Ayer, Henry M.
Age: 31, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/22/62, Pvt, Co. K, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63
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Birth: 11/14/1839, St. Johnsbury, VT
Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 119716102
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/18/1888, VT; widow Cynthia G., 5/29/1899, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
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Henry M. Ayer
St. Johnsbury Caledonian
May 17, 1899
Henry M. Ayer died at his home in Paddock Village last Saturday at the age of 68 years. He had been in failing health for some fifteen years and gave up work altogether a year ago last March. The immediate cause of death was arterial hemorrhage.
The funeral was held at the late residence on Jones street Monday, Rev. G. W. Hunt conducting the service.
Mr. Ayer was born and spent his early life on a farm in St. Johnsbury on the Lyndon line just north of the Deacon Ranney farm. He was a veteran of the civil war, in Co. K, 15th regiment Vermont Volunteers, serving as a hospital nurse, and was a member of Chamberlin Post, G.A.R. About 31 years ago he moved to Paddock Village and for some thirteen years was employed with Ely, Balch & Co. Mr. Ayer was in partnership with O.W. Orcutt and Jovite Pinard for a short time, and about two years with Oscar Severance ran a cabinet shop. On account of ill health this business was sold out to Jones & Shields. Since then Mr. Ayer has been variously employed as he was able to work, the last few years served as fire warden of the village. He leaves a wife, a son, and daughter., Willis L. Ayer and Mrs. I. G. Jones of St. Johnsbury, one brother, W. G. Ayer, who also resides in this town and a sister, Mrs. Mary C. Ingalls of Lyndon.
Mr. Ayer was a man much esteemed in this community and while living a quiet, unpretentious life made many friends, who regret his loss and heartily sympathize with the bereaved family.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.