Heath, Abel A.
Age: 26, credited to Vershire, VTVITALS
Birth: 1838, Corinth, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
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A. A. HEATH
The death of Abel Heath, which was noticed in the Opinion of last week, has removed one who was long and favorably known among us. He was born in Corinth May 19, 1838, where he married in Jan. 1862, Miss Nellie Kimball of the same town.
He served in the Fourth and Tenth Vermont regiments during the closing years of the war where he saw much hard service.
Not long after his return, he, and his brother Lyman, who married Miss Susie Kimball, moved to Farmington, Conn., where they lived six years. when they came to Fairlee and bought the farm where they lived 34 years, or until the death of Lyman in Nov 1910. Nor feeling able to carry on the farm alone, he sold out and moved to Lancaster, N. H., where they had two brothers residing. May 29, he and his wife, together with her sister, came to Bradford for a visit among their old friends, but they had been here but a short time when Abel was taken seriously ill and died June 16th at the home of the brother, George in Fairlee, where the funeral services were held. A large number of friends gathered to show their respect for a sincere Christian, and one who was held at highest esteem by those that knew him best, Rev. P. A. Smith, the pastor of the church where the two Heath families faithful attendance for so many years, made brief but feeling remarks, and the pastor of the church at Fairlee offered prayer. A Quartet sang a selection used at the funeral of Lyman, the sweet strains of the familiar hymn bringing tears to many eyes.
The family feels grateful for the sympathy of friends, for ministry of song and services, and the many beautiful flowers among which their dear one laid to rest. "Beyond the storm and tempest safely anchored, Just on the other side, We see there looking through the shadows, Not Changed, but glorified".
Bradford United Opinion, June 28, 1912
Courtesy ofDeanna French.