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Parker, Nelson


Age: 24, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: drafted - enl 7/22/63, m/i 7/22/63, PVT, Co. H, 3rd VT INF, tr to Co. K, 7/25/64, m/o 7/11/65

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Birth: 07/16/1839, Springfield, VT
Death: 06/20/1922

Burial: Weathersfield Bow Cemetery, Weathersfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Lew & Ginny Gage

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/19/1886; widow Esther J., 6/26/1922, VT
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: None


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Weathersfield Bow Cemetery, Weathersfield, VT

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Death Occurs at Home After Two Years of Failing Health

The life of Nelson Parker, a much-respected, aged citizen of Springfield, ebbed peacefully away at an early hour Tuesday, June 20, after a period of about two years of failing health, at his home on Union street.

He was born in the northeastern part of Springfield in the section known as the Walker district, July 16, 1839, the son of Elisha J. And Azubah (Ball) Parker. His boyhood, in fact most of his life, was spent in Springfield. He lived a few years, however, after leaving home, in Claremont, N. H., where he met Miss Lucy Seaver, who became his wife soon after he returned from war.

In 1874 they moved to the Parker farm in the Spencer Hollow district to care for his father and mother in their declining years. There he remained until about two years ago.

Three children were born to them, Ida A., wife of E. B. Buck of Foxcroft, Maine; Addie E., wife of Dr. G. L. Closson of Seattle, Wash., and Fred N. of Springfield. These three children and four grandchildren survive him. He is also survived by his second wife, Esther (Rice) Lawton, who proved to be a fond foster-mother and a worthy help-mate, faithful to the end.

Mr. Parker lived a very commendable life, as evidenced by the esteem in which he was held throughout the community. He was a good soldier in the great army for righteousness as indicated by his record as a member of Company H, Third Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, during the Civil War. He entered that service July 22, 1863, and took part in the battles of Rappahannock, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Winchester and Fisher's Hill.

He was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness and was in a hospital at Alexandria, Va., and also at Brattleboro, Vt. He was discharged at Fisher's Hill July 11, 1865, at the close of the war.

Mr. Parker was always active in the best interests of his country and was zealous in the interests of Jarvis post, G. A. R., of which he was one time adjutant.

Source: Springfield Reporter, June 29, 1922.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.