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Walker, Daniel C.
Age: 20, credited to Cambridge, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/15/62, m/i 9/26/62, PVT, Co. D, 1st VT CAV, pr SGT 12/7/64, wdd, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, m/o 6/21/65
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Birth: 12/11/1841, Unknown
Burial: North Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 39009401
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/12/1890, VT; widow Kate M., 3/21/1917, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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North Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, VT
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Walker, Daniel C., of North Cambridge, son of Lyman and Adeline (Chase) Walker, was born in Cambridge, Dec. 11, 1841. William Walker, his grandfather, came here from Brookfield, Mass., in 1800, and located in the north part of the town, on the farm where Lyman was born, and resided there to the time of his death in 1879, and where Daniel still resides.
Receiving the customary education of the public schools, and afterwards pursuing his studies at Bakersfield Academy, Mr. Walker, at the age of twenty, enlisted as a private in Co. D, 1st Vt. Cavalry, sharing in all the numerous engagements in which his regiment took part. Constantly on duty, except six weeks when he was confined by sickness in the hospital, he was thrice wounded, but not severely, received a promotion to the grade of sergeant, and was honorably discharged from the service June 21, 1865.
After his return from the war, being gifted with considerable mechanical ingenuity, Mr. Walker was employed for several years as a carpenter and joiner, but his principal occupation has been that of an agriculturist, his chief attention having been given to the dairy and the maple orchard. He has held many of the offices of the town, was lister, selectman, justice and school director and was appointed postmaster under President Grant, which office he held until his resignation in 1892. The same year he received the honor of an election to the Legislature as a Republican, serving on the committee on agriculture.
He joined and has been the commander of Post 10, G.A.R., of Cambridge. Mr. Walker is a modest man of solid worth, who possesses the respect and confidence of his neighbors. His sterling qualities of character have often called him to act as administrator and agent in the settlement of estates.
He was united in marriage, April 16, 1867, to Kate M., daughter of Josiah and Mary (Stone) Converse, of Bakersfield.
Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, pp. 416.
Several from here attended the funeral of Daniel Walker at South Cambridge, February, 22.
Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, February 26, 1917.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.