Parmenter, Benjamin F.
Age: 29, credited to Mount Holly, VTVITALS
Birth: 07/12/1832, CanadaADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
New Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mount Holly, VT
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Rutland Daily Herald, Jan. 20, 1896
MECHANICSVILLE - Mount Holly lost a prominent man and [illegible] citizen in the death last Friday of Benjamin F. Parmenter. Mr. Parmenter was born in Canada July 12, 1832, and was brought to Mount Holly when a child of three years and always had him home there, [illegible] short time spent in the West only [illegible]. When the war broke out he enlisted in company I, 2d Vermont regiment and at the first battle of Bull Run contracted disease because of exposure from which he never fully recovered. The immediate cause of death was Bright's disease, from which he had suffered acutely for months. He had [illegible] [illegible] been postmaster of this village.
Mr. Parmenter married Polly Tarbell of Mount Holly, who survives him, with one son, E.C. Parmenter of Wallingford. The funeral [illegible] held at the Baptist church here [illegible], Rev. Mr. Maxham of Ludlow officiating. [Condition of microfilmed newspaper extremely poor]
Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.
Check out this soldier's correspondence in the "Benjamin F. Parmenter Correspondence" Collection at the UVM Libraries Center for Digital Initiatives "Vermonters in the Civil War" Collection