Chase, Zolva W.
Age: 19, credited to Bethel, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 9/30/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. E, 8th VT INF, pow, Vicksburg, 9/4/62, prld 11/13/62, m/o 6/22/64
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Birth: 04/02/1842, Middlesex, VT
Burial: Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Chuck McGill
Findagrave Memorial #: 99883813
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/17/1864; widow Ursula, 12/18/1920, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Death of Civil War Veteran
Zolva W. Chase, a well known citizen of Brookfield, passed away Wednesday night, Nov. 24, death resulting from a paralytic shock. Jan. 10, 195, Mr. Chase had the first paralytic shock, which left the right side paralyzed. At that time they were living in Woodbury, but soon moved to Brookfield and lived with the son for a time, and later bought the place where he died.
Mr. Chase was born in Middlesex, April 2, 1842. On Nov. 3, 1866, he was united in marriage at Montpelier to Ursula Wardner. He is survived by the widow, and only child, Nerton E. Chase of this town, six grandchildren, Mrs. P.C. Keyes, Mrs. Herbert Holmes, Mrs. Winston Sharrow and Ellsworth, Alton and Kenneth Chase, also two brothers, Melvin Chase of Montpelier and Nathaniel Chase of Bethel.
Mr. Chase had always been a G.A.R. man, having enlisted Sept. 30, 1861, for three years in Co. E, 8th Vt. Infantry Volunteers, and was discharged from the service June 22, 1864, at Brattleboro by reason of expiration of term of service.
Mr. Chase was also a Mason, being a member of Mystic star lodge.
The funeral was held at the house Saturday, Nov. 27, at 10 o'clock, Rev. James S. Clark officiating. Interment was in the family lot at West Roxbury. Four members of the G.A.R., members of the W.R.C. and Masons attended the funeral in a body. The Masonic service was used at the house. Four of the brother Masons were the bearers at the house, and at the cemetery the bearers were Merton, Ellsworth and Alton Chase and Perley Keyes.
Those from out of town to attend were Melvin Chase of Montpelier, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Chase and daughter of Berlin and Alden Olmstead of Waterbury, Mrs. Herbert Holmes and Mrs. Winston Sharrow of Springfield, Mass.
Source: Bethel Courier, December 2, 1920
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.