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Morse, Robert C.


Age: 18, credited to Barnet, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/14/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. C, 8th VT INF, wdd, 5/27/63, reen 1/5/64, pr CPL 1/5/64, red, wdd, 5/27/63, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: abt 1843, Barnet, VT
Death: 03/17/1899

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

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


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/9/1885; widow Eliza J., 4/27/1899, 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


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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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Robert Morse

After a long and painful illness of consumption, Robert Morse died last Friday night at his home in Passumpsic. Mr. Morse was well known throughout the state as a contractor and builder, the Avenue house and Howe opera house being among the buildings constructed by him. The funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. and were conducted by the Odd Fellows, of which order he was a member. Mr. Morse leaves a wife and two daughters, Mertle and Marjery.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, March 22, 1899
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.


Robert C. Morse

The funeral services of Robert C. Morse were held in the Baptist church Tuesday, March 21 at 2 p.m., under the direction of the Odd Fellows, of which he was a member. Rev. Mr. Meacham conducted the services, assisted by Rev. J. Service. Rev. Mr. Meacham spoke very feelingly of Mr. Morse, as the contractor who built the church in which these last render rites were held and of his thorough workmanship in all that he undertook. He also spoke of the presence of the fraternal order to which he belonged, and the house full of sympathizing neighbors and friends, as witnessing to the high esteem in which he and his family were held. The Imperial quartette, of St. Johnsbury, rendered three appropriate pieces in a most tender and impressive manner. The floral tribute of cut flowers was very rich and profuse. Especially noted were an elegant pillow, with the word “papa” from his little daughters. A harp from the Odd Fellows, and a wreath and cross from friends in St. Johnsbury. A very lovely and appropriate tribute, from James M. Foye, bother of Mrs. Morse, was a cluster of fifty-four carnation pinks, representing the age of the departed brother. Besides his wife, who has faithfully and tenderly cared for him throughout his long sickness, Mr. Morse leaves two daughters, Myrtle and Marjory, also two brothers and two sisters all of whom were present at the funeral. Mr. Morse was a veteran of the civil war, and is spoken of as a good and brave soldier having entered the service when only 17 years of age. He leaves many monuments of his workmanship which will, we trust, long remain as witnesses to his fidelity and skill. Among these besides the church, already mentioned, are both mills in this place, his own house, the houses of Mrs. Mary A. Woods, Mr. King, Mrs. Mullen, and many others, either wholly, or partly built by him. His bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, March 29, 1899
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.