Lakin, Jerome B.
Age: 16, credited to Peru, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/20/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. I, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: 10/01/1846, Peru, VT
Burial: St. Columban Cemetery, Arlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 121666007
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/30/1890, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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St. Columban Cemetery, Arlington, VT
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SERVICES HELD FOR CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Jerome B. Lakin Accorded Military Funeral at Arlington
ARLINGTON, March 24. - Final military tribute was accorded by the Arlington and Bennington posts, American Legion at Evergreen cemetery this morning to Jerome B. Lakin, 86, last survivor of the Civil war in this district, and veteran of the battle of Gettysburg, who died at his home Wednesday.
A squad of 12 legionnaires fired the salute over the grave, and taps were sounded by Carleton Bellis of the Bennington, American Legion bugler. Rev. M. E. Costello of East Dorset celebrated the funeral mass at St. Columbia's church, and officiated at the burial service.
The bearers were: Dr. G. A. Russell, John R. Fisher, Walter R. Noyes, Clifford A. Wilcox, George Griffin and John Griffin. The color bearers were Charles Fischer and A. Cardinal and James Hamilton and G. Lacroix of Bennington were color guards.
The veteran was born in Peru, October 1, 11846, son of Thomas J. And Sarah Batchelder Lakin. He enlisted for service at the age of 15, as a private in Company I. 16th Vermont Volunteers at Brattleboro September 29, 1862. He served during entire battle of Gettysburg. During the encampment of the regiment at Washington, the troops were reviewed by Lincoln, who shook hands and conversed with them. Lakin was honorably discharged April 10, 1862, after which he was employed in Manchester. For the past half century he had made his home in this village.
He was married May 30, 1888, to Miss Jennie M. Ennis of Arlington, who died in 1926. The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. William E. Hitchcock of Manchester Center, Mrs. Lester J. Robinson of South Shaftsbury and Mrs. James F. Carhart of Arlington; a brother, Allan Lakin of Manchester Depot and a sister, Mrs. Harriet Reed of Amherst. Mass. He also leaves five grandchildren.
Source: Rutland Daily Herald, March 25, 1933
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.