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Spoor, Austin Orange


Age: 19, credited to Alburgh, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/9/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. K, 11th VT INF, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, Andersonville, sent to Millen Ga, 11/11/64, prld 11/26/64, m/o 6/24/65

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Birth: 03/26/1842, Clarenceville, Canada East
Death: 12/23/1901

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 23394840


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/5/1868; widow Harriet c., 1/16/1902, VT
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

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Rev. Austin O. Spoor, postmaster at Winooski died on Monday, after a lingering illness with cancer of the throat. Mr. Spoor, when first attacked by the malady, went to New York city to seek relief and was told there was none for him. He immediately returned home and entered a sanitarium in Burlington, where he remained until about ten days previous to his death.

Mr. Spoor was born in Canada, March 26, 1842. He was educated at Montpelier Seminary and was subsequently graduated from Middlebury College, with honors.

He joined Company K, 11th Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, during the rebellion, and languished for many months in Andersonville prison. In 1875 he entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church in the Troy conference, and was assigned to Saranac Lake in1875 and 1876. From 77 to 79 he preached at Hinesburg, the following years at Starksboro and the next two at Pittsford. His next appointments were Jay, N. Y., 1885; West Chazy, 1886-1888; Peru, 1889-1891. In 1892 he was sent to Winooski where he served as pastor five years, finally retiring on account of failing health, taking a supernumerary relation with the church. In 1894 he was chosen chaplain of the House of Representatives, giving excellent satisfaction and making many warm friends among the members of both House and Senate. He was appointed postmaster at Winooski in 1897 and was reappointed last year.

Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church at Winooski on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock.

Source: Montpelier Daily Journal, December 24, 1901.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.