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Perigo, Harvey G.


Age: 21, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/5/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. C, 8th VT INF, wdd, Port Hudson, 6/14/63, m/o 6/22/64

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Birth: 03/26/1841, St. Johnsbury, VT
Death: 08/12/1906

Burial: Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, 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, 5/19/1877; widow Margaret, 9/24/1906, VT, not approved
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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Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT

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Death of H. G. Perigo

The funeral services of H.G. Perigo were attended at his late hone on Main street, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Edward G, French, his pastor, officiating. Music by a quartet, who rendered beautifully “Lead Kindly Light” and “Nearer My God to Thee,” the two pieces sung at his wife's funeral. Delegations from the G.A.R., W.R.C., Masons, Knights of Pythias, Eastern Star Order of Golden Cross, and the B. & M. R. R. Were present. There was a profusion of floral tributes. The bearers were Messrs. Burpee, Smith, Colby, Gould, Beauregard and Harris, all employees of the deceased, working under him in one of the departments at the shops. Burial in Lyndon cemetery in the family lot. The funeral was under the auspices of Crescent lodge No.66, F. and A. M., who performed their impressive burial service at the grave.

Henry George Perigo, son of Daniel and Cynthia Lewis Perigo, was born in Richmond, Vt., March 26, 1841, and died in Lyndonville,August 12, 1906, of heart trouble. His early manhood was spent in Danville and Chelsea. He then went to St. Johnsbury where he enlisted in company C, of the 8th Vermont regiment. His colonel was Stephen Thomas and his captain, Henry Foster. He served three years in the civil war, having an honorable record. Returning home, he came to Lyndonville, then the new railroad town, and for 43 years has worked for the railroad company. He has been a faithful and efficient foreman in the blacksmith shop, well-liked by all his men. Genial, kindly, accommodating, devoted to his home and family he was respected by all. Exceedingly fond of sociability, he had joined many orders, being a faithful member in each. Although not a church member his religious preference was for the Congregational faith.

His first wife was Miss Georgia Caswell, daughter of Hiram and Mary Caswell. She died January 3, 1904. They had two children, Carl Lewis, who died May 12, 1897, and Inez Mary Carter, who is a graduate nurse of the Sisters of Charity of the New York Foundling asylum. His second wife, who survives him, was Margaret O'Kelley. He was compelled to give up his work at the shops last April. His long illness has been borne with patience and resignation. His family has the sympathy of all.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, August 15, 1906
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.