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Strong, Wayland A.


Age: 22, credited to Waterbury, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 3/4/65, m/i 3/4/65, Pvt, Co. K, 17th VT INF, enl one yr., m/o 7/14/65

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Birth: 05/05/1842, Montpelier, VT
Death: 08/08/1913

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 95588382


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/11/1890, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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


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Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT

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Barre man Died at the Retreat in Brattleboro.

News was received here yesterday telling of the death of Wayland A. Strong, a veteran of the Civil war and for many years a resident of Barre, which occurred at the Brattleboro Retreat. Warren C. Nye, of East Barre, who was appointed guardian for the deceased, left yesterday afternoon for Brattleboro and he will accompany the remains to Barre on the 4:40 Central Vermont train this afternoon. The remains will be taken to Elmwood cemetery, where the G.A.R. committal service will be made beside the body of Mrs. Strong, who died more than 20 years ago.

Mr. Strong passed the greater part of his life in Barre, although he had not lived here for several years. He enlisted in the Civil war and served nearly four years at the front. After the war he married a Miss Ketchum and took up his residence in Barre. A son and daughter were born to them and both are now living. At one time he owned and occupied the house at 101 Summer street now known as the convent of the Sacred Heart. Mr. Strong was around 70 years old and affiliated with R.B. Crandall post, Grand Army of the Republic, soon after its organization. From Barre he entered the Soldiers' home at Bennington and was afterwards transferred to the Brattleboro institution. Veterans of the war between the states are asked to attend the committal service at Elmwood this afternoon.

Source: Barre Times, Aug. 7, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.