Murray, John Jr.
Age: 28, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/18/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. G, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63; enl 9/2/64, m/i 9/2/64, Pvt, Co. K, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65
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Birth: 1836, Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada East
Burial: Southview Cemetery, North Adams, MA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/14/1890, MA; widow Almira, 4/30/1909, MA
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 Benedict's Army Life in Virginia
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Southview Cemetery, North Adams, MA
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John R. Murray
North Adams Transcript
April 19, 1909
John R. Murray
A well known citizen and Grand Army man passed away Saturday night by the death of John R. Murray, which took place at his home, 376 Eagle street. It was caused by cancer of the throat, with which he had suffered for a bout a year, and he had failed rapidly of late.
He was 73 years old. Mr. Murray was born in St. Hyacinthe, P.Q., and had lived in this city for 28 years. He came here from Leicester Junction, Vt. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in the 9th and 12th Vermont
regiments, and was a member of C.D. Sanford post, G.A.R. He was a thoroughly honest and conscientious man and a good citizen, and was highly respected.
Besides his widow Mr. Murray leaves six sons and two daughters, John, Anson, Frank, Henry and Charles Murray of this city, Fred Murray of Brockton, Mrs. James Taylor of this city and Mrs. Emma Wetmore of Pittsfield, Vt.
The funeral will be held at Notre Dame church tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock, and the burial will be in Southview cemetery. The bearers will be his six sons, and the honorary bearers will be A.A. Haskins, A. W. Fulton, R.B. Harvie, Myron Whitcomb, A.A. Lee and William McAdoo of C.D. Sanford post. The Grand Army burial service will be held at the grave.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.