Flanders, Alonzo Buck
Age: 0, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 4th RI INF
Service: Chaplain, 4th RI INF. Episcopalian.
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Birth: 12/06/1828, Chelsea, VT
Burial: Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
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Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, VT
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Alonzo B. Flanders
The Rev. A. B. Flanders was born in Chelsea, Vt., December 6, 1829, and acquired his early education at Exeter, N. H. Having studied for the ministry with Bishop Carleton C. Chase, of this state, he was duly ordained at Claremont, N. H., in June, 1853. For twelve years subsequently he was rector of St. Paul's church at Wickford, R. I. Enlisting in the Fourth Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry, at the outbreak of the Civil War, he served as chaplain at the front for two years, during which time he was twice stricken with malarial fever. The second attack was so severe that his life was only saved by the devotion of his wife, who bravely made her way through the lines and nursed him back to health. After his return home, on the advice of his physician, he went to Vermont, in the hope of benefiting his health by a stay in the mountains. I" December. 1868, he settled in Chester. Vt., where he afterward founded St. Luke's church, of which he was rector for fifteen years. Then, after a short residence at White River Junction. Vt.. he moved to St. Albans. At his death, which took place in April, 1898, he was one of the oldest and most highly esteemed ministers of Vermont. His degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred on him by Vermont University. He was a member of the standing committee of the diocese, an examining chaplain, and served as delegate to the General Convention several times.
Rev. A. B. Flanders married Sarah A. Ide, who was born in Windsor, Vt., a daughter of Simeon Ide.
Source: John Scales, History of Strafford County New Hampshire, (Richmond-Aronld Pub. Co., Chicago, 1914), pp. 560-561.
Rev. A.B. Flanders Dead.
Rev. Alonzo Buck Flanders, D.D., died at St. Luke's rectory, St. Albans, Wednesday morning, after an illness of less than a week's duration.
Rev. Dr. Flanders was born in Chester, on Decmeber 6, 1829. He graduated from Brown university, after which he studied for the ministry and was ordained priest in 1853 by Rt. Rev. Carlton Chase of New Hampshire, and took charge of Trinity church at Cornish, N.H., from which place he went to Wilford, R.I., where he remained until the war broke out when he acted as chaplain in the 4th R.I. Infantry until he was obliged to resign on account of ill health. From Rhode Island he returned to New Hampshire, being in charge of the parish at Hanover.
In 1868 he came to Vermont as rector of St. Luke's church, Chester, at which place he remained until 1882, when he was appointed missionary at Trinity church, White River Junction, from which place he went to St. Albans.
The funeral was held Thursday afternoonat 2 o'clock, Rt. Rev. A. C. A. Hall officiating, with enterment at Claremont, N.H.
Source: Bellows Falls Times, April 9, 1899
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.