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Easton, Solomon G.


Age: 24, credited to Whitingham, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. F, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 04/12/1838, Whitingham, VT
Death: 06/16/1908

Burial: Jacksonville Cemetery, Whitingham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 80681007


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/19/1888, VT; widow Elvira A., 6/26/1908, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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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Jacksonville Cemetery, Whitingham, VT

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Solomon G. Easton

Deerfield Valley Times
June 19, 1903

As this goes to press news comes of the death Solomon G. Easton. He had been in poor health for some time but was able to be about working much of the time in his garden, but Sunday morning he was taken much worse and steadily failed until he died Tuesday forenoon, June 16. Funeral service was held at the Universalist church, Thursday at 2 p.m.

Deerfield Valley Times
June 26, 1908

Solomon G. Easton

In the death of Solomon G. Easton which occurred Tuesday, June 16, H. O. Gillette post, No. 109, G.A.R., loses another member, and from the ranks which are ever thinning another comrade has fallen. He was born in Whitingham on what is known as the Stone house farm, about two miles from the village of Jacksonville, April 13, 1845. He enlisted in the army of the Civil War from which he was honorably discharged after having served eleven months.

By trade he was a carpenter, and worked at his trade until his health failed and he became unable to work. He is survived by his wife, who was Mrs. Elvia Cotton of Jacksonville. An only brother, Chauncey Easton, of Bennington is living, but because of the illness of his wife, he was unable to be present at the funeral, which was held at the Universalist church, June 18, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The post members and associate members met at the house and followed by the relatives and friends marched to the church, where the attending members were seated in a body. The was a large attendance at the church. The stores were closed during the service which was conducted by Rev. Ernest Staples of Springfield, Mass., Rev. Mr. Booth assisting. Fine singing was rendered by the quartette, W.S. Allen, Otis Kingsley, Mrs. John Coleman and Mrs. Elsie Corkins. Miss Estella Butterfield presided at the organ. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. Deserving of special mention was a pillow, the gift of the G.A. R. post of which he was a member, the piece was composed of roses, lilies and carnations. The pall bearers were Odid Fairbanks, Edward Fuller, Martin Fox and A. Hart. Interment was in the village cemetery to which the members of the post followed the remains in the same order as from the house to the church, the relatives following in carriages.

Relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Allen Briggs of Searsburg, Charles Briggs of Keene, N.H., and Miss Ella L. Blanchard of Springfield, Mass.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.