William A. Fabrique

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Oct 8, 1930

Civil War Veteran Given Last Orders

William A. Fabrique Enlisted When 16 - Was Member R. B. Hayes Post In Lewiston Before It Disbanded.

William A. Fabrique, 84, a Civil war veteran and a resident of the Lewiston country for 32 years, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George B. Clark, 930 Fourth street, yesterday following an illness of two days with pneumonia.

Mr. Fabrique was born at Corydon, Ind., October 17, 1845 and had he lived ten days longer would have been 85 years of age. He enlisted in the 53rd Indiana volunteer infantry at the age of 16 and was active in the service during the entire period of the war.

In Many Battles

He was in the battle of Corinth and Hatchie river; took an active part in Grant's campaign through Mississippi, and in the siege and surrender of Vicksburg; in the campaign from Natchez to Harrisburg, and the campaign in the interior from Vicksburg; then from Clinton to Big Shanty; then to Atlanta, participating in the battles of Kenesaw mountain, Nickajack, Peachtree creek; at Jonesborough, thence to Savannah, fighting in the various battles with Sherman in his march to the sea. He was mustered out August 3, 1865.

After attending school for a few years he came to California in 1870. He lived there and in Douglas county, Oregon, until 1898, when he came to the Lewiston country, settling on a farm in the Tammany section. About 12 years ago he came to Clarkston. Since the death of his wife, about seven years ago, he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Clark.

G. A. R. Member

He was a member of R. B. Hayes post of the G. A. R. at Lewiston and when it disbanded joined John M. Palmer post, Clarkston. He is survived by two sons, Henry L. Fabrique of Tammany; Dudley A. Fabrique, Aumsville, Ore.; and one daughter, Mrs. George B. Clark, Lewiston.

Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Presbyterian church, the Rev. David Brown officiating. The body is resting at the Merchant chapel.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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