French, Aaron Farnham
Age: 30, credited to Colchester, VTVITALS
Birth: 04/07/1832, Cabot, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Oakland Cemetery, Denison, IA
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and other veterans who may be buried there.
OLD SOLDIER IS DEAD
One of Denison's pioneer citizens goes to meet his God
Our community was greatly grieved on Monday to learn of the death of Mr. A. F. French on the evening before, although he had not quite achieved his three score years and ten. Mr. French had been an invalid for a number of years. During this time he did all his strength would allow, and the tender love of his family and his wide circle of friendships attest that he did his utmost to be true to the obligations of life.
He was a prominent member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and was one of the many who risked their life to defend the Union. During his more vigorous days he was a contractor of reputation and standing, and during his declining years, he still followed his trade as a carpenter and cabinet maker.
Aaron Farnham French was born at Cabot, Vt., April 2, 1832. By his first marriage in the east, he had four children, two sons, and two daughters who still survive him. After the Civil War he came west and was married to Mary J. Barker, and she, with their two daughters, Gertrude and Frances, deeply mourn the departed husband and father. Mr. French also leaves three sisters and three brothers in the east, and one brother in the west.
The cause of his death was brights disease, although the end was hastened by pneumonia. The funeral services took place at the Baptist Church this afternoon, Rev. F. W. Bateson officiating and was attended by a large number of old soldiers and the old friends whom he had known for so many years.
Mr. French led a Christian life, having early become identified with the Congregational Church. His daughters are young ladies of whom he was justly proud, and their exalted womanliness is proof positive of the good influence of their home and their parents.
We will miss the kindly greeting and friendly smile of this good and faithful man, and we pray that the Universal Comforter may console the hearts of those that mourn.
The Denison (IA) Review, December 10, 1901
Courtesy of Deanna French.