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Currier, John Wesley

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 27, credited to Pomfret, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. B, 4th VT INF, wdd, 5/4/63, m/o 9/30/64

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VITALS

Birth: 1835, Pomfret, VT
Death: 10/28/1905

Burial: Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
Marker/Plot: 6
Gravestone researcher/photographer: R. N. Ward Jr.
Findagrave Memorial #: 95804487

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/24/1888, Dakota Terr.; widow Hannah M., 3/8/1915, NH, not approved
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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Tombstone

Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT

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Obituary

North Troy, Oct. 30 John W. Currier, a prominent Democrat, and one of the best known men of the state, died on Friday at the age of 70 years after an illness of four days

He leaves a wife, and adopted son, Private Charles D. Currier, now with the United States army in the Philippines and an adopted daughter

Mr. Currier invented several farm implements, among which is the Currier sap spout. He held many town offices and represented his town in the legislature three terms. He had also been Democratic candidate for Congress and lieutenant-governor. Every national convention since 1872 he attended either as delegate or alternate. Under Cleveland's first administration he was United States marshall

He was with the Union troops all through the Civil War, and was a member of Bailey post of this place.

Source: Argus & Patriot, November 1, 1905
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.