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Sharkey, Charles


Age: 21, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 19th MA INF, 4th US ARTY
Service: enl, Lawrence, MA, 8/5/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. F, 19th MA INF, 8/28/61, m/o 10/19/62 to enl 10/19/62, Pvt, Co. A, 4th US ARTY, reen 2/1/64, m/o 2/1/67

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Birth: 07/06/1837, Highgate, VT
Death: 08/07/1915

Burial: Hope Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: 433
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 95591186


Alias?: Chartier, Charles
Pension?: Yes, 2/3/1882, MA; widow Adeline, 8/25/1915, MA (known as Charles Chartier)
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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Hope Cemetery, Barre, VT

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Charles Sharkey, a veteran of the war between the states, and a former carrier of the United States mail passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Brassaw, at Winter Hill, Mass. Saturday morning, news of Mr. Sharkey's demise having been received here in a telegram yesterday., Accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Brassaw, their daughter Bessie, and Mrs. Sharkey, the remains will arrive in this city over the M. & W. Railroad late this afternoon. Funeral services will be held at Hooker & Co's mortuary chapel in the Blanchard building Tuesday forenoon at 10 o'clock, Rev. J. B. Reardon of the Universalist church officiating. The burial will be in Hope Cemetery. Comrades of Mr. Sharkey in R. B. Crandall Post, G.A.R. John T. Averill, O. C. Willey, George Beckley, and Joseph Thomas, will act as bearers.

Mr. Sharkey. with his wife, moved to Winter Hill in January 1914. Sometime prior to their removal, the former sustained a bad fall and had been in failing health ever since. Death was finally due to hardening of the arteries. The demise of Mr. Sharkey removes a figure long familiar in Barre. For nearly ten years he carried the mail between the post office and the stations and did a trucking business over a longer period.

He was born in Highgate July 6, 1837, and his marriage to Adeline Johdro took place in Holland Dec. 13, 1865. Soon after they came to Barre to live. Of the veterans army record, much might be said. Among his comrades, he had a reputation for being a fearless soldier, and it was a saying among his acquaintances that few survivors of the Civil War saw more fighting than Mr. Sharkey. He was a member of a Massachusetts Artillery regiment that bore the brunt of some of the sharpest fighting at Gettysburg.

For many years, Mr. Sharkey was a loyal member of Crandall Post, G.A.R. Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Earl Freeman of Richmond, who came to this city today to make arrangements for the funeral, and Mrs. Brassaw, with whom he had lately resided. Surviving also are two sons, Charles Sharkey Jr., of Detroit, Mich., and Fred W. Sharkey of New York City.

Source: Barre Daily Times, August 9, 1915


We wish to thank the members of R. B. Crandall Post, G.A.R., and the ladies auxiliary, and other friends, for their kindness, generous assistance, and expressions of sympathy shown in our late bereavement.

Mrs. Charles Sharkey
Mr. and Mrs. Carl T. Freeman,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Sharkey jr.
Mr. and Mrs. William Brassaw
Mr. and Mrs, Fred Sharkey.

Source: Barre Daily Times, August 10, 1915
Courtesy of Deanna French

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