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Davis, Franklin E.
Age: 30, credited to Chelsea, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/22/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. D, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63; enl 2/11/65, m/i 2/11/65, Pvt, Co. B, 4th VT INF, m/o 7/13/65
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Birth: 1833, Chelsea, VT
Burial: Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 75644575
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/16/1882, VT
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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia
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Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
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Another Veteran Passes Away
The remains of Franklin E. Davis were brought here Saturday from East Roxbury, where he died at the home of his son, John H. Davis, Jan. 29. He had been in very feeble health for several weeks with no real diseases except old age. Had he lived until the 13th of next July he would have been 80 years old.
Mr. Davis was a former resident of this town and lived on the farm now occupied by Henry Menard on the West Hill. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in both the 4th and 12th regiments and was at one time a member of Waterson post, No. 45, G.A.R., being among its earliest membership and until last year had made it his purpose to always be present here Memorial day.
He had been twice married and is survived by two sons, john H. and Eugene E. Davis of Roxbury, who accompanied the remains here for burial; one daughter, Mrs. Lewis Johnson, who resides in Northfield; a brother, Chester M. Davis, and one sister, Mrs. Laura E. Clough, who resides in this town. There is another son, Albert, who is supposed to be living, but has not been heard from for many years.
Source: Bethel Courier, February 6, 1913
The remains of Franklin E. Davis were brought here for interment recently from East Roxbury, where he died at the home of his son, John H. Davis. Mr. Davis was a former resident of Chelsea, living on the Cabot farm on the west hill, now owned by Henry Menard. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in both the 4th and 12th regiments, and was for many years a member of Waterson post, No. 45, G.A.R. The deceased, who was 79 years old, is survived by two sons, John H, and Eugene E. Davis, both of Roxbury, one daughter, Mrs. Lewis Johnson of Northfield, one brother, Chester M. Davis, and one sister, Mrs. Louisa E. Clough, both of this town. The remains, which were interred in Highland cemetery, were accompanied here by the two sons.
Source: Barre Times, Feb. 13, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.