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Kent, George F.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Strafford, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 12/17/63, m/i 1/6/64, Pvt, Co. G, 9th VT INF, tr to Co. D, 6/13/65, m/o 8/28/65

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VITALS

Birth: 01/05/1843, Strafford, VT
Death: 01/26/1911

Burial: Strafford Cemetery, Strafford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: R. N. Ward Jr.

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/12/1866; widow Asenath L., 2/4/1911, 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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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BURIAL:

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Strafford Cemetery, Strafford, VT

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Obituary

Death of G. F. Kent

George Frank Kent died in this town Thursday morning Jan. 26, of Bright's disease, in the home where he lived for the last twenty-two years. Although for a year past Mr. Kent had been in failing health, re returned Dec. 26 last from a stay of some three months with his daughter in Concord, seemingly much improved in health and spirits. About three weeks ago what was believed to be a temporary illness made it necessary to call his physician, Dr. Kenney of Sharon, who pronounced his condition serious owing to a general failing and breaking up of the bodily powers. From this time he failed rapidly.

Mr. Kent was born in this town sixty-eight years ago, being the son of George and Adaline (Hazelton) Kent. He married Asanath Lasure, also of Strafford, who survives him. Of this union were born seven children, five of whom now living, namely: Mrs. Mary Strong of Hartford, Conn., Mrs. F. E. Burr and Leonard Kent of Thetford, Mrs. Ella Fulton of South Royalton, and Mrs. Romeo Chamberlain of Concord. Mr. Kent was a member of the G.A.R., having served during the last two years of the Civil war.

Sorrow for the loss of a good friend and neighbor is general in this community where he was much respected for his quiet sincerity of purpose and devotion to duty.

Besides widow and children, all of whom were present to assist in caring for him during nearly the entire time of his illness, he leaves seven grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. He was a member of the Congregational church of this place, and devoted in its interests.

The funeral of G. Frank Kent took place at the Congregational church in this village Saturday, Jan. 28, the pastor, Rev. C. B. Atwood, officiating. Music was furnished by the church choir. The bearers were F. C. Avery, H. A Morrill, L. P. Hazelton and L. W. Hazelton, cousins of the deceased. A number of beautiful flower pieces rested on and about the casket, and were conveyed to the Strafford cemetery, where the remains were interred.

Source: Bethel Courier, February 2, 1911
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.