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Day, George Q.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 25, credited to Bristol, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: 1st Co. Vt. Drafted Men; enl 7/15/63, m/i 7/15/63, PVT, Co. A, 6th VT INF, m/o 6/26/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1837, Starksboro, VT
Death: 08/26/1878

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 59152688

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: USAHEC off-site
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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BURIAL:

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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT

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Obituary

George Q. Day, of Rutland, died Wednesday evening of consumption.

Source: Vermont Journal, August 31, 1878

Funeral of George Q. Day

The funeral services of the late Geo. Q. Day were held at the Methodist Church yesterday at half-past three o'clock. The services were in charge of H. W. Marshall, Esq., and conducted at the church by Rev. Mr. Edgerton, who alluded in an appropriate and fitting manner to recent joyous Christian experience of the deceased, who for the past seven months had been a member of his church, also to the sweetness and beauty of his singing, which was so much enjoyed by all who ever heard, and rejoiced to know that now he could sing praises to God in Heaven, where there is no sickness, disease and sorrow. The new organ, selected only a few months ago by Mr. Day, was draped in mourning and handsomely decorated with flowers. A quartette, selected by request of Mr. Day from the old choir of the Baptist church, which he led for so many years, sang some beautiful and touching selections, with Mrs. J. H. Chatterton at the organ. The remains were borne in a handsome rosewood casket by the members of the Masonic fraternity, of which deceased was a member, and taken to their last resting place in Evergreen cemetery, followed by the Rutland brass band, Masonic body, relatives and a large number of friends. The services at the grave were conducted according to Masonic rites. Kind and loving hands suitably decorated the casket and church with tastefully arranged bouquets, crosses, a harp of emeralds and wreaths of flowers. The mother and brother of the deceased and the little daughter, now eight years old, left fatherless and motherless, have the deep sympathy of a large circle of friends in this community. The loss also falls heavily upon the family of Mr. C.W. Potter, who have so kindly ministered to all the needs of Mr. Day in his protracted illness. Mr. Day has been long known in this vicinity, and was a gentleman highly esteemed by all who knew him.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, August 24, 1878
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.