Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Trees Planted November 30, 1925
Tree planted November 30, 1925 by Wm. Richardson Woman’s Relief Corps No. 59 Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic in honor of Bidwell-Wilkenson Post No. 9 Grand Army of the Republic; Bidwell Post No. 9 organized April 1, 1870; J.W. Wilkenson Post No. 87 organized May 15, 1871; consolidated April 28, 1880.
Tree planted November 30, 1925 by Wm. Richardson Woman’s Relief Corps No. 59 Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic in honor of Wm. Richardson Post No. 254 Grand Army of the Republic, organized September 10, 1883.
Tree planted November 30, 1925 by Chapin Woman’s Relief Corps No. 4 Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic in honor of Chapin Post No. 2 Grand Army of the Republic, organized 1866.
This stone was cut from the base of the William McKinley sarcophagus which was damaged by fire at Canton, Ohio. Presented by William C. Maltby in memory of his father George W. Maltby of the 108 N.Y.V., member of Bidwell Wilkenson Post No. 9.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley, and the The Grand Army of the Republic series lists.
Location. 42° 56.028′ N, 78° 52.008′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Memorial is at the intersection of Scajaquada Expressway (New York State Route 198) and Deleware Avenue (New York State Route 384), on the right when traveling east on Scajaquada Expressway. Located in Delaware Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McMillan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Albert James Myer, M.D. (about 700 feet away); Ebenezer Walden (about 700 feet away); Brigadier General Albert James Myer (about 700 feet away); Buffalo's Olmsted Parks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pan-American Exposition (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Millard Fillmore (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frederick Law Olmsted (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
More about this marker. Originally commemorated four trees; one plaque is missing from the stone.
The Grand Army of the Republic was an organization of veterans who served in the Civil War. Founded in 1866, they held annual reunions known as “Encampments”. At its peak in 1890 the organization had a national membership of over 400,000 veterans. It was dissolved in 1956 at the death of its last member.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Sue Cutrona of Buffalo, New York. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Sue Cutrona of Buffalo, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.