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Durkee, John

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 28, credited to Tunbridge, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/22/62, m/i, Pvt, Co. D, 12 VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1834, Tunbridge, VT
Death: 1917

Burial: Durkee Cemetery, Tunbridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 61236792

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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Durkee Cemetery, Tunbridge, VT

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Obituary

Dr. John Durkee had lived in this town for nearly all his life

Dr. John Durkee, a nearly a life long resident, died Monday forenoon at his home in North village, of a general decline, at the advanced age of 83. He had been quite feeble for some months, yet able to take auto rides two or three weeks since.

He was born in Tunbridge Jan. 2, 1834, son of Roswell and Nancy (Whitney) Durkee. He practiced medicine for many years, both begore, and after his army service, in Co. D., 12th Vermont Volunteers.

He was a charter member to Post No. 21, and constant attendant until feeble health prevented. He served several years as superintendent of public schools, and very acceptably. He was a Universalist, and the funeral was held from that church on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Mr. Harvey from Bethel. Sons of Veterans acted as pallbearers, the impressive ritual of the Grand Army was presented at the grave in Durkee Cemetery. Nearly all the few members of the local Post , and two others were present, including two brothers.

He is survived by a widow, who was Mary J. Belknap, a son William who resides in Kansas, a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Allen, at the old homestead, and seven grandchildren. The golden wedding anniversary, was fittingly observed in 1900.

Source: Barre Daily Times, Sept. 22, 1917
Courtesy of Deanna French

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