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Slayton, Mark E.


Age: 24, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. B, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 07/07/1837, Woodstock, VT
Death: 06/12/1903

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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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Riverside Cemetery, Woodstock, VT

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Mark E. Slayton of Malden, Mass., for years a well known and popular resident of Woodstock. died suddenly in his room at College Hill House, about 9 o'clock Thursday, of heart disease. He was on the street during the day, and was sitting in the hotel office talking a few minutes before his death. He retired to his room, leaving the door partly open as he entered, and was soon afterwards found lying on the floor, his head against the bed, breathing heavily. He lived only a few minutes longer. Mr Slayton had come up from Malden in hopes of bettering his health, and had apparently been gaining rapidly.

He was born in Woodstock, in July, 1837, and lived here up to about 25 years ago, and since then has been employed as traveling agent by the Valentine Varnish Co., by whom his services were highly esteemed Previous to leaving Woodstock he was in partnership with Owen T, Marsh in the painting business. He was a member of the old Woodstock Cornet Band.

Mr. Slayton married Miss Jennie Parkhurst, who died five years ago. He leaves a brother, E. H. Slayton, two sisters, Mrs. O. E. Taylor, and Mrs. L. W, Washburn, a son and four daughters; Edwin Slayton, Mrs. James Sinew, and Lucy, Grace, and Maude Slayton, all of Malden.

The funeral will be held at the College Hill House Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Woodstock Spirit of the Age, January 13, 1903
Courtesy of Deanna French

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