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Messinger, John W.


Age: 26, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/1/62, m/i 10/23/62, 4SGT, Co. E, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 1836, Springfield, VT
Death: 11/02/1915

Burial: Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, VT
Marker/Plot: 5
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +

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


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/2/1890, 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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Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, VT

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John Messenger passed away at the home of James Looney Tuesday morning, Nov. 2. He was born at Springfield 79 years ago, but had lived in Cambridge, Mass., until about three years ago, when he came to live with Mr. And Mrs. Looney, who have tenderly cared for him in his declining years. He leaves a son, Walter Messenger of Cambridge, Mass., who has been here caring for his father the past two weeks. The funeral was held Thursday, Rev. Henry Ballou officiating, with burial at Springfield.

Source: The Vermont Tribune, November 4, 1915
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.