Musician (USA), George Washington Hackman

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Musician (USA), George Washington Hackman

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Birthplace: Warwick, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: March 20, 1937 (91)
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Place of Burial: Moravian Cemetery, Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of (USA), Abram Hackman
Husband of Sarah E Beckert
Father of Annie E Bender

Managed by: Jim Wile
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About Musician (USA), George Washington Hackman

Military marker with flag. NOTE: The 1920 Census in Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA lists a George W. Hackman (DOB: about 1844, born in PA) living with Son-in-law and daughter; John & Annie Bender.

Civil War Record Card: Enrolled 29 Aug 1861 (at age 16) at Berks Co., PA. M. I. 17 Sep 1861 as Musc. at Hog, PA. M. O. 30 Aug 1865 Discharged Description: Height: 5' 7", Hair: Dark, Complexion: Light, Eyes: Dark. Residence: Womelsdorf.

News article with photo in the Lancaster (PA) Intelligencer Journal/New Era newspaper, published 25 May 2010 (original publication: 27 May 1936). "75 Years Ago - STILL FIGHTIN': A dramatic appeal by a peppy 90-year-old veteran of the Civil War caused an about-face by the Lititz American Legion post and assured a Memorial Day parade in the borough.

 The Legion had al but decided to hold a Memorial Day service without a parade, but it hadn't counted on George Washington Hackman, the only active "Boy in Blue" remaining in the borough.
 Hackman - who beat the drum for the Union forces at Cold Harbor and saw Gen. Robert E. Lee surrender at Appomattox - pounded his fist on the table and swung Legion sentiment back in favor of holding a parade."

PA Death Certificate #30842 lists parents as Abram Hackman and Esther (Ibach), Spouse: Sarah(Bedbert).

Obituary published in the Lititz (PA) Record, 25 Mar 1937, pgs. 1 & 5.

"Military Funeral For Col. Hackman. 91-Year-Old Veteran of Civil War Died Saturday As Result of Fall.

 A military funeral, the first held here in several years, was accorded George W. Hackman, who was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon in the Moravian cemetery after services in the Spacht Funeral Home.
 "Colonel" of "Comrade" Hackman, as he was known to thousands in the County, died Saturday afternoon in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, from injuries sustained (Cont. on Page 5) in a fall the Sunday before.

Veterans and patriotic organization had charge of the services; the funeral home and at the grave. The Lititz High School Band played on the march to the cemetery and on Monday night, when his body was on view, veterans formed guards of honor at the casket.

 The 91-year-old veteran had a colorful career which included four years in the Civil War.  He saw his father killed at the battle of Cold Harbor and was at Appomattox Court House when Lee surrendered.  He was also an eye witness of the great Chicago fire in 1891.  He was employed in a Chicago grocery store following the Civil War and also drove a horse car in that city, later engaging in the hotel business.  He retired in 1920 and returned to Lititz to live with his daughter, Mrs. John Bender, his sole survivor. Mr. Hackman was born in Lancaster. "Comrade" Hackman was most spry for his age, and often went hunting in late years. He shot birds until he was 86, saying that anyone could shoot rabbits, when kidded because he hadn't brought home a cotton-tail. Mr. Hackman will be greatly missed around the Young Men's Business League where he spent many evenings in games with fellow townsmen. He held up his end of every game, cards or cribbage. He introduced the latter in the League. In recent years Mr. Hackman was one of the few veterans to march in Memorial Day parades. It was his influence which caused the local Legion Post to hold a parade last May 30th even after it had been decided to abandon it. He was a member of the U. S. Grant Post, No. 28, G. A. R., Chicago; and an honorary member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts, of Lititz, and the Forty and Eight Society of Lancaster County. During the Civil War he served with the 55th Pennsylvania Infantry and saw service in a dozen states. He was never wounded. Mr. Hackman was a member of the Young Men's Republican Club of town and attended its meetings regularly. He was also a member of the Moravian Church here. The Rev. Byron K. Horne, pastor, assisted in the funeral services on Tuesday at both the funeral home and cemetery."* Reference: [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53641632/george-washington-hackman Find A Grave Memorial] - [https://www.geni.com/projects/SmartCopy/18783 SmartCopy]: ''Oct 2 2018, 0:14:01 UTC''
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Musician (USA), George Washington Hackman's Timeline

1845
September 21, 1845
Warwick, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
1871
October 12, 1871
Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
1937
March 20, 1937
Age 91
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Moravian Cemetery, Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA