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Tucker, A. M. (Alba Mark), 1836-1900



  • Existence: 1836 - 1900

Biographical Information

Alba Mark Tucker was born in West Hartford, Vermont on November 14, 1836 to Alvin and Abigail Tucker. In 1855 he moved to Elkhart, Indiana for a position with Michigan Southern & Northern Indiana Railroad. On August 1, 1862 Tucker enlisted with the 100th Indiana Regiment Volunteers. His initial rank was as Regimental Quartermaster, and he mustered out as First Lieutenant/Regimental Quartermaster on December 8, 1865 and returned to Elkhart.

In Elkhart, Tucker was president of the St. Joseph Valley Bank from April 5, 1876 to January 16, 1884; Mayor from May 1, 1878 to May 1, 1880; and Postmaster from March 7, 1883 to August 1, 1885. After that he returned to rail road work. Tucker married Sarah Henry and they had three daughters, Isabel, Jean, and Hallet.

Tucker passed away on February 8, 1900.


National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors Database, Retrieved March 3, 2020.

Weaver, Abraham E. A Standard History of Elkhart County, Indiana, vol. 2; American Historical Society, 1916; p. 934-37.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

A. M. Tucker Civil War diary

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 2, Placement: 07
Identifier: MSP 50
Scope and Contents The A. M. Tucker Civil War diary is a seventy-two page manuscript diary of Lieutenant A. M. Tucker (100th Indiana Regiment) and contains entries in Mississippi during the Civil War, various receipts, dates of letters written to "Nellie," and supply needs of various companies.
Dates: 1862 - 1863