MAJ. JOHN C. GAITHER DIES HERE AT AGE OF 88
Civil War Veteran Had Served Many Years as Treasury Department Employe.
Maj. John Calvin Gaither, 88 years old, Union Army veteran and former Government employe here for many years, died in his residence, 3904 Northampton street, Chevy Chase yesterday after an illness of several months.
Mr. Gaither was employed as a cabinetmaker in the Government service for many years and later served as watchman at the Treasury Department. He served with the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves in the Civil War and was a member of Burnside Post, G.A.R., and the Masonic fraternity.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jessie M. Gaither; a daughter, Mrs. E.D. Everett of Lakeview, Oreg, and a son, John Calvin Gaither, Jr. of McLean, Va.
Funeral services will be conducted in Wright’s undertaking parlors. 1337 Tenth street, tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Interment will be in Arlington Cemetery.
Brendon is a history buff who loves American History, especially the American Civil War. He is also a direct descendant of William H. Wagner of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. Member of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Co. A (Reenacting Unit). Creator of The Blue & Gray Historian on Instagram and Facebook. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.