McQuade, John M.
Age: 27, credited to Rockingham, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/18/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. I, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63
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Birth: 10/31/1834, Grafton, VT
Burial: Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/18/1892, VT; widow Adelaide S., 5/7/1900, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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Death of John M. McQuaide
John M. McQuaide, 65, died at his home in West Brattleboro Sunday night after an illness of about a year and a half with cancer of the stomach. The funeral was held from the house Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, being in charge of Sedgwick post, G. A. R., of which Mr. McQuaide was a member. The burial was in Morningside cemetery.
Mr. McQuaide was a native of Grafton, son of Jacob and Anna A. McQuaide of that town. The early part of his life was spent in Grafton and he afterwards lived in Rockingham, from which town he enlisted in August, 1862, in company I, 12th Vermont regiment. This company was originally the Saxtons River Light infantry, but joined the 12th regiment in response to President Lincoln's call for volunteers issued in the summer of 1862. Mr. McQuaide served with his regiment until his term of enlistment expired in July, 1863. He was afterwards employed for 12 years in a quarry in Cambridgeport and later came to Brattleboro to take charge of the farm of Col. Richards Bradley, where he was employed until a few years ago, when he was obliged to retire from active work on account of poor health.
Mr. McQuaide married Miss Adelaide S. Davis of Cambridgeport in 1867. She survives him with five children: Arthur, who is employed in the store house of E. Crosby & Co.; Sherman, cutter for the Hooker, Corser & Mitchell Overall company; Mary, wife of Patrick Mack of Ludlow; Emma, widow of Guy Taylor, who was killed on the railroad several years ago; and Grace, who lives at home.
Mr. McQuaide was a farmer of more than ordinary intelligence, and during his management of the Bradley farm became well known through his honest and straightforward method of transacting business.
Source: Vermont Phoenix, May 4, 1900
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.