Rand, Lucius Clark
Age: 0, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): US VOLS
Service: MSCN, Brigade Band, US V
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Birth: 12/09837, Bennington, VT
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 33394719
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/16/1887; widow Caorlinle F., 5/5/1911, MA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, MA
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OLDEST MAIL CARRIER DEAD
Lucius Rand, Native of Bennington and Civil War Veteran
North Adams, April 28 – Lucius C. Rand, 74, one of the oldest mail carriers in the state, a veteran of the civil war, and whose 54th wedding anniversary came on Wednesday, died last evening at 9:50 o'clock at his home, 4 Summer street, of a complication of diseases. Mr. Rand did his last work for the government on Mar. 25, and for the greater part of the time since then had been confined to his bed. He was born in Bennington in 1837 and married at the Pownal hotel April 26, 1855, Caroline P. Sibley, who was also a native of Bennington and one year his junior. I.M. Murray, a justice of the peace, performed the ceremony, and Mr. and Mrs. Rand immediately thereafter took up their residence in North Adams.
Mr. Rand went to the front in 1864 as a member of Stewart's brigade band. For some years after the war he was engaged in the retail shoe trade, from which he retired in 1885. He was one of the first mail carriers appointed in North Adams and the oldest in years. His route until the last few months of his service was in the western end of the city and he did his work with a horse. During his time as a mail carrier he covered the distance equal to several times around the world.
Six years ago there was an elaborate celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, but a year ago on the occasion of the 55th anniversary, owing to the fact that neither Mr. nor Mrs. Rand were in the best of health, there was no special observance of that occasion. Mr. rand was a charter member of the Greylock lodge of Masons and was a member of C.D. Sanford Grand Army post. Besides his widow he is survived by four daughters and one son, Mrs. Gamaliel Beaman of Fitzwillem, Mrs. George W. Knowlton of Somerville, Mrs. Mary H. Vincent of North Adams, John W. rand of Bergenfeld, N.J., and Mrs. Thomas R. Nims of Holyoke. The funeral arrangements have not been made.
Source: Bennington Banner, April 29, 1911
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.