Age: 30, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/22/62, CPL, Co. K, 15th VT INF, pr SGT 12/2/62, m/o 8/5/63
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Birth: 07/12/1832, Peacham, VT
Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 119748622
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/9/1904, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
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Cyrus Sargent, who died Thursday morning, December 15, after a few days' illness of embolism, was born in St. Johnsbury Center, July 21, 1832. At the age of 21, Mr. Sargent entered the employ of the scale company and served it faithfully 51 consecutive years , with the exception of nine months under Col. Proctor in Co. K, 15th Vt. He was married in 1857 to Miss Sophronia Ross, who died in 1898. Mr. And Mrs. Sargent were the parents of three children, one dying in infancy, William H., a draughtsman for the scale company, and Carrie B., living at home. Mr. Sargent was one of a family of six children, only two of whom survive him: Wesley Sargent, of St. Johnsbury Center, and Mrs. Martha Miles, of Washington, D. C.
Mr. Sargent filled acceptably many offices of trust and responsibility, serving as chief of police, chief of the fire department and village trustee. To all these offices he contributed painstaking. Conscientious service.
In 1959, he joined the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he has since been a valued member. He was a member of the official board, and for many years had charge of the church property and grounds and, with Mrs. Sargent for many years, supplied the flowers every Sunday from their home garden.
A great lover of nature, Mr. Sargent beautified not only his grounds with shrubs and trees, but also those of his neighbors. To him is due almost entirely the beautiful shade in the west part of town. With very little assistance, he set out nearly all the trees in that vicinity, going upon the hill evenings, after his days' work was done, to procure them.
The funeral was held from his late home, corner of Spring and Webster streets, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, in charge of Rev. J. M. Frost.
Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, December 21, 1904
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.