Miner, Charles H.
Age: 24, credited to Cambridge, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/8/62, m/i 10/10/62, CPL, Co. E, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63
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Birth: 12/23/1837, Cambridge, VT
Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 114791926
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Charles H. Miner
The funeral for C. H. Miner, who died suddenly of heart trouble Tuesday, Jan 16, was held Saturday at 2 p. m., from his late home at Cady's Falls, where he had resided for the last 26 years. The service was largely attended by neighbors and friends and James M. Warner Post and WRC, were also well represented. A. L. Huntley of Morrisville officiated and the remains were placed in the vault at Pleasant View Cemetery. The bearers were three sons of the deceased, Leon A., Harry E. and Fred J. Minor, and B. E. . Reynolds. Two of Mr. Minors favorite hymns " Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and " Sometime we'll Understand", was rendered by Walter Titus, and Smith Warren, friends of the family.
The floral offerings were numerous and included several bouquets from friends and neighbors, aside from the following: Waterman Lodge, F&AM, carnations, James M. Warner, WRC, roses, roses, callas and hyacinths, from the family, hyacinths and freesias, from nieces; hyacinths, Mr. & Mrs. B. E. Reynolds ; sprays of carnations, Mr. & Mrs. P. T. Denio; Mrs. Henry Jones, Mrs. Delia Jones, Mrs. Ada Smith; Mrs. Etta Shaw, Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Isham, F. J. Isham, Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Barrows. .
Charles H. Minor, who was the son of Dr. Burrel F. and Lucretia E. Lothrop Minor, was one of a family of six children, three sons and three daughters. He was 79 years years of age, having been born on Dec. 23, 1837, in Cambridge, where he spent his boyhood days. On Sept. 6, 1862 he was united in marriage to Carrie F. Gould, of Cambridge, and to this union were born six children, five of whom survive. On August 25, 1862, he answered to his country's call and enlisted in Co. E. 13th Vt. Regt. Vt. Volunteers, and served as 1st Corporal until his discharge on July 21, 1863. Following the close of the war, Mr. & Mrs. Minor moved west and for several years made their home in Illinois, Iowa, and later in Massachusetts, from which state they moved back to Cambridge, where they lived for several years. They later moved to Johnson, residing there for a period of 10 years, then went to Cady's Falls, where they have since made their home.
Mr. Minor was respected as a citizen, and well liked as a neighbor and friend. He was a big hearted man and one of tender sympathies, being ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in need or in trouble. The deceased was also a person of remarkable wit and intelligence and kept himself well-informed on current events and political affairs in general and was hence an interesting person to know. He was a member of James M. Warner Post, GAR, and Waterman Lodge, F. & A. M., of Johnson, and enjoyed an extensive acquaintance throughout the country.
Besides his wife, the deceased is survived by five children, Leon A. Minor of Kansas City, Mo., Harry E. of Kinmundy, Ill., Walter C. of Waterbury, Mrs. Alice Minor Towne, of Charlotte, Mich., and Fred J. Minor of Detroiy, Mich. A son, Herbert I, died 17 years ago, when he was about 30 years of age. . Mr. Minor also leaves one sister, Mrs. Ezra Seeley of Cambridge, and four grandchildren, Franklin & Faustene Towne, and Mary and Charles Minor, the last named being the son of Mr. & Mrs. Harry E. Minor.
Among those from out of town to attend the funeral, not mentioned elsewhere were: Misses Mina & Ella Sweeley, and Mr. and Mrs. Hemenway of Cambridge, Mr. & Mrs. B. E. Reynolds of Jeffersonville, and Mr. & Mrs. P. T. Denio of North Hyde Park.
Source: Morrisville Messenger, January 24, 1917
Submitted by Deanna French.
13th Vermont Regimental History