Abbott, Royal Jr.
Age: 28, credited to Brookfield, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/22/62, 4SGT, Co. C, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63
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Birth: 05/25/1834, Brookfield, VT
Burial: Old Cemetery, Brookfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/5/1890, VT; widow Nancy T., 12/5/1895, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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In the death of Royal Abbott, Jr., Brookfield loses one of its best and most useful citizens, the Cong'l church one of its most consistent and staunch members. Mr. Abbott was born in Brookfield sixty-one years ago, not far from his late residence. Of a mechanical turn of mind, he united the building of houses and wagons with the cultivation of a small farm.
In the war of the Rebellion he volunteered in behalf of his country and served in Company C, 15th Regt., Vt. Vols., under Col. Proctor. He held the rank of sergeant, and subsequently, at one time, was commander of the G. A. R. Post at Brookfield.
He was public spirited and actively interested himself in the religious and moral well being of the town. His strong temperance principles brought him late active unison with the order of the Good Templars.
Mr. Abbott possessed an unusually well-balanced nature and character – able on occasion to exhibit decided firmness while evidently possessed of an almost feminine gentleness and delicacy. This secured him many friends and strengthened the bond between him and the church pastors with whom he was brought into close relations. They gave him perfect confidence, and were rewarded by a noble fidelity. For several years past Mr. Abbott suffered from a painful and incurable disease which greatly limited his activity without lessening his thoughtful interest in both public affairs and the concerns of his own family. To the last his mind was unclouded and he passed peacefully away with thoughts of dear earthly friends and of the "Friend that sticketh closer than a brother."
He is survived by his widow, two own sons and a much-loved adopted daughter, Mrs. Ina Hinckley, who resides in Chicago. Excepting the last, these had the satisfaction of tenderly ministering to him during his last illness. Death has disrupted a particularly harmonious family circle; yet they who survive have much to comfort them in happy memories and in their capacity of mutual helpfulness. The church and town have special reason to mourn.
Source: Herald and News, November 28, 1895.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.