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Carey, Byron C.


Age: 21, credited to Dorset, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 8/31/64, m/i 8/31/64, Pvt, Co. E, 17th VT INF, enl one yr., dis/disab 5/17/65

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Birth: 03/15/1844, Shaftsbury, VT
Death: 03/15/1920

Burial: Center Shaftsbury Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: 17
Gravestone photographer: Melissa Reynolds
Findagrave Memorial #: 53222188


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/10/1865
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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Shaftsbury Center Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT

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Resident of Shaftsbury Passed Away Recently

Byron C. Cary, whose death occurred at his home after an illness of only six days, was a son of Abel G. And Elizabeth (Elwell) Cary. He was born in Shaftsbury on Feb. 27, 1844 and passed nearly all his life in that town.

He was a carpenter by trade and a veteran of the Civil War, being a private in Co. I, 17th Regiment Vt., Infantry. Mr. Carey was a kind and loving father and a good neighbor willing to oblige and help any one in need. His wife, who was Miss Dora Bentley, died nearly four years ago.

The funeral was held from his late home on Thursday, March 18th. Rev. G. A. Cady, pastor of the M. E. church at South Shaftsbury officiated. The bearers were A. B. Hawkins, George Robinson, Elmer Amidon and L. N. Harrington.

He is survived by one son, George E. Carey, two daughters, Miss Alma Carey and Mrs. Marvin Cornell and two grandchildren, Kenneth and Ethel Cornell. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Milo Denio of Salisbury, Vt., and two brothers, Artimus Carey of Middlebury, Vt., and Dennis E. Carey of Meriden, Conn. Another brother, George Carey of Arlington died only eight weeks ago.

Although he had been in feeble health for several years his death came as a great shock to his children and neighbors. There is a place left vacant in his home that can never be filled.

Source: Bennington Evening Banner, March 27, 1920.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.