Bell, Anson R.
Age: 0, credited to Enosburgh, VT
Unit(s): 98th NY INF
Service: 98th NY INF
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Birth: 07/25/1844, Unknown
Burial: Missisquoi Cemetery, Enosburgh, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 45636156
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Missisquoi (Methodist) Cemetery, Enosburgh, VT
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Dr. Anson R. Bell, 87, Enosburg Falls, Dies.
ENOSBURG FALLS, Dec. 30. – Dr. Anson R. Bell, 87, a veteran of the Civil War and for over half a century a prominent resident of this village, died this afternoon at 12:35 of complications incident to old age. He was born in Malone, N.Y., July 25, 1844 and at 17 enlisted at Albany, N.Y., in the 98th New York Infantry, and after four years in the quartermaster's department, in which he participated in many of the important engagements of the war, he was discharged in 1865.
He studied dentistry and after practicing in Schoharie, N.Y., and St. Albans he came to Enosburg Falls and continued his practice until1917. A Republican in politics, he served as postmaster for eight years being appointed by Presidents Garfield and Harrison. He was one of the early members of Pixley Post, Grand Army of the Republic, and at the time of his death he was one of three surviving members of the post. In Masonry he was a member of Lincoln Lodge No. 78, F. and A. M., and of Lafayette Chapter, No. 4, R.A.M. During most of his life he was a member of the Episcopal Church and was a layman of St. Mathew's parish and was for many years a vestryman and senior warden of the parish. His first wife, Alice Elizabeth Kirk, died in1893 and in 1894 he married Brilla Hamilton who survives. He also leaves one daughter, Miss L. Elizabeth Bell, one son, Athol R. Bell of Barre; one sister, Mrs. Ortha King of Grand Forks, N.D., and several grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday morning at 10 o'clock in St. Mathew's Church with the Rev. Edward Knowles officiating. Burial will be in Missisquoi cemetery.
Source: Burlington Free Press, December 31, 1931
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.