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Waldo, Erasmus Darwin


Age: 19, credited to Peacham, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/12/64, m/i 8/12/64, Pvt, Co. D, 1st VT CAV, m/o 6/21/65

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Birth: 01/04/1845, Cabot, VT
Death: 09/11/1923

Burial: Cabot Village Cemetery, Cabot, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 65703172


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/16/1878; widow Fannie E, 10/4/1923, VT, not approved
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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Cabot Village Cemetery, Cabot, VT

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Obituary of Erasmus Darwin Waldo

Erasmus Darwin Waldo passed away in the first hour of the day of Sept. 11. he had been in failing health for several months, but able to be about until within a few weeks of his death.

He was born in East Cabot Jan. 4, 1845, a son of William and Mary Waldo. In 8166 he was married to Mary Lois Stevens and to them were born five children, two of whim survive him Fred D. Waldo of Baltimore and Mrs. W. J. Perry of Cabot. His wife died March 3, 1897, and he was united in marriage to Mrs. Fannie Emma Drummond Jan. 23, 1899, who survives him.

Mr. Waldo was a devoted husband, a kind father and a man highly esteemed in the community. He held many important offices in the gift of his fellow townsmen. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having enlisted from Peacham in Co. D, first Vermont cavalry. He was a member of Morrill post. No. 71,Grand Army of the Republic, and held a commission as aide-de-camp on the staff of the national commander-in-chief, James W. Willet.

A member of the Masonic order, he was for twenty-three years secretary of his lodge, when failing health compelled him to resign. He was also for many years a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. A lifelong member of the Congregational church, he worked faithfully for its upholding and held the office of deacon at the time of his death. He was an honorable and upright citizen, upholding the right as he saw it and ever ready to lend a helping hand in time of need. He will be greatly missed in the town, the church and in the orders of which he was a member. Sincere sympathy is extended to his sorrowing family and friends.

Funeral services were held in the Congregational church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Hill. Beautiful music was furnished by a quartet of ladies, Mrs. E. J. Rogers presiding at the organ. A wonderful display of beautiful flowers testified to the love and esteem of his many friends.

Green Mountain lodge, F. & A. M., attended in a body and the ladies of the Eastern Star and the Relief Corps were in attendance. The services at the grave were conducted by the Masonic order and were beautiful and impressive.

Thanks are extended to the many neighbors and friends who were kind and helpful in the hour of bereavement.

Source: Barre Daily Times, September 17, 1923.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.