On information receive from Don Vatne who researched the veterans buried at the Washington State Veterans Home at Retsil, Washington. Corp. Randal has NO known descendants.
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 11:50:19 -0700
Several months ago I contacted you in regards to my research of Civil War veterans buried at the Washington State Veterans Home at Retsil, Washington and John J. Randall, a Corporal in Co. B, 47th Wisconsin Infantry, who is buried there. Since that time I have made two trips to the state archives to gather information for my research. On the second trip, I found Corporal Randall's admittance file. The following information is from his Veterans Home file: John J. Randall enlisted as a Private in Co. B, 47th Wisconsin Infantry on 01 Feb 1865 at Lafayette, Wisconsin. He was discharged (or mustered out) on 04 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
He was born on 16 Jun 1835 at Gaines, Orleans County, New York, the son of J. S. Randall and Elmyra Fanning. On 09 Sep 1862 he married his wife, Amelia, at Delavan, Wisconsin. She was born 21 May 1844 at Bakersfield, Vermont.
When Corporal Randall made application for admittance to the Veterans Home he was living in Whatcom County, Washington and reported his occupation as a retired farmer. He stated he had lived in Washington state since 1907. He was admitted to the Veterans Home on 04 Aug 1913 when he was 78 years old and died there on 26 Jul 1919. His wife, who was admitted to the home with him, died 13 Aug 1921 and is buried with Corporal Randall in the Home's cemetery.
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