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Huntley, Jonathan

Age: 26, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 2nd MN CAV
Service: enl 12/1/63, m/i, Pvt, Co. K, 2nd MN CAV, 12/18/63, m/o 5/4/66

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Birth: 04/15/1837, Waterford, VT
Death: 03/26/1915

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Stillwater, MN
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 185101458
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/18/1890, MN; widow Lillian R., 4/3/1915, VT
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: Died in St. Johnsbury, VT.

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Jonathan Huntley was born in Waterford, April 15, 1837. He lived there and around here until he was 18 years old, then went West with his parents. He was the son of Dennis Huntley and Lydia Hartwell. He was married in 1858 to Charlotte Hill, of Marine Mills, Minn. Three children were born to them, Louise Wilcox, Lydia Campbell, and Edna. Mrs. Campbell and Edna are deceased. Mrs. Huntley died March 8, 1888. On Feb. 25, 1889, he was married again to Mrs. Lillian Miles when he moved back to Vermont, where he has lived until his death.

During his stay in Minnesota he helped make it a state from a territory and was also one to help build the church there. When his country called he was one of the first to enlist, and served two years and four months, and was at the front at the time of the uprising of the Indians when 30 families were massacred. Mr. Huntley was honorably discharged from his duties of a soldier and has always proven a good citizen.

About four years ago he had a shock and has been obliged to walk with two canes. On March 18th he fell again and did not recover. He was a member of the G.A.R., Muller post while he lived West. He has always been a strong temperance man, and a member of the M.E. Church, where he loved to go even if it was a task.

Those who are left to mourn his loss are his wife, a sister, Mrs. Lydia Miles of Maine, and daughter Mrs. Louise Wilcox of Stillwater, Minn., where the body was taken Monday for burial. The funeral was held at his home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Blodgett, his pastor from Lyndon officiating. The flowers were many and beautiful. Those who were called to attend the funeral were, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Gage of St. Johnsbury, Mrs. Charles Hill, and son, and Lottie Hill of East St. Johnsbury, John Lynn of Lyndonville.

St. Johnsbury Caledonian, March 3, 1915
Courtesy of Deanna French