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Foster, Charles W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 3rd MO CAV
Service: 3rd MO CAV

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VITALS

Birth: 08/09/1840, Wisconsin
Death: 05/20/1914

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

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

MORE INFORMATION

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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BURIAL:

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Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT

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Obituary

Efforts to locate relatives of Charles W. Foster, the Civil war veteran who died at City hospital Wednesday morning, were successful this forenoon when the authorities got in touch with Mrs. Foster, who is living in Burlington. Mrs. Foster preferred that the remains of her husband be not brought to Burlington for burial beside the body of their daughter, so it is likely that the interment will be made here. The funeral will be held from Badger & Co.'s undertaking rooms in the Morse block Friday afternoon at 2. It is expected delegations from the Grand Army of the Republic and the carpenters' and joiners' union, with which the deceased was affiliated, will attend the services and escort the remains to Hope cemetery.

Source: Barre Times, May 20, 1914

A communication was received at the police office last evening from the chief of police of Barre to the effect that a man named Charles W. Foster had just died there and that he had a wife living in Burlington, it was thought. She was said to be living on North avenue in 1911. The police department made a search for the woman but was unable to find her or get any trace of her. The man who died in Barre was a soldier and pensioner of the Civil war. His funeral will be held at Barre today.

Source: Burlington Free Press, May 20, 1914

Through the efforts of the commander and other comrades of R.B. Crandall post, the remains of Charles W. Foster, the aged veteran whose death occurred Wednesday morning, will be interred in the Grand Army plot, so-called, at Elmwood cemetery. It had been the original plan to have the burial at Hope cemetery, but when the fact that Mr. Foster was a soldier in the Civil war came to the notice of the post officials, the arrangements were immediately changed. According to the plans made this forenoon, the remains were to be taken this afternoon to Elmwood by an escort of veterans. The Grand Army ritual was to be used at the grave.

Source: Barre Times, May 22, 1914

CHARLES W. FOSTER's FUNERAL.

Was Held From Undertaking Rooms and Burial Was at Elmwood.

An escort of Grand Army veterans from R. B. Crandall post gathered at Badger & Co.s mortuary chapel on North main street yesterday afternoon to pay their last respects to Comrade Charles W. Foster, himself a veteran of the Rebellion, who passed away Wednesday morning after a prolonged period of ill health. Rev. E.F. Newell, pastor of the Hedding Methodist church, to which the deceased belonged, had charge of the funeral services at the chapel. While the G.A.R. reputation preceded the remains in cabs, a delegation from Barre local, No. 481, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, with which Mr. Foster was also associated, marched beside the hearse. The bearers were Thomas Laurie, a long-tine friend of the deceased, William Speare, a neighbor, Edward Philbrick and E. E. Anderson, members of the union. At Elmwood cemetery, the Grand Army ritual for committal was read by one of the veterans and the remains were interred in the Grand Army plot.

Source: Barre Times, May 23, 1914
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

Obituary

Efforts to locate relatives of Charles W. Foster, the Civil war veteran who died at City hospital Wednesday morning, were successful this forenoon when the authorities got in touch with Mrs. Foster, who is living in Burlington. Mrs. Foster preferred that the remains of her husband be not brought to Burlington for burial beside the body of their daughter, so it is likely that the interment will be made here. The funeral will be held from Badger & Co.'s undertaking rooms in the Morse block Friday afternoon at 2. It is expected delegations from the Grand Army of the Republic and the carpenters' and joiners' union, with which the deceased was affiliated, will attend the services and escort the remains to Hope cemetery.

Source: Barre Times, May 20, 1914

A communication was received at the police office last evening from the chief of police of Barre to the effect that a man named Charles W. Foster had just died there and that he had a wife living in Burlington, it was thought. She was said to be living on North avenue in 1911. The police department made a search for the woman but was unable to find her or get any trace of her. The man who died in Barre was a soldier and pensioner of the Civil war. His funeral will be held at Barre today.

Source: Burlington Free Press, May 20, 1914

Through the efforts of the commander and other comrades of R.B. Crandall post, the remains of Charles W. Foster, the aged veteran whose death occurred Wednesday morning, will be interred in the Grand Army plot, so-called, at Elmwood cemetery. It had been the original plan to have the burial at Hope cemetery, but when the fact that Mr. Foster was a soldier in the Civil war came to the notice of the post officials, the arrangements were immediately changed. According to the plans made this forenoon, the remains were to be taken this afternoon to Elmwood by an escort of veterans. The Grand Army ritual was to be used at the grave.

Source: Barre Times, May 22, 1914

CHARLES W. FOSTER's FUNERAL.

Was Held From Undertaking Rooms and Burial Was at Elmwood.

An escort of Grand Army veterans from R. B. Crandall post gathered at Badger & Co.s mortuary chapel on North main street yesterday afternoon to pay their last respects to Comrade Charles W. Foster, himself a veteran of the Rebellion, who passed away Wednesday morning after a prolonged period of ill health. Rev. E.F. Newell, pastor of the Hedding Methodist church, to which the deceased belonged, had charge of the funeral services at the chapel. While the G.A.R. reputation preceded the remains in cabs, a delegation from Barre local, No. 481, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, with which Mr. Foster was also associated, marched beside the hearse. The bearers were Thomas Laurie, a long-tine friend of the deceased, William Speare, a neighbor, Edward Philbrick and E. E. Anderson, members of the union. At Elmwood cemetery, the Grand Army ritual for committal was read by one of the veterans and the remains were interred in the Grand Army plot.

Source: Barre Times, May 23, 1914
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.



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