William TILDEN Grass update from Army Files by Mr Ed Wilson [middle name is NOT tecumseh nor anywhere in army file]
--received 105 pages on the file on son of james WILSON grass sr-mary fox kennick --his name was---WILLIAM TILDEN GRASS---will give what i have on him-source of info and if anyone has any other paperwork on him that states his name is wiliam tecumseh grass--time is running out--you need to bring that documentation --to the --free world--post haste--
william tilden grass--per his widow (was remarried at the time--annette b sargent) affadavit by her in support of request for--minor child pension--james m grass----will quote part of her deposition-in response to gov ltr dated dec 9-1919---quote-"in reply to departmnent letter dated december 9 th,1919, i will state that the correct name and and full name of the soldier was william TILDEN grass, he very seldom used the 't" when writing his name--"
his army enlistment papers--name given--william grass----no middle initial or name
his army pension (invalid=sick) application and many depositions by him and family members including sister---father-james wilson grass - relative--peter grass--friends--et al--name used in all cases--william grass--no middle initial or name
internal army & pension paperwork--all cases--name used was--william grass--no middle initial or name
marriage application-& license-1908--name used--william t grass
death cert--handwritten one--name used--william t grass- death cert-typed iteration-name used-william t grass-
WILLIAM TILDEN GRASS----was his name--looks like some posts need to be updated-- ============================== Edgar County Ill genforum Fox/Grass...no record but notes of children's birth.. Posted by: Sheri (Grass)Pherigo (ID *****3627)
5)William T. (and we had Tilson (it is on his military record of Tecumseh) as his middle name) b. 22 Feb. 1877 in Paris,ILL Edgar Co.