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Locke, Abram Joseph
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 18, credited to Cavendish, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 10/14/61, m/i 10/29/61, PVT, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, pr CPL 6/1/63, reen 12/21/63, pr SGT 8/27/64, pr SGTMAJ 11/13/64, comn 2LT, Co. K 6/4/65 (6/17/65), wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, wdd, Petersburg, 4/2/65, m/o 7/11/65 as SGTMAJ

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VITALS
Birth: 04/07/1845, Pittsford, VT
Death: 12/25/1912

Burial: Rahway Cemetery, Rahway, NJ
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Fred Otto

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Italo Collection, VHS off-site, MHI off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Tombstone

Rahway Cemetery, Rahway, NJ

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(Gibson Collection)

Obituary

The Vermont Journal, January 3, 1913

Abram J. Locke

The subject of this notice passed to the higher life on Christmas day, December 25, (1912) at the home of his brother-in-law, William H. Thompson, Maple Avenue, Claremont, N.H., after an illness of six weeks, from diabetes. The funeral was held December 28, at 10 o'clock, with interment in Rahway, N.H.

Major Locke with his wife came to Claremont on Thanksgiving day, arriving on the evening train. He was quite ill at the time and immediately took to his bed. He failed steadily until the end came, never again getting onto his feet.

Abram Locke was born in Pittsford, Vt., April 7, 1845. With his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Locke, he went to reside in Proctorsville when a young lad. At the age of 16 he enlisted in Company F, 3d Vermont Volunteers, and served with distinction to the close of the war. He went out as a private and won his straps before the age of 19. For 45 years he has been a trusted employee of the Western Union Telegraph Company and Division Chief of the cable service, with New York headquarters. Mr. Locke was 2 years in Kansas, where he conducted a general store in the town of Nickerson and during that time was elected mayor of the place. For many years he has been in New York city and has given his best life to his employers. He was faithful and true and had the respect of all. A faithful and loving husband and father has gone to rest.

Mrs. Locke will remain with her brother during the winter.

Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt.