Carr, Anson K.
Age: 25, credited to Rutland, VTVITALS
Birth: 1839, Berkshire, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
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News was received Monday of the death at four in the morning of Anson K. Carr of Middlebury at the home of his son, Reid L. Carr, a New York lawyer. Death was caused by arteriosclerosis. Mr. Carr, who was born October 15, 1850, was a resident of Middlebury for 50 years. During the past three years, he made his home with his son in New York. For many years he was an extensive produce dealer here. He leaves no immediate relatives except his son and a cousin, M.S. Carr of Middlebury. His wife, who was Louise Landon, died in 1909. Mr. Carr was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in the 9th Vermont regiment. He was a member of William P. Russett Post of Middlebury and was also adjutant of the Department of Vermont, G.A.R. during the time that Col. A. S. Tracy of Middlebury was commander. He was a strong Republican and held various offices in the town and village. He belonged to the Middlebury Lodge, Knights of Honor, during the years in which it was flourishing. The remains were brought to Middlebury and the funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock.
Burlington Free Press, April 22, 1915
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.
ANSON K. CARR
Anson K. Car, long a resident of Middlebury, died Monday, April 19, 1915, at his home in New York City. His death was due to arteriosclerosis from which he suffered for many years. Mr. Carr was in his 76th year of age. He was born in Berkshire, Vermont, October 15, 1839. He was of Scotch-Irish descent, his ancestors being the first settlers of Antrim, New Hampshire. His parents died when he was a child. His boyhood days which were passed in Franklin County was one of hardship and privation.
About 1855 he went West, spending several years in Ohio and Wisconsin. In 1863 he enlisted in Company F of the Ninth Vermont Regiment, in which he served with honor until the close of the war. He was one of the first soldiers to enter Richmond after the evacuation by the Confederate Army.
For some years after the war he was identified with the Vermont merino sheep breeders industry. During this period of his life, he resided in Shoreman and Cornwall but spent much time in Ohio. For over a quarter of a century, he was engaged in the wholesale produce business in Middlebury, and no man was better known to the farmers in Addison County.
On February 26, 1879, he was married to M. Louise Langdon of Charlotte, Vermont. They made their residence in Cornwall, where was born their only child. Their son, Reid, graduated from Middlebury College, and has been since 1903, a lawyer in New York City, In 1884 Mr. and Mrs. Carr removed from Cornwall to Middlebury, where they resided until her death in in 1909. Since her decease, he has made his home with his son, at 80 Washington Street, New York City.
Mr. Carr was, for many years active in local affairs, serving frequently as lister, auditor, justice of the peace, delegate to many state conventions. and a member of the board of trustees of the village. He was also long a director of the Addison County Agricultural society, and for two years was assistant Adjutant General of the G. A. R. for the State of Vermont. He possessed a rare talent of literary expression, and his brilliant work as lecturer of the old Addison County Grange, which will still be recalled by residents of the county.
His business dealings were upright and without stain. His heart was full of sympathy for the weak and unfortunate. In local affairs, he was uniformly on the side of progress. His conversation was replete with charm and humor. His reading was wide, his memory retentive. Until the day of his death, his intellectual interest continued keen and unfailing.
The closing years of his life were simple, patient and tender, and remained to the end the most loving and devoted father. The funeral was held at the Methodist-Episcopal Church on Wednesday at 2 pm, it was conducted in a beautiful and appropriate manner by Dr. J. M. Thomas, president of Middlebury College. The bearers were, Dr. Ezra Brainerd, John A. Fletcher, John H. Stewart, John E. Pinney, Joseph Bush, and Isaac Sterns. The bank and principal stores closed. as a tribute of respect, while the funeral procession passed through the village. The interment was in the family lot at West Cemetery.
Middlebury Register, April 23, 1915
Courtesy of Deanna French