Age: 22, credited to West Fairlee, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 6/11/64, m/i 7/6/64, Pvt, Co. I, 17th VT INF, pr CPL 7/1/65, m/o 7/14/65
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Birth: 1842, Vershire, VT
Burial: Village Cemetery, Vershire, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: R. N. Ward Jr.
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Village Cemetery, Vershire, VT
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Death of Solomon Ward
Solomon Ward died Saturday evening, March22, aged 83 years and 20 days. Mr. Ward had been failing for several months, but was confined to his bed not more than two months.
He was born march 2, 1842, the second child of Philander and Maria Stockburt Ward. There were four sons and four daughters in the family and only two survive him, Frank, who lives on the old home farm, and David of Corinth. Mr. Ward was born and lived the greater part of his life in Beaver Meadow. He lived at the old home and helped his father build the new house where his parents lived the remainder of their lives. After his marriage he lived on the farm adjoining. His wife died several years ago. He was working for his brother-in-law, Charles Knight, at the time he enlisted. He was in the Civil war a little over one year before its close. He has lived most of the past 16 years with Mr. And Mrs. Fred Straw.
Mr. Ward was well liked by all who knew him and loved to do kindnesses. He was very fond of Mr. Straw's children and must have seemed to the little girls like a grandfather. Only one Civil war veteran survives Mr. Ward in Vershire, Charles Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds was at the funeral.
The funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m. at the church. Rev. W. M. Bissell preached and George Wilson was in charge. It was very fitting that Mr. Bissell could preach as Mr. Ward was very fond of him when he preached here before.
Source: Bethel Courier, March 26, 1925
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.