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Reuben Taft

Reuben Taft

Reuben Edward Taft born 3 Apr 1844, Kinsman, Trumbull, OH, son of Benjamin E. Taft and Deborah Vial.

He married Cora S. Clark on 10 Aug 1873, in Clarksville, Mercer, PA. She was born 8 Nov 1852, Neshannock Falls, Lawrence, PA, the daughter of Jacob Clark, and d. 30 Oct 1932, Titusville, Crawford, PA. She and Reuben are both buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Reuben served in Company K, 41st Ohio Volunteers. He enlisted Sept 1861, and was discharged 24 Jun 1862 from wounds received. Pension file indicates Reuben lived in the following locations: Kinsman, OH 1862-3, Ashtabula, OH 1863-4, Conneaut, OH 1864-5, Centerville, PA 1865-6, Garland, PA 1866-7, Traveled to Southwest for health 1867-9, Titusville, PA 1869-present. Reuben's spent most of his life farming.

He died 23 Feb 1919, Titusville, Crawford, PA, and was buried 26 Feb 1919, Woodlawn Cemetery. His death certificate lists his occupation as Retired Police Magistrate.

Photo taken probably in the early 1870s in Corry, Erie Co., PA.

Submitted by David W. Taft, great great great great nephew

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