Oldest Surviving Veteran of American Revolution

Oldest Surviving Veteran of American Revolution (HM1AWE)

Location: Crawfordsville, IN 47933 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 58.909', W 87° 1.282'

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Private George (Fruts) Fruits of the Pennsylvania Militia served as soldier of the American Revolution. He joined the Militia at an early age and reportedly lived to be past 114. This made him the oldest surviving Veteran of the War. Granting of the widow's Pension and the inscription on his tombstone are evidence of his service and age.

( Tombstone Inscription )

George Fruits

Aug. 6, 1876.

114 Y. 7 M. 4 D.

A remnant of the Revolutionary War.

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Friend after friend departs:
Who has not lost a friend.

There is no union here of hearts
that finds not here an end.

Thus star by star declines
Till all are passed away.

As morning high and higher shines
to more and perfect day.
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 10:57am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 498175 N 4425739
Decimal Degrees39.98181667, -87.02136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.909', W 87° 1.282'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 54.54" N, 87° 1' 16.92" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-136 W 400 S, Crawfordsville IN 47933, US
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