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Flood, Reuben A.


Age: 0, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 3rd MI INF
Service: 3rd MI INF

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Birth: 1836, Brattleboro, VT
Death: 06/17/1901

Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home


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North Adams Transcript

June 18, 1901


Reuben Flood, a Widely Known Tramp

Printer, Died in Bennington

News was received this morning by city Expressman C.A. Bouchard of the death of his brother-in-law, Reuben Flood, at the soldier's home in Bennington, Vt. No particulars of his sickness were received, and his death must have been rather sudden, as he was apparently in good health only a short time ago.

Mr. Flood was formerly a resident of this city and will be remembered by the older people. He was past 60 years of age. He served in the civil war having enlisted twice, and had a good army record. Mr. Flood was a printer by trade, and finally drifted into the wandering habit, travelling all over the country in the capacity of what is commonly known to the craft as a "tramp printer." He was a good compositor and had no trouble in securing employment whereever he went. He was a good natured and genial fellow, and there are probably few men who are known in as many newspaper offices as he was. He was a remarkable pedestrian, and a trip from here to Bennington, or even further, had no terrors for him.

He was also a great fisherman and was second to none in his love of the hills and streams. Mr. Flood was a clever and good-hearted man, and he had a bright mind, but his peculiar notions and ways of life prevented him from occupying the place in the world that he otherwise would have done and caused him to be known among his fellows as a "character."

Mr. Flood was never married. He leaves two brothers and four sisters, Luke Flood of Boston, Rufus Flood of Brandon, Vt., Mrs. C.A. Bouchard of this city, Mrs. James Bingham of Charlestown, Mrs. Bradford Sturtevant of Savoy and Mrs. Harry Conrad of New York.

The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau

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