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Near Waynetown in Montgomery County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Oldest Surviving Veteran of American Revolution

 
 
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1. Oldest Surviving Veteran of American Revolution Marker
Inscription. Private George (Fruts) Fruits of the Pennsylvania Militia served as soldier of the American Revolution. He joined the Militia at an early age and reportedly lived to be past 114. This made him the oldest surviving Veteran of the War. Granting of the widow’s Pension and the inscription on his tombstone are evidence of his service and age.

( Tombstone Inscription )

George Fruits

Died
Aug. 6, 1876.

Aged
114 Y. 7 M. 4 D.

A remnant of the Revolutionary War.

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Friend after friend departs:
Who has not lost a friend.

There is no union here of hearts
that finds not here an end.

Thus star by star declines
Till all are passed away.

As morning high and higher shines
to more and perfect day.

 
Location. 39° 58.909′ N, 87° 1.282′ W. Marker is near Waynetown, Indiana, in Montgomery County. Marker is on County Road 400S west of Road 600W, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynetown IN 47990, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dorothy Madden Hobson Luther
George Fruits - - Tombstone image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2013
2. George Fruits - - Tombstone
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Phanuel Lutheran Church - - Jackson Township (approx. 5.9 miles away); All Veterans in War and Peace (approx. 6.5 miles away); Wabash College Students who Served in the Civil War (approx. 7.2 miles away); First Church Built in Parke County 1828 (approx. 7.4 miles away); Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.5 miles away); Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie Library (approx. 7.5 miles away); Soldiers Buried in "Old Town Cemetery" - Crawfordsville, Indiana (approx. 7.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  "Find a Grave" ::. (Submitted on September 23, 2013.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
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3. Other View - - Oldest Surviving Veteran of American Revolution Marker
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4. Long View - - Oldest Surviving Veteran of American Revolution Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2013. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2013.
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