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Handy, Benjamin F.


Age: 26, credited to Readsboro, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/9/63, m/i 12/24/63, Pvt, Co. A, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: 03/17/1836, North Adams, MA
Death: 02/17/1915

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 46178640


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/21/1876; widow Sarah M., 3/22/1915, MA
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: None


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Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, MA

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North Adams Transcript
Feb. 18, 1915


Benjamin Franklin Handy, Succumbs to Shock at His Home on Prospect Street

Benjamin Franklin Handy, 78 years of age, a veteran of the Civil war and for many years a highly respected resident of this city, died late yesterday afternoon at his home, 101 Prospect street, following a shock which he suffered a few hours before. Although he had been ailing for three weeks his until yesterday's shock.

He was born in Adams and spent his early life there. When the Civil war broke out he responded to his country's call and enlisted in the Union army, serving with distinction in many important engagements. Shortly after the close of the war he came to this city to live and had been here ever since. For 28 years he was continuously employed as a polisher in the engraving room at the Windsor Print Works until the plant closed 10 years ago. He had been retired since then. Mr. Handy was a home-loving man, devoted to his family and possessed many sterling qualities which gained for him the esteem and respect of allbck who knew him.

He leaves a widow, three daughters, Mrs. C.F. Moores of Arlington; Mrs. Frank Sherman and Miss Sarah Handy of this city and two grandchildren, Leland F. Howe of Arlington and Mrs. Albert Coulter of this city.

The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his late home and Rev. J. Foster Wilcox, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate. The body will be placed in the vault.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau

8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History