Joseph Sovey, Sr.
Alcona County ReviewHarrisville, Michigan27 January 1921 CIVIL WAR VETERAN BURIED WITH HONORS Given Military Funeral by Members of the American Legion Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon for the late Joseph Sovey. The members of the Harrisville Lodge of the Odd Fellows, of which the deceased was a member, participated along with a squad of ex-service men from Armstrong Post 56, American Legion. Rev. Robert Bryce was officiating clergyman. The Legion (unreadable) carried rifles and marched beside the hearse on the way to the cemetery. A large number of people attended the funeral, coming from far and near to pay their last respects to this old veteran whose death removed one more from the rapidly diminishing number of Civil War Veterans remaining in this country. Joseph Sovey was born January 15, (unreadable)at Kempville, Ontario, and came to Michigan in his youth. On March (unreadable), 1863 he enlisted at Detroit in Co. (unreadable) Ninth Michigan Cal. and served till the end of the rebellion. He was in many of the important engagements of the War; including the siege of (unreadable)ville and Sherman's March to the Sea. He was honorably discharged on (unreadable) 20, 1865 at Lexington, N.C. On October 15, 1871, Mr. Sovey married Margaret Sears and they moved to Harrisville 42 years ago. Mrs. Sovey passed away in Nov. 1919. Surviving children are Mrs. Lin (unreadable) Freer of Curran, John of Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Vinette Stewart of (unreadable), Pa., Mrs. Mable Cole, Joseph (unreadable) at home. The interment took place in the (unreadable) cemetery, where the impressive (unreadable) service of the Odd Fellows was followed by the military salute for the dead, consisting of three rounds fired by the military guard.
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