Marsh, George Edgar
Age: 22, credited to Rochester, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. E, 4th VT INF, dis/dsb 12/30/62
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Birth: 1839, Stockbridge, VT
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Rochester, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 112799195
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/25/1887, VT; widow Caroline T., 9/25/1908, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Woodlawn Cemetery, Rochester, VT
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The Late George E. Marsh
George Edgar Marsh was one of four sons of Joel and Roxanne Marsh born in Stockbridge, Vt., June 4, 1834; married Caroline Tinkham Leonard, daughter of Austin and Alice Leonard, Feb. 4, 1864.
To them were born three children – Clinton, who died Jan. 14, 1886, aged 13 years; Caddie, who died Feb. 6, 1903, aged 37 years, and Dana, who survives to cheer and assist his mother in the coming years.
The funeral was largely attended from this and surrounding towns. Comrades of the G. A. R. Were present. Rev. Mr. Watson of Rochester, assisted by Rev. Mr. Smith, performed the rites of burial which at the cemetery were more than usually impressive. The abundance and beauty of the floral decoration spoke tenderly of loving thought.
During Mr. Marsh’s short illness, he was cared for by his wife, assisted by the faithful nurse, Mrs. Margaret Griffin, who has helped so many sorrowing ones over the hard places.
Mr. Marsh was of patriotic temperament, always ready to assist at any public expression of that sentiment. He was a good provider to the cozy home he had recently fitted up amid scenes that were to him beautiful in the old Green Mountain state and near the home of his son, where he hoped to spend many pleasant years with the four grandchildren who made the homecomings so pleasant.
While those plans are changed let us hope that many years of the now sorrowing ones may grow brighter with each cycle; may they realize though their circle is broken once more there are those remaining who tender their earnest sympathy, and may they stay many years to be ministered unto and to minister.
Source: Herald and News, September 24, 1908.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.