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Davis, Lewis A.


Age: 26, credited to Bakersfield, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/16/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. F, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/22/64

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Birth: 06/10/1835, Fletcher, VT
Death: 04/13/1914

Burial: North Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kevin Whitcavitch
Findagrave Memorial #: 196818653


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/8/1879; widow Loraine, 5/7/1914, 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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North Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, VT

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Lewis A. Davis


L. A. Davis died at his home on Maple Street yesterday morning at 6:30 o'clock, following a two week illness from cerebral oedma. He had been in failing health for several years from army troubles, but had been in usual health the past winter.

Lewis A. Davis, one of several children of Elisha and Lucina Davis, was born in Bakersfield June 10, 1835. He was united in marriage Feb. 8, 1858 to Miss Loraine Barnes of Bakersfield and to this union were born seven children, two sons, George McCLellan and Chester William Davis, who died in infancy, a daughter, Mrs. Jessie Maude Boyce, who died in Stowe several years ago, and four daughters who survive, Mrs. Julia Pratt of Essex Center, Mrs. Grace Joy of Jericho, Mrs. Nettie Parker of Richmond, and Mrs. Emma Jackson of Essex Junction.

The deceased enlisted in Co. F. , 8th Vermont regiment, and served in the war three years, being honorably discharged at the expiration of that time. Mr. Davis had lived in Fletcher, Cambridge, Underhill and Johnson a large portion of his life, coming to this place 10 years ago, where he has since resided, and where by his genial he made a great host of friends, who will sincerely regret his demise.

Besides his wife and four daughters, he is survived by an adopted son, Chester W. Davis of Fitchburg, Mass. , a brother Merritt Davis of Belvidere, a sister Mrs. Susan Chaffee of Waterbury, and 14 grandchildren. One grandchild, Gladys Sherman, has made her home with her grandparents for nearly 10 years.

The funeral which will be in charge of James M. Warner Post G.A.R., of which he was a member, will be held at one o'clock Thursday afternoon from the house, and the remains will be placed in the vault, and later will be taken to North Cambridge for interment.

Source: Morrisville News & Citizen, April 14, 1914

Submitted by Deanna French.

8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History