 17, 78, 93.
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