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Aiken, James H.


Age: 22, credited to Benson, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. D, 14th VT INF, pr CPL 11/24/62, m/o 7/30/63

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Birth: 06/26/1840, Benson, VT
Death: 09/10/1926

Burial: Old Cemetery, Benson, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Susan Brown
Findagrave Memorial #: 81012460


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/9/1890, VT; widow Mary H., 9/24/1926, 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


2nd Great Grandfather of Gail Martin Fay, Charlotte, NC

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Old Cemetery, Benson, VT

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Funeral of James T. Aiken

On September 7 the town of Benson sustained the loss of one of its oldest citizens, when James H. Aiken died at his residence at the age of 86. Mr. Aiken was born in Benson June 26, 1840, and was educated in the common schools and Troy Conference academy. He was a veteran of the Civil war, in which he served in the 14th Vermont Volunteers, and was a member of John A. Logan post, G.A.R., recently disbanded with but three living members. Until incapacitated by age he was long prominent in the work of the town and the Congregational church. He was for m any years a deacon of the church and superintendent of the Sunday school and after serving successively in nearly all town offices was for an extended period of years member of the school board, the work of the church and the school absorbing much of his attention. He was well known in state political circle, being a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1890-92 and of the State Senate in 1900-1902. He I s survived by his widow, Mary Hawley Aiken, and by three sons, James Hawley Aiken of Springfield, Mass., Wellington E. Aiken of Burlington and Charles S. Aiken of Benson. The funeral services were held at 2 p. m., Friday and the burial was in old cemetery east of Benson village.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, September 13, 1926
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.