Edwin R. Goble

Edwin R. Goble was born 1838 in New York, the son of Hiram (b. 1807) and Rossanna (b. 1817).

His parents were both New York natives and quite possibly married in that state sometime before 1834. In any case, the family moved from New York to Michigan sometime after 1847, and by 1850 Edwin was attending school with his siblings and living with his family in Almena, Van Buren County, where his father was a farmer. In 1860 Edwin was working as a sawyer and living with his parents in Almena.

Edwin was 23 years old and probably living in Saugatuck, Allegan County when he enlisted in Company I on May 13, 1861. He was shot in the arm on May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Virginia, and subsequently admitted to the Fifth Street hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he died from his wounds on June 24, 1862. He was buried the same day in the Philadelphia National Cemetery: section B, grave 69 (originally lot 77, grave 1).

No pension seems to be available. See photo P-349.

His parents were still living in Almena in 1870.