Atherton, Francis M.
Age: 0, credited to Pownal, VTVITALS
Birth: 10/1846, VermontADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None NotedDESCENDANTS
Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield, MA<
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and other veterans who may be buried there.
(Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt)
ONLY ONE CIVIL WAR VET LEFT IN STATE
Francis M. Atherton Dies at Age of 100
Springfield, Dec. 30. – Francis M. Atherton, 100, one of the state's last two Civil war veterans, died Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph G. Hall. The sole living member of the G.A.R. in Massachusetts is Charles B. Burt, also of Springfield.
Born in Cheshire, Vt., Mr. Atherton joined the old Second Vermont Infantry at 14, but because he was under age, he was dismissed in 1863. He re-enlisted six months later and served the rest of the war. He settled here and worked as a carpenter until his retirement, 25 years ago.
He also leaves three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be held Tuesday.
North Adams Transcript Dec. 30, 1946
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.