Pierce, Albert R.
Age: 24, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 3rd MN INF
Service: enl 3 Oct 1861, Pvt, Co. G, 3rd MN INF
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Birth: 02/16/1837, Vermont
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Suffield, CT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 45764106
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Woodlawn Cemetery, Suffield, CT
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ALBERT R. PIERCE OF SUFFIELD DEAD;
Albert R. Pierce, a native of West Townshend, died Thursday morning at his home in Suffield, Conn., after a sickness of three months. Mr. Pierce was born Feb. 16, 1837, and was the last survivor of a family of seven children born to Natan and Anna Burnap Pierce.
When a young man he went to Minnesota, where he enlisted in the U. S. Service, Co. G., 3d regiment, Minnesota, Infantry, Oct. 3, 1861, and served during the four years, until he was honorably discharged Sept. 2, 1865, by reason of the close of the war.
He became a merchant after the war, in his native town, and married Eliza S. Phelps, daughter of the late Judge James Houghton, in 1875. The family moved to Suffield in 1884, and he became a raiser of small fruits and garden trucks.
Mr. Pierce transferred his membership from the West Townshend Church, which he joined as a youth, to the First Congregational Church of Suffield in 1884, and at different times served as clerk, deacon, and treasurer. He took an interest in the welfare of the town, and the improvement of the community.
He leaves his wife, and son, James Phelps Pierce, who live in Sheffield, his daughter Mrs. Lilian Mead, of Springfield, his son Charles A. Pierce, assistant cashier of the Chicopee National Bank of Springfield, and four grandsons, all living in Springfield.
Source: Brattleboro Daily Reformer, April 3, 1920
Courtesy of Deanna French