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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
Death: 01/18/1919

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
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


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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, Ill., and a sister: Mrs. Mary Richmond of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; also the (2) sons: Albert and Frank and granddaughter: 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.


Death of Wesley L. Ware

The funeral of Wesley L. Ware, who died last Saturday of heart trouble, was held Tuesday at the Ware home, Rev. R. M. Jones, pastor of the Baptist church officiating. Mr. Ware was a life ling resident of Chester. He was 50 years old and one of eight children. He began business at the grist mill April 8, 1875, and on May 1, 1895 he took his oldest son, Albert, as a partner. He married Stella Jefts January 26, 1865. She died 10 years ago. Two brothers and one sister survive, besides his sons, Albert and Frank. Mr. Ware had two brothers died in the Civil war. The sister living is Mrs. Mary Richmond of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and two brothers, George E., of Brookline and Lucien of Hillsboro, Ill. The grist mill run by Mr. Ware was established in 1802, he purchasing the same April 8, 1875. He had held the office of selectman and a trustee of Chester Savings bank. He served time in the Civil war, being a member of Co. E, 16th Vermont infantry.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, January 22, 1919.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.