Berry, Solon K.
Age: 33, credited to Thetford, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/22/62, 3SGT, Co. A, 15th VT INF, pr 1SGT, 5/2/63, m/o 8/5/63
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Birth: 09/09/1827, Meredith, NH
Burial: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Thetford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 76116906
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/24/1889, VT; widow Adaline A., 7/27/1900, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Thetford, VT
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Solon K. Berry
The town of Thetford cannot alone claim the loss in the death of one of her prominent citizens, Solon K. Berry, who died Thursday evening, of heart failure, aged 73 years. 'Uncle Sol' as he was known by everybody, had been confined to his house for a couple of weeks under the doctor's care. The first of last week, he was so much approved that he attended the district convention at Montpelier, Tuesday, the 17th, returning on the evening train to Wells River, remaining at Hale's tavern over night going home Wednesday morning, and attended to his usual business affairs on that and the following day purchasing a horse, and being in the village the day of his death, remarking how much improved he felt in health. Retiring about 8 o'clock, his heavy breathing attracted the attention of Mrs. Berry, and death, as calm and quiet as falling asleep, ensured.
The funeral was held in the church Sunday in charge of the G.A.R. Flowers, comrades, friends, attested his worth as father, soldier, citizen.
While not in his usual rugged health, he was the same jolly, whole souled Uncle Sol, and his many warm friends, who met him on that trip, little realized that it was their last greeting and meeting on earth, with a time honored friend. Few if any men have ever lived better known and better liked, in Orange county. For more than fifty years he has held public office either town or county. He perhaps is better and more widely known in connection with the constabulary service of the county, having been principal actor in many important criminal proceedings. Any trust placed in his hands received prompt and painstaking attention. A life long republican, strong in his convictions, hypocrisy was not found in his vocabulary, and a hypocrite he despised. Uncle Sol was one of the substantial men -- progressive, liberal, intelligent -- a man who read and understood the trend of public affairs; a man who was young while growing old, pleasant, genial and companionable. We shall miss the cordial greeting, hearty handshake, good story and valued counsel of our departed friend, but we shall long cherish happy recollections of Solon K. Berry of Thetford.-- Horace W. Bailey.
Source: The Groton Times.
Courtesy of Deanna French