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Sears, Frank C.


Age: 18, credited to Richford, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/64, m/i 8/23/64, Pvt, Co. A, 6th VT INF, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 05/30/1846, Richford, VT
Death: 12/26/1917

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Richford, VT
Marker/Plot: 420
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 134563168


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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


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Hillside Cemetery, Richford, VT

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RICHFORD -- Frank Cook Sears died of pneumonia at his home on Troy Street Wednesday last week. Mr. Sears was born on Richford May 20, 1846. In 1864, with his father, Sherman W. Sears, he enlisted in the Civil War and was honorably discharged at its close. He was a member of Frontier Post, NO. 70, G.A.R. of Richford.

In the year 1868 he married to Addie C. Powell of Richford, who died January 13, 1916. Two children were born to them, Belle Frances, who died at the age of three, and Mrs. C. M. Rounds, who resides in Richford. At about the time of his marriage he was associated with the grocery and crockery business with his late father-in-law, the late John F. Powell, and conducted the same business continuously at the same stand to the time of his death, making him by far the oldest merchant in Richford, and one of the oldest in the state. .

He held numerous town offices but declined many through a natural disinclination to mingle prominently in public affairs. He was a man of highest business integrity, conducting all his affairs with the most scrupulous regard for the right of all, and was held in the highest esteem throughout the community in which he lived, and by the business houses with whom he had dealt with the past 50 years.

Funeral services were held at his late home Saturday, Dec. 29, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, Jan. 3, 1918

The funeral service for Frank C. Sears, who died of pneumonia Dec. 26, was held from his late home on Troy Street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. E. M. Fuller officiating. The burial was in the family lot in Hillside cemetery. Those from out of town to attend the service and burial were; Mr. and. Mrs. Carlton Searles of Chicago, Ill. , Sherman N. Sears and daughter, Miss Jessie Sears of Newton Lower Falls, Mass. , Dr. E. O Dyer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dyer, and Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Dyer of Sutton, Que. Walter Judd of Enosburg Falls, Mr. And Mrs. George Fairbanks of Enosburg Falls, Mrs. C. B. Stevens and Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Stevens of Orleans, Mrs. Ernest Willey and Mrs. Joseph Foley of Abercorn, Que.

Mr. Sears is survived by his daughter, Mrs. C. M. Rounds of this place, by four sisters, Mrs. Myron Bailey of Topeka, Kans. , Mrs. Millard F. Sears and Miss. Alida of Omaha, Neb. , Mrs. Carleton Searles of Chicago, Ill., and one brother, Sherman N. Sears of Newton Lower Falls, Mass., at 2 o'clock, from his house.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, Jan. 3, 1918
Courtesy of Deanna French

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