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Parris, George W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 19th MA INF
Service: enl, Seekonk, 8/13/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. C, 19th MA INF, 8/28/61, wdd/missing, near Glendale, VA, 6/30/62, dis/wds, 12/11/62, New York

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VITALS

Birth: 04/10/1844, Plymouth, MA
Death: 11/01/1903

Burial: Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 119758110

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/6/1863; widow Nellie C., 11/25/1903, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
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: None

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Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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Obituary

George Parris

George Parris, whose death was mentioned in last week's issue, was born at Plymouth, Mass., April 10, 1844. When he was seventeen of age he enlisted in the 19th Regt., Mass Volunteers, August 10, 1861. His first battle was fought October 21, 61. He was also in the engagements at Ball's Bluff May 4, 62, Yorktown May 9, West Point May 31, Fair Oaks June 29, Savage station June 30. At Charles City crossing he received a wound in the left leg and was without food or drink four days at the place of the engagement. He was taken by the rebels to Libby prison where a part of the leg was amputated. After being in prison a month he was paroled and went to the New York general hospital where his leg was amputated. He received an honorable discharge December 12, 1862. He came to this place many years ago and was for a long time employed as boot and shoe maker.

In Mr. Parris' death the town loses a good citizen who was always for the right, ever ready to help the needy, and by his cheerful disposition and pleasing ways made friends wherever he went. He married for his second wife the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Morton of this place who, with an aged father residing in Massachusetts, and a son, George, of Lebanon, survives him. Mr. Parris had been in feeble health during the greater part of the summer and for the last four weeks was confined to his bed, when paralysis of the brain developed and he died Sunday, Nov. 1. The funeral was held at his late residence Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. P. N. Granger officiating. Prof. And Mrs. H. H. May sang three beautiful selections. Mr. Parris was a member of the G. A. R., and also of Moose River Lodge, F. & A. M. The interment was at Grove cemetery at East St. Johnsbury where the brothers of the Masonic order conducted the burial.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, November 11, 1903.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.