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Clay, George G.
Age: 0, credited to Putney, VT
Unit(s): 74th IL INF
Service: Co. A, 74th IL INF
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Birth: 09/05/1838, Putney, VT
Burial: Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 3697315
Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/9/1881, KS
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: CA
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ANOTHER DEFENDER GONE
Veteran at Soldier's Home Arises to Get Medicine and Expires Before Arrival of Surgeon
SOLDIERS' HOME, Aug. 27. - Veteran George G. Clay died suddenly about twelve o'clock last night in barrack K, of acute dilatation of the heart. John Moyer, room orderly of ward five in that barrack who happened to be awake at that hour, noticed that Clay had arisen and taken from his locker at the bedside a bottle containing medicine and that on lying down again was seized with a violent gasping. Moyer notified the company commander, who at once telephoned for the surgeon. By the time the latter reached the sufferer he had passed away.
Clay, who had served in Company A, Seventy-fourth Illinois Infantry, was admitted to the Home in 1904. He was a native of Vermont and aged seventy-two. A brother, C. M. Clay, lives at Rockton, Ill.
Source: Los Angeles Times, August 26, 1911.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.