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LeRay, James Robert

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Searsburg, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT LARTY
Service: enl 8/29/64, m/i 8/29/64, PVT, 2nd VT LARTY BTRY, m/o 7/31/65

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VITALS

Birth: 10/22/1845, Rowe, MA
Death: 03/06/1928

Burial: Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards

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?: 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: See 1914 Brattleboro Daily Reformer Article for biography.

DESCENDANTS

Great Grandfather of Linda J. Chapman Ives, Dummerston, VT

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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James R. LeRay

Photograph

James R. LeRay

(Contributed by Wes and Linda Ives)

Springfield Republican

March 7, 1928

Brattleboro

JAMES LE RAY, 82, DIES AFTER ILLNESS

Served in Civil War - Two Sons Survive - Funeral Tomorrow

Brattleboro, March 6 - James P. LeRay, 82, died at his home on Greenleaf street at West Brattleboro this afternoon after an illness of about six weeks. He was born at Rowe, Mass., October 22, 1845, a son of John and Rachel (Stafford) Le Ray. His younger days were spent at Searsburg (Vt.) and he came here in 1870. He lived on a farm until about 15 years ago when he moved into the village. He married Louisa M. Huntley of West Dummerston, the ceremony being performed at Brattleboro. Mrs. LeRay died December 11, 1911.

He enlisted in the 2d Vermont battery of light artillery on August 29, 1861, for one year, and was discharged July 31, 1865. During service he was stationed around Port Hudson. He was a member of Sedgwick post, G.A.R. He was also a member of the West Brattleboro Baptist church.

He is survived by two sons, Frank C. LeRay of Brattleboro and Harry H. Leray of Guilford; also seven grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 at the West Brattleboro Baptist church, Rev. Frank R. Doore officiating. The burial will be at Meeting House hill cemetery in the spring.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

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