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Luce, Aurin F.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Royalton, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 10/16/63, m/i 3/4/64, Pvt, Co. D, 17th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1849, Royalton, VT
Death: 04/12/1904

Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: 14
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 133260727

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: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home

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Obituary

Both Legs Cut Off

Fatal Accident to Orrin Luce Saturday Night

Struck By An Electric

Was a Veteran Who Came to the Soldiers' Home from Randolph.

As the last electric car from Hoosick Falls was approaching the power house Saturday evening the motor-man discovered a man lying asleep near the track with both legs across the rails. The brakes were instantly applied but the car was too near and it passed over them both practically severing one and terribly mangling the other.

The man proved to be Orin F. Luce, a former inmate of the Soldiers' home who left the institution some months ago but who has been around here since. He had recently made application to be admitted to the national home in Dayton, Ohio, and Saturday Col. Hannon received the necessary papers that would allow him to enter.

Luce was taken to the Troy city hospital where it was found necessary to amputate both legs, one above the knee, the other below. It is very doubtful if he survives.

Luce came from Randolph and served in the civil war in Company D, 17th Vermont volunteers.



The remains of Orin F. Luce, who died at the Troy city hospital yesterday was brought to the Soldiers' home this afternoon for burial. The deceased is survived by a wife and sister living at Randolph. Funeral will be held this afternoon.

Source: Bennington Banner, 11 and 13 April 1904; contributed by Tom Boudreau

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