Safford, Alfred Greeley
Age: 0, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): US Military Telegraph Corps
Service: US Military Telegraph Corps, Department of the South, Grant's headquarters [College: UVM 63]
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Birth: 08/17/1844, St. Albans, VT
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 23756707
Alias?: None noted
College?: UVM 63
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
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Death of Alfred G. Safford
News is received here of the death of Alfred Greeley Safford which occurred last night at Doctor Clark's Sanatorium in Burlington. The body will be brought here and the funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Marshall mason, of North Main st., Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Mr. Safford was born in st. Albans August 17, 1844, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chellis Fay Safford. At the age of 15 years he entered the University of Vermont, Burlington, remaining three years, when he enlisted in the service of his country in the Civil War with the telegraph corps. He returned to St. Albans after three years' service and studied law in the office of Jasper Rand. He became of law partner with H.J. Hill, but in the fall of 1882 went to Burlington to practice his profession. He then went to Washington as a lawyer for the interstate commerce commission, but on account of ill health removed to Salt Lake City. He returned to St. Albans in 1902 and for the past four years had been at the Clark Sanatorium. Mr. Safford married Frances A. Hoyt, December 7, 1869 in St. Albans. They had three children, Romeo, who died, Mrs. David Hart, of Salt Lake City, and Phillip Greeley Safford, of St. Louis, Mo. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Marshall Mason, Mrs. Daniel Butcher, and Mrs. H.S. Lewis, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. E. F. Lucas, of this city. Mr. Safford was admitted to the Franklin county bar at the September term in 1867, and was a state senator from Franklin county in 1880. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity.
To Attend Mr. Safford's Funeral
The Messenger is requested to say that members of the Franklin county bar are asked to meet at the court house Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock for the purpose of attending the funeral of Alfred G. Safford.
Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, July 3, 1907
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau