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Ballou, Alvin

Age: 47, credited to Halifax, VT
Unit(s): 123rd IL INF
Service: comn ASURG, 12/9/62, 123rd IL INF, pr SURG, 12/9/64, m/o 6/28/65, Nashville, TN

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Birth: 01/11/1816, Halifax, VT
Death: 04/09/1896

Burial: West Halifax Cemetery, Halifax, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 84846406
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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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West Halifax Cemetery, Halifax, VT

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Dr. Alvin Ballou, 88, who died at the home of his daughters in West Halifax Thursday, was the last of his family. He was born in Halifax, being one of nine sons od Ashael Ballou. Three of his brothers were Universalist ministers, and cousins of the late Hosea Ballou, the well known Universalist minister, who preached many years in Wilmington.

Dr. Alvin, after a long practice in Princeton, Ill, went into the army as surgeon of an Illinois Regiment. Subsequently he was employed in the agricultural department in Washington. He afterwards moved to Grand Forks, N. D., where he lived with his daughter until he finally returned about 10 years ago.

He had not practiced medicine for more than 20 years. He left a large estate to his two sons, Alvin, in Denver, Col., and William in Syracuse, N. Y, , and Ella Allen of of Halifax. Dr. Ballou was an uncle to Mrs. H. J. Clark, of Brattleboro. His funeral will be held in Halifax Saturday at 1 o'clock.

Windham County Reformer, April 17, 1896
Courtesy of Deanna French