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Brophy, Harvey A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 27, credited to Dorset, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: enl 12/7/61, m/i 12/31/61, PVT, Co. H, 2nd USSS, dis/dsb 11/28/62 (occupation: mechanic, 5' 9 1/2", light complexion, black eyes, dark hair)

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VITALS

Birth: 1834, Dorset, VT
Death: 11/02/1920

Burial: East Dorset Cemetery, Dorset, VT
Marker/Plot: 3
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/4/1863; widow Minerva A., 11/20/1920, 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

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BURIAL:

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East Dorset Cemetery, Dorset, VT

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Background

Harvey A. Brophy, served in the 2nd Sharpshooters regiment, Company H: he returned home after 11 months service, worked in the local general store, married the sheep farmer's daughter from up the road, eventually bought the store where he had worked all his life, and died in 1920.

Courtesy of Michele Pagan.

Obituary

Harvey A. Brophy, a Well Known Merchant and Civil War Veteran, Dead

Harvey Albee Brophy, a veteran of the Civil War and one of the oldest residents of the town, died late in the afternoon on Tuesday, November 2nd, in the eighty-seventh year of his age. He was born in Dorset, Vt., on June 23, 1834, where his entire life was spent. He was one of a family of seven children, he being next to the youngest. At the time of the Civil war, Mr. Brophy volunteered his services under Capt. Gilbert Hart and entered Berdan's Sharp Shooters Co. H, 2nd Regiment. After his return from the war he entered the store of P.D. Ames as clerk, where he remained until he and J.M. Griffith purchased the stock of goods and did business in partnership for a number of years. Later he bought out Mr. Griffith and continued in business until a year and a half ago, when he retired.

In 1868 he married Minerva Sexton. Four children were born to them: Edgar B., wife of Ezra Benson; Gertrude T. and Gilbert H; and Bessie M., wife of Henry G. Stone.

He is survived by his wife and all of his children with the exception of the oldest daughter, who died in 1898.

His influence was for the right and he was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He was a constant attendant at the Congregational church, . He will be missed not only by his family, but by a large circle of friends.

His funeral, which was held at his late home Thursday afternoon, November 4th was largely attended by relatives and friends. Many beautiful floral tributes were received from the church and friends. Rev. W.A. McIntire, pastor of the Congregational Church of Danby and East Dorset, officiated. The bearers were M.A. Brophy, F.H. Brophy, A. R. Brophy and M.A. Brophy, Jr., relatives of the deceased. He was laid to rest in the family lot in the South Village Cemetery.

Source: Manchester Journal, November 11, 1920
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.