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Ancestral Heroes, Your Ancestors, Fathers, Mothers, Grandfathers, Grandmothers, Uncles, Aunts, Friends, Who Served in the Civil War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam War, Gulf War.... and defended our freedom.
THE LAST SURVIVOR.
The last survivor of the war of 1812 is Hiram Cronk of Ava, Oneida county, New York, who was 103 years old last month, and is supposed to be still living. At least, his death has not been reported to the pension office. He has been the sole survivor of the war of 1812 for many years, and has been drawing a pension not for disability, but for service, since 1876. The last congress, by special act, increased his allowance from $12 to $25 a month.
Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH 10 Jun 1903