Danforth, Francis E.
Age: 18, credited to Woodbury, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/11/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. I, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65
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Birth: abt 1844, Woodbury, VT
Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Everett, MA
Marker/Plot: Everett Avenue Lot 834 Grave 1
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 198326515
Alias?: None noted
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)
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Glenwood Cemetery, Everett, MA
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G.A.R. Veteran at Rest
Past Commander Francis C. Danforth of Everett, Born in Vermont, Was Active in Many Organizations
EVERETT. July 3 - Comrades of James A. Perkins Post 156 G.A.R. paid their last loving tribute to Ex-Commander Francis C. Danforth this afternoon when funeral services were held at his late home, 23 Plummer st, at 2 o'clock. Commander William J. Locke conducted the G.A.R. service over the flag-draped casket. Large delegations of members of the W.R.C., Abbie Usher Tent, D. of V.; Palestine Lodge, A.F. & A.M.; Everett Lodge, I.O.O.F.; Glendale Chapter, O.E.S.; Gov. Bradford Colony, U.O.P.F.; and of the First Methodist Church, with all of which Mr. Danforth had been closely identified for years, attended.
Rev. J. Edwin Lacount, pastor of the First Methodist Church, was assisted by Rev. George Hazelton Spencer of Forest Hills, a former pastor, who offered prayer, and Rev. George Chadbourn of Melrose, a pastor of Mr. Danforth's in Charlestown 31 years ago, gave the eulogy. The Weber quartet sang and Lyman Perkins of Boston was at the organ. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Danforth died last Saturday afternoon at the Deaconess Hospital, Brookline, following an operation. He had been in ill health for some time.
He was one of the best known of the Civil War veterans in Everett. He was born in Woodbury, Vt. 69 years ago, had lived in Everett 29 years, coming here from Charlestown. He served in Co. I, 11th Vermont Regiment, from August 1862, to the close of the war. At the time of his death, he was chaplain of the post, of which he was commander in 1909. He was a prominent member of the Everett Vermont Club and was a traveling salesman for a Boston furniture house. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Christina H. Danforth, and a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Given of this city.
The Boston Globe, July 4, 1916 (article includes photo)
Submitted by Heidi McColgan