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Faxon, John


Age: 21, credited to Rockingham, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 10th NH INF
Service: enl 9/14/61, m/i 9/21/61, SGTMAJ, 4th VT INF, comn 1LT, 12/18/61 (12/18/61), pr Adjutant 1/19/62 (1/19/62), resgd 7/16/62; comn 1LT, Co. F, 10th NH INF, 8/19/62, m/o 7/3/64

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Birth: 06/03/1840, Lubec, ME
Death: 03/28/1902

Burial: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA
Marker/Plot: Section 88, Vault 58
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 70632817


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/20/1879
Portrait?: MOLLUS-MA, Findagrave
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)



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Collection of the Massachusetts Commandery MOLLUS Collection
U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center (Carlisle Barracks)
Courtesy of David Morin.

Portrait Portrait

Courtesy of David Morin.


John Faxon Leaves Life Suddenly like his Father.

John Faxon, a well-to-do merchant of Starks, Calcasieu parish, La., died suddenly of heart disease in the Victoria Hotel last evening. When he registered at the Hotel Thursday night, he seemed to be in the best of health and spirits. J. E. Galles, the clerk, knew him very well and assigned him to a room. He left in charge of Mr. Salles a goodly sum of money in checks and cash.

At 8 o'clock yesterday morning Mr. Salles was called quickly to the room of the visitor from Calcasieu. Mr. Faxon said that he was very sick, and knew that he was going to die of heart failure. He said that his father before him had died suddenly of the same trouble. Dr. Tebault was called in and after an examination he confirmed the sick man in his belief that he was seriously ill.

Mr. Faxon then made his will and left it in charge of the clerk with instructions to keep its provisions secret until the Sheriff of Calcasieu could be placed in control of his property. Until Mr. Salles can perform this request of the dying man, he refuses to make the provisions of the will public. Mr. Faxon died quietly about 6 o'clock in the evening. His remains were carried to the undertaking establishment of A. Smith, to await instructions of relatives.

Mr. Faxon was the owner of a country store at Starks, La., and was manager there of the Stockholm Tar and Turpentine Company. He had been for a number of years manager of the Lutcher & Moore Lumber Company at Lutcher, La., but severed his relations with that Company several years ago. It is believed that he was possessed of considerable property.

His son, Robert R. Faxon, when last heard from, was working on the Chicago Evening Post. He is survived also by two sisters. Mrs. Mary F. Howe of Washington Heights, Cook County, Illinois and Mrs. E. F. Tobey of Walpole, Mass. Telegrams notifying them of the death of Mr. Faxon were sent by Mr. Salles. Mr. Salles also telegraphed to the sheriff of Calcasleu perish for the purpose of getting him to put seals on dead man's property until his will can be probated.

Mr. Faxon was a man of about sixty-two years of age. He was well known in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. His wife has been dead for a number of years and he lived a lonely life. It is said that he has daughters living but Mr. Salles does not know their names.

Source: The Times-Democrat (New Orleans, Louisiana), 29 Mar 1902
Transcribed by David Morin.

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