Elisha S. Strutton


Washington, D. C., January 2, 1915

     Sir:  Please answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below.  The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your widow or children.  Use the inclosed envelope, which requires no stamp.

Very respectfully,


                       ELISHA S STRUTTON                                                                 Commissioner.
               HAWKEYE      MO
                             47760                       ACT MAY

  1. Date and place of birth?  Answer    March 10th 1840 in North Carolina near the town of Westen
    The name of organizations in which you served?   Answer Co E Osage Reg Mo Home gds.      
    also, Co Mo 3
    rd Mo. Cav. & 11th Mo. Cavalry vols.                                                                

  2. What was your post office at enlistment?   Answer      Oakhurst, Mo.                                     

  3. State your wife's full name and her maiden name.   Answer 1st wife Narcissus C. Carroll          
                                            & 2 Mary Sipe

  4. When, where, and by whom were you married?   Answer     1   Apr 15, 1860 in Miller Co. by a 
    minister      2     Mar 10, 1889, Miller County, Mo by A. J. Henderson                                     

  5. Is there any official or church record of your marriage? Official record at Tuscumbia Miller Co MO
    If so, where?   Answer                at County Seat                                                                  

  6. Were you previously married?  If so, state the name of your former wife, the date of the marriage, and the date and place of her death or divorce.  If there was more than one previous marriage, let your answer include all former wives.    Answer
               1st wife died May 1st 1887                                                                                      

  7. If your present wife was married before her marriage to you, state the name of her former husband, the date of such marriage, and the date and place of his death or divorce, and state whether he ever rendered any military or naval service, and if so, give name of the organization in which he served.  if she was married more than once before her marriage to you, let your answer include all former husbands.   Answer                                                                                  

  8. Are you now living with your wife, or has there been a separation?   Answer   Living with last wife

  9. State the names and dates of birth of all your children, living or dead.   Answer                         
      Wm Strutton     born      Feb 15, 1861                                                                                
      Joseph M Strutton "       May 24, 1863                                                                               
      H. W. Strutton      "         "    25, 1866                                                                                
      Chas. F.  "           "         "      7, 1869                                                                                
      Robert S. "           "        June 13, 1871                                                                              
      A. J.        "           "        March 10, 1873                                                                            
      John E.    "           "        Dec 5, 1874                                                                                 
      Ruah C.   "           "        Dec 5, 1874      (twins)                                                                 
      Ella C      "           "        Oct 17, 1889                                                                                
      Jennie B. "           "        June 25, 1891                                                                              
      James H. "           "        Oct 20, 1893                                                                               
      Joseph B. "          "        March 20, 1895                                                                           
      Bertie M.  "          "        Dec 23, 1897                                                                               

   Date       Apr. 7, 1915                                                (Signature      E S Strutton                       



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