Charles Archibald Ware (1846 – )

”6th Unattached Mass. Volunteer Militia.

Charles Archibald Ware.

Mustered in, May 4, 1864.

Mustered out, August 2, 1864.

Address, 33 Queen St., Worcester, Mass.

Born December 18, 1846, in Oakham, son of Archibald H. and Caroline Cutler (Cooley) Ware, and brother of Edward Franklin Ware of Co. F, 15th Mass. His aunt, Lavinia H. Ware, who married Chauncey Colton, was the mother of Nathaniel W. Colton of Co. F, 10th Mass.

Charles A. Ware enlisted in the spring of 1864, from the town of Westboro, in the 6th Unattached Co. Mass. Volunteer Militia. September 2, 1864, he enlisted again, as a contract man in the Government employ, and was released May 4, 1865.

He was married to Almira H. Shedd of North Brookfield, November 30, 1866. Children: Edward Hazen, born May 26, 1872, at Oakham, died September 1, 1878; Robert Elwin, born June 5, 1881, at Oakham.

His wife, Almira H. Ware, died March 20, 1900. May 19, 1900, he was again married to Mrs. Marion F. (Spooner) Dayton, daughter of Andrew Spooner of the 51st Mass.”

Source:  Soldiers of Oakham, Massachusetts, by Henry Parks Wright, The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press, New Haven Connecticut, 1914, page 255

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