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Cunningham, Thomas

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Pittsford, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/2/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. C, 10th VT INF, m/o 6/22/65

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VITALS

Birth: 06/20/1844, Fairfield, VT
Death: 06/15/1935

Burial: Forestdale Cemetery, Brandon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/7/1890, VT
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: 10th Vt. History off-site

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Forestdale Cemetery, Brandon, VT

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Obituary

Thomas Cunningham. Dies, Nearly 91

BRANDON, June 16. - Lacking only five days of attaining his 91st birthday, Thomas Cunningham, veteran of the Civil War, died early Saturday morning. Mr. Cunningham had been about the house as usual until the time of his death. He took part in the parade on Memorial Day and was the only veteran to attend the memorial service at the Baptist church. Possessing a keen mind even in advanced age, the old soldier was conversant with present day affairs and enjoyed reminiscing about the days of warfare. He enlisted at Pittsford in the 109th Vermont Company C, and although he was wounded twice, he served through the war without furlough. Mr. Cunningham was a member of the C. J. Ormsbee post of Brandon.

Mr. Cunningham was born in Fairfield June 20, 1844, the son of John and Mary (McNany) Cunningham. He had lived in Brandon for more than 40 years and was a farmer in is younger days. His wife was Ellen Lawrence, who died three years ago in December. Surviving are one son, Edward, of Brandon; three grandchildren, Alta nd Harold Cunningham and Mrs. Jack J. Barnes, and four great-grandchildren of Brandon.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late home. The Rev. Christian Petersen will officiate and interment will be in Forest Dale.

Source: Burlington Free Press, June 17, 1935
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.