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Davis, Solomon Nye

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 39, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 6th MA INF
Service: Co. K, 6th MA INF

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VITALS

Birth: 09/16/1832, Montpelier, VT
Death: 03/07/1913

Burial: North Walden Cemetery, Walden, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 20768290

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/7/1888, VT; widow Lizzie M., 7/9/1914
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: Died in Greensboro Bend, VT

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North Walden Cemetery, Walden, VT

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Obituary

Solomon Nye Davis

Solomon N. Davis died of heart disease at his home at Greensboro Bend, March 7, 1913. Mr. Davis had been a sufferer many years with rheumatism and heart trouble; bearing it with the fortitude befitting the soldier that he was. He was born in the town of Montpelier in the part which was formerly Berlin, Sept. 16, 1832. His parents were Jacob and Sally Nye Davis. His ancestors were among the sturdy founders of Montpelier. At the age of 22 years, Mr. Davis, with his father, mother sister, and brothers, settled in Walden on the farm known now as the Orton place, at North Walden. After working as a farmer for some years he went to Lawrence, Mass., and worked in the mills. In 1864, after being in Lawrence about seven years, he with his brother, William, enlisted in the Civil War. Another brother, Mahlon, was also serving his country at the same time. After his term of enlistment expired he returned to Walden, but broken in health. Later he resided for several years in Michigan where he was engaged in farming. Returning to Vermont he married Jan. 1, 1887, Mrs. Patience Amsden, and settled on the old Amsden farm at North Walden, residing there 20 years, His wife, Patience, died in 1900. In 1902 he sold his farm, married again, and made his new home at Greensboro Bend. Here he lived 11 years, much of the time a sufferer and under the doctor's care. But cheerful, simply awaiting his Master's call to the home beyond. Mr. Davis is survived by a wife, Lizzie Patch Davis. One brother, William Davis and a number of nieces and nephews. Four nephews were bearers. His funeral was at the Methodist church at Greensboro Bend. Rev. Mr. Roberts preached a very able sermon. Many relatives from away attended. Burial was in the family lot at North Walden.

"Large was his beauty and his soul sincere.
Heaven did a recompense as largely send.
He gave to misery all he had a tear. -
He gained from Heaven 'twas all he wished a friend.
No farther seek his frailties from their dread abode.
There they alike, in trembling hope, repose.
The bosom of His father and His God."

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, April 23, 1913.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.