Safford, Julius D.
Age: 27, credited to Cambridge, VTVITALS
Birth: 10/17/1833, Underhill, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Valley Cemetery, Underhill, VT
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Julius D. Safford
Death of Julius D. Safford
Julius D. Safford of Cambridge died Feb. 6, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Hitchcock of Underhill. He was born in Pleasant Valley on October 17, 1833, the youngest son of James and Azuba Lord Safford.
James Safford was one of the earliest settlers of Cambridge, and the first to make a home in Pleasant Valley.
He had four sons, David, Nelson, Reuben, and Julius and four daughters, Oella, Lucy Ann, Azuba, and Martha, and the deceased was the last of his father's family.
Julius Safford was married in 1868 to Florilla Wilcox of Cambridge, six children were born to them, five of whom are living, Mrs. John Hitchcock of Underhill, W. A. Safford, of Burlington, Mrs. Andrew Johnson, of Jericho, Dorman Safford of Cambridge, and Benjamin of Underhill.
Julius was a member of Company E. 13th Regiment and was in the battle of Gettysburg, where his musket was shattered in his hand by a bomb. At the close of the war he returned to Cambridge where his life was spent. He rebuilt his father's mill, and for many years the Safford Mill supplied the needs of the community.
Mr. Safford was a good citizen, and that means much, a good husband and father, a comfortable neighbor, and that also means much.
The funeral services were held at Jeffersonville, the Rev. H. M. Bartlett officiating.
The casket of the deceased was draped with the flag supplied by the Underhill GAR Post, and Mr. Safford wore his GAR uniform and decorations.
Comrade J. M. Safford of Burlington, who with brother Samuel of Cambridge are the only living cousins of the deceased, read the simple but impressive Grand Army Service.
Floral offerings were many and beautiful. Among them was a tribute from the Loyal Legion, and from the WRC of Underhill, from the Cambridge Grange and Jeffersonville Cemetery Association, Burlington friends, and other friends and members of the family.
The bearers were the three sons, Dorman, Benjamin, and W. A. Safford; son-in-law, Andrew Johnson; two grandsons, Leon and Leighton Safford Friends and relatives were present from Westford, Fairfax, Underhill, Jericho, Morrisville and a large number of his own neighbors from Pleasant Valley.
The deceased is survived by his wife, three sons, two daughters and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Source: Morrisville Messenger: February 15, 1922
Submitted by Deanna French.