Flint, Francis Schuyler
Age: 18, credited to Strafford, VT
Unit(s): 2nd MN LARTY
Service: enl 14 Jan 1862, Pvt, 2nd Btry MN LARTY
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Birth: 01/01/1846, Strafford, VT
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Royalton, MN
Marker/Plot: 217 C 6
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 39844801
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Riverside Cemetery, Royalton, MN
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Francis S. Flint, at and one time a resident of this county, died suddenly last Friday at 11 0'clock, while sitting in his chair in the Post Office at that place, death being due to heart disease. Deceased had suffered a stroke of the same disease about a year ago, but recovered, and was feeling fine up to the time of his demise. Although his relatives had expected that his death would come without forewarning, it came as a sudden blow to them, as, at first, they thought he was sleeping in his chair, but when they went to awake him they saw that he was sleeping the sleep of death.
Francis S. Flint was born in Vermont Jan. 1, 1847, early moving to Langola, Minn., where he spent his boyhood days. At the age of 16 years he enlisted in the Second Minnesota Light Artillery, fighting through the war in the same company as Lyman Ayers, Newbury Briggs, and James Green, who are still living, and Fordis Avery and Henry Hill, deceased. He was taken prisoner at one time by Capt. Forrest, but was afterwards exchanged.
At the close of the war he returned to Langola, where, with Newbury Briggs, he leased a farm. In the fall of 1870 he took a homestead in Swan River, where he lived for several years as a neighbor to Dura Corbin, during which time he served a term of County Commissioner from the district. He again moved back to Langola, and some years moved to Rice, where he was appointed to, and held the office of postmaster during the past eight years.
Mr. Flint was an honest and upright man, and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the G.A.R.
Deceased is survived by his wife and ten children, the youngest being a son 14 years of age. They have the sympathy of a host of friends.
The funeral was held at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the M. E. Church, Rev. Blackhurst of Royalton officiating. Dura Corbin and Newbury Briggs, of this city, and Lyman Ayers of Belle Prairie attended the funeral, which was largely attended.
Source: Little Falls Herald (MN), Oct. 30, 1908
Courtesy of Deanna French