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Harry Montgomery Salter

Also Known As: "Mount Salter"
Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Moundsville, Lawrence, West Virginia, United States
Death: February 19, 1927 (58)
Lake City, Florida, United States (Myocarditis)
Place of Burial: Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Eli W. Salter and Martha A Salter
Husband of Minnie Etta Salter; Margaret Elizabeth (twin of Brewster) Salter and Hazel Isabel Salter
Father of Earsel J. Salter; Zella Salter; Muriel Salter; Harry Calvin Salter; Clara Elizabeth Jeffries and 1 other
Brother of William Salter; Eddie Salter; Ebenezer Zane Salter; Noah Woodford Salter; Mary Salter and 4 others

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About Harry Montgomery Salter

Harry Montgomery Salter was the son of Eli W. Salter and his wife, Martha Hadsell. Harry's great grandmother was Elizabeth "Betty" Zane, Revolutionary War Heroine of Ft Henry in Wheeling, VA. His great grandfather, Samuel Salter also served in the American Revolution as a soldier. Harry was born June 11, 1868, in Moundsville, Marshall Co, West Virginia. He died of myocarditis on February 19, 1927, in the Lake City Veterans Hospital, Lake City, Florida.

Harry was listed as 2 Master Sgt. Co M, 1 reg't W. VA Infantry. He mustered in May 7, 1898 in Charleston W. VA. He had traveled from Moundsville W.VA, which was 254 miles away, in order to join. Military Records show him to have been age 29 at that time, height: 5 feet 10 1/2 inches, dark complected with Brown eyes and hair. His occupation was listed as Painter. He mustered-out in Columbus GA, 04 Feb 1899. His post-war career was as a train conductor.

Harry married (1) Minnie Etta Allison, 13 Jan 1892, in Marshall County. They had three children: son Earsel J (Herschel) Salter, born 08 Oct 1894 in Marshall Co, West Virginia, daughter, Zella Salter, born 08 Oct 1894 in West VA, died 18 Mar 1895 of "Indigestion" at age 5 months 7 days, and daughter, Muriel Salter, born 1898, WV.

He married (2) Maggie Ham, 30 May 1900, in Phenix City, Russell Co, AL. They had three children: a son, Harry Calvin Salter, born 07 Jun 1902, in Columbus, GA, died 20 Oct 1976, Vidalia, GA; a daughter, Clara Elizabeth Salter, born 25 Dec 1903, Columbus, GA, died 30 Aug 1974, Hollywood, Broward Co, FL; and a son James Bernard Salter, born 04 Jan 1909, Columbus, GA, died Apr 1973, Los Angeles, CA.

Harry married third (3) Hazel Isabel "Belle" Young, no children.

Obituary from the Columbus, GA, Enquirer-Sun, Monday, February 21, 1927, p. 2.

  • "HARRY M. SALTER // The body of Harry M. SALTER, well known Southern Railway conductor, who died at the government veterans hospital, at Lake City, Fla., Saturday afternoon after an illness of several months reached Columbus on the Floridian yesterday afternoon, and was taken to the Striffler and Tippens funeral chapel, where the funeral will be held at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Interment will be at Riverdale cemetery, in the veterans section."

Obituary from Columbus, GA Enquirer-Sun, Sunday, February 20, 1927, p.2.

  • "Harry M. SALTER, 57, of Columbus, died yesterday in the government hospital at Lake city, Fla., according to advices received here. Mr. SALTER was a member of the Schley Camp, United Spanish War Veterans of this city. He served in Company M of the First West Virginia Regiment. He was well known in Columbus, having been connected with the Southern Railway Company for a number of years. Surviving Mr. SALTER are his wife, Mrs. Hazel SALTER; a daughter, Mrs. W. C. JEFFRIES; two sons, Harry SALTER, Jr., of Columbus, and Bernard SALTER of the Navy, and a step-son, James MOORE, who is in the Navy. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon the arrival of the body in Columbus."

Obituary from the Columbus, GA, Enquirer-Sun, Tuesday, February 23, 1927, p. 2.

  • "HARRY M. SALTER // Funeral services for Harry M. SALTER were held at the Striffler and Tippins funeral chapel at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Rev. J. A. THOMAS, pastor of the St. Luke Methodist church, conducted the services and Misses Lois and Lonnie HOBBS and Barney and Burle HOBBS sang 'Beautiful late of Somewhere' and Come Time We'll Understand.' Members of the William Schley Camp Spanish-American War Veterans attended in a body and the following six members acted as pallbearers: John DAVIDSON, John A. POWER, B. F. NEWMAN, S. S. BUTCHER, J. E. OWENS and J. B. BOWDEN. Interment was in the veterans burial section of Riverdale cemetery, with military honors. Many friends attended the services and many beautiful floral tributes were silent evidence of the high esteem in which he was held."

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Harry Montgomery Salter's Timeline

June 11, 1868
Moundsville, Lawrence, West Virginia, United States
October 8, 1894
Age 26
West Virginia, United States
October 8, 1894
Age 26
Marshall, West Virginia, United States
Age 28
June 7, 1902
Age 33
Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States
December 25, 1902
Age 34
Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States
January 4, 1909
Age 40
Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States