Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War

Office of the Commander-in-Chief

Perley E. Mellor, Commander-in-Chief

16 Norma Drive

Nashua , NH 03062-1340


General Order #18

SERIES 2012-2013

22 March 2013


It is with deep regret that I report the passing of Real Daughter Emily Jane Dinsmoor Stevens.  She passed away on March 12, 2013.  It is important that we remember all of our ancestors Sons and Daughters in our prayers.  Below is what was reported by Merle Rudebuach, PDC, and Secretary Department of Nebraska.

I am reporting on the death of a Real Daughter who resided in Nebraska. Her name is Emily Jane Dinsmoor Stevens, and death date is
March 12th, 2013. She was the daughter of Samuel Perry Dinsmoor, (recorded as Dinsmore, in military records) Co. B, 116th Ohio Infantry. Enlisted 12
Aug 1862, discharged 14 Jun 1865. He was born on 8 Mar 1843 and died 21 July 1932. He lived in Lucas, KS where he built his home of limestone and
surrounded by 150 statues and trees made of cement which is known as the "Garden of Eden". He is buried in a 40 ft. tall mausoleum on the property. It
is called the most unique home, for living or dead, on earth.

He was at the battle of Gettysburg, and observed Lee surrender. His daughter Emily was one of two children born to his second wife, who was 20, when he was 81 years old.

I am requesting that all membership badges, Camp and Department charters and the National website be draped in black until 21 April 2013 in remembrance of Real Daughter Emily Jane Dinsmoor Stevens.

Ordered this 22nd Day of March, 2013.

Perley E. Mellor.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War



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