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Pelkey, William

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Pittsford, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/14/62, m/i 9/15/62, Pvt, Co. G, 5th VT INF, m/o 7/12/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1844, Rutland, VT
Death: 02/04/1907

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Pittsford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots

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

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/31/1890, VT; widow Julia A., 2/12/1907, 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: Anthony, David, Edward and Jeremiah were brothers; William was their nephew

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Willard M. Johnson II, KS

Grandfather of Richard E. Pelkey, Chittenden, VT

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Evergreen Cemetery, Pittsford, VT

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Obituary

William Pelkey, formerly of this town, died in Pittsfield Monday morning of pneumonia, aged 64 years. He was a member of company G, 5th regiment, Vermont volunteers, and belonged to the G.A.R. post of Pittsfield. He is survived by three brothers, Edward Pelkey and Julius Pelkey of this town and Isaac Pelkey of Milford, Mass.; and one sister, Mrs. Fred Noyes of Pittsford; also by four sons and five daughters. The body was brought here Wednesday afternoon and placed in the receiving tomb.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, February 7, 1907
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.