NOTE: The Civil War Monument in Lowell, Indiana, lists him as O.P.H. Hathaway, but his great-great granddaughter, Judy Kay Hoffman, says the order of the names was really O.H.P. Hathaway. In either case, he went by the name "Perry."
Mr./Mrs. O.H.P. Hathaway
Mr./Mrs. O.H.P. Hathaway and Daughter
According to an Internet database on Illinois Civil War Veterans, Perry Hathaway was in Company K of the 113th Illinois Infantry and resided in Chicago at the time of his enlistment.
Copied from newspaper articles in a scrapbook owned by Richard C. Schmal, Lowell Town Historian. Unknown source. News article was undated. This article can also be found in the Local History Files at the Lowell Public Library (LH--Vital Statistics, vol. 1, page 88):
Perry Hathaway was born February 2nd, 1826, in Shelby county, Ohio, on the ground now occupied by Fort Jefferson, which was owned by his father at that time, and died March 30, 1906, at his home in this city, aged 80 years, 1 month and 28 days.
At the age of nine years he moved with his parents to Porter county, Ind., and there grew to manhood. On April 7th, 1850, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Drake, and in 1883 they came to Momence where they made their home until his death.
Six children were born to them, four of whom, with the aged wife survive. Those living are John Hathaway, Mrs. Dan O'Brien, Mrs. John Hanson, and Mrs. Theodore Hanson, of Cody, Wy. He also leaves an aged sister, Mrs. J.L. Worley, of Lowell, Ind., also fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Hathaway have resided with Mr. and Mrs. John Hanson.
When the war of the rebellion was on he joined the 113th Ind. Vol. and served his country faithfully as a soldier.
His life was that of a faithful christian and the last years were spent in peace and happiness, although he was in poor health for a long time.
The loss will be keenly felt by the family and friends.
The funeral was held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, under the auspices of the G.A.R., Rev. Palmquist preaching the funeral sermon. Burial took place in Momence cemetery.
The floral offerings were very beautiful, especially the large broken wheel, given by the family, and the floral piece given by the W.R.C. Lovely boquets were given by friends.
The pall bearers were F.O. Clark, B.F. Gray, Norman Chapman, Ben Stallcup, Jacob Roger and Geo. O. Kinney.