Sleeper, Charles J.
Age: 23, credited to Hartford, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/18/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. H, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: 01/07/1839, Hartford, VT
Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Sharon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 58524656
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/2/1892, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Pine Hill Cemetery, Sharon, VT
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Death of Charles J. Sleeper
Charles J. Sleeper, a worthy citizen and a veteran of the Civil war, passed away last week Wednesday very suddenly with heart failure. He was born in Hartford, Vt. and aged 72 years, 9 months. He had been a resident of South Royalton nine years, passing the summer months on his farm in Sharon with his son and family. His wife died in 1905 and since then his sister has had the care of his household, and the past three years, his granddaughter has been with them most of the time. He was a man well liked by the community, unostentatious, companionable and of sterling integrity. He served in the Civil war in Co. H of the 12th Vt. Regt. Infantry, and was a member of Orville Bixby post, G. A. R., and one of the first members to join the post, chartered in 1875; several years its quartermaster and at his death junior vice commander.
His demise if a loss to the community and will be deeply felt by his comrades of Bixby post.
Funeral was held at his late home Friday, Rev. E. L. M. Barnes, pastor of the M. E. Church, officiating, followed by the G. A. R. Burial service by members of the post who acted as bearers. On and about the casket were placed set pieces and cut floral tributes furnished by the Women's Relief corps and others, attesting the respect and love in which the deceased was held. The remains were buried in the family lot in Sharon.
Source: Bethel Courier, September 21, 1911.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.