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Myron W. Packard (1830-1907)

Myron Winslow Packard was born December 24, 1830, in Madrid (St. Lawrence County), New York, to Daniel Packard (1802-1835) and Amanda Levings Packard (1809-1898).  His siblings were Dwight Cornelius Packard (1829-1910) and Mary Cordelia Packard (1833-1915).  He was a first cousin to Civil War soldiers Edwin D. Levings, Homer W. Levings, and Ellsworth Burnett.

Myron W. Packard was living in River Falls, Wisconsin, when he enlisted in Company A of the 30th Wisconsin Infantry on August 13, 1862.  He started service as a private, advanced to corporal and sergeant, and was promoted to Quarter Master sergeant on March 17, 1865.  Mryon was discharged on July 6, 1865, for a disability.

After the War, he married Cynthia Flint, had six children, and moved to Washington state in 1870, where he died on February 28, 1907.

Obituary from the River Falls Journal, March 14, 1907:



From the Snohomish (Wash.) Daily Tribune of Feb. 28 we learn that Myron W. Packard, formerly of this place, died at his home in the city of Snohomish on the day that paper was issued—Feb. 28, 1907.  His age is given as 76 years, 2 months and 2 days.  He was a member of Co. A, 30th Wis. volunteers.  Mr. Packhard [sic] was for some time bookeeper [sic] in the Burhyte store.  He married Miss Cynthia Flint, daughter of Parker and Sarah Flint.  He built the house now occupied by Arthur Chapman.  Mr. Pakard [sic] went to Washington in 1870 where he had since resided.  He leaves six children.

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