Turner, Matthew J.
Age: 27, credited to Richmond, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 8/18/64, m/i 8/22/64, Pvt, Co. K, 17th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65
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Birth: 1837, Ireland
Death: About 09/01/1910
Burial: Holy Family Cemetery, Essex, 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, 11/4/1882, VT
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: Died in Haverhill, NH and the death record indicates burial in Essex Junction. We have assumed he is buried with his wife Elizabeth who predeceased him and the gravestone was never inscribed. We do not believe he is buried in the Catholic cemetery in Underhill as the Work Projects Administration card indicates.
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Holy Family Cemetery, Essex, VT
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The funeral of Matthew J. Turner was held at the Church of the Holy Family yesterday morning. The Rev. J. B. Pouliot officiated. The bearers were his two sons, James and Charles Turner, of Bellows Falls, the two sons-in-law, Harlas Peasley of Woodsville, N.H., Melvin Gooch of Lowell, Mass., and John Earley and William McClave. Mr. Turner was formerly of Jericho and a member of the G.A.R. Post of Underhill. He left Jericho about three years ago and had been living with his children. At the time of his death, August 30, he was with his daughter, Mrs. Harlan Pearley, of Woodstock. He is survived by two sons, James and Charles, and two daughters, Mrs. Pearley and Mrs. Melvin Gooch of Lowell, Mass. His sons and daughters accompanied the remains here. They are at the home of their aunt, Mrs. John Earley.
The Burlington Free Press, Burlington, VT, September 3, 1910
Submitted by Heidi McColgan