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Banks, Alba M.
Age: 25, credited to Corinth, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/14/62, m/i 9/1/62, PVT, Co. I, 10th VT INF, m/o 6/22/65
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Birth: 1836, Topsham, VT
Burial: Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 95770785
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/16/1888, VT
Portrait?: VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site
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
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Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
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ALBA M. BANKS
Mr. Alba M. Banks, a highly respected citizen of this town, died Mar. 2, at the home where he resided for nearly 40 years. He was born in Corinth, Vt., Dec. 22, 1836, and Feb. 22, 1859 he married Miss Lucetta Kimball, who died in 1916. He was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting in March, 1862 and serving until the close of the war.
Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Banks, the eldest, a son, dying in infancy, a son, Mervin, who resides in Concord, N.H., and a daughter, Mrs. H, D, Wheatley of this town.
Mr. Banks bought a farm in the part of Bradford known as Goshen, and they moved here in 1882, Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley coming some ten years since to live with their parents on the home farm. He was a public spirited man and has held many offices of trust in town. He also served as Commander of Washburn Post G. A. R., and his wife was a member of the W. R. C. On the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary, these two organizations, together with the Grange, gave them a reception which was largely attended, and they were the recipients of many gifts from relatives and friends.
Mr. Banks was taken ill with pneumonia on Jan. 1St, but seemed to be recovering until he suffered a relapse from which he could not rally. Funeral services were held on the afternoon of Mar. 4Th, at the Methodist Church, where he and his wife had long been members and attendants, very rarely missing a Sunday as long as health permitted. The services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. O. J. Anderson, assisted by Rev. T. P. Frost, and interment was in the Bradford cemetery.
Source: The United Opinion, March 17, 1922.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.