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Allen, Henry Charles


Age: 25, credited to Pomfret, VT
Unit(s): 72nd IL INF
Service: enl, 8/4/62, m/i, Pvt, Co. E, 72nd IL INF, 8/21/62, dis/dsb 2/11/63, Cairo, IL

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Birth: 03/11/1838, North Pomfret, VT
Death: 03/03/1913

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Salida, CO
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 43110300


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/29/1904, CO; minor child, 4/17/1913, CO
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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Fairview Cemetery, Salida, CO

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Pioneer Railroad Man Dies in This City.

Henry C. Allen, a civil war veteran and pioneer railroad man of Sargents, died very suddenly in this city Monday at the age of 75 years. Deceased had come to the city from Sargents for treatment only the day before. Mr. Allen was born in North Bernard, Vermont, March 7, 1838. He had been a resident of Sargent for the past thirty years. Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, in charge of Rev. A. M. Maclean. The G.A.R. took charge of the services at the grave.

Source: The Salida (CO) Record, 7 Mar 1913
Courtesy of Steve Dow

Steve's note: Notes on Henry C Allen: died on "Monday", which was March 3rd, 1913. Pension Payment Card Index confirms this date. Served as private in Co E, 72nd Illinois Infantry. "Database of Illinois Veterans" lists his birth place as Pomfret, VT (obit had said "North Bernard(sic)"). A resident of Maine, Cook Co, IL when enlisted 8/4/1862 and must. in 8/21/62. Discharged for disability on 2/11/1863. A listing (but no photo) on Find a Grave says he was buried in Fairview Cemetery, in Salida, CO.