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Kenneson, Henry M.


Age: 18, credited to Irasburg, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 2nd USSS
Service: enl 8/5/64, m/i 8/26/64, PVT, Co. E, 2nd USSS, tr to Co. G, 4th VT INF, 2/25/65, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 04/25/1846, Unknown
Death: 10/13/1923

Burial: Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 74465577


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 08/04/1890, 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: None


Great Grandfather of Ronald Kenneson, Northfield, NH

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Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT

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We much regret to report the passing of another old and respected resident in the person of H.M. Kenneson who died at his residence on Irasburg street, Orleans, on Sunday night, October 14th, at the age of 77 years and six months. Mr. Kenneson had been in poor health for some time past being dependent upon the kindly help of his daughter, Mrs. Winnie Badger, who has lived with him since January last.

The funeral was held on Tuesday, the 16th, at the home in which he died and was conducted by Rev. A.J. Ward, who gave a brief address on the words, "Fear God and keep his commandments for this is the whole duty of man."

The house was filled with an attentive audience indicating the respect in which the deceased was held, among whom were most of the local veterans of the Civil War in which the deceased saw service as a private in the fourth regiment of Vermont infantry.

The casket was draped with the stars and stripes and many very beautiful floral tributes were also upon the same. The interment was made in the family plot in Irasburg cemetery, the service at the grave being in the hands of the Irasburg Masonic lodge of which the departed had been a member for many years. A large delegation of the brothers was present together with residents of the locality and the members of the family.

Henry M. Kenneson was born on the 25th day of April, 1846, at Stanstead, Que., and was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Kenneson. At the age of 14 he came to reside in Irasburg and enlisted in the Vermont infantry when 18 years of age, being discharged at the close of the war. On his return he married on August 12, 1868, Amy F. Alger and bought the Barrows farm near the White schoolhouse where he lived for 49 years. To them were born two sons, Walter and Wallace of Albany and one daughter, Mrs. Winnie Rodger. His wife died August 3d, 1892. In 1918 on account of poor health and advancing years he sold his farm and purchased the house on Irasburg street where he lived until his death.

He was a kind and obliging neighbor who could always be relied on for help. Those who regret his passing most are those who knew him best.

In addition to his sons and daughter he leaves to mourn his loss two sisters, Mrs. Hiram Searles of Barnston, P.Q., and Mrs. Mark Stevenson of Topeka, Kan., also two brothers, Albert of Rumney, N.H., and John of Beebe, P.Q.

Source: Orleans County Monitor, October 31, 1923
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.