Page 507, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


C. D. Pimlot, a Kansas pioneer and Civil war veteran, is a native of Ohio. He was born in Summit county in 1841, and is a son of Joseph and Joanna Pimlot. They were the parents of thirteen children, two of whom are now living: Horace, Carmen, Okla., and C. D., the subject of this sketch. Mrs. Meralda Harbor, of Streator, Ill., died April, 1916. C. D. Pimlot was educated in the public schools of Ohio and Indiana, his parents removing to the latter State when he was a boy. He lived the life of the average boy of his time until the Civil war broke out when he enlisted, October 16, 1861, in Company E, Forty-fourth regiment, Indiana infantry. He took part in some of the important engagements of that great conflict, among which were Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Stone River and Fort Donelson. He was severely wounded at the battle of Fort Donelson, but refused to go to a hospital, preferring to remain on the line of battle. During his term of service, which extended over a period of three years, one month and six days, he never asked for a furlough, and was never absent from duty. He was discharged November 22, 1864, and mustered out at Chattanooga, Tenn., and shortly afterwards was appointed a member of the metropolitan police at Chattanooga, under Governor Brownlow, and served in that capacity for four years.

Mr. Pimlot worked at the carpenter's trade in early life and in 1879 came to Kansas, locating at Augusta. A year later he engaged in farming, and followed that occupation for twenty-three years when he returned to Augusta and again took up carpenter work and was engaged in building there until 1914, when he retired.

After an absence of fifty-one years, Mr. Pimlot made a trip back to Illinois to visit his brother and sister who resided at Streator, and his description of that visit makes a much stronger story than the case of Rip Van Winkle. He says not a person there knew him, not even his brother or sister. Mr. Pimlot was united in marriage September 1, 1864, at Chattanooga, Tenn., with Melcenia Pearson and five children have been born to this union, as follows: Joseph A., Augusta, Kans.; Mrs. Georgia McDonald, Trinidad, Colo.; Mrs. Kittie Craig, Seattle, Wash.; Myrtle O., who resides with her father, and Mrs. Lulu Foltz, resides in Augusta. Mrs. Pimlot departed this life in 1911 and her remains rest in the Augusta cemetery. Mr. Pimlot is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, L. E. King Post No. 5, Augusta.

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