Age: 0, credited to Chelsea, VT
Service: Flag and/or GAR Marker, unit not listed
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Birth: 1842, Unknown
Burial: Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 133415391
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
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DIED VERY SUDDENLY
CHELSEA, MARCH 9 -- The community was greatly shocked to learn that Benson Sanborn had died suddenly, at about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. He had been to the village twice during the forenoon and was feeling in his usual good health and spirit, and went to the barn soon after the noon hour to harness the horse preparatory to taking his wife for a ride. The son, Roy, who was working in the barn had occasion to step to the door, and saw his father lying in the snow in the barnyard, and hurried to his aid, and as he reached his side the prostrate man said, "I'm dying", whereupon the son ran to a nearby neighbor for help, and to summon a physician. Upon his return, which was only a few moments later, Mr. Sanborn was dead.
Mr. Sanborn was the youngest of a large family of children, only two survive him, who are Edwin Sanborn of this town, and Orrin Sanborn of Plainfield. Mr. Sanborn was one of Chelsea's most enterprising and prosperous farmers; was sixty-eight years old, and a most highly respected citizen. He is survived by a widow, and two sons, Roy and Ralph, both of whom live at home.
The funeral will take place from the Methodist Church, of which denomination the deceased was a staunch member, and it is expected that the Tev Mr. Allen, a former pastor, will officiate. The stricken family have the deep sympathy of the entire townspeople and a wide circle of friends.
Source: Barre Daily Times, March 9, 1909
Courtesy of Deanna French