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Spear, Edwin S.


Age: 20, credited to Reading, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 6th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. B, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 9/30/61, m/i 10/15/61, CPL, Co. E, 6th VT INF, m/o 6/26/65

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Birth: 10/12/1840, Woodstock, VT
Death: 03/01/1916

Burial: Park Lawn Cemetery, Bennington, 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, 8/22/1890, 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: None


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Park Lawn Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Edwin S. Spear

Bennington Banner
March 3, 1916


Old Soldier Passed Away Last Evening at His Home on Weeks Street

Edwin S. Spear, aged 75 years, for many years a respected resident of Bennington and a Civil war soldier with a splendid army record, passed away at his home on Weeks street last evening after a brief illness.

He was a native of Tyson, Vt., and did not come to Bennington until after the close of the war. At the outbreak of hostilities, he enlisted in Company B of the First Vermont from which he received an honorable discharge at expiration of his time. He re-enlisted in Company E of the Sixth Vermont where he served until the close of the war, participating in many notable engagements.

During a furlough he married Miss Elizabeth A. Pender of Center Rutland, Feb. 4th, 1864, and two years ago the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Spear died on April 17th of last year.

Six children were born to them, all of whom survive: Charles H. Spear, Fred W. Spear and Harry B. Spear of Bennington; Mrs. C.F. Platts of Orange, Mass., Mrs. Geo. Robinson of Spencer, Mass., and Mrs. Irene Durkee of this village.

Mr. Spear spent the past 42 years of his life Bennington and was considered a faithful workman at the various trades to which he turned his hand. He was a member of the local post and will be missed by a large circle of friends, comrades and acquaintances.

The funeral is to be held from his late home on Weeks street at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. P. L. Dow officiating. Burial will be beside Mrs. Spear in the Park Lawn cemetery and the local veterans will have charge of the services at the chapel.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau