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Aseltyne, Alanson M.

Age: 24, credited to Swanton, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. F, 10th VT INF, wdd, Orange Grove (Mine Run), 11/27/63, pr CPL 1/1/64, m/o 6/22/65

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Birth: 02/16/1838, Swanton, VT
Death: 09/1908

Burial: Westfield Association Cemetery, Westfield, 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?: Murphey
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: 10th Vt. History off-site

2nd Great Grandfather of Joan Murphey, Chicago, IL

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Westfield Association Cemetery, Westfield, VT

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Alanson M. Aseltyne died a this home in west Derby September 2, of kidney and liver trouble. The funeral was held on Friday and the body was brought to the cemetery here for burial by the side of his first wife, who died in 1891. The services at the grave were conducted by by Chaplain M.W. Farnam and the choir sang “All the Way My Saviour Leads Me.” The body was accompanied here by the widow, the two sons, Albert and Azro of Enosburg Falls with their wives and a daughter and son, George Goddard and Homer Goodrich of New Hampshire and by four veterans who acted as bearers and Mr. Green, the undertaker. There were present also a number of relatives and old friends of the deceased who resided here and at Troy. The funeral party stopped to lunch with Mrs. W.S. Trumpass, who was a niece of the deceased. Mr. Aseltyne was a native of Swanton and born years ago. He was a veteran of the Civil war. He came to Westfield with his family in the early seventies. After the death of his wife, which occurred in 1891, he moved to West Derby. His first wife was Esther Traver,and his second wife, who survives him, was the sister of the late Presiding Elder Truax. For years he was the efficient janitor of the Methodist church here. He was a strong man physically and performed much hard labor. He was a kind hearted man and a good friend.

St. Johnsbury Caledonian-Record, Nov. 2, 1922
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.