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I’m Senior Vice Commander, Department of Ohio, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Saturday. June 13, 2009, I will be elected Department of Ohio Commander.
Commander Keller met with you on May 2.
I’m available Saturday, October 10. October 11 is the ceremony in Columbus for the Last Union Veteran of Franklin County. I’m availabe if you wish for a greeting at the ceremony. I will be happy to attend any future meetings of your committee. Please inform me in advance.
I will be the key note speaker may 30 at Delphos, Ohio, for rededication of a civil war monument. I portray Governor William Dennison, first Ohio Civil War governor.
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is the decendat veterans organization from the Grand Army of the Republic.
As Commander of the Department of Ohio 2009-2010 I’m willing to attrend and promote your event within the S.U.V.C.W.
Please provide me with the date, time and location of your next meeting.
Brad Tilton is also with the Department of Ohio and will attend meetings, etc.
Robert W. Davis
84 Kramer Street
Canal Winchester, OH 43110-1122
Phone (614) 837-3580
By: Robert W. Davis on May 4, 2009 at 7:15 pm
This event looks like its going to be very nice and alot of fun. i cannot wait to see all of the calvalry and other civil war actors. and i see there is alot of other events planned and Mr lincoln will be there as well , but i have not seen anything about the company that rebuilt the John Grate Memorial or the company that donated the materials for the repairs are you Keeping it a Secret? and what happened to the Gentleman That Actually hit the memorial where is he at?haven’t heard anything about him. was he ok or is he in jail?
By: Retired ww2 Veteran on July 11, 2009 at 1:32 am
My great grandfather was William Grate, m. to Elizabeth Grimes. I have the death certificates. William died while living with a daughter in Arizona. He was named after his grandfather, his fathers name was Matthew. William and Elizabeth’s children was my Grandfather Otho Clyde Grate. Does this fit in with anyone’s family. Dinah
By: Dinah (Grate) Deck on August 8, 2009 at 6:20 pm
John Grate is my Great Great Uncle. His Brother William was my Grandmother’s Father. (technicaly he is my Great Uncle, my Grandmother adopted me from her Son.) I am looking forward to this spectacular day!
By: Theresa Livelsberger Fording on August 21, 2009 at 10:33 pm
My mothers maiden name is Dorothy Grate, granddaughter of Eli Grate, who was John Grate’s brother. So J.G. was my mother’s great uncle.
Since he was my great-great uncle, mom got a kick out of saying “great great Uncle John Grate”.
Theresa, William Grate was not J.G.s brother-you skipped a generation.
By: Dean Livelsberger on August 22, 2009 at 2:25 pm
Well thank you for straightening that up Dean!
By: Theresa Livelsberger Fording on August 22, 2009 at 4:02 pm
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My mother, Myrtle, who just celebrated her 100th birthday, is the great-niece of John Henry Grate.
John’s brother, Eli Hampton Grate, was my mother’s grandfather. I am sorry we weren’t aware of the events honoring Uncle John in 2009.
In spite of her age, my mother’s memory is sharp and she is still very interested in the family.
Hi Teresa, Hope this finds you well and happy.
MaryAnn and Myrtle Leak
By: MaryAnn on September 14, 2010 at 11:32 pm
I live in Columbiana County,my great great grandfather was named William Grate
He had 2 sons LLoyd and Earl Grate.Since Johns dad and his brother were
born in Columbiana couny is there any connection?
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I’m interested in any Grates that might live in Kentucky. Would love to hear from you. We moved here, Richmond, KY 4 years ago. from Massachusetts. William Grate and Elizabeth Grimes were my g g grandparents. Dinah Grate Deck