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Town, Edwin C.

Age: 0, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 3rd BTLN MO CAV
Service: Pvt, Co. C, 3rd Btln, MO Cavalry (CSA)

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Birth: 02/20/1837, Stowe, VT
Death: 03/22/1937

Burial: Akers Cemetery, Sherman, TX
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 67267385
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Annie (Confed.)
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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Akers Cemetery, Sherman, TX
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Sherman Daily Democrat: March 23, 1922, p. 5

E.C. Town, Former Resident of Grayson Dies at Rio Vista

E.C. Town, 85 years of age, and a former resident of Sherman, died at his home in Rio Vista, Texas, Wednesday morning at 9:40 o'clock, and the body was brought to this city Thursday for burial.

Mr. Town was born in Vermont in 1837, moving to Missouri where he joined the Confederate Army. After the war he moved to Texas, living in Grayson County till 1873. During his residence here he was married (2/22/1869) to Miss Annie Akers, sister of Jim Akers and J. M. Akers of Sherman, Mrs. O. J. Howard of Luella, Mrs. J. M. Davis of Howe, Mrs. W. O. Fuller of Fayetteville, Ark., Miss Mary Akers of Akers Chapel, and W. F. Akers of Dallas. In 1873 he and his wife moved to Johnson County, Texas, where they resided till his death.

Funeral services took place Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the Stewart M. Scott Undertaking parlors, conducted by Rev. L.S. White of Walnut Street Church of Christ. Interment was in Akers cemetery, south of the city.

He is survived by his wife.

Submitted by Deanna French.

Webmaster's notes: The only Edwin Town in Missouri rosters served as a Pvt, Co. C, 3rd Btln, MO Cavalry. His widow, Mrs. A(nnie) E(lizabeth) Town, Johnson County, RD. 1, Rio Vista, Texas, applied for a Confederate widow's pension 2/28/1930, and received a pension from 1 Oct 1930 until her heath on 20 July 1935. A previous penson application, in July 1923, was rejected.