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Barber, Lemuel Timothy

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Castleton, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/28/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. C, 11th VT INF, dsrtd 9/24/64, rtnd 12/8/64, m/o 6/24/65

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VITALS

Birth: 11/15/1844, Castleton, VT
Death: 03/16/1922

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: David & Gayle French
Findagrave Memorial #: 103570571

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/13/1886; widow Julia, 4/17/1922, 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: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Willialm T. Waite Sr., Bonita, CA

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

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Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT

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Lemuel T. Barber

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, March 17, 1922:

Lemuel T. Barber of Crescent street, aged 79 years and a Civil war veteran, died of apoplexy yesterday afternoon at 3.30 o'clock, being stricken while engaged in his work as janitor at the Lincoln school.

Mr. Barber had been sweeping the upper landing of the stairs and he was descending the steps when the attack came and he fell to the floor. The noise of his fall attracted the attention of Miss Etta Franklin, principal of the school. A hurried call for medical assistance was dispatched and Dr. F.H. Everett arrived within a few minutes, but Mr. Barber expired almost immediately.

Mr. Barber was born in Castleton and he lived there during his early life. He came to Rutland to reside about 33 years ago. He had been engaged as janitor at the Lincoln school since 1918.

He enlisted July 28, 1862, in Company C, 11th Vermont infantry. He served until June 24, 1865, and he took part in many of the noted battles. Since its organization, he had been prominently identified with the Grand Army . He was a member of Roberts post of this city, and he had been commander of that body. He was also a prominent member of the Advent Christian church.

Mr. Barber is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frank Waite of this city, a son, Walter K. Barber of Brooklyn, N.Y. and two sisters, Mrs. Edward Gould of this city and Mrs. Elizabeth Dewey of Castleton. He also leaves several grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The funeral will probably be held Sunday.

Contributed by Jennifer Snoots

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