Pelkey, Edward Thomas
Age: 18, credited to Pittsford, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 12/7/63, m/i, Pvt, Co. G, 5th VT INF, 12/12/63, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 6/15/62
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Birth: 03/09/1843, Swanzey, NH
Burial: St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Pittsford, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/26/1878; widow Mary H., 2/5/1918, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Pittsford, VT
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The funeral of Edward Pelkey, who died at his home in the north part of the town early last week Thursday morning, was held from St. Paul's Church on Saturday morning and the body taken to Pittsford for interment. Mr. Pelkey, who was a veteran of the Civil War, having served for 18 months in Co. G, 5th Vermont, was born in Clarendon in 1842, the son of Matilda Billings and Julius Pelkey. The early part of his life was spent in Swansey, . N.H. Later on, with his parents, he moved to Pittsford, where he made his home until eight years ago when he moved to this village. On July 1, 1872, he was married to Mary Hart of Proctor. Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Martin of Rutland, Arthur of Worcester, Thomas of Manchester Center, one daughter, Stella, and two brothers, Julius of Pittsford and Isaac of Milford, Mass.
Source: Manchester Journal, Jan. 24, 1918
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.