Cheney, George A.
Age: 20, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: drafted - enl 7/17/63, m/i 7/17/63, PVT, Co. B, 4th VT INF, pr CPL 4/23/65, m/o 7/13/65
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Birth: 11/25/1842, Stowe, VT
Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 42417914
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/3/1885; widow Mae H., 3/4/1927
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: Died in Bennington, VT per pension record index card.
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Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville, VT
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George A. Cheney
NEWS & CITIZEN: DECEMBER 25, 1918
DEATH OF GEORGE A. CHENEY
The death of George A. Cheney occurred last Friday after a long period of ill health. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home of his son, Arthur L. Cheney. Rev. W.T. Best of the Methodist-Episcopal Church officiated, and interment was made in the family lot at Pleasant View cemetery. The bearers were his two sons, and four nephews, Charles Cheney, of Craftsbury, Reuben Cheney, of Morristown, C.W. Twiss of Morrisville, and Mark Poor af Stowe. The honorary bearers were. L.L. Camp, S.D. Luce, George Bridge, and G.W. Foss, representing the G.A.R. There was a beautiful floral offering, including flowers from the W.R.C., the family, Mr. Brown, of Rutland, and other friends. A flag was furnished by the G.A.R.
George A. Cheney was the last of twelve children of William R., and Olive Savage Cheney, and one of six of the family of children to live past sixty years of age. He was born in Stowe, Nov. 25, 1842. He grew to manhood in the town of his birth, and had been a resident of Morrisville for over 40 years, moving to Morrisville from the Cheney farm now owned by E.A. Robinson on the Laporte Road. He was a progressive and successful farmer, and always held the respect and esteem of his fellow townsmen, and held several town offices, having been overseer of the poor for a number of years, refusing a re-election a few years ago, on account of ill-health, when he was succeeded by O. W. Chaffee, the present incumbent.
When about twenty-three years of age, Mr. Cheney was united in marriage to Alice Poor, of Stowe. To this union were born three children; Arthur L.. of Morristown, Frank L., of Albany, N.Y., surviving; a daughter, Alma B. died twenty three years ago. Seven years ago he was united in marriage to Mrs. May Harris by whom he is survived. Mrs. Cheney has been in Minneapolis for several months and was unable to get here for the funeral.
Mr. Cheney enlisted in Co. B, Fourth Vermont, and served for two years. He was a member of James M. Warner Post, G.A.R.. Mr. Cheney served two years as orderly to Gen. John Sedgwick, and Gen. Horatio Wright, the commander of the famous old Sixth Corps. He was as orderly for the former when he was killed at Spottsylvania, and had left him with an order but a few moments before his death from a sharpshooters ball. He was also present at the second inauguration of President Lincoln, standing within a few yards of him during the delivery of his inaugural address.
He had been in failing health for twenty years, and death was due to cerebral apoplexy.
Submitted by: Deanna French.