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French, Alvah J.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Franklin, VT
Unit(s): Recruit
Service: RCRT, enl 6/3/62, vacated, m/o 6/18/62

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VITALS

Birth: 1823, Unknown
Death: 09/19/1882

Burial: St. Marys Cemetery, Franklin, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 40803273

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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

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St. Marys Cemetery, Franklin, VT

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Obituary

Franklin

Mr. Alvah J. French died Sept. 19, 1882, aged 59 years. Mr. French spent all of his younger days in Craftsbury, Vt., with his uncle, Judge A. French, of whom he learned his cabinet maker's trade. His talents and perseverance for the work led him along till he had established himself in a Chickering Piano shop in Boston as a finisher of pianos. While there sixteen years ago he first discovered the presence of the disease which has made his life a burden. His unwillingness to give up his chosen life work induced him to consult the best medical aid in this country but all to no avail. During all these years his mind was clear and active, always taking an interest in all political and religious movements. There was one peculiar feature of his disease, the nerves seemed to be the only part affected, the other functions of his body seemed healthy except the spine which was too weak to sustain an upright posture. The final had the appearance of quick consumption. He passed away so quietly that all could say, “he is at rest,” and as we trust and believe, with his Savior.

Source: Swanton Courier, October 14, 1882
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.