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Story, John S.


Age: 0, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 1st MA HARTY
Service: Co. K, 1st MA HVY ARTY

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Birth: 02/16/1843, Charlestown, MA
Death: 03/11/1892

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 14672561


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/30/1888, VT; widow Sarah J., 4/14/1892, 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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Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT

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John S. Story, a long-time respected citizen of St. Albans, died at his home on Diamond street at 5:30 o'clock this morning from cerebral congestion, resulting from the malady with which he had for a number of past been a sufferer.

The funeral will be held from his former residence Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. George E. Smith officiating.

John S. Story was born in Charlestown, Mass., Feb. 6, 1843, and while a boy served through the War of the Rebellion, first in the First Massachusetts Artillery and subsequently in the Veteran Reserve Corps.

Shortly after being mustered out of the service of the Government, he entered the employ of the Central Vermont Railroad Company as freight brakeman, exchanging this duty, about a year later, for that of handling freight at the St. Albans station. By March, 1869, he had worked up to the chief clerkship in the local freight office here, and in 1870 received the appointment of Freight and Customs Agent in St. Albans, which he held with credit until his resignation and retirement from business life in March, 1890.

He married Sarah J. White, daughter of Nathaniel White, of this place, January 1, 1866, who, with the two children, Miss Bessie, and Mrs. Howard Deming, survives him.

He was a charter member of Englesby Lodge, No. 84, F. and A. M., a member of A.R. Hurlbut Post, No. 60 G.A.R. and for many years a prominent member of the Methodist church and society, serving for an extensive period on the official board.

In private life, Mr. Story was loving husband and father, a kin neighbor and a faithful friend. As a citizen, while he pursued , for the most part, the quieter walks, yet his life was marked by a conscientious observance of his duty to his neighbor and his God, and by an upright character which held to him the hosts of friends which his cordial manner won.

St. Albans Daily Messenger
VOLUME 32, NO. 61. ST. ALBANS, VT., Saturday, MARCH 12, 1892


The last sad rites over the remains of John S. Story took place at 2 o'clock this afternoon at his late residence on Diamond street.

The service was beautifully impressive and solemn, being conducted by Rev. E. Smith. The Methodist choir of which church the deceased was a life long member, sang several appropriate hymns. Around the casket were placed many beautiful floral designs, the loving triangle of relatives and friends. A large detachment of Post Hurlbut, of which he was a member, performed escort of duty to the grave. The pall-bearers were Joseph Northrop, J. A. Bedard, S. S. Bedard, Chauncey C. Temple, Hiram B. Weeks and S, C, Collins.

St. Albans Daily Messenger
VOLUME 32, NO. 60. ST. ALBANS, VT., FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1892
Contributed by Bob Hackett.