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Messier, George Joseph

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 27, credited to Bridport, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 10/22/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. K, 1st VT CAV, pow 7/24/63, prld 9/23/63, pow, Reams's Station, 6/29/64, prld 12/10/64, m/o 2/13/65 (Macha on rosters)

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VITALS

Birth: 1842, Roxton Falls, Canada East
Death: 06/28/1919

Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Willimantic, CT
Marker/Plot: No_Marker
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 92450862

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: Messier, George Joseph
Pension?: Not found
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: The flag represents the approximate location of this grave.

DESCENDANTS

Great Grandfather of Stephen D. Messier, Chaplin, CT

Great Grandfather of Charlene Crosthwaite, Willimantic, CT

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

St. Joseph Cemetery, Willimantic, CT

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(Photos Courtesy of Charlene Crosthwaite)

Mon, Jun 30, 1919 – 20 · Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut) · Newspapers.com

Notes

His actual name is George Messier, he is the son of Joseph Gabriel Messier and Marie-Louise Lussier. He was born in Roxton Falls, Quebec, Canada. He was living in Vermont when the Civil War broke out and signed up to fight. After the war, he returned to western MA. There he married Marie-Philomene Brousseau (Phebe Bruso) the 26th of May 1867 in Chester, MA. For a while he worked in the Emery mines along side his brothers and brother-in-law, John Elliott (who was a mine supervisor). Later he and Phebe moved to Fall River, MA. This couple had 16 children. They purchased a house in Columbia, CT. In 1901 Phebe died in Fall River, MA. George married Marie-Louise DeLorme in 1902. About 1904 or 1905 George purchased the farm house at 7 Main Street. George and Marie died in that house.

Courtesy of Charlene "Messier" Crosthwaite.