Foster, Lemuel R.
Age: 20, credited to Salem, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 11/30/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. B, 8th VT INF, dis/dsb 8/6/63, New Orleans
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Birth: 1841, Morgan, VT
Burial: West Charleston Cemetery, Charleston, VT
Marker/Plot: SeCT 2
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 128097793
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/11/1864; widow Mary A., 7/24/1907, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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West Charleston Cemetery, Charleston, VT
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Lemuel R. Foster, whose death occurred recently, was born in this town in 1841. He enlisted in Co. B, 8th Vt. Vols., Nov. 30, 1861, and served honorably for three years. On Jan. 20, 1865, Mr. Foster was united in marriage to Miss Mary A, Darrah. To them were born four children, Georgia A., now Mrs. A. E. Woodard, Elmore R., Wilbur C., and Ora C. Elmore died at the age of 9 years and the others are residents of this town. Mr. Foster had a slight stroke of paralysis about three years ago, and another more severe stroke last August, since which time he had been nearly helpless and had lost the power of speech. His death however was due to heart failure. Everything possible was done to relieve his suffering and his wife has been in constant attendance. Mr. Foster was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and loyal citizen. Besides the bereaved wife and three children he leaves to mourn his loss two brothers, Erwin of Manchester, N. H., and Edwin of Smithland, Iowa, a sister, Mrs. Martha Willey, of Auburn, N. H., and a half brother, Charles Foster, of Derby, besides a large number of relatives and friends who have the sincere sympathy of all in their hour of sorrow. The funeral was held Wednesday at the Cong' Church, Rev. J. H. Dickson, officiating, assisted by Miss Eddy, and the interment was in the cemetery here. The flowers were many and beautiful. The G.A.R. and the W. R. C. attended the services in a body.
Source: Orleans County Monitor, 24 Jun 1907
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.