Roberts, Abel W.
Age: 22, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/8/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. A, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65
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Birth: 10/23/1839, St. Johnsbury, VT
Burial: St. Johnsbury Center Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 84745745
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Abel W. Roberts died at his home on Spring Street early Saturday morning, at age 61 years. He had been sick for several weeks with a complication of diseases, beginning with erysipelas, but had so far recovered last week as to sit up. He was taken with paralysis, which caused his sudden death.
Mr. Roberts was born in this town Oct. 23, 1839, the son of Hiram and Mary Willey Roberts. On Nov. 27, 1867 he married Sarah J. Currier, who survives him.
He entered the employ of the Fairbanks scale soon after his discharge from the Civil War, where he remained until his past illness.
He enlisted in Co. A., 11th regiment August 8, 1862, was promoted corporal in December, 1862, and sargeant December 23, 1864. He organized the first military company in town as an independent company, which later took the place made vacant by disbandment of Co. D, Ransom Guards of St. Albans. He was Captain of this company until he retired from that office Nov. 26, 1892, and was brevetted Major on his retirement, for faithful and meritorious service.
He was a member and one of the trustees of the Universalist Church, and was ten years superintendent of the Sunday School. He will be greatly missed in the church, where he was one of the most active members, and also in every circle which he move, as he was a man greatly respected by all his acquaintances.
He has one sister, Mrs. J. B. Blanchard, living in Moorhead, Minn.
The funeral was held at the home Sunday afternoon, Rev. T. F. May officiating. Beautiful floral offerings were sent by his shop mates, the G.A.R., Co. D., V.N.G., the church, and friends.
Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, Feb. 20, 1901
Courtesy of Deanna French