Pension Lists for the 50th Illinois Infantry, 1930s-40s Records

There are nine Pension Lists here.  The lists for the years 1926, 1927 and 1929 are from the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions.  The lists from the 1930s are from the Veterans Administration. Most of the lists contain the addresses where the Civil War veterans were living at the time, some contain the veterans ID numbers. These lists are from letters sent to reunion organizers to inform them about which of the 50th Illinois Infantry veterans were still living in a particular year. Special thanks to Jan Walker for providing these lists for Adams County researchers. 


List of surviving members of the 50th Illinois Infantry, Civil War, and their post office addresses as show by the records of the Bureau of Pensions, August 25, 1930.  This list includes name, company, certificate number, address.

  • Allison, Amos J.; A; #211642; R.R. 4, Box 353, Jacksonville, FL

  • Armstrong, Napoleon B.; F; #149234; Bedford, OH

  • Burnett, Alfred; H; #241731; Ripley, IL

  • Burke, Andrew B.; B; #917937; R.R. 4, Ponca City, OK

  • Berger, Herman; G; #776865; Nauvoo, IL

  • Best, James A.; K; #1043458; 823 Main St., Kansas City, MO

  • Bouleware, Pitt; D; #1076223; Stock Yards Station, Kansas City, MO

  • Bogue, William; G; #483314; Caledonia, MO

  • Crum. Albert; B; #668477; Templeton, CA

  • Covert, Calvin; E; #94357; Quincy, IL

  • Coffman, Joshua; H; #549273; S & S Home, Quincy, IL

  • Claybaugh, Mathew S.; I; #705765; R.R. 2, Valley, NE

  • Degroot, John B,; B; #156348; R. R. 3, Fulton, MO

  • Ewald, Nicholas; G; #361280; Russell, IA

  • East, Thomas B.; E; #1075119; 1410 Lemon St., Long Beach, CA

  • Friday, Simon; H; #179932; c/o Wm. L. Friday, Cons., E. Main St., Mt. Sterling, IL

  • Gaitz, John; D; #434385; Gen. Del., Quincy, IL

  • Gay, John W.; H; #1141583; R.R. 1, Center, MO

  • Groom, William H.; E; #7739991; Washington, KS

  • Hackney, James H.; B; #1071998; Oxford, KS

  • Hess, John; A; #268578; 407 Locust St., Quincy, IL

  • Herring, John W.; H; #964372; 1021 Lafayette St., Kansas City, KS

  • Haiston, Lewis G.; A; #475043; Desoto, IN

  • Huddleston, Peter; B; #194368; 2012 13th St., East, Salt Lake City, UT

  • Jeffrey, Adam R.; E; #1000885; 310 West Broadway, Long Beach, CA

  • Krabiel, Benjamin F.; F; #1034538; 400 Elizabeth St., Ft. Collins, CO

  • Knock, Bruce; G; #65282; 114 Church St., Caney, KS

  • Leckbee, Charles M.; A; #941776; Mendon, IL

  • Lewis, Ebenezer; E; #672367; 1020 Lowry St., Stillwater, OK

  • Logsdon, William; H; #586152; Box 14, Aurora, CO

  • Mitts, Harvey J.; C; #642497; 615 E. 9th St., Trenton, MO

  • Morrison, Junius B.; E; #847487; 230 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA

  • Nelson, Francis S.; I; #677302; National Military Home, KS

  • Nichols, George N.; E; #1119354; 617 W. 16th St., Kansas City, MO

  • Nelson, William B.; I; #1164735; Box 42, Winnisquam, NH

  • Odell, Andrew M.; K; #1001838; R.R. 3, Braymer, MO

  • Ralston, Andrew; I; #729023; Towanda, KS

  • Reaugh, John T.; B; #934923; 1009 Winfield Ave., Topeka, KS

  • Riley, Mordecai F.; E; #385899; Camp Point, IL

  • Swiler, Hiram; I; #512760; 210 Spring St., Quincy, IL

  • Slater, Lewis C.; B; #120691; LaGrange, MO

  • Strode, William S.; G; #235709; Long Beach, CA

  • Wallace, Richard A.; E; #654947; 310 W. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 



    Pensioners who were surviving  members of the 50th Illinois Infantry, Civil War, as of September 26, 1931

  • Allison, Amos J.; #211642; R.R. 4, Box 353, Jacksonville, FL

  • Burnett, Alfred; #241731; Ripley, IL

  • Burke, Andrew B.; #917937; National Military Home, KS

  • Best, James A.; #1043458; 823 Main St., Kansas City, MO

  • Boulware, Pitt; #1076223; Stock Yards Station, Kansas City, MO

  • Bogue, William; #483314; Caledonia, MO

  • Crum, Albert; #667447; Templeton, CA

  • Covert, Calvin; #94357; S & S Home, Quincy, IL

  • Corbin, James; #768108; Charles R. Martin, Cons., Carthage, IL

  • Coffman, Joshua; #549273; S & S Home, Quincy, IL

  • Claybaugh, Mathew S.; #704765; R.R. 2, Valley, NE

  • Coyle, William H.; #1127331; 521 E. 16th St., Kansas City, KS

  • Degroot, John B.; #156348; R.R. 3, Fulton, MO

  • Ewald, Nicholas; #361280; Russell, IA

  • East, Thomas B.; #1075119; 579 S. Washington St., Denver, CO

  • Friday, Simon; #179932; Wm. L. Friday, Cons., Mt. Sterling, IL

  • Gaitz, John; #434385; S & S Home, Quincy, IL

  • Gay, John W.; #1141583; R.R. 1, Center, MO

  • Groom, William H.; #773991; Washington, KS

  • Hess, John; #267578; S & S Home, Quincy, IL

  • Herring, John W.; #964372; 729 S. 90th St., Packer Station, KS

  • Huddleston, Peter; #194368; 1035 E. 17th St. E., Salt Lake City, UT

  • Hamilton, William; #649102; Kirwin, KS

  • Jeffrey, Adam; #1000885; 310 W. Broadway, Long Beach, CA

  • Krabiel, Benjamin F.; #1034538; 400 Elizabeth St., Ft. Collins, CO

  • Kennedy, Robert; #769847; Raymond, IL

  • Knock, Bruce; #65282; 114 Church St., Caney, KS

  • Leckbee, Charles M.; #941776; Mendon, IL

  • Logsdon, William; #586152; Mt. Sterling, IL

  • Mitts, Harvey J.; #642497; 615 E. 9th St., Trenton, MO

  • Morrison, Junius B.; #847487; 394 24th St., Portland, OR

  • Nelson, Francis S.; #677302; National Military Home, KS

  • Nelson, William B.; #1164735; S & S Home, Quincy, IL

  • Odell, Andrew M.; #1001838; R.R. 3, Braymor, MO

  • Ralston, Andrew; #729023; Towanda, KS

  • Riley, Mordecai F.; #385899; Camp Point, IL

  • Swiler, Hiram; #512760; 210 Spring St., Quincy, IL

  • Strode, William S.; #235709; Gen. Del., Long Beach, CA

  • Taylor, Cornelius B.; #722195; 333 E. Seaside St., Long Beach, CA

  • Wallace, Richard A.; #654947; 152 Steadman Place, Monrovia, CA 



    Surviving Civil War Pensioners who served in the 50th Illinois Infantry with their latest address of record from the Veterans Administration, September 30, 1935

  • Best, James A.; C-2,538,661; SC-1,043,458; 3228 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO

  • Bouleware, Pitt; C-2,519,729; SC-1,076,223; Barry, IL

  • East, Thomas B.; C-2,520,449; SC-1,075,119; 1410 Lemon St., Long Beach, CA

  • Ewald, Nicholas; C-2,575,310; SC-361,280; Russell, IA

  • Gaitz, John; C-2,573,941; SC-434,385; Quincy, IL

  • Gay, John W.; C-2,481,855; SC-1,141,583; R.R. 1, Center, MO

  • Groom, William H.; C-2,569,244; SC-773,991; Washington, KS

  • Hess, John; C-2,576,632; SC-268,578; Soldiers' & Sailors' Home, Quincy, IL

  • Miller, Isaac W.; C-2483,486; SC-1,140,156; Gen. Del., Quincy, IL

  • Ralston, Andrew; C-2,566,718; SC-729,023; Towanda, KS

  • Taylor, Cornelius B.; C-2,568,750; SC-722,195; Sovereign Apt., #401, 360 Ocean Bldg., Long Beach, CA 



    Surviving Civil War pensioners who served in the 50th Illinois Infantry and their addresses, from the Veterans Administration September 25, 1936

  • Best, James A.; C-2,538,661; 3228 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO

  • Bouleware, Pitt; C-2,519,728; Barry, IL

  • East, Thomas B.; C-2,520,449; 1410 Lemon Ave., Long Beach, CA

  • Ewald, Nicholas; C-575,310; Russell, IA

  • Groom, William H.; C-2,569,244; Washington, KS

  • Ralston, Andrew; C-2,566,718; Towanda, KS

  • Taylor, Cornelius B.; C-2,568,750360 Ocean Bldg., Long Beach, CA 



    Survivors of the 50th Illinois Infantry as of June 25, 1937.  List from the Veterans Administration

  • Best, James A.; C-2,538,661; 3228 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO

  • Bouleware, Pitt; C-2,519,728; Illinois Soldiers & Sailors Home, Quincy, IL

  • East, Thomas B.; C-2,520,449; 1410 Lemon Ave., Long Beach, CA

  • Ewald, Nicholas; C-2,575,310; Russell, IA

  • Ralston, Andrew; C-2,566,716; Towanda, KS

  • Taylor, Cornelius B.; C-2,568,750; 360 Ocean Bldg., Long Beach, CA

  • Miller, Isaac W.; C-2,483,486; Gen. Del., Quincy, IL (Note on list indicates Isaac Miller had not been in receipt of his pension since September 3, 1927.) 



    Survivors of the 50th Illinois Infantry as of July 9, 1938, from the Veterans Administration

  • Best, James A.; C-2538661; 3228 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO

  • Bouleware, Pitt; C-2519728; Illinois Soldiers & Sailors Home, Quincy, IL

  • East, Thomas B.; C-2520449; 1410 11th Ave., Long Beach, CA

  • Ralston, Andrew; C-2566718; Towanda, KS 



    The lists for 1939 and 1940 include the same individuals and addresses as the one just above for 1938.
    The 1940 list includes a handwritten note indicating that Pitt Bouleware and Thomas East died in 1941. 

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