from the Local History Files at Lowell Public Library (LH--Vital Statistics, v.1, p.14) and marked as being from the Old Settlers' Association Report, 1896-1900:
1. Leslie G. Cutler, born in Massachusetts Jan. 5, 1848, becoming a resident of this county about thirty-three years ago, enlisting in the Union Army, a member of the 33d Indiana Regiment, afterward in the naval service at Japan and elsewhere in the far East, died, at his home in Creston, on Friday, Sept. 6, 1895, nearly 48 years of age. He was a member of the Methodist church.
This obituary from an unknown source was found in the Local History Files at Lowell Public Library (LH--Vital Statistics, v.1, p. 70):
Leslie Grant Cutler was born in Midway, Norfolk county, January 5, 1848. In 1864 he came to this county and the same year enlisted in Company H 33rd Ind. Vol. Inf. serving to the close of the war; he is supposed to have been the youngest soldier enlisting from Lake county; at the close of the war he served three years in the regular army, a part of which time he spent carrying the U.S. mail through the deserts of Arizona Territory; at the end of his term of enlistment he entered into the mercantile shipping service between San Francisco and Yokohoma Japan; he was then employed in the coasting trade between California and Washington Territory and in the great lumber regions of Puget Sound. In 1872 he returned to his home near Creston and the following year married Miss Flora V. Edgerton, a bright, lovely young lady of Creston. To this union five sons and one daughter were born, all of which are living, and like their father full of bright hope and high ambition. Mr. Cutler united with the M.E. Church at Creston in 1881 of which he remained a faithful and energetic member; being class leader for several years unitl the beginning of his illness three months ago; he died at his home September 6, '95; the funeral services were held Sunday September 8 conducted by Rev. E.P. Bennett of Lowell, the remains were laid to rest in the Creston cemetery there to await the ressurection morn. He leaves a wife, six children, mother, brother and scores of friends who will miss him.
This is another obituary from an unknown source that was found in the Local History Files at Lowell Public Library (LH--Vital Statistics, v.2, p. 48):
Leslie Grant Cutler was born in Midway, Norfolk Co., Mass., Jan. 5, 1848. From 1852 to 1859 his boyhood life was spent on a farm in Lake county, Ill., following which he spent two years in Clinton, Mass. In 1864 he moved to this county and in the same year enlisted in Company H, 33rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, serving to the close of the war. He is supposed to have been the youngest soldier enlisting from this county. At the close of the war he served three years in the regular army, much of the time carrying the U.S. mail through the deserts of Arizona territory. After his term of enlistment expired he entered the mercantile shipping service between San Francisco and Yokohoma, Japan. He was then employed in the coasting trade between California and Washington territory, and in the great lumber regions about Puget Sound. In 1872 he returned to his home in this county and in 1873 he married Miss Flora V. Edgerton, of this place. To them six children were born and all are living.
In 1881 Mr. Cutler united with the Creston M.E. church of which he reained a faithful and consistent member. He died at his home September 6th, 1885*, after suffering nearly three months with disease of the stomach and liver. The remains were interred in the Creston cemetery Sunday, Sept. 8th, the Rev. E.P. Bennett, of Lowell, officiating at the funeral services.
His death was not unexpected. He lay and suffered patiently, knowing that his peace was made with God, and he had said he was ready to go whenever called. He leaves wife, six children, mother, brother and a host of friends to mourn their loss.
* NOTE -- In this obituary, the year of death was listed as 1885, which is different from 1895, the year stated in the previous two articles. Probably "1885" in this article was a typographical error.