Biography of William W. Tyler
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Tyler, William W., was born at Sackets Harbor, N. Y., Sept. 28, 1838. He was educated in the public schools and was an accountant by occupation. October 14, 1861, he enlisted and took an active part in recruiting and organizing a company for the war of the Rebellion. That company was assigned to the 94th Infantry, N. Y. Vols., as Co. E. He was promoted first lieutenant Co. B, May 20, 1862, promoted captain Co. I, March 2, 1863. He participated with his regiment, in the Army of the Potomac, in the battles of Cedar Mountain, Manassas, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and others of lesser note, and was honorably discharged on account of disability resulting from wounds received in the battle of Fredericksburg, Va., March 17, 1863. He again entered the service as first lieutenant Invalid Corps, U. S. Vols., June 6, 1863, was promoted captain, 19th Regt., Veteran Reserve Corps, U. S. Vols., December 10, 1863, and served to September 30, 1867. He was appointed a second lieutenant 9th Cavalry, U. S. Army, August 13, 1867, promoted first lieutenant December 9, 1871, was transferred to the 13th Regt. U. S. Infantry August 1, 1881, promoted captain February 24, 1891. His service in the U. S. A. was on the Texas and New Mexico frontier and was active and arduous, wholly in the then Indian country. He was retired on account of disability incurred in the line of duty in 1891, and returned to his native town. September 11, 1866, he married Mary A. Gratz, of Harrisburg, Pa., and they had five children, two of whom are now living, Sarah Wyeth and Elizabeth Gratz. Ella Louise, their eldest child, married Captain William D. Dietz, Medical Department, U. S. Army, 1887, and they had one son, Wallace Druvo Dietz, born November 1, 1888, now residing in Sackets Harbor, N. Y. Captain Dietz and his wife both died at Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Harbor, January 29, 1891. Captain Tyler's father, Dr. William E. Tyler, was born in town of Hounsfield September 16, 1811. He was a graduate of Geneva Medical College in 1843, and was a beloved physician at Sackets Harbor for nearly fifty years. He married Pheobe C. Hunter of his native town in 1837, who died in 1874. Dr. Tyler married afterwards Mrs. Mary D. Metcalf; he died August 24, 1890. His widow survives at this date.

 

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