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Gravelin, Francis

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 2nd NH INF, 36th MA INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, Portsmouth, NH; m/i 6/1/61, Pvt, Co. G, 2nd NH INF, m/o 10/11/62, Alexandria, VA; enl & m/i 1/2/64, Co. A, 21st MA INF, tr to Co. K, 36th MA INF 10/21/64, wdd 4/5/65, Petersburg, VA, dis/wds 6/20/65 1865

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VITALS

Birth: 12/10/1840, Montpelier, VT
Death: 02/12/1906

Burial: St. Augustine Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

St. Augustine Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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Obituary

Montpelier Evening Argus
Feb. 13, 1906

FRANCIS GRAVELIN DEAD

War Veteran Passes Away
Suddenly on Monday.

Francis Gravelin, aged 66 years, died at his rooms on East State street at 4:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The doctor's certificate filed this morning stated that death was due to heart failure. The deceased had been in failing health for the past six weeks but was about the streets and house as usual most of the time until Friday night, when he was taken worse and obliged to take the bed and since then until the time of his demise he has been cared for by a nurse.

The deceased was born in this city December 10, 1840 and was one of a large family of children of Frances and Catherine (Hamel) Gravelin. He was born in a house near the State House. He resided in this city until the early part of 1861. The Civil War broke out in that year and he was one of the first to enlist. He was mustered into service in the 2nd New Hampshire regiment, Co. G, infantry. He served as a good soldier in this company and later in other companies for a period of three years until he received a bullet through one lung, which made him totally unfit for further service for his country. He laid in the hospital for many weeks hovering between life and death but finally recovered sufficiently to be discharged. Since the war he has spent most of his time in this city and has worked at various trades.

In 1867 he married Miss Rosalee Crapeau and eleven children have been born to them, four are dead. He is survived by his wife, who resides at the home of Arthur Gravelin in Barre, and seven children, Mrs. Rose Graveline, Kate Gravelin, Rose Gould, of Bethel, Frank Gravelin, of Gardiner, Mass., Arthur and John Gravelin, Mrs. George Troupe and Mrs. William Holden of Barre. He is also survived by one brother, Henry Gravelin of Ashburnham, Mass., and five sisters, Mrs. John Magester, Mrs. Clement Johnson and Mrs. Aughtney Shambo of this city, and Mrs. Frank Chilley and Mrs. Rose Gravelin, of Ashburnham, Mass.

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau

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