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Parrish, Elijah

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Vergennes, VT
Unit(s): 28th WI INF
Service: enl 8/14/62, m/i, Pvt, Co. C, 28th WI INF, 8/14/62, m/o 10/12/65 (residence Summit, WI)

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VITALS

Birth: 1840, Clinton Cty, NY
Death: 03/17/1931

Burial: Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop

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

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/21/1890, 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

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes, VT

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Obituary

HOLD FUNERAL FOR ELIJAH PARRISH, VETERAN OF '61

March 17, 1931, Elijah Parrish passed away very suddenly at the home of Louis Dean in Ferrisburg, where he had resided since the death of his late wife about eight years ago.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Vergennes. Rev. H. H. Richardson, pastor of the that church, gave the address, and Rev. Claude Wisch of North Ferrisburg offered prayer. Interment was in the family lot in Prospect cemetery.

Mr. Parrish was born in Clinton County, N. Y., in 1840. He was the youngest of nine children born to Charles and Sally Parrish. When quite young he journeyed alone to Wisconsin to make his home with an uncle. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the Union Army and was admitted as a private to Company C, Twenty-eighth Regiment Wisconsin Infantry. He served throughout the war, with the exception of three months during which he was ill with fever, and sent to a government hospital.

As far as is known the only surviving member of Company C, is Lloyd Brock of Merrill, Wisconsin, who was also a war-time chum of Mr. Parrish.

After receiving an honorable discharge, he returned ti New York, where he married Cornelia Chase of that state. Upon her death he came to Ferrisburg where he engaged in farming. Later he was married again to Miss Eliza Hoyt of Panton and moved to a farm in Bridport. Several years later they went to live with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carter in Ferrisburg, where they resided until Mrs. Parrish's death, a few years ago.

Shen he was four years old he joined the Methodist Church and had always been an active member.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Parrish lived to be of service to his country and his countrymen, and by that service he also served his God.

Source: Vergennes Enterprise and Vermonter, March 27, 1931
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.