William M.Mace, a former resident of Brooklyn, New York, and a veteran of the Civil War, died in the United States Naval Hospital atWashington on Tuesday at the age of 81. He was buried with military honors in Arlington Cemetery yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Mace had been called several weeks ago toBrooklyn from the Southern Branch of the National Home, Disabled Veterans Society in Virginia, by the illness of his daughter, Mrs. Georgianna Lapenna, who died last month. While here he took part in theMemorial Day parade with his fellow-members in MrPherson Doane Post, G. A. R., of which he was a past commander. He was on his way to theVeterans Home when he was stricken ill in Washington. He served in the Sixth New York Heavy Artillery throughout the war.
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