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Farr, Jacob

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 3/22/62, m/i 4/12/62, Pvt, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, dis/dsb 10/31/62

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VITALS

Birth: 03/11/1840, Woodbury, VT
Death: 06/21/1918

Burial: Sanborn Cemetery, Hardwick, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 67550583

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/10/1865; widow Lydia A., 8/2/1918, 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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Sanborn Cemetery, Hardwick, VT

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Obituary

Jacob W. Farr died at his home in East Hardwick, Vermont, June 21, 1918 aged 78 years. He was born in Woodbury, Vermont, March 11, 1840.

At the beginning of the war of 1861 he heard his country's call and enlisted in Company K of the 3d Vermont. After a faithful service of nine months, he was honorably discharged because of ill health, the effects of which followed him during the remainder of his life.

In 1864 he was united in marriage with Mary Collins. To them were born two sons and two daughters.

Mrs. Farr died in 1885, and the two daughters, Mrs. Cora Thomas and Mrs. Justin Swett of East Hardwick, departed from this life a few years since.

In early life Mr. Farr professed faith in Christ, receiving Christian baptism at the hands of Rev. S. Thurber. He chose the people of God as his people.

On November, 30, 1885, he united with the baptist Church of East Hardwick, Vermont, by letter and was a faithful member ever interested in the welfare of the Church even when failing health prevented his sharing its privileges.

His last years were those of patient suffering, and in his departure the family lost a kind father, the community a worthy citizen and the Church a staunch friend.

Source: Hardwick Gazette, July 4, 1918.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.