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Kent, Evarts B.


Age: 20, credited to Ripton, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 2/6/64, m/i 2/6/64, Pvt, Co. A, 6th VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/6/64, wdd 5/6/64, tr to VRC 12/14/64; m/o 2/24/65 [College: MC 65]

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Birth: 03/12/1843, Benson, VT
Death: 11/06/1924

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Sterling, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Dana Ringquist
Findagrave Memorial #: 157479266


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/13/1865; widow Helen M., 11/20/1924, MA
Portrait?: Guber Collection off-site
College?: MC 65
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: Grew up in Enosburg


Great Grandfather of Martha Stitelman, Newfane, VT

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Oak Hill Cemetery, Sterling, MA

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Evarts Kent

Saint Albans Messenger
(repeated verbatim in the 11-20/1924 edition)
The many friends here of the Rev. Evars Kent of Sterling, Mass., will be grieved to learn of his death last week. From word received by M. P. Perley, of Enosburg Falls, from his family we learn Mr. Kent was taken sick on Sunday and removed to the hospital where he died on Thursday. Funeral excercises were held at the hospital and the body was taken to Springfield, Mass., where it was cremated and the as brought back and buried in Stirling. Mrs. Kent has gone to Yonkers with her son, Willis. Mr. Kent passed nine years of his boyhood in Enosburg where his father, the Rev. Cephas Kent was pastor of the congregational church and resigned on account of idfference of opinions which led to the Civil War. Evarts Kent enlisted in the war, was wounded and discharged and then studies for the ministry. After years spent in the south and west he came east and was called to the church he as the beloved pastor of the church of his boyhood.


Evarts Kent
Beloved pastor of nine churches of which the Sterling church was both first and last, 1871-71 and 1912-15. Paster Emeritus, 1915-24. "He loved little children."
His wife
Helen Beckwith
For fifty years they worked together. In 1881 they went to Atlanta, in the work for the freedmen. Their little Sterling, youngest of four children, was laid away in Atlanta, 1886, and left there "as a pledge of our love for our people." ~~~ At the close of the second sterling pastorate, 1915, it was their great joy to see the strength of two churches combined in one federated church. Visits to this beloved parish were among the most treasured events of their later years.

Photograph of tombstone, courtesy of Dana Ringquist.