Pike, George T.
Age: 18, credited to Readsboro, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/12/63, m/i 12/24/63, Pvt, Co. E, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65
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Birth: 11/17/1846, Readsboro, VT
Burial: Main Street Cemetery, Dalton, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/28/1885; widow Lucy A., 7/2/1901, MA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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George T. Pike
June 3, 1901
DALTON RESIDENT DEAD
Was Formerly in Employ of the
Pollocks in this City
George Truman Pike, 55, died at his home on North street in Dalton at 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness, which for several months had been of a very painful nature. Everything that was possible was done for him, but without avail. A visit was made to the hospital in Albany a few weeks ago, but he was obliged to return without being helped. Gall stones was the cause of death.
Mr. Pike was born in Readsboro, Vt., November 17, 1846. He was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Pike. He was educated in the schools of Whitingham and in his younger days was with his father on the farm. When the war of the rebellion broke out he enlisted in Co. E, 8th Vermont regiment, being at that time 18 years of age. He was in several engagements, notable among them being the battle of Gettysburg. At the close of the war he returned to his native state and later went to Michigan, where he was in the railroad business for a time.
After some time spent in the west, he returned to the east and located in Massachusetts. On January 28, 1870, he married Miss Lucy A. Thayer in West Cummington. He was for nine years superintendent of the Pollock place in Pittsfield, and for a short time lived in Adams. After going to Dalton he was for six years boss farmer for Byron Weston and has been selectman for five years. For some time he was connected with the water works as superintendent. He also did some business in the line of highway grading and sewer work being employed near the last at F.G. Crane's "Flintstone" farm on North street.
His residence in Dalton covers a period of 17 years, during all of which time he was interested in all matters pertaining to the welfare of the town. He was an active member of Hancock Post, No. 187, G.A.R., and was also a member of the Knights of Pythias.
He is survived by his wife and two sons Elmer G. and Dwight Herbert, both a t home and by four sisters, Mrs. Wells Ford, Mrs. Phoebe Plumb, Mrs. Wilson Pike and Mrs. James Pike of Whitingham, Vt.
The funeral, which is to be in charge of the Grand Army, will be held at the house on North street tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. G.W. Andrews officiating, and burial will be in the Main street cemetery.
June 5, 1901
FUNERAL OF GEORGE T. PIKE
The funeral of George T. Pike, which was held from his late home on the corner of North and Deming streets at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon was largely attended and was in charge of the Hancock Post, G.A.R., of which the deceased was an active member. The Post marched in a body from headquarters to the home and accompanied the body to the Main street cemetery where the last rites of the grand Army took place as their comrade was laid to rest. The bearers were George E. Hagar, George W. Smith, Robert B. Dickie, Dwight Parker, Fred Gardener and Ira W. Dill. Rev. George W. Adams was the officiating clergyman and selections were sung by a quartette composed of Mrs. Guy C. Barber, Mrs. Hattie White, Mark Stevens and Joseph Brooks. There was a large number of floral tributes among them being a beautiful arrangement of 55 roses intended to represent the years of Mr. Pike's age.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.
8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History