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Lesure, Dwight P.


Age: 18, credited to Royalton, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/18/62, m/i 10/23/62, CPL, Co. H, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 03/21/1844, Winchester, NH
Death: 05/20/1909

Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/4/1890, VT; widow Alsina A., 5/27/1909, MA
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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Forest Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA

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Dwight P. Lesure

Fitchburg Daily Sentinel

Friday - 21 May 1909

Dwight P. Lesure died at his residence, 270 South Street, on Thursday at 4:20 p.m. of diabetes. H had been confined to his bed two weeks, the disease, which he had for 16 years, assumed an acute form.

Mr. Lesure was born in Barnard, Vt., March 21, 1844. When 18 years of age he enlisted in Co. H, 16th regiment, Vermont volunteers and served nine months. He was in Stannard's Vermont brigade which rendered such efficient service in aiding and repulsing Pickett's famous charge on the third day of the battle of Gettysburg. He returned home sick soon after the battle, the time of his regiment having expired.

Mr. Lesure learned the carpenter's trade at South Royalton, Vt., to which place his parents had removed when he was a young lad and where he continued to reside most of his life till he came to this city April 15 of this year. He followed the carpenter's trade till within two years of his death. He came to this city expecting to spend the evening of life near his sons, who this spring erected the house at 270 South Street as a home for their parents, but he had resided in the house only two days when the acute attack commenced.

Mr. Lesure served on the school board at Royalton and also at Tunbridge, Vt., where he resided for a short time. He was a member of the Grand Army post at South Royalton for many years and was commander of the post last year. He was a highly esteemed citizen and was well read, especially in law and though never admitted to the bar he appeared in court as counsel in civil cases, which the law of the sate permitted.

He is survived by his wife, who previous to her marriage was Miss Alsina Smith of Royalton, Vt., by two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude E. Nourse of Westboro and Mrs. Bertha M. Lawrence of Monkton, Vt., by three sons, Arthur P. and Frank W., proprietors of the Palace Steam Laundry, and Clyde A. all of this city; by 10 grandchildren, three brothers, one of whom, Fred D. Lesure, resides in this city, and by two sisters.

The funeral will be at his late residence, 270 South Street, on Sunday, and will be private. The interment will be at Forest Hill cemetery.

Courtesy of Erik Hinckley.