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Cameron, John Stark

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Ryegate, VT
Unit(s): 7th SQDRN RI CAV
Service: Dartmouth CAV, aka Co. B, 7th Squadron, RI CAV

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VITALS

Birth: 03/28/1841, Ryegate, VT
Death: 07/21/1914

Burial: Blue Mountain Cemetery, Ryegate, VT
Marker/Plot: Plot A
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams & Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 120524768

Cenotaph: Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, IA
Marker/Plot:
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 27510719


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/4/1908, NY
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: According to his will, "Half of the testator's ashes are to be interred in the grave of his father and mother, in Ryegate burial ground, in Ryegate, Vt, the other half in the grave of his wife in Burlington, Iowa." In addition to the individual grave marker at Blue Mountain Cemetery, an inscription also appears on the large, Cameron monument closeby.

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Blue Mountain Cemetery, Ryegate, VT

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Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, IA

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Obituary

John Stark Cameron

John Stark Cameron, aged 72 years, died in Woodstock Tuesday after a short illness. He was born in Ryegate, was educated at Newbury seminary and was graduated from the scientific department of Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. H., in 1863.

After a short service with the Seventh Rhode Island cavalry in the Civil War, he began an active railroad career of nearly 40 years with the engineering department of the Boston, Hartford & Erie railroad. When the transcontinental lines began to push westward from Chicago he was first with the Burlington road and later with the Union Pacific.

He retired from active business in 1901 when as president and principal owner of the Salt Lake Rapid Transit railroad he sold the property to a syndicate.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, July 22, 1914
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.