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Cook, Palmedus F.

Age: 18, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/1/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. E, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; enl 1/16/65, m/i 1/16/65, Pvt, Co. H, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: 03/22/1847, Chester, VT
Death: 06/18/1905

Burial: May be buried in ..., , TX
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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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Died in Big Creek, TX
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and other veterans who may be buried there.

Palmedus F. Cook

Fitchburg Sentinel

Friday - 30 Jun 1905

Frank Cook, Formerly of Leominster, Dead at Big Brush, Texas

Frank Cook, formerly of Leominster, who went to California for the benefit of his health, last autumn, died suddenly from sunstroke at Big Creek, Texas, June 18. He was born at Chester, Vt., March 22, 1847, and had an eventful life. When only fifteen years old he enlisted in Col. Veazy's 16th Vermont regiment, served nine months in the Army of the Potomac and after his discharge he enlisted in the 8th Vermont regiment for three years, but the close of the war reduced his term of service. While at Leominster he worked in what is now the Smith piano manufactory and also one at West Leominster when it first started. He spent the summer of 1903 in this city with his sister, Mrs. George S. Lord, at 10 Highland Avenue, having previously lived for 20 years in Missouri and other western states. He went to Texas late in the spring and was suffering from malarial fever when he went out of doors in the hot sun, and at 4:30 p.m. he had the sun stroke and died the following day at 5:30 a.m., without recovering consciousness. He had been twice married but survived both wives and he leaves four sisters, Mrs. Lord, Mrs. R.A. Beach of Leominster, Mrs. Amy A. Mack of Bellows Falls, and Mrs. Elvira Cook of Chester, Vt., and one brother E. Arnold Cook of Stoneham.

Courtesy of Erik Hinckley.