General Affidavit for Soldier's Pensions

Alice C. O'Neal
Courtesy, Michael O'Neal

General Affidavit. State of Illinois County of Putnam
In the matter of Widow's Pension No. 977012 of
Alice C. O'NEAL Widow of Joseph O'NEAL,
Co. I 126th Pennsylvania Vol Inf

Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for aforesaid County and State, Simon P BECK, aged 57 years and ---, a citizen , of the Village of Florid, County of Purtnam, State of Illinois, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, on oath declares, in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:

That he was well acquainted with Joseph O'NEAL since about the year 1875, and to the best of his knowledge and belief, Joseph O'NEAL was not married at that time And further says that he has known Alice C. O'NEAL all of her life**, and knows that she was not married previous to her marriage with Joseph O'NEAL and to the best of his knowledge and belief they lived together, until the death of Joseph O'NEAL - and were not divorced.

[stamp] U. S. Pension Office K January 22, 1912

he further declares, that he has no interest in said case, and is not concerned in its prosecution, and is not related to the applicant.

Signature of Affiants. [signed] Simon P. BECK

** FROM ANOTHER DOCUMENT …. I am 58 years of age, having been born May 10th 1859 at Putnam Co. Illinois …. [signed] Alice C. O'NEAL end of first "document"


General Affidavit. State of Illinois County of Putnam

In the matter of Widow's Pension No. 977012 of
Alice C. O'NEAL Widow of Joseph O'NEAL, Co. I 126th Pennsylvania Vol Inf

Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for aforesaid County and State, Joseph B. ALBERT, aged 75 years and ---, a citizen , of the Village of Florid, County of Purtnam, State of Illinois, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, on oath declares, in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:

That he was well acquainted with Joseph O'NEAL since about the year 1874. The said Joseph O'NEAL boarded at his home for about three years* and to the best of his knowledge and belief, Joseph O'NEAL was not married. He has known Alice C. O'NEAL all of her life**, and knows that she was not married previous to her marriage with Joseph O'NEAL about the year 1884. They resided in this village for a number of years where he practiced his profession as a doctor after which time they moved to Chicago, Illinois. Joseph O'NEAL died at Chicago, Illinois about December 9, 1911, and was buried at Florid, Illinois on December 12, 1911. And he further knows that Alice C. O'NEAL and Joseph O'NEAL lived together until his death.

[stamp] U. S. Pension Office K January 22, 1912

he further declares, that he has no interest in said case, and is not concerned in its prosecution, and is not related to the applicant.

Signature of Affiants. [signed] Joseph B ALBERT -------------------------

* FROM ANOTHER DOCUMENT: [About Dr. O'NEAL's residences in your area] …. That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows: McAllisterville, Pa., until 1865, Princeton, Ill., until 1872, Henry, Ill., until 1874, Florid, Ill., until 1885., Chicago until the present time.

[stamp] U. S. Pension Office F March 8, 1907 -------------------------

** FROM ANOTHER DOCUMENT …. I am 58 years of age, having been born May 10th 1859 at Putnam Co. Illinois …. [signed] Alice C. O'NEAL end of second "document".


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