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Benway, John Henry


Age: 40, credited to Jericho, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: (real surname - Belouin) enl 12/22/63, m/i 12/30/63, Pvt, Co. H, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 1824, Trois Rivieres, PQ, Canada
Death: 06/16/1904

Burial: St. Marys Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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St. Marys Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT

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John Benway, who lived with his son, Edward Benway of River street, dropped dead Wednesday evening about 7:30 o'clock in the yard in front of his house. He had been in his usual health all day, having worked a little in his garden in the afternoon and was sitting in the yard smoking when his son with his wife left the house about 7:20 o'clock. As one of the neighbors passed the house about 10 minutes later he discovered him on the ground near his chair dead. Dr. George D. Parkhurst was called and pronounced the cause of his death as apoplexy. He was 81 years old and is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Henry Snody of Ticonderoga, N.Y., Mrs. Charles Middleton of Walpole, Mass., and Mrs. Fred Allard of Fair Haven, and four sons, Fred Benway of Watertown, N.Y., Joseph F. Benway of Hartford, N.Y., Edward and Charles Benway of this place. The funeral will be held in St. Mary's church Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, June 17, 1904
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.