Farnham, Lucius Calkins
Age: 0, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 7th WI INF
Service: Co. D, 7th WI INF
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Birth: 08/26/1827, Unknown
Burial: St. Johnsbury Center Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 19957014
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/5/1863
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Lucius Farnham Was Oldest Granger in Vermont Civil War Veteran Died at His Home in St. Johnsbury Center December 11.
Lucius Farnham was born at East St. Johnsbury August 27, 1827, and died at his home in St. Johnsbury Center Tuesday December 11, after an illness of eleven days with pneumonia. He was one of a family of eleven children of born to the late Jesse and Mary Farnham and was the last one to pass away. When a young man he went to Wisconsin, and while there the Civil War was declared and he enlisted in the7th Wisconsin regiment, serving faithfully until 1863, when he was badly wounded, the bullet passing through the right lung, and from which he never fully recovered although living almost ten years beyond man's allotted time. In April of 1864 he was united in marriage to Miss Lucy Phelps of Lunenburg. Three sons came to their home, the oldest, Orlando, dying when 11 years of age, Bert A. Of this town and William of Barton. Mrs. Farnham passed away twelve years ago and since that time Mr. Farnham has lived with his son, B. A. Farnham, who has tenderly cared for him during his declining years.
At the time of his death Mr. Farnham was the oldest granger in New England, who, in company with the late Jonathan Lawrence, organized the first grange in New England at St. Johnsbury July 4, 1871, known as Green Mountain, No. 1. He was an active and esteemed member of Chamberlin Post, G.A.R., and had held several important offices in the post. His life had all been spent in this town except the few years he was in Wisconsin, where he has always been a law-abiding citizen and a good neighbor. Mr. Farnham left, besides the two sons, Bert A. Of this place and William of Boston, three granddaughters, Misses Abbie, Dorothy and Lura Farnham, several nephews and nieces and many friends, who feel a personal loss in his death.
Rev. Mr. Laughlin of Lyndonville conducted the funeral services at his late home on Thursday afternoon. Chamberlin Post, G.A.R., was present in a body and the burial service of that order was used at the house. Green Mountain Grange also attended in a body, and he was laid beside his wife and little son in the family lot here. The community sympathizes with the family at this time.
Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, December 19, 1906
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.