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Seaver, Olney F.


Age: 21, credited to Williamstown, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/22/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. D, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 05/24/1841, Williamstown, VT
Death: 07/20/1923

Burial: Village Cemetery, Williamstown, VT
Marker/Plot: 4
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 62279806


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/11/1886; widow Marcia O., 8/6/1923, VT
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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia


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Village Cemetery, Williamstown, VT

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Funeral of Olney F. Seaver, Town's Last Civil War Veteran

The funeral of Olney F. Seaver, who was Williamstown's last living veteran of the Civil war, was held at his late home on Sunday afternoon, July, 22, Rev. C. E. Walsh, pastor of the Congregational church, officiating. The house was filled with to overflowing with relatives and friends, and there were many beautiful floral gifts. The bearers were from the Sons of Veterans and were Herbert C. Townsend, Herbert N. Farnham, William P. Briggs, Perley G. Sanders, Leslie G. Savery and Vernon B. Savery. Two selections were sung by Mrs. Blanche Poor and Mrs. Nina Jewett. Among those who came from away were Mrs. J. B. Seaver, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Seaver and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Seaver and son, Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McAllister from Washington. From Barre came James E. Gregory, Windsor G. Ditty and James G. Pirie, with their wives, also Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Suitor and Miss Emma Brown. From Montpelier came Mr. And Mrs. Horace M. Farnham, Mr. And Mrs. Chase Wilkinson, Mrs. Frank Field and Miss Ida Chase. A grandson, Hugh L. Seaver, and family came from Randolph; also Don Salter, who brought a veteran of the Civil war and an old acquaintance of Mr. Seaver, Mr. Fletcher of Brookfield, and his wife. Another old friend of the family was Miss Ida Flint, formerly of Washington and now of Pasadena, Cal. Also Rev. And Mrs. George W. Keeling of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Mrs. A. G. Lapoint of Barre, Norman Morrison and Mrs. J. R. Morrison of Barre. The burial was in the family lot in the village cemetery.

The floral tributes were: Spray of rose and carnations, grandsons; spray of perennial peas, Rhoda Bruce; carnations, G.A.R., Mr. and Mrs. Roy Potter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Anderson, Mrs. Laura Ainsworth and Miss Mary Waterman, Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Sanders; rose, Ladies of the O. E. S. , Mrs. Musette Seaver, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Simons, Mattie, Belle and Bert Robinson, Mr. And Mrs. Leon Poor, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jeffords, Mrs. Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Farnham, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Drury, Mrs. Ida Whitcomb, Mrs. Minnie Curtis, Miss Millie Drury; crescent of pansies and emeralds, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Kynoch,; spray of sweet peas, Miss Harriet Hayward; spray of flowers, Mr. and Mrs. L, O, Morgan; white lillies, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Seaver; pond lillies, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. William Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Carpenter; mixed flowers, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Briggs.

Source: Barre Daily Times, July 24, 1923
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.