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DEPOSITION B

Case of John Worden Cert No 866260


[by his brother, William Lewis Worden]


On this 3rd day of June, 1896, at Oakland Valley, County of Sullivan, State of New York, before me, ____ Hoover, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared William L. Worden, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:


My age is 64 years last residence P.O. address as above, occupation quarryman. I am a brother of the claimant. He was a sound man before he enlisted in the 19th NY ____ and when he was discharged. There from then he reenlisted in the 2nd U.S. Cav. When he came home from that service while he did not complete he made his home with me in orange Co NY and worked for me part of the time and then he enlisted again in the latter part of 1866. I have no recollection that he complained of any disability or showed symptoms of any prior to his last enlistment in the 15th US Inf. When he came home in June 1867 I lived here and he came to my house. He did not then look as though he could stand up long. he had fainting spells very frequently and has been subject to them ever since. I understood this was caused by heart disease, ___ him Dr. Ryder of _____. I have seen hi more than once a year on average and know he has been subject to these attacks. When he came home he had catarrh. It was offensive and he has had it



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ever since. He complained of pains in his hips and back what I understood was rheumatism and showed signs of lameness. I have known him to be laid up unable to work on account of rheumatism and heart trouble chiefly. He has ___ sometime every year but I cannot say exactly how long. I have worked with him in quarrying and know he has been compelled to stop and go home on account of his complaints, having __ Dr Van Etten, died, also attended him.

I have understood the questions have no interest in the claim and my answers are exactly written.


William Lewis Wordin

Deposed


DEPOSITION C

Case of John Worden Cert No 866260


[by his sister, Ann E. Smith]


On this 3rd day of March, 1896, at 33 Carroll St, Poughkeepsie, County of Dutchess, State of New York, before me, Geo G Hoover, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared William L. Worden, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:


My age is 53 years last residence & P.O. address as above, I am the wife of Henry C. Smith, and a sister of the claimant. At the time my brother enlisted first in Co I 19 NY Inf we were living in Milton, Ulster Co, NY. He was perfectly well. I cannot recall that he was sick a day. He was a man always on the go. I cannot remember that I saw him afterwards, until he came home to Milton when he left the three years service. We knew he came home before his time was over. He told us he intended to return and we did not know he Ha____  ____ until sometime afterwards. This was to the best of my recollection. was near the close of his three years for I know after it was ______ over that we talked about it that it was a

I H____ he had not remained for the short time to complete his three years service. he did not stay more than a day or two. I cannot remember that he then complained of heart during rheumatism or any other disability. I know very little about him after that for he did not come back to


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Milton. I must have known he enlisted and served the third time but I cannot recall it. I have become forgetful on account of sickness. It was shortly after he married that I first heard him complain of rheumatism and heart disease. This was in New York City. He was then living there and I went there to visit my sisters. He was then employed by Abner P. Downer now of Rutherford, NJ, on a tug boat. I do not know how long he was employed there. He had formed the habit of drinking toences? in the army and one object was to get that ___ up. Since then I have only seen him only occasionally and he always complained of the same disabilities. Answers correctly written.


Ann E. Smith

Deposed

DEPOSITION D

Case of John Worden Cert No 866260


[by his brother-in-law, Henry C. Smith]


On this 3rd day of March, 1896, at 33 Carroll St, Poughkeepsie, County of Dutchess, State of New York, before me, Geo G Hoover, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared William L. Worden, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:


My age is 75 years, residence & P.O. address as above. I am retired. I became acquainted with the claimant several years before he enlisted in Co I 19 NY Inf. He was a stout rugged young man. I never heard anything was the matter with him until he came home the last time. I remember I was at Newburgh, NY, when the 19th NY Inf was mustered out and I know I saw him then and talked to him. He appeared then to be all right and complained of nothing. Since then I do not believe I saw him but once and that was when he came home at the time he deserted but I cannot tell what year it was. He said he wanted to see the folks but he did not complain of any disability then __ ___ had of my knowledge. He was with us only a short time and said he was going back with the army again.


I have understood the questions have no interest in the claim and my answers are correctly


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written.


Henry C. Smith

Deposed

DEPOSITION E

Case of John Worden Cert No 866260


[by his former employer]


On this 10th day of March, 1896, at West Town, County of Orange, State of New York, before me, Geo G Hoover, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared William L. Worden, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:


My age is 67 years last residence & P.O. address as above. Worden seems familiar to me, but I cannot remember whether he ever worked for me and can therefore say nothing about his physical condition. I would not know him if I were to see him. I have heard his statement read but it fails to refresh my recollection. I hired several young men but I cannot remember this one.

I have understood the questions have no interest in the claim and my answers are correctly written.


John B Halsey

Deposed

DEPOSITION F

Case of John Worden Cert No 866260


[by his father-in-law, William Stickle]


On this 2nd day of June, 1896, at Cuddebackville, County of Orange, State of New York, before me, Geo G Hoover, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared William Stickle, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:


My age is 68 years last residence & P.O. address as above, occupation laborer. I know the claimant who is my son-in-law. He worded for me a few months before he married my daughter but I cannot say when that was. I do not remember that he complained but after he married he and his wife boarded at my house for probably six months. During that time he complained of heart disease. [crossed out - I think it prevented him] I do not remember that he was laid up on account of it at any time. I do not see him once in two or three years sometimes and I cannot tell anything about his physical condition.  I think I have heard him complain of catarrh in the luegs but I cannot remember the rheumatism. He might have been laid up a day or two but I cannot remember. I judged from his actions when he complained that something was the matter with him. I do not know that he has been out and ____ himself but I think he drinks too much at times. I have nothing against


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him except I do not approve him drinking toencers???.


I have understood the questions have not interest in the claim and my answers are ____ with.


William Stickle

Deposed


DEPOSITION  G

Case of John Worden Cert No 866260


[by his wife, Jane Worden]


On this 2nd day of June, 1896, at Mongaup, County of Sullivan, State of New York, before me, Geo G Hoover, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared Jane Worden, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:


My age is 44 years last residence & P.O. address as above. I am the wife of the claimant and first became acquainted with him in the fall of 1868. Ever since I have known him he has complained of pain in his heart and head. He appeared to be oppressed for breath and at times he must sit up at night. He is worse in winter or cold weather. He has always had sick spells which laid him up unable to work. He complains of being sick on average every two or three months. He has not been able to work steadily since I have known him. I cannot say what part of his time he has lost. Of late years he has complained of rheumatism more in his hops and small of his back.  Dr. Stunt -died- called it sciatica. I remember Dr. Raney -died- of New York treated my husband for a complication of disease - heart trouble and difficulty with his lungs. At that time he had pain through him but I cannot remember that the Dr mentioned rheumatism. Dr. Lawrence -died-


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treat him for rheumatism about twenty two years ago. I have bandaged him and put plaster on him for rheumatism. He has also tried liniments.

He has been frequently laid up unable to work on account of rheumatism and heart trouble. The catarrh causes pain in his head and he complains of discharge down into his throat. He has used patent medicines for it also. To the best of my recollection he has complained and showed symptoms of rheumatism, heart disease and catarrh since we were married.


I have understood the questions and my answers are correctly written.





Mrs. Jane Worden

Deposed