Allen, Samuel J.
Age: 22, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/23/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. A, 1st VT CAV, dis/dsb 7/28/62
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Birth: 04/13/1838, Saint-Anglass?, Canada East
Burial: Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 42112529
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/14/1863
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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OBITUARY Samuel J. Allen
Samuel J. Allen, 88, a long-time resident of Vergennes, died Saturday at the residence of Charles E. Stebbins, where he had made his home for many years. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the United church, the Rev. W. D. Hall, pastor, conducting the services. The bearers were Dr. C. H. Cole, H. W. Adams, George Ruscoe, Paul Yattaw, Frank Moorby and Alfred Blair, all members of Vergennes post, American Legion. Burial was in Prospect cemetery.
Mr. Allen was born in East St. Andrew, Canada April 13, 1838. In Canada he served an apprenticeship of three years at the trade of baker. Shortly after he came to Vergennes and took up the trade of painter and paper hanger, and for years was employed by Arthur B. Taber. He was also employed for a time at the horse nail works, and at one time conducted a market, where Ruscoe's barber shop now is. He had of late years led a retired life. He was in the enjoyment of excellent health up to a few weeks ago, when he fell ill with an attack of shingles in the head. From this he suffered greatly, being for considerable of the time delirious. Owing to his advanced age no progress could be made in staying the disease and death was a welcome release.
Mr. Allen was twice married. His first wife was Miss Rose Cutler of Mineville. Ten years after her death he married Mrs. Sarah Gringas, who died about twenty years ago. The nearest surviving relative is a nephew living in Canada. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in the Vermont cavalry. He was a member of Dorchester lodge, No. 1, F. and A. M., and of Jerusalem chapter, R. A. M. He was one of the few surviving members of Ethan Allen post, G.A.R.
Source: Vergennes Enterprise and Vermonter, May 13, 1926
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.