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Butterfield, Abner W.


Age: 29, credited to Dummerston, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: enl 12/5/61, m/i 12/31/61, PVT, Co. H, 2nd USSS, dis/dsb 12/17/62 (occupation: farmer, 5' 4 1/2", light complexion, brown eyes, dark hair)

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Birth: 10/10/1833, Dummerston, VT
Death: 01/13/1920

Burial: Oak Hill Memorial Park, Escondido, CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 16370560


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Oak Hill Memorial Park, Escondido, CA

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Abner L. Butterfield, formerly of Brattleboro, and uncle to Howard J. Wilson died in Escondido, Cal. a few days ago, and the following obituary was published in the Daily Times Advocate of Escondido in its issue of Jan. 13.

Abner L Butterfield, aged 89 years, one of the oldest residents of this city passed on at 12:45 o'clock Tuesday morning. Chronic bronchitis and the infirmities of age are attributed as the cause of his demise. He leaves a wife and one daughter, both of here. The daughter, Mrs Mertie Stramer, of Boston, Mass., has been with her parents for some time.

Mr. Butterfield came to California from Boston, Mass. 32 years ago and located in Escondido 23 years ago, He was born in Vermont, where he learned the business of organ builder, and at that vocation was long a trusted employe in the great Estey organ factory at Brattleboro, Vt, After coming here he worked as a carpenter, and it was soon after locating in Escondido that he built the house on Curve Street, this city, in which he and his wife lived happily together through all the succeeding years.

The deceased was a devout believer in the Christian religion, and was exceptionally well informed on the subject of the Bible. He exemplified the teachings of that book in his life, and was a faithful and loyal member of the local Baptist Church.

In 1862 Mr. Butterfield enlisted as a private in Company H., Second Regiment of the United States sharpshooters, and later became a member of the G. A. R., affiliating with the local post.

The funeral service will be held at 1:30 o'clock, p.m., with the Pastor, Rev. William Thomas in charge. His comrades at the local G. A. R. post will attend in a body, and conduct the burial service at Oak Hill Cemetery. The Deacons of the Baptist Church will serve as bearers. Friends and fellow citizens ar cordially invited to attend the service.

Source: Brattleboro Daily Reformer, Jan 28, 1920

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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