Department of Michigan
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Edward A. Vickery
Department Commander 1929-1930
Edward A. Vickery was born in 1893. He was a member of John P.
Riley Camp No. 12 of Kalamazoo, and was elected Department Commander
in 1929 at Bay City. During World War I, Brother Vickery enlisted
in the U.S. Army on June 29, 1918. He was sent to Washington, D.C.,
and was assigned to the 478th Engineer Depot Brigade. He was promoted
to Private 1st Class December 1, 1918, and discharged from the Army
on December 3, 1918. After the war, Edward served as the Kalamazoo
City Clerk for a few years, then went on to work for Checker Motors
and finally retired from the Joseph Loughead Company in 1965. Edward
belonged to the Richard Westnedge Post No. 36, American Legion;
the 40 & 8, serving a term as the Chef de Guerre; and the Corinthian
Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Bro. Vickery died in 1968, and
is buried next to his wife Meta in Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo.
Edward's father Josiah was also a member of the Order.