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Parsons, George W.


Age: 29, credited to Newfane, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/9/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. E, 11th VT INF, pr ARTIF 12/28/63, m/o 6/24/65

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Birth: 03/09/1832, Northampton, MA
Death: 10/02/1915

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Newfane, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 147988388


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Fairview Cemetery, Newfane, VT

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George W. Parsons -- The funeral of George W. Parsons, nearly a lifelong resident of this place, whose death occurred in the home of his daughter, Mrs, Charles S. Wilson, in Brattleboro was held at the Congregational church here, Friday afternoon, Rev. Charles Mock officiating. There was singing by the members of the choir. There were many beautiful floral tributes, A number of members of Birchard Post, G.A.R., of which he was a member, were present. Three of the deacons of the church, of which he was a member, acted as bearers. The burial took place in the family lot in the village cemetery.

Source: Brattleboro Daily Reformer, Oct. 6, 1915
Courtesy of Deanna French


Was a Veteran of the Civil War

George Washington Parsons,, aged 82 years, formerly of Northampton, Mass., and a resident of Newfane before going to Brattleboro three years ago, died recently at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.S. Wilson.

He was born in Northampton, Mass., one of 12 children of Joseph and Phoebe Ann (Weeks) Parsons. May 3, 1854, he married Miss Loella I. Stearns in Chicopee, Mass. They lived in Northampton and Pittsfield, Mass, and in 1862 moved to Newfane where they carried on a small farm.

Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Wilson of Brattleboro, and Mrs. J.H. Covey of Newfane.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger

Oct. 10, 1915
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

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