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Turner, Joseph L.


Age: 27, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 7th VT INF, 1st US Vet Corps
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. I, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 1/11/62, m/i 2/12/62, Pvt, Co. C, 7th VT INF, pr CPL 4/10/62, 1SGT, red 7/1/64, m/o 8/30/64; enl 1/17/65, Hancock's 1st A.C., Co. C, 4th Regt, m/o 1/29/66

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Birth: 06/29/1833, Middlebury, VT
Death: 04/24/1915

Burial: Montrose Cemetery, Greenville, IL
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 106248911


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/11/1889, MO; widow Isabel A. 5/1/1915, IL
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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Montrose Cemetery, Greenville, IL

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EAST MIDDLEBURY---J. L. Turner, a Civil War Veteran, who was on duty as a guard when the four conspirators against the life of President Lincoln were hanged, and witnessed the hanging, died at his residence on West College Avenue at 2:05 p. m. Saturday after a long, and at times, painful illness, which he bore with wonderful resignation and patience. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church at 2:30 o'clock on Monday afternoon by Rev. J. B. Cummins, and Colby Post, G/A. R. will have charge of services.

Mr. Turner was born June 29, 1833, at Middlebury, Vermont, making his age 81 years, 9 months, 25 days. He married Mrs. Isabelle Miles, familiarly known to her many loving friends as "Aunt Belle", in Salisbury, Vermont, Oct. 4, 1869.

In 1877 they came west to make a new home. After living in St. Louis a few years they moved to Carrolton, MO., and in 1896 came to Bond County ‘till four years ago, when they bought a home, and moved to this city.

Mr. Turner is one of God's noblemen, honest and conscientious in all of his dealings. Having no children, he and his wife seemed to take in the entire locality, for they were "Uncle Joe" and "Aunt Belle" to all that knew them.

Mr. Turner enlisted as a private in Co. C., 7th Vermont Volunteers February 12, 1862, and served two years, six months, and 18 days, and was discharged August 30, 1864, as a Sergeant. He became a member of Colby Post, Dec. 14, 1896, and was in good standing at the time of his death. From the Greenville (Mo.) Monitor, Greenville, April 26.

Source: Middlebury Register, May 7, 1915

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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