Hold Military Rites for Solomon Seide
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Hold Military Rites for Solomon Seide

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Solomon Seide, ninety-year-old Civil War veteran who died Wednesday night, was accorded a military funeral Friday. Services were held at the Temple of the Covenant, 612 West 180th street. Rabbi B. A. Tintner, assisted by Rabbi Albert Luchs of New Rochelle, officiated.

The funeral cortege included detachments from the Grand Army of the Republic, the Jewish War Veterans and the Twelfth Infantry. Burial was at the Union Field Cemetery, Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.

As the flag-draped coffin was lowered into the grave, a salute was fired and a bugler blew taps.

Cantor Benno Gruenberg chanted a dirge. John S. Stern, honorary president of the Temple, delivered the eulogy.

Seide, who retired as a shopkeeper nearly forty years ago, was founder and life member of the Jewish Veterans of the Wars of the Republic Manhattan Post and Junior Vice-Commander of the Gen. Phil Kearny Post No. 8 of the G.A.R.

He was born in Germany in 1844. At an early age he moved to England. Later he migrated to California. There he enlisted in the California Regiment of the Army and was wounded in action. A long and glamorous military career followed. Seide served in regiments in many states and was frequently wounded, several times seriously. Forty years ago he retired and settled down to live with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Simon at 664 West 163rd street, the Bronx.

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