Culver, James Newton
Age: 0, credited to Unknown
Unit(s): 11th NH INF
Service: Co. H, 11th NH INF
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Birth: 03/02/1842, Royalton, VT
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Richford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 134565950
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, payment card
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Hillside Cemetery, Richford, VT
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DEATH OF CAPT. J. N. CULVER
Was Long Tine a Customs Officer and Prominent in G. A. R. Circles.
Richford. June 21. - James Newton Culver died shortly after 7 o'clock last evening of cerebro meningitis following pleuro-pneumonia. The funeral will be held Thursday forenoon at 10 o'clock in the Methodist church, the Rev. W. E. Douglass officiating, and the burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. A combination of Masonic and G. A. R. services will be used. He became ill Sunday afternoon, June 5, and his illness was not thought to be serious for two days, but after that, he suffered severely. Captain and Mrs. Culver had returned home the day previous from attending the marriage of their granddaughter, Miss Lillian C. Young, of Portsmouth, N. H., and Captain Culver was in usual health and fine spirits, having enjoyed his few days' outing immensely.
Captain Culver was a prominent candidate before the recent Grand Army of the Republic encampment at Montpelier for the position of department commander of Vermont, and had he been able to attend would doubtless have been elected. He was a prominent G. A. R. man and had many times attended the national encampment.
Captain Culver was born in Royalton, March 2, 1842, to Miss Frances Currier, who survives him as do also three daughters, Mrs. F. E. Ingraham, of Montpelier, Mrs. Leon G. Young, of Portsmouth, N. H., and Mrs. M. G. Rublee, of this village, and several grandchildren.
He served in the Civil War, enlisting in Co. H, 11th N. H. Vols. After the war he was captain of the Barlow Grays, St. Albans' crack military company and he took the company to Montreal, and also to Ticonderoga. He took great interest in all military and patriotic movements. He was serving his third term as commander of Frontier Post No. 70, G. A. R., of Richford. He was a Mason, and a member of Lafayette Commandery, of St. Albans.
For over 16 years Captain Culver had been a deputy collector and inspector of customs at this port, and he also served about four years under Cleveland's first administration. Prior to his customs service, he was employed in railroad work in various capacities.
Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, June 21, 1910
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.