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Jones, Ezra N.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 4/23/64, m/i 5/19/64, Pvt, Co. H, 17th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1846, Northfield, VT
Death: 12/18/1922

Burial: Bellevue Cemetery, Adams, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 112389657

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
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: None

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Bellevue Cemetery, Adams, MA

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Obituary

G.A.R. Veteran Dies Yesterday

Ezra N. Jones, Veteran of the Civil War and One of Town's Oldest Citizens Dies Following Shock.

Ezra N. Jones, for over 50 years a resident of this town, died early yesterday morning at his home on Leonard street after a few days illness. He suffered a slight shock about a week ago, which was not thought at the time to be serious, but he failed steadily, becoming serious Friday night, and Sunday morning breathed his last.

Mr. Jones was born in Northfield, Vt., in 1847, making him 75 years old at the time of his death. Although a young boy when the Civil War broke out, he enlisted with the Union forces and served throughout the war with a regiment from Vermont. His death marks the passing of one of the few remaining veterans of the war of the rebellion, and makes a further decrease in the already depleted ranks of the local G.A.R. post. Mr. Jones was one of the charter members of Company M of this town and when the company was organized here he was made a first lieutenant. A few years later he was made captain of the company, and in military affairs he was one of the best informed men in this vicinity. His long residence in Adams has made him one of the best known residents, and his fine character and strong sense of duty to God and to his country make his death a thing of widespread regret in this town.

He is survived by his wife, Isabelle, two children, Charles of Michigan, and Mrs. Fred Sitzer of this town, and four grandchildren. He also leaves a brother, Henry, who resides in Lowell. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his late home and Rev. Phillip Goethel and Rev. H.B. Silvernail will officiate. Comrades of the George E. Sayles post of the G.A.R. will attend the funeral in a body, and he will be buried with the Grand Army ritual. Burial will be in Bellevue cemetery.

North Adams Transcript, December 18, 1922

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau

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