Archer, Lucian J.
Age: 19, credited to Pittsfield, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. H, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63
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Birth: 09/23/1843, Mount Holly, VT
Burial: Cook-Hulett Cemetery, Danby, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: John Arsenault
Findagrave Memorial #: 61667080
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Lucian J. Archer
Lucian John Archer, born Mt. Holly, Vermont 23 Sept. 1843, son of John & Eveline M. (Earle) Archer of East Wallingford, Vt.
Lucian was of 'Mt. Holly,' when he m. (by Rev. J. P. Farrar of E. Wallingford), in Mt. Holly 11 Sept. 1871, Miss Maria A. Millard of Danby. He was born near the Wallingford line and so his youth was connected with the life of that village, although he had lived many years in Danby. When but a lad of 19 he responded to the call for volunteers early in the Civil War, and enlisted on 5 Sept. 1862. At first he served nine months and came home in July 1863. He then re-enlisted, this time into Co. "H", 14th Regiment under Capt. W. C. Dunton, and went to Washington, from there into Virginia into the 2d Vt. Brigade. He was put into the reserve army corps to guard Washington and the outside picket line up to the 25th day of June 1864; then transferred to the 1st army corps. They started north from Union Mills, Va. to Gettysburg. They afterward followed Lee's army toward Williamsburg. Lucian fell ill on that journey and was sent to New York where typhoid fever developed. He was sent home where he suffered from the fever for a long six weeks. When the 1870 census was taken he was working as a farm laborer in Afton, Illinois for Dana and Martha (Bent) Earle and family. Lucian had one son who died many years ago at the age of 13 years. His wife died at their home in Danby of consumption in 1908, where nearly all their life had been spent. He married 2nd in Danby, 28 Jan. 1914 Mrs. Electra "Electa" (Baker) Harrington, (b. Wallingford, Vt. 12 June 1844, dau. of Benjamin & Philomena (Patch) Baker). Electa d. a widow in Danby, from acute indigestion suffered four days, complicated with chronic valvular disease of the heart in Danby, 14 June 1918 (age 74 yrs. 0 mos. 2 days). He was never well after the war, but he kept up his spirits and work as best he could. He was helped out by his neighbors and friends, who held him in high esteem. Some few years before his death, Lucian suffered a severe attack of pneumonia which left him in feeble health. He was a rare storyteller. One could listen to him and never tire. Lucian d. at Danby Four Corners of heart trouble, Tuesday, 1 Jan., 1916 (age 72). From his obituary: It is a great loss when our aged boys in blue pass from us. Their memories hold mines of wealth if the young but knew it. On a pleasant day in early September some four years before his death, relatives seated themselves in the pleasant living room in the home of Mr. & Mrs. Russell B. Archer in East Wallingford. It was a time of sadness. Death had claimed the second brother. Lucian Archer had come from his home in Danby to attend the funeral and family were asked to write the brother's obituary and get the facts mainly from Mr. Archer. He kingly gave an hour of his limited time. At that time he gave the facts of his own life as well. At first he came from a large family, the father and mother, three living sons and six living daughters besides the three little graves. One by one they have gone until now there are but two sisters, both widowed, and the youngest son, R. B. Archer.
Contributed by Linda M. Welch.
Source: Rutland Daily Herald, Jan. 8, 1916:
Danby Four Corners - Lucian J. Archer died of heart failure Tuesday morning after a short illness. He was born in Mount Holly September 18, 1843. He served in the Civil war nine months and soon after married Miss Maria Millard. They had one son, who died at the age of 13. Mrs. Archer died eight years ago with consumption after a long illness. Two years ago Mr. Archer married Mrs. Electa Harrington, who survives. He also leaves a brother, Russell Archer of East Wallingford and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Cutter of Springfield, Mass., and Mrs. Alice Allard of East Wallingford. The funeral was held at his late residence in "Little Village" Thursday. Rev. W.A. McIntire officiated. The bearers were Gary Harrington, Paul M. Hulett, Richard M. Hulett and Sylvester H. Harrington. The burial was in "Little Village" cemetery. Those who attended services from out of town were Mr. And Mrs. Russell Archer and Mrs. Ellen Allard of East Wallingford, George Maxham, Mr. And Mrs. Lewis Wideawake and Mrs. Cyrus P. Taylor of South Wallingford and Mrs. Roy Leonard of Rutland.
Contributed by Jennifer Snoots.