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McClure, Charles


Age: 21, credited to Sheldon, VT
Unit(s): 58th MA INF
Service: enl 5/13/64, 58th MA INF, dsrtd 9/21/64, from hospital in Readville, MA

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Birth: abt 1843, Unknown
Death: 10/23/1921

Burial: East Main Street Cemetery, Newport, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


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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East Main Street Cemetery, Newport, VT

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Surrounded by sorrowing and loving friends, Elder Charles McClure was laid to rest in the family lot of the Main Street cemetery Wednesday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the Advent church, Rev. E. H. Timberlake of Auburn, Me., assisted by Elder Pender, of Morrisville, being the officiating clergyman. The bearers were two sons, and two grandsons, of the deceased.


Charles McClure was born in Highgate, March 25, 1844, and was 77 years old. His parents were Nathaniel and Annetta Mitchell, both of Highgate. In 1863 he married Caroline Elizabeth Smith, of Sheldon, who survives him. Six children were born to them, three of whom are now living; John C., of this city, Edwin McClure, of orleans, and Mrs. Edith Magoon, of Washburn, Me. There are also five grandchildren:; Miss Elizabeth Magoon, of Washburn, Me., Charles McClure of, Worcester, Mass., Derwood and Rupert Mooney, of Newport, and one great grandson, Gerald, of Worcester.

Mr. McClure was ordained an Advent minister 45 years ago, and has been pastorates in Brome, North Hatley, Ways Mills, Scottstown, Coaticook, and South Barnston in Canada; North Troy, Newport Center and Highgate in Vermont, and in Worcester and Athol Mass., and Manchester, N.H.

Early in life he learned the carpenter trade, and coming to Newport 33 years ago he established a business as contractor and builder, and during these years he built the Advent Church, and 45 houses in West Derby and Newport, and many in Worcester during a few years residence there.

Elder McClure was a man who enjoyed the esteem and confidence of the businessmen of this section. All respects his honesty of purpose, his business sagacity, his high ideals, faithful christian life. To the large circle of friends who mourn him his character needs no embellishment.

Source: Caledonian Record, Oct. 27, 1921
Courtesy of Deanna French

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