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Durkee, Martin H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Chittenden, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. H, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63

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VITALS

Birth: 08/05/1840, Crown Point, NY
Death: 07/06/1920

Burial: Village Cemetery, Pittsfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/5/1887, VT; widow Melvina A., 9/24/1920, VT
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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Village Cemetery, Pittsfield, VT

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Obituary

The last civil war veteran in town answered the last roll call Monday, July 5th, when Martin H. Durkee passed away after a long illness. During the last few days he was tenderly cared for by his son-in-law, William Brooks, who remained until after the funeral. Mr. Durkee is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Byron Hathorn, two sons, E. H. Durkee of Northfield and Clinton Durkee of South Woodstock. He was a member of Co. H, 14th Vt. Infantry, and participated in the battle around Fairfax courthouse and also at Gettysburg. The funeral was Wednesday, with burial in the family lot in Pittsfield. Mr. Durkee's 60th marriage anniversary was Saturday, July 3rd.

Source: Bethel Courier, July 15, 1920
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.