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Steele, Hiram Roswell


Age: 20, credited to Derby, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF, USV
Service: comn CPT, Co. K, 10th VT INF, 8/12/62 (8/30/62), pr CPT & CS, USV, 5/18/64, Bvt MAJ, USV, 12/19/65 for faithful service, wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/12/64, m/o 1/14/66

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Birth: 07/10/1842, Stanstead, PQ, Canada
Death: 1929

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, NJ
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dianne Delitto
Findagrave Memorial #: 116064004


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: haynes, MOLLUS
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: more off-site


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Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, NJ

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Daily Death Roll
Death Claims Hiram R. Steele, Veteran Jurist

Judge Hiram R. Steele, 88, a widely known jurist, who since 1898 spent his Summers at his home in Park avenue, South Plainfield, died yesterday at his winter home, 33 Monroe place, Brooklyn, from informaties of age. Funeral services will be held there at 11 a.m. tomorrow with burial in Hillside Cemetery, this city, at 1 p.m.

Judge Steele was born in Stanstead, Quebec, where he spent his early life. He enlisted in the Civil War and served as a major in the 10th Vermont Regiment. He took part in many of the important engagements throughout the war.

Later he practiced law and was a judge in Louisiana and also served as Attorney-General of the State during the reconstruction period. Afterwards he removed to Booklyn, where he lived for many years. Just prior to 1898 he built an attractive home here which he occupied every Summer. In point of service he was the oldest director of the New York Life Insurance Company. He was a Mason and affiliated with other fraternal and civic organizations.

Surviving are three sons, Porter Steele and Roswell H. Steele of Brooklyn and Charles M. Steele, who occupies the Park avenue residence and two granddaughters, Elizabeth H. and Polly Steele, daughters of Charles M. Steele.

Source: The Courier-News (Bridgewater, NJ), 22 Nov 1929

Courtesy of Deanna French

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