The Lowell Star, Aug. 17, 1872, page 5, column 3, had a list of soldiers from the Three Creeks area who were supporters of Grant in that election. Among them was Marion Tuthill of the 155th Ind. The M.E. Tuttle on the monument is listed there as being in the 138th Ind., so these citations may not refer to the same man. Other conjectures are that the newspaper or the monument incorrectly listed the outfit he was in. Or, as was the case for other Civil War veterans, he may have served in one unit and enlisted in the second one when his stint was up with the first.
The following information came from a request of Rosetta Hotler to the the Colfax Lodge secretary. She received a phone call from Mr. Allen Miller, lodge secretary, on July 7, 2001, with official records of lodge:
M.E. Tuthill became a member of the Lowell, Indiana, Colfax Lodge in 1869, and was demerit in 1883 or dropped for unknown reason. Could have moved, etc. Many lodge records were burned in a fire years ago. This lodge also had a member named John W. Tuttle.