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Butterfield, Erasmus C.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Stockbridge, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 10/14/63, m/i 3/4/64, Pvt, Co. D, 17th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65

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VITALS

Birth: 03/01/1845, Lincoln, VT
Death: 01/12/1933

Burial: Maplewood Cemetery, Stockbridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 83463429

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/18/1880
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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Maplewood Cemetery, Stockbridge, VT

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Obituary

Death of Erasmus C. Butterfield

Hyde Park lost its last Civil war veteran when Erasmus Cullen Butterfield passed away at his home in Centerville, Jan. 12, of heart trouble.

Mr. Butterfield was born in Lincoln, March 1, 1846, the son of Hoton Simon and Lucy Jennings Butterfield. He moved to Stockbridge with his parents when only twelve years old. He enlisted in the 17th Vermont Infantry, Co. D, Oct. 14, 1862, served three years and eight months, during that time he took an active part in thirteen of the more important battles, but in all of his service was not seriously wounded. After his discharge he returned to Stockbridge, where he married Fannie Young, who died two years later, the child, Ernest, was born in Stockbridge.

He later married Ella Stearns of Warren. Two children were born to them, Willis and Edna. Following his wife's death he moved to Sherburne, where he married Abbie Colburn of Craftsbury. After living about fifteen years in Sherburne they moved to Pittsfield, where they made their home for about ten years. Her death occurred in 1918.

In the fall of 1919 he married Aletta Foster Davis of Hyde Park. After living in Pittsfield about a year, they moved to Centerville, where they have since lived. He was very well and active until a few days before his death.

He was commander of the G.A.R. post of Morristown since 1920, of which only one member is now living.

He is survived by his wife, one son, Willis Butterfield of Randolph Center, and five grandchildren, all of Randolph Center.

Burial was Saturday in the family lot at Stockbridge. Services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Luthie of Hyde Park and Rev. Mr. Blodgett of Pittsfield, assisted by the American Legion of Rochester.

Source: Bethel Courier, January 19, 1933
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.