Friday, March 1, 2013

Pvt Maxwell Gwin

Altoona Mirror, 1 June 1901:

"Maxwell Gwin, a well known and respected citizen, died at the Altoona hospital at 6:30 o'clock this morning from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy sustained yesterday morning at about 9:30 o'clock, while he was transacting business in Coleman Bros. store at Chesham avenue and Eleventh street.
He never recovered consciousness after he received the stroke.

Mr. Gwin was born on a farm where Gwin station on the Wopsy railroad is now located, and resided there during his entire life, except the time he served his country in the war of the rebellion.
He was aged 66 years, 10 months and 27 days.

Mr. Gwin, during the war, was a member of Company K, Seventy-sixth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers. He entered the service in November 1861 and was discharged July 18, 1865.
Two brothers of the deceased also served in the same regiment, one of whom, A. Crawford Gwin, was killed at Fort Wagner, South Carolina, July 11, 1863.

Deceased is survived by two brothers, Maj. Geo. H. and J. Harvey Gwin, both of this city; also a half-sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Reese of Frankstown. Mr. Gwin was for a number of years a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city, but for the last four or five years had been a faithful member of the Juniata Presbyterian church. He also took an active part in the Union Sunday school, near his home.

Funeral services will be held at the late home at Gwin's station Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
The interment will be made in the Maurer-Gwin cemetery."