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Crooks, Herbert D.


Age: 20, credited to Brandon, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 8/14/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. G, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63; enl 1/6/65, m/i 1/10/65, Pvt, Co. M, Frontier Cavalry (26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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Birth: 09/30/1842, Brandon, VT
Death: 01/14/1930

Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon, VT
Marker/Plot: 245
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 15868197


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/25/1890, VT; widow Julia A. M., 2/1/1930, VT
Portrait?: Co. G, 12th VVI Reunion
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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia

Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.


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Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon, VT

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Death of Herbert D. Crooks - Funeral to be Held Today.

Herbert Darius Crooks, aged 87, died at his home on Union street Monday noon. He was orn in Forestdale, the son of Darius and Abigail (Walker) Crooks. He came to Brandon when seven years of age, and entered the Case Drug Store at 14, and apart from that time when he was on active duty in the G.A.R. he followed the druggist's profession most of his life. Before he was 20 he enlisted in the 12th Vermont Infantry and also served in the 1st regiment Frontier Cavalry of New York. He was mustered out June 27, 1865. his first wife was Eliza Halsey, who died in 1890. In 1902 he married Julia Addie Marsh, who survives him. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Lillian Farr, of Forestdale; one daughter, Olive; two nephews, George Volney Farr of Springfield, Mass., Carl B. Farr of Brandon; one niece, Mrs. Dan Parmalee of Brandon. Mr. Crooks held several offices in the C. J. Ormsbee Post G.A.R., serving as adjutant over 14 years, and also being quartermaster and senior vice-commander. He was a member of the Congregational Church. The funeral service will be held this afternoon with prayer at the house at 1:15 and service in the Congregational chapel at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Walter Thorpe officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill cemetery.

Source: Burlington Free Press, January 17, 1930
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.