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Hurlbut, Jeremiah H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 23, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/8/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. A, 2nd VT INF, dis/dsb 9/23/62

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VITALS

Birth: 10/29/1837, Williamstown, MA
Death: 09/01/1926

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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

DESCENDANTS

Great Grandfather of Dennis Benson, Chicopee, MA

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, MA

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Article

OLDEST G.A.R. MAN
IS NINETY TODAY

Jeremiah H. Hurlbut Still
Enjoys Good Health

WALKS DOWNTOWN

Reads Transcript Without
Glasses Every Night
Has Been Resident of City 45
Years.

Jeremiah H. Hurlbut, Civil War veteran and now the oldest living member of C.D. Sanford post, GAR, today observed his 90th birthday anniversary at the home of his son, Edward Hurlbut of 142 Brooklyn street, where he resides. The day was quietly spent at home where Mr. Hurlbut was congratulated by a number of friends.

Mr. Hurlbut was born in Williamstown October 28, 1835, and spent his boyhood in that town. When a young man he went to Bennington, Vt., and at the time of the Civil war served with Company A, 2nd Vermont infantry. He has been a resident of North Adams for about 45 years. In his younger days he sold tinware throughout this section, using a horse drawn wagon to cover his territory.

Despite his advanced age he still enjoys good health and makes a trip down town once each week, seldom missing a regular Friday afternoon meeting of Sanford post. He is also a frequent visitor at the State street fire station where one of his sons, john H. Hurlbut, is stationed as a permanent fireman. Each night Mr. Hurlbut reads the Transcript without the aid of glasses and is able to thread a needle much quicker than many a younger person.

His mind is still active and his memory so good that friends delight to hear him recount his experiences of other days and to listen to a fund of good stories that he tells in an admirable manner.

During his residence in North Adams, Mr. Hurlbut has gained a wide acquaintance and has scores of friends who extend best wishes to him upon his 90th birthday anniversary and wish him continued good health.

He has 10 children living. They are: Henry, Edward, William, John H., Jeremiah and Richard Hurlbut of this city, Mrs. Emma Nugent and Mrs.George Hewitt of this city, Landon Hurlbut of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Thomas Hurlbut.
Source: North Adams Transcript
Oct. 28, 1925

Obituary

OLDEST MEMBER OF
G.A.R. PASSES AWAY

Jeremiah Hurlbut, 91, Had
Fine Civil War Record

TWO ENLISTMENTS

Served in First Battle of Bull Run
Well-Known Throughout This Section

Jeremiah H. Hurlbut, 91, Civil war veteran and oldest living member of C.D. Sanford post, GAR, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at the home of his son, Edward S. Hurlbut of 142 Brooklyn street following an illness of about two weeks.

Born in Williamstown October 23, 1835, Mr. Hurlbut spent his boyhood days in that town, and there learned the harness making business. He later sought employment at the old tannery yard on Union street while still a resident of Williamstown. When Civil war broke out he went to Bennington, Vt., and enlisted with Company A in the 2nd Vermont Infantry, and was sent to a camp stationed at that time on Bedloe's Island, where the Statue of Liberty stands today.

Although Mr. Hurlbut's first war experience was only 15 months' duration, he participated in the first battle of Bull Run, was later taken sick and finally given his discharge, returning to Williamstown to recover. After several months at home he regained his vigor and re-enlisted in the same company, serving until the end of the war, eight months later. He received his final discharge at David's Island after a brilliant war career.

After the war he lived for some time in Bennington, Vt., and later, about 48 years ago, came to North Adams to live. He was engaged in selling tinware for a time, later he drove horses on a logging job and then became employed at the livery stables owned by the late James H. Flagg and Fond Myers. He was an expert horseman and a born lover of horses. He retired several years ago and had since been living at his sons' home on Brooklyn street.

He was a man of unusual physique and retained his memory until his recent illness. He was a man of excellent character and had made a host of friends during the many years he lived in this city. His death will be regretted by all who knew him. Besides being a member of the C.D. Sanford post, he was a member of the First Congregational church. He was twice married, his first wife died 44 years ago and his second wife died several years ago.

He is survived by seven sons, Landon T. of Brookline, Henry H., Edward S., John H., Thomas S., Jeremiah H., and Richard T Hurlbut, all of North Adams; two daughters, Mrs. James Nugent and Mrs. George Hewitt of North Adams, 26 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 in the Grand Army hall and Rev. W.W. Rock of the First Congregational church will conduct the services. Interment will be in Hillside cemetery.

Source: North Adams Transcript
September 1,1926
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau

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