Joseph Deems

LEWISTOWN — On Tuesday of last week Joseph A. Deems, a well-known citizen of Lewistown, died at Hotel Waggoner in this city. He was a soldier in the Civil War, enlisting in August 1861, being a member of Co. A., 55th Ill., Inft. He was never married, and had for many years been a cripple. In 1872 while celebrating the election of General Grant a cannon that was being used for that purpose bursted, a large chunk of the metal striking his foot in such a way as to make amputation necessary, and since then he has gone on crutches. He was born in Ohio and had lived in Lewistown since 1840.

Published in the Astoria Search Light on 4/30/1903


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