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Spanish American War
« on: Tuesday 29 June 10 21:40 BST (UK) »
Hi

Hope someone can help.

Photographing War Graves in Weaste Cemetery, Salford, I have come across this Grave, what me and a few others don't understand is how this guy ended up in Salford???

Any info would be great, so we try and put some sort of profile together for Local History and possibly find family of his.

Thanks
Friends of Salford Cemeteries Trust (Weaste Cemetery)

Melbourne (manchester)
Wall (derbyshire and Salford, Manchester)
Delaunay (Rouen, France and Blackley, Manchester)
Morris (Ireland, Bolton and Manchester)
Crompton (Bolton)
Hutchins (Yorkshire and Manchester)
Howcroft (Leigh and Irlam)
Darbyshire (Warrington and Irlam)
Daintith (Warrington and Culcheth)
Whittaker (Irlam and Manchester)
Holcroft (Croft and Irlam)
Dennsison (Ireland, Yorkshire and Manchester)
Edwards (Abergavenny and Salford)

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Re: Spanish American War
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 June 10 21:50 BST (UK) »
The death of a Joseph Alonzo is recorded on FreeBMD. It was registered in March (qtr) 1935 in Salford. He was 55. That age would just about make him old enough to have served in 1898. If so a Salford paper of the time would have covered his funeral.

I don't have my world sub to Ancestry anymore. Someone in the US section may know if army records for that war are online.

Ken

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Re: Spanish American War
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 June 10 22:32 BST (UK) »
Thanks Ken

I have world sub on Ancestry, will check that out, and check the local papers as well.

If anyone else comes up with something in the meantime...........................
Friends of Salford Cemeteries Trust (Weaste Cemetery)

Melbourne (manchester)
Wall (derbyshire and Salford, Manchester)
Delaunay (Rouen, France and Blackley, Manchester)
Morris (Ireland, Bolton and Manchester)
Crompton (Bolton)
Hutchins (Yorkshire and Manchester)
Howcroft (Leigh and Irlam)
Darbyshire (Warrington and Irlam)
Daintith (Warrington and Culcheth)
Whittaker (Irlam and Manchester)
Holcroft (Croft and Irlam)
Dennsison (Ireland, Yorkshire and Manchester)
Edwards (Abergavenny and Salford)

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Re: Spanish American War
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 30 June 10 23:38 BST (UK) »
Interesting.

I have a link to rosters here

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/spanish/index.htm

but couldnt see your man.

The Wiki history says the 5th didnt participate in the war, arriving too late.

Cheers

Pete

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Re: Spanish American War
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 30 June 10 23:41 BST (UK) »
Whats the word in the middle - looks like God or Cod (!).

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Re: Spanish American War
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 01 July 10 10:51 BST (UK) »
Hi Pete

Its CO.D

Someone has found these details

Found this

http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=2588825&jScript=true

NARA T289. Pension applications for service in the US Army between 1861 and 1917, grouped according to the units in which the veterans served.
Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900, compiled 1949 - 1949, documenting the period 1861 - 1942

Alonzo, Joe
Applied for pension Aug 4 1926 enlisted June 30 1898 discharged May 31 1899
Co D US VOL INF
War with Spain no death mentioned
No State mentioned

So getting there, still not sure why he's in the Uk though, and I can't find a marriage, so its not for that reason.

Debbie
Friends of Salford Cemeteries Trust (Weaste Cemetery)

Melbourne (manchester)
Wall (derbyshire and Salford, Manchester)
Delaunay (Rouen, France and Blackley, Manchester)
Morris (Ireland, Bolton and Manchester)
Crompton (Bolton)
Hutchins (Yorkshire and Manchester)
Howcroft (Leigh and Irlam)
Darbyshire (Warrington and Irlam)
Daintith (Warrington and Culcheth)
Whittaker (Irlam and Manchester)
Holcroft (Croft and Irlam)
Dennsison (Ireland, Yorkshire and Manchester)
Edwards (Abergavenny and Salford)

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Re: Spanish American War
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 01 July 10 14:16 BST (UK) »
I would check out who paid for the grave? There must be information on who paid for it and an address? I am sure they wouldn't charge a local history group for this information?

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Re: Spanish American War
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 01 July 10 16:24 BST (UK) »
Someone else has already checked Mig, and there is nothing, looks like it might be a War Grave headstone???
In which case they will have erected it.

Debbie
Friends of Salford Cemeteries Trust (Weaste Cemetery)

Melbourne (manchester)
Wall (derbyshire and Salford, Manchester)
Delaunay (Rouen, France and Blackley, Manchester)
Morris (Ireland, Bolton and Manchester)
Crompton (Bolton)
Hutchins (Yorkshire and Manchester)
Howcroft (Leigh and Irlam)
Darbyshire (Warrington and Irlam)
Daintith (Warrington and Culcheth)
Whittaker (Irlam and Manchester)
Holcroft (Croft and Irlam)
Dennsison (Ireland, Yorkshire and Manchester)
Edwards (Abergavenny and Salford)

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Re: Spanish American War
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 July 10 20:33 BST (UK) »
Co.D.......course it is, why didnt I think of that!!

Pete