Reed, Albert E.
Age: 18, credited to Chester, VTVITALS
Birth: 07/06/1847, New Bedford, MAADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
Check the cemetery for location/directions
and other veterans who may be buried there.
FATAL DOSE OF PARIS GREEN
Death of Albert E. Reed, of Chester,
an Old Soldier.
Chester, Oct. 25. - Albert E. Reed died Friday morning at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Slate on Main st. from the effects of a dose of paris green which he took last Monday night.
Saturday last Mr. Reed left his home to got to Bellows Falls saying to the family that he should not be back that night. He did, however, come back to town on the midnight train Saturday in a very intoxicated condition and being unable to go to his home he was taken to the lockup and kept there till the next day. When he came to himself Sunday morning, he found he had been relieved of $50 gold watch, $60 in money, and an overcoat, evidently taken from him before he started for Chester Saturday night.
Mr. Reed was about 55 years old and a day laborer. He was a member of Co. C, 7th Vermont Infantry in the Civil War.
The funeral services will be held Sunday from the Slate residence at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Henry L. Ballour, pastor of the Congregational church and the Rev. Henry Crocker, of the Baptist church, officiating. The burial will be under the direction of Henry Post, G.A.R., of which Mr. Reed was a member.
St. Albans Daily Messenger, October 30, 1902
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.