Age: 35, credited to Waterford, VT
Unit(s): 31st IA INF
Service: enl, Anamosa, IA, 9/16/62, com MAJ, 31st IA INF, 10/13/62, rsgnd 3/20/63 [College: UVM 53]
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Birth: 04/26/1827, Waterford, VT
Burial: Phelps Cemetery, Decorah, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bill Waters
Findagrave Memorial #: 167181532
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Sarah E. B.
College?: UVM 53
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: Gravestone found at Iowa Gravestone Photo Project, and used with the permission of the photographer, Bill Waters
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Phelps Cemetery, Decorah, IA
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Ezekiel Cutler, UVM, Class of 1853, was born in Waterford, Vt., 26 April 1827, and entered college from that town. During his college life he supported himself by teaching, and for a short time after his graduation was principal of an academy near Buffalo, N. Y. In 1855 he was admitted to the bar in that city, and in 1857 moved to Anamosa, Iowa, where he soon became a successful and prominent lawyer, serving a term as state senator 1864, and filling the position of district attorney. In September 1862 he gave up the best law practice in his county to enlist in the 31st Iowa infantry, and became major of that regiment. The hardships of army life in the Mississippi river campaign broke down his health and he was obliged to resign his commission and retire to civil life in March 1863. In 1866 he moved to Decorah, Iowa, where he became county judge in 1867, and served as first auditor of the county 1868-70. From this date he devoted his attention partly to insurance as being less exacting than the law. He was for many years an efficient member of the Decorah board of education, and was in every way a man of influence in the community. He was a devoted member, and for many years an officer, of the Congregational church. His death took place 1 November 1893. He was a brother of the "Rev. Ebenezer Cutler, D. D., of the class of 1845.
In 1857 judge Cutler married Sarah H. Bingham of Keeseville, N. Y., who with two sons and a daughter survives him.
Source: Obituary Record, University of Vermont, No. 1. 1895. Committee of the Associate Alumni, Burlington, 1895, p. 109.