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Prouty, Elias Spencer


Age: 36, credited to Halifax, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 11/12/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. I, 8th VT INF, m/o 8/14/64

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Birth: 11/25/1825, Marlboro, VT
Death: 09/05/1909

Burial: Prouty Cemetery, Halifax, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denise Crawford
Findagrave Memorial #: 43109785


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: WPA Graves Registration Card indicates burial here.


2nd Great Grandfather of Nancy Prouty March, Cumberland Ctr, ME

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Prouty Cemetery, Halifax, VT

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Death of Elias Prouty.

Elias S. Prouty, 84, for many years a prominent farmer in Halifax, died Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at his home after a prolonged illness due to complications. Mr. Prouty was born in Marlboro, Nov. 28, 1824. His parents were Worthy and Nancy (Bartlett) Prouty. Mr. Prouty was a civil war veteran, having enlisted in Company I of the 8th Vermont regiment. His wife was Lucy Ann Smith. She died April 8, 1906. They had two children, Elmer E. Prouty, whose death occurred about four years ago in Marlboro from being caught in belting in a steam mill, and Mrs. Minnie Bliss of Brattleboro. Besides the daughter he is survived by four grandchildren. During the last year he had been cared for his grandson, Ossie Prouty, and wife. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. H.H. Shaw, pastor of the Congregational church at Marlboro officiated and selections were sung by Mrs. W.L. Powell, Mrs. Hosea Fisher and N.W. Spencer. Burial was beside his wife in the cemetery on the homestead farm. The bearers were neighbors. Mr. Prouty formerly was a member of the Halifax G.A.R. post.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, Sep. 10, 1909
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.