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Straw, James


Age: 22, credited to Vershire, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 4/22/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. E, 2nd VT INF, m/o 6/29/64

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Birth: 10/04/1837, Vershire, VT
Death: 03/22/1919

Burial: Village Cemetery, Vershire, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: R. N. Ward Jr.
Findagrave Memorial #: 80789740


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: None


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Village Cemetery, Vershire, VT

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The funeral for James Straw, who passed quietly away Saturday evening, March 20, was held at the house, because of Mrs. Straws feeble condition, March 25. Rev. Mr. Tupper, of Post Mills preached the sermon. The singers were Mrs. Avery and Grace, C. B. Harding, and Wellington Morey.

Mr. Straw leaves a to mourn his loss his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Lewis Currier, and a son, Fred Straw, and also five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. James Straw was born in Vershire Oct 4, 1837, on the old farm known as the Will Johnson Farm. He was one of five little little ones deprived of a mother's care when he was but seven years of age. The children were placed in various homes, and he lived as a child in the home of Flavel Brown.

When the Civil War broke out, he answered his country's call and enlisted on May 21, 1861 to serve while the war lasted, not for six months or so, as did some. He was in Co. E., 2d Vermont regiment, and was honorably discharged June 29, 1864.

He married Miss Caroline Tracy of Roxbury, Oct. 11, 1865. Most of their married life was spent in this town. Mr. Straw had been a hard working , prosperous farmer until, because of age and partial blindness, he sold his large farm, and bought a small place near the village. Here he was always busy until entirely blind. For the past month he has been a great sufferer. Mr. Straw was very generous, and will be much missed.

The Daily Times, April 3, 1919
Courtesy of Deanna French

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