Parker, Jerome W.
Age: 18, credited to Waitsfield, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 12/15/63, m/i 12/25/63, Pvt, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, tr to Co. A 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65 (pension - injury to abdomen)
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Birth: 11/12/1848, Brookfield, VT
Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kim Beaudoin
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/6/1879; widow Helen A., 6/1/1909, MA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Forest Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA
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Jerome W. Parker
Jerome W. Parker died of Bright's Disease at his residence, 112 Highland Avenue, at 1:15 a.m. today, after two years of impaired health. He was born at Waitesfield, Vt., Nov. 12, 1848, and was a son of George and Lenora Parker. He enlisted when a young lad in Co. C, First Vermont Cavalry, and served till the war closed. He saw hard fighting under Sheridan and his regiment won special honor in turning the tide of battle by a brilliant charge at the Battle of Cedar Creek.
After the war he learned the carpenter and wheelwright trade and he worked for one employer 10 years at Warren, Vt. He then removed to Troy, NY, where he was a shipper for a wholesale grocery firm for 12 years. He came to Fitchburg in 1894, and was employed in the car shops of the B. & M. Railroad at East Fitchburg till two years ago, when the progress of the fatal disease forced him to relinquish active employment.
He was a prominent member of IOOF, M.U., and had passed through the chairs of Fitchburg Lodge, No. 7705, and was a member of the Grand Lodge, IOOF., M.U. He was also a member of E.V. Sumner Post 19, G.A.R.
He is survived by his wife, to whom he was married in 1883, and who before her marriage was Miss Helen A. Patch, by one daughter, Mrs. Maud Ferren of Leominster, and by two brothers, George D. Parker of Troy, N. Y., and Soult N. Parker of Rochester, N. Y.
The funeral will be at his late residence, on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. E. B. Saunder will officiate and the interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Source: Obituary from Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (Fitchburg, MA), Monday, May 24, 1909, Pg. 3
Contributed by Kim A. Beaudoin, Leesburg, VA.