Parmenter, Guilford D.
Age: 27, credited to Pittsfield, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. A, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: 10/09/1834, Rochester, VT
Burial: Village Cemetery, Pittsfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: George Varney
Findagrave Memorial #: 40822736
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/19/1892, VT
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)
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Village Cemetery, Pittsfield, VT
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Death of an Old Resident
Guilford Dudley Parmenter was born in Rochester, Oct, . 9, 1834, and died at Pittsfield, Sept. 26, 1906. He was the son of Walter and Mary (Daily) Parmenter.
On March 21, 1863, he was united in marriage to Mary Susan Allen. To this union were born four children – Charles Clinton, who preceded the parents to the spirit world; Walter Allen, who is a resident of Danby; Mary Elmina Morrill and Renah Belle Fifield of Pittsfield. Besides them, he is survived by two brothers – Walter of Holton, Kan., and James Daily of Pittsfield.
He served in the Civil war as a private in Co. A, 16th Regt, Vt. Vol. He was a lifelong citizen of Pittsfield and integrity and honor were his leading characteristics. As a citizen he was trusted and tried; as a soldier, loyal and brave; as a friend, devoted and true; as a loved one, tender and kind. When his life's work was ended, like a little child he went to sleep and while he slumbered his soul moved quietly away out of the bounds of time and space into the expanse of a reachless eternity.
The funeral was at the home of F. H. Morrill, son-in-law of the deceased, and was conducted by Rev. Fred Wilson Day.
There was a brief committal service at the cemetery. The old soldiers left their sprays of evergreen as a tribute of respect, after which the benediction was pronounced.
Source: Herald and News, October 4, 1906
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.