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Sanderson, Royal


Age: 38, credited to Townshend, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 10/4/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. D, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 10/02/1824, Townshend, VT
Death: 11/19/1911

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Townshend, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 58282833


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/27/1865
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: Died in Savannah, Chatham Cty, GA


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Oakwood Cemetery, Townshend, VT

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Death of Royal Sanderson, Oldest Man in Town.

Royal Sanderson, 87, who was the oldest man in town, died Sunday evening in the home of his son, William, in Savannah, Ga., where he went a few weeks ago to spend the winter. He was born in West Townshend Aug. 21, 1824, and was a son of John and Louisa (Puffer) Sanderson. His early life was spent under the parental roof in the west part of the town, where he received an important part of his education, his father being a man of much cultivation and one of the most prominent men of the town in his day.

Mr. Sanderson was a veteran of the Civil war, serving in Company D, 16th regiment, Vermont Volunteers. He taught school many years, being a man of both scholarly tastes and attainments. He was always interested in weather conditions, keeping a record of the annual rain and snow fall from years to year, also maintaining till the day of his death a keen interest in the arrival and departure of the migratory birds.

He married Mrs. Sarah Cooley Dec. 24, 1857. To them one son was born, William Sanderson, now of Savannah, Ga., who, with his wife and son, William, are the only near relatives who survive. The body was taken to the old home onNorth street, where the funeral service was held Thursday at 1 o'clock, Rev. Joseph McKean officiating. Many of his old neighbors came in to pay their tribute of respect to one whom they had so long and favorably known.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, Nov. 24, 1911
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.