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Farwell, Reuben S.


Age: 18, credited to Craftsbury, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. B, 3rd VT INF, m/o 12/28/62

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Birth: 07/13/1843, Northfield, VT
Death: 04/15/1926

Burial: Washington Veterans Home Cemetery, Retsil, WA
Marker/Plot: Section 64, Grave 14
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Margie von Marenholtz
Findagrave Memorial #: 37153420


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: WA
(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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Washington Veterans Home Cemetery, Retsil, WA

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Reuben S. Farwell


Reuben S. Farwell was the son of Jacob and Sallie (Smith) Farwell. He was born July 13, 1843 in Northfield, Vermont.


Enlisted June 1861 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Served in Company "B", 3rd Vermont Infantry under Colonel Smith. He was discharged December 28, 1862 at White Oak, Vermont due to a physical disability. Received pension on Certificate No. 776328 issued in San Francisco.

He was admitted to the Orting Soldier's Home on March 23, 1904. He requested to be dropped from the Washington Soldier's Home in Orting on March 5, 1910 in order to transfer to the Washington Veterans' Home in Port Orchard (Retsil).

Mr. Farwell died 15 April 1926 in Meridian Sanitarium in Seattle, Washington. He is buried in Retsil in the Veterans' Home Cemetery. He was a widower and indicated that he had no family.


FARWELL--Funeral services for Reuben S. Farwell, aged 83 years, will be held in Retsil, Wash., on Monday at 10 a.m. Home Undertaking Company.

[The Ask A Librarian Washington service of the Washington State Library found the brief funeral notice that appeared in the April 18, 1926 Seattle Times. An identical notice was published in the April 18 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. They checked both the Port Orchard and the Bremerton papers and found no further mention of him.]


CO. B 3 VT. INF.


Washington Veterans Home Cemetery
Kitsap County
Washington, USA
Plot: Section 64, Lot 14

Contributed by Margie von Marenholtz.

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