Date of Obit: April 28, 1933
Newspaper Name: Princeton Post
Name: submitted by Carole Martin src#2 ~ provided by Carolyn Stewart
CIVIL WAR VETERAN ANSWERS LAST CALL
ABRAHAM TRENT, PIONEER RESIDENT OF CO. AND ONE OF FEW MEMBERS OF THE G.A.R. DIED TUESDAY MORNING
Abraham Trent, who observed his 88th birthday less than a month ago, passed away unexpectedly at his home here Tuesday morning at ten-fifty o'clock.
He had been as well as usual the day before and that morning, going about the house and yard as was his custom.
Although feeble with age, Mr. Trent always enjoyed alertness of mind and fairly good health up to the time of his death.
He had been a resident of Mercer county for almost sixty-four years and had a wide acquaintance.
He was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of the G.A.R., an organization in which there are now only a few surviving members in this county.
Mr. Trent was born March 25, 1845 near Springfield, Ill. and enlisted in the Union army when he was sixteen years old. He learned to read and write in the service.
He came to Mercer County, Mo., Nov. 27, 1869, and for fifteen years engaged in farming. Later he moved to Ravanna where he operated a cream wagon for a few months,
then moved to Princeton. After living here about a year, he built a house in which he has since lived.
On March 25, 1871 he was married to Lucinda Taylor and they were the parents of seven children: Tony A., John L. and Claud A. all of Kansas City, Orley E. of Moberly, Mo.,
Mrs. Leliea Kaserman of Mayberry, Neb., Mrs. Zella O'Hair of this city, and Ulysses Bertie who died when only nine years old. Mrs. Trent passed away Dec. 11, 1927.
During his residence in Princeton, Mr. Trent served twenty-two years as Marshal and night watchman, six years as a deputy sheriff, and four years as a
rural mail carrier on Route No. 2 out of Princeton.
He is survived by four sons, two daughters, two brothers, Alex Trent of Des Moines, Ia. and Henry Trent of Beardstown, Ill. and one sister,
Mrs. James Edwards of Greenview, Ill. and a host of other relatives and friends.
All of his children, brothers and sister are expected here today (Wednesday) except Orley Trent, who underwent an operation Tuesday morning at
ten-thirty o'clock at a hospital in Moberly, Mo.
Funeral services for Mr. Trent will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Christian church in this city, conducted by Rev. C. E. Nichols. Interment
will be made in the Princeton cemetery.
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