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French, Martin E.


Age: 28, credited to Waterbury, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. I, 13th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 04/14/1834, Waterbury, VT
Death: 07/30/1908

Burial: Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 75174958


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: 13th VT INF, off-site
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: 13th Vt. History off-site


2nd Great Granduncle of Sadie L. Peake, Wolcott, VT

Great Granduncle of D. Aaron French, Middlesex, VT

Great Granduncle of Deborah French Percy, Hyde Park, VT

Great Granduncle of David A. French, Fair Haven, VT

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Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT

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(Courtesy of Rob Gregg)


Stowe--Martin E. French, a respected citizen of Stowe for the past 30 years, died at his home on Maple Street Tuesday morning, July 30, after a painful illness. Mr. French was 74 years of age, and was the son of Aaron and Mary Woodward French, and was born in Waterbury, where the most of his life was passed before coming to Stowe, and where he married Lucy Gregg, who died in 1892.

Three children were born to them, a daughter, Alma, wife of Henry Faunce, who died in 1888, and two sons, C. N. French, and J. E, French who reside in Stowe. After the death of a second wife, Mrs. Auretta Faunce Buzzell, Mr. French married Phebe Gregg Parrish, who survives him. He also leaves five grandchildren.

Mr. French was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this place, and of Mystic Lodge, F. & A. M., and also of H. H. Smith Post, G.A.R., having served in the Civil War in the 13th regiment. He was with the regiment in the battle of Gettysburg, and was severely wounded.

The funeral was held at the residence on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Masonic honors.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, Aug. 8, 1908

The funeral of Martin E. French was held at his home on Maple Street Saturday afternoon. Many members of Mystic Lodge, F. & A. M., Sickle Chapter, O. E. S., H. H. Smith Post and Woman's Relief Corps, and a large number of friends were in attendance. The Rev. J. Q. Angell, of the Methodist church, conducted the service, being assisted by E. M. H. Abbott of Unity church. The bearers were; Charles Sargent, Homer L. Stearns, Hollis C. Edson, Frank E. Cooley, Henry T. Raymond, and J. L. Stafford of the Masonic order. The hymn "Jesus Saviour Pilot Me" was sung by C. Riley, A. H. Cheney, Wm. Douglass, and H. W. Burnham. There were a profusion of flowers, and burial was beside his first wife in River Bank cemetery, the Mason's conducting the burial service.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, Aug. 6, 1908
Courtesy of Deanna French

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