Roberts, Horace E.
Age: 26, credited to Putney, VTVITALS
Birth: 03/16/1836, Putney, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Old North Cemetery, Putney, VT
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and other veterans who may be buried there.
DEATH OF HORACE E. ROBERTS
OLD RESIDENT AND G.A.R. MAN
PUTNEY --- Horace E. Roberts died at his home, Friday, Sept. 30, after a long and painful illness. He was born in this town March 16, 1836, and spent most of his life here. Mr. Roberts married, April 17, 1875, Addie M Bowker. He leaves besides his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Ada S. Underwood of Holyoke, Mass; one son, Leavitt H. Roberts, of this town, a stepson, George W. Bowker of Holyoke, Mass., and one grandson.
Mr. Roberts enlisted as a private in Co. F., 4th Vt. Vol. Aug. 26, 1861. He re-enlisted Dec. 15, 1863, was mustered out of the service at the close of the war, July 13, 1865, He was a member of Col. W. H. Greenwood Post, No. 90, G.A.R. He was interested in matters pertaining to army life, and enjoyed nothing better than to meet an old comrade and talk over old times. During his last illness, he desired the flag should be placed in the corner of his room that he might see it.
The funeral was held at his late home Sunday afternoon, Rev. F. L. Metcalf and Rev. E. R. Perkins officiating. Two beautiful vocal selections were rendered by J. W. Shelley. Burial was in the cemetery near his home. The bearers were: Col. H. E. Taylor, Roscoe Fisher, I. K. Allen, Dwight Willard, Mr. Smith, all member of Co. F. 4th Vt. Vols. Taps were sounded at the grave by H. E. Howard, a bugler and drummer boy of the Army of the Potomac. Those from out of town to attend the funeral were: Mrs. W. D. Pratt, Mrs. Frank Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Akeley, Col. H. E. Taylor, Roscoe Fisher, I. K. Allen of Brattleboro, Frank Hall, Mrs. Smith of Bellows Falls, Mr. and Mrs. George Crosby. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Downs of Dummerston, H. E. Howard of Whitefield, N.H., Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Underwood, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Bowker of Holyoke, Mass.
Windham County Reformer, October 7, 1904
Courtesy of Deanna French.