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Button, Jonathan

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 45, credited to Underhill, VT
Unit(s): USN, 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 12/5/63, m/i 12/18/63, Pvt, Co. K, 2nd VT INF, tr to USN, 4/18/64, m/o 8/19/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1815, England
Death: 10/03/1894

Burial: Center Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 120080010

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Elizabeth, Navy #10492
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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BURIAL:

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Hyde Park Center Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT

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Obituary

Jonathan D. Button, for some thirty years a resident of this town, died at his home in Greenfield Wednesday of last week after an illness of two weeks of typhoid dysentery. Mr. Button was born in London, Eng. in 1816. He came to this country when about 25 years old, and located in Essex, Vt., where fifty years ago he married Elizabeth Dixon.

At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the Navy as a private. and served three years, coming home a Captain. Soon after his discharge he came to this town and bought the Orra Wiswell farm, where he lived several years, going to a farm in the Frank Whitcomb neighborhood. Some ten years ago he bought the place in Greenfield.

Mr. Button was the father of ten children, eight of whom -- six boys and two girls, along with his wife, survive him. ”Uncle Button”, as he was familiarly called, was an honest man. He was a hard worker and struggled along patiently and faithfully for those who were dear to him.

The funeral took place from the Centre School house last Friday, and it was largely attended. Rev. Mr. Nanton of Morrisville officiated.

Source: Morrisville News and Citizen, Oct. 11, 1894
Courtesy of Deanna French

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