Acton Memorial Library
|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. Sept. 30, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864 as Corpl.; prom. Sergt. Feb. 1, 1865||must. out Aug. 26, 1865||Boxborough||farmer||age 22|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||26th MVI||Feb. 20, 1891||Invalid||997 815||756 125||Mass.|
|March 13, 1929||Widow||1 637 466||A-6-27-29||Mass.||Frances A. Stevens|
Recorded as member no. 23 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts Served as Post Commander, 1888 (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1).
|Date||February 28, 1929|
|Age||89 years, 8 months, 17 days|
|Survived by||Frances A. Stevens|
Born June 11, 1839 in Boxborough, Mass.
Frances H. Stevens, age 21, is recorded as a resident of Boxborough, Mass. in the 1860 federal census, in household with Lucy Mead, age 59, and Frances A. Mead, age 17 ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Frances H. Stevens married Frances A. Mead April 13, 1864 in Harvard, Mass. (source: marriage record in pension file).
News Item: "HAS LEAD FOR 25 YEARS: Frank Stevens, Stow’s Grand Old Man, One of Four G.A.R. Veterans Now Left in Town, Has Been Active in Preparations Despite His 85 Years." Boston Globe, May 30, 1923.
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War, p. 122.
Talmadge, Boxborough: A Portrait of a Town, pg. 131, portrait of Frank Stevens in uniform.
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