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Nelson, Archibald D.


Age: 22, credited to Hardwick, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: enl 9/8/62, m/i 10/22/62, Pvt, Co. B, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63

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Birth: 01/26/1840, Ryegate, VT
Death: 08/12/1896

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 119746166


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/28/1889, VT; widow Sarah H., 9/10/1896, 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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Death of A. B. Nelson

Archibald D. Nelson died at his residence on Pearl street at 9 o'clock last Wednesday evening. He had been a sufferer with lung trouble for several years, and on the third of July was compelled to give up all work. For three weeks he had been confined to his bed, gradually sinking until the end came.

Mr. Nelson was born in Ryegate 56 years ago. His parents moved to Hardwick when he was two years of age, where he lived until 1868. The next few years were spent in Barton, Boston and Maryland, and in 1870 he came to St. Johnsbury where he has since resided. He was employed in the Fairbanks scale works 21 years, or until six years ago, when he was compelled to quit work on account of his health. He returned from a trip to Massachusetts, much improved and accepted the position of sexton of the South church and superintendent of Mt. Pleasant cemetery. In these positions he did excellent service. At the cemetery the beautiful appearance of the grounds is largely due to his faithful work. He was a deacon in the South church for 25 years one of its active members. He served 13 months in the war, being a member of Chamberlin Post, G.A.R., of Passumpsic Lodge, F and A. M., and of the Knights of Honor. He leaves a wife and one son, Harry M., who holds a position in the Citizens Savings Bank.

Mr. Nelson was a warm hearted, noble type of Christian manhood and held in the highest esteem by the entire community.

The funeral was held at the late residence on Pearl street, Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. The service was conducted by Rev. Dr. Fairbanks, assisted by Rev. H. M. Douglas.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, August 19, 1896
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.