Cheney, Spencer C.
Age: 25, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/21/62, 3SGT, Co. H, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63
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Birth: 10/22/1835, Clarendon, VT
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 27483084
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/12/1884, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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Spencer C. Cheney
Rutland Daily Herald, May 31, 1902:
Spencer C. Cheney, a lifelong resident of this city and an old soldier, was found dead in bed at the home of his son, Walter Cheney, at East Pittsford about 7 o'clock yesterday morning. Mr. Cheney went to bed Thursday evening feeling as well as usual. When found yesterday morning the bed was not disarranged. It is thought that he died instantly as the result of heart disease.
Besides his son, Mr. Cheney leaves two daughters, Mrs. John Cameron of West Rutland and Mrs. W. Scott Lillie of this city.
Mr. Cheney was born October 22, 1835. He was employed at the [illegible] shops of the Rutland Railroad company for over 40 years, and left the employ of the company only a few weeks ago to live with his son at East Pittsford. He was a member of Roberts post, No. 14, Grand Army of the Republic, and yesterday was the first time he had not carried the flag in the decoration day parade for many years. Mr. Cheney was a member of the 14th Vermont regiment and fought in the battle of Gettysburg.
The funeral will be held at the home of his son at East Pittsford tomorrow afternoon at 1.30 o'clock. The members of Roberts Grand Army post will attend the services and will have charge of the services at the grave.
Contributed by Jen Snoots.