Bailey, Lyman P.
Age: 20, credited to Townshend, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. D, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: 07/26/1842, Newfane, VT
Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Emily Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 89279804
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, VT
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Lyman P. Bailey
Former Long-Time Postmaster Dies of
hardening of the Arteries
Lyman P. Bailey, 76, a Civil War veteran and formerly for a long time postmaster of this town, died in his home about 8.30 o'clock Wednesday morning of hardening of the arteries, with which he had been afflicted several years, especially the past two years. The disease had begun to manifest itself before Mr. Bailey retired from the postmastership over four years ago.
Mr. Bailey was born in Newfane July 26, 1842, one of the three children of Royal S. and Maria (Haywood) Bailey. He enlisted in Townshend Aug. 29, 1862, and was a private in Company D, 16th Vermont Volunteers. He was wounded in the battle of Gettysburg July 3, 1863, and was honorably discharged from the service Aug. 10, 1863, at Brattleboro.
He married in Townshend Miss Frances H. Simpson, and to them, two children were born, Minnie, who died in infancy, and Bessie, wife of Harry W. Cobb of Lexington, Mass. On Jan. 26, 1871, Mr. Bailey married Miss Frances Pierce of East Putney, and their two children are Herbert L. Bailey of this village and Roy W. Bailey of Bristol, Conn.
In 1871 Mr. Bailey moved to this town, to the farm now occupied by F. L. Parmelee on the Westminster West road. Later he moved to what is now called the Tift place in East Putney and afterward bought the stage route between this village and the railroad station. From here he and M. B. Kelley went to Bellows Falls and engaged in the grocery business. Mr. Bailey afterwards became proprietor of the stage route here, which he conducted until a short time before he was appointed postmaster.
For 17 years Mr. Bailey was postmaster, until March 15, 1914. In that time the office increased rapidly in receipts and was changed from a fourth class to a third class office. He had no regular business since leaving the office.
Besides his wife and three children Mr. Bailey leaves a brother, Charles F. Bailey of Springfield, this state. A sister died many years ago.
Mr. Bailey was commander of Col. W. H. Greenwood post, G.A.R., of Putney and a member of Wantastiquet lodge of Odd Fellows of Brattleboro. His notably jovial manner and his trenchant wit and ability to look on the bright side were among his outstanding characteristics.
Funeral service was held at the home, the Samuel Knight place, today at 2 o'clock, Rev. Walter R. Curtis of Westminster West officiating, and the burial took place in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Source: Brattleboro Daily Reformer, Oct. 25, 1918
Courtesy of Corinne Stridsberg.