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Beard, Warren


Age: 22, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, MSCN, Co. H, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 08/27/1840, Chester, VT
Death: 06/10/1912

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Emily Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 111884521


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/21/1890, VT; widow Eliza, 7/9/1912, 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


Great Grandfather of Ron Hayner, Moorpark, CA

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Pleasant View Cemetery, Chester, VT

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Warren Beard, almost a life-long resident of Chester, died yesterday at 10:30 a. m. at his home, after an illness extending over nearly three years. He was stricken with his final attack a week ago and sank rapidly until the end, which came peacefully. Mr. Beard was one of twin brothers, born on a farm in the town of Chester, Aug. 27, 1840, and always lived in Chester, except about 12 years of his early married life spent on a farm at Grand Junction, Ia. At 21 years of age he enlisted as a fifer in Company H, 16th Vermont Volunteers, and served in the Civil war during 1862-3, laying aside his fife to shoulder a gun during the battle of Gettysburg. He was married to Miss Eliza L. Stickney of Andover, Vt., Aug 3, 1869, and the following spring they went West to Iowa. Returning to Chester a dozen years later, he resumed his trade of scythe-snath making and has been connected ever since with the firm of Derby & ball of Bellows Falls. He had been for years a member of the G. A. R., and was also a member of the Improved Order of Red Men, members of which will act as bearers at the funeral which will take place from the late home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Dr. Isaac P. Booth of Stafford, Ct., former pastor of the Universalist church at Chester, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Mr. Morton, the present pastor. The burial will be in the new village cemetery, and the officers of the local Tribe of Red Men will perform the committal service. Mr. Beard is survived by his wife, an only daughter, Mrs. Rutherford Hayner of Troy, N.Y., and a granddaughter, Miss Dorothy Hayner.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, June 11, 1912.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.