Morse, Francis A.
Age: 28, credited to Peacham, VT
Unit(s): 13th MA INF
Service: enl, East Boston, 8/18/62, m/i, Co. H, 13th MA INF, 8/19/62, m/o 8/1/64
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Birth: 06/03/1833, Peacham, VT
Burial: Floral Hill Cemetery, Neponset, IL
Marker/Plot: No_Marker; BLock 7, Lot 10
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/21/1890, IL; widow May, 12/17/1902
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: There is a stone in the family plot, but this solder's name is not inscribed on it.
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Floral Hill Cemetery, Neponset, IL
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SERVICES HELD SUNDAY.
Frank A. Morse Laid to Rest in Floral Hill Cemetery.
One by one as the years roll on The Messenger is called upon to fulfill its last sad duties of respect to veterans of the civil war. The march of another comrade is over and he lies down after it in the house appointed for all the living. Frank A. Morse, who died suddenly Friday Morning, Nov. 7, was one of Neponset('s) well known citizens and the large concourse of people in attendance at the funeral services Sunday afternoon testified to the respect in which he was honored by Neponset residents. Mr. Morse came to Neponset in 1874 and has resided here since that time. He was born in Peacham, Vt., July 12, 1833. The earlier years of his life were spent in his native state. For some years he was engaged in the fish and produce commission business in Boston, Mass. On August 18, 1862 he enlisted in Company H, 13th Massachusetts regiment and after serving three years in the civil war returned to Peacham, Vt. where he remained a short time. Afterwards a few years he spent in the pineries of Michigan and he shortly came to Neponset where there was a number of residents from his native town then living. Mr. Morse then was employed by his brother, Lucius Morse, in the implement business for twelve years and then went into the restaurant business in which he was engaged until his death. On Nov. 27th, 1880 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Young, who now mourns the loss of a faithful companion and a true-hearted husband.
The funeral services were held at the late residence of the deceased at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. Robertson delivered the funeral sermon and the exercises at the grave were conducted by the local G. A. R., which was assisted by the members of the Hewanee Post. Representatives of the Spanish-American War Veterans fired the salutes over the grave. The body was laid to rest besides the remains of the deceased's brother, Lucius, in Floral Hill cemetery there to await the great review before the Supreme Commander of (the) Universe in the Camp Beyond.
Neponset Messenger, Nov. 14, 1902, Page One.
Courtesy of Jutta Scott, Peacham Historical Association