Packer, Halsey H.
Age: 19, credited to Burke, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/18/62, m/i 9/22/62, Pvt, Co. C, 3rd VT INF, m/o 11/19/62; enl 7/27/63, dsrtd 5/1/64 from Co. E, 13th RGT VRC
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Birth: 1843, Newark, VT
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Burke, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 176013378
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Hillside Cemetery, Burke, VT
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Death of Halsey Packer
Horace Halsey Parker died at his home in this village, at one o'clock last Wednesday morning. He was 60 years old. Mr. Parker was born at Newark Street in 1843, but moved to Burke when he was a small boy, and has spent most of his life here, with the exception of when he was in the army. He had been sick for a number of weeks. It was thought to be a heart difficulty that caused his death, although at the last he suffered from a complication of troubles. For many years he has been the only shoemaker here. He was a member of the American Mechanics, the G.A.R., and the Masons. The Masons attended his funeral in a body. His first wife was Carrie Cahill, who died many years ago. In 1888 he married Mary F. Whitlock, who survives him. The only near relatives he leaves to mourn his loss are his widow and a brother, Prof. Eli Packer of Albany, N.Y. The funeral was held at the house at two p. m. last Friday. Rev. C. G. Gorse, a former pastor, now of Danville, officiated. The flowers were very beautiful and included a pillow from the Mechanics and carnations from the G.A.R. The interment was in the village cemetery and the Masonic burial service was used, being conducted in a solemn by Past Master W. G. Cheney. A quartet including Mrs. Warren Hartwell and Mrs. Eldo Gaskill, Wendell Hickie and Rev. C. G. Gorse rendered appropriate music. Among those from away were Eli Packer and George Whitlock of Albany, N.Y.; Mrs. McCormick of Adams, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Julius Gray and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gray, Dr. Newell, Mrs. C.C. Bingham, and Mr. And Mrs. E. W. Brockway of St. Johnsbury; Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Collison, L. B. Harris, G. M. Campbell, Mrs. Joseph Watchie, Mrs. Flanders, and Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Cunningham of Lyndon; Mr. Brown and Mrs. Hinman of Newport; Mrs. Walter Gray of Derby, besides a number form Sutton. G.A.R. Men acted as bearers. The widow and brother have the sympathy of the community.
Source: St. Johnsbury Republican. April 20, 1904
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.