Ware, Wesley Leroy
Age: 23, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/1/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. E, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: 09/24/1838, Chester, VT
Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 111817272
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/31/1890, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
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Wesley L. Ware
Ware, Wesley Leroy, born in Chester, Vt., 24 Sept., 1838, son of Enoch and Louisa Atwood Ware. He married Stella Jefts. Mr. Ware died in Chester after several months of illness with heart trouble at the home of his son Fred who had cared for him, on Saturday morning, 18 Jan., 1919 (age 80 years). He was born in Chester on the farm now owned by Charles Blake. He was one of a family of 8 children. All of his life was spent in Chester, except a few years in the West. On 26 Jan., 1865, he was married. In 1875 he began the grain and feed business in the old grist mill. In 1895 he took his son Albert into the business with him. Mr. Ware had been a member of the Baptist church more than 50 years, a selectman of the town and one of the bank directors. Member of Co. "E", 16th Reg't Vt. Vols during Civil War. Two of his beloved brothers were killed in that war. Two survive, George of Brookline, and Lucien J. of Hillsburg, Il., and a sister: Mrs. Mary Richmond of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; also the (2) sons: Albert and Frank and grandaughter: Winona Ware, all of Chester. Funeral Tuesday 2 p.m. at his late home. Rev. R. M. Jones officiated.
Source: The Vermont Tribune, Ludlow, Vermont. Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Windsor County researcher.