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Farnham, Lucius Calkins

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 7th WI INF
Service: 7th WI INF

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VITALS

Birth: 08/26/1827, Unknown
Death: 12/11/1906

Burial: St. Johnsbury Center Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 19957014

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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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St. Johnsbury Center Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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Obituary

DEATH OF MR. FARNHAM

ST. JOHNSBURY CENTER --- Lucius Farnham died at his son's, Bert Farnham, on Monday, Dec. 10. He was born in East St. Johnsbury, August 26, 1827. On April 5, 1863, he united in marriage to Miss Lucy Phelps. To them were born three children. The eldest died in '76, aged 11 years. Two sons survive, William of Boston, and Bert who lives in the old home place. There are also three grandchildren. Mrs. Farnham died Oct. 1, 1893.

Mr. Farnham enlisted in the 7th Wisconsin Volunteers and served until he was disabled by a severe bullet wound through the right lung, and because of his unusual courage and vitality, he has lived beyond the allotted time of man. He was a merchant in Wisconsin and St. Johnsbury Center. The most of his life was devoted to family. He went south a year ago, but was taken ill, and has never fully recovered.

He has always taken part in Memorial Day exercises here, until the past year, when because of his health, the charge was given another. Mr. Farnham will be greatly missed in the village and in the home circle. His character was indicated by his last words, "When the roll calls I shall be ready to respond". Those who knew him will know he has gone to be a greater soldier in the high life.

The funeral service was held at his home Thursday afternoon. Rev. Mr. McLaughlin preaching the sermon, after which the Grand Army had charge. The family and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, December 19, 1906

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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