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Fairbanks, David


Age: 36, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/18/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. H, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: abt 1826, Springfield, VT
Death: 12/22/1912

Burial: Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 181494927


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/16/1890, NH; widow Merriel N., 4/18/1913, 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: Nurse in Genl Hosp., 11/62-12/62 - cmsr; 1890 - Living in Rockingham, VT


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Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, VT

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David Fairbanks

The Vermont Journal, January 3, 1913

Charlestown, NH

David Fairbanks died at his home on the Vermont side of the river, on Sunday, December 22, at the age of 86 years, 9 months and 7 days. Although he lived "over the river, he was well known here in his early manhood he was a teacher, and where in all his later life he has been a frequent visitor, crossing the river in his boat, or driving across, it is said, whenever the ice would not break if he threw his mittens upon it.

He was a veteran of the Civil War, serving with Co. H., 16th Vermont Volunteers. He was grandson of Oliver Fairbanks a Revolutionary soldier who settled in Springfield in 1793. He was a lineal descendant of Jonathan Fairbanks, the first settler of Dedham, Mass.

The funeral was held at his late home on December 26, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon.

The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Merriel Aldrich Fairbanks.

Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt.