Cunningham, Abner Jr.
Age: 37, credited to Rockingham, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/18/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. I, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63
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Birth: 03/08/1825, Rockingham, VT
Burial: Saxtons River Cemetery, Saxtons River, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Saxtons River Cemetery, Saxtons River, VT
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DEATH OF ABNER CUNNINGHAM
Saxtons River---Abner Cunningham, after a severe illness of several weeks, passed away Jan. 19. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Baptist Church, his pastor, Rev. Mr. Boughton officiating. Some 18 or 20 of his Comrades of the Grand Army were in attendance upon the funeral service, and at the grave read their tenderly solemn ritual for the dead.
For several years Mr. Cunningham has been an invalid, often a great sufferer. His daughter, Lora, has been his companion and housekeeper of late years. Mr. Cunningham was a member of the Baptist Church, highly esteemed for his marked sincerity and earnest spirit of devotion in the cause of Christ.
He leaves two sons, two daughters, and several grandchildren. Mr. Cunningham would have been 75 in March. A greater portion of his life he passed in this community. In the Civil War he served in the 12th Vermont. The body was laid in the family lot of our village cemetery.
Source: Vermont Phoenix, Jan. 26, 1900
Courtesy of Deanna French