Laporte, Daniel Marcus
Age: 28, credited to Braintree, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. F, 2nd VT INF, m/o 6/29/64
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Birth: 05/02/1831, Bakersfield, VT
Burial: East Braintree Cemetery, Braintree, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
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DEATH OF M. D. LAPORTE
M. D. Laporte, who was reported last week as gradualing, passed peacefully away Saturday morning, March 13. Marcus Daniel Laporte was born May 2, 1832, the elder son of Nichols and Polly (Calin) Laporte. Besides him there were four children, only two are now living: Julius D., living in Randolph, and Mrs. Orrie Piper, now living in Riverside, Cal.
June 7, 1854, Mr. Laporte married Mrs Elizabeth Stevens of Kennebunk, Me., who survives him, with one daughter Mrs. Alba Willi, who since the death of her husband, has made her home wih her mother and father;
When in 1861 the country called for help Mr. Laporte cheerfully left his home and friend, and with Co. F. 2nd Vermont regiment, marched away to do what he could in the noble cause, and remained with them 'till mustered out in 1864.
He was a carpenter and wheelwright by trade, which he followed several years. He represented the town in 1896, was overseer of the poor for nine years, and has been a Justice of the Peace for many years. At the time of his death he held that office. He was a man who prided himself on his honesty, and in dealing by others as he would be dealt with.
Mr. Laporte has been in failing health for about two years, and more than four weeks confined to the bed. He was faithfully cared for by his wife and daughter, and his grandson, Henry Jones. He was attended by Dr. Angell, whom he loved and trusted, and when the doctor wanted counsel, said. "Doctor, you are doing all any good doctor could do for me, and I want no one else".
The funeral was held at the church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Fraser Metzger of Randolph officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Hankin of this place. The bearers were the grandsons of the deceased: Walter and Wallace Fullam, and Harry Jones and Earl Blanchard. The G.A.R. Post of Randolph attended in a body, and performed at the church the last rites for the old Comrade. The Masonic lodge of Brookfield, of which he was a member, were in attendance, and at the grave gave their burial service, which is very impressive. Besides his wife and daughter, left to mourn his loss are four grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Source: West Randolph Herald and News, March 17, 1910
Courtesy of Deanna French