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Currier, George W.


Age: 24, credited to Brighton, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 4/22/61, m/i 7/16/61, PVT, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, reen 12/21/63, pr CPL, SGT, 12/27/64, tr to Co. E 7/25/64, m/o 7/11/65

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Birth: 03/27/1837, Brighton, VT
Death: 12/02/1922

Burial: Old Protestant Cemetery, Island Pond, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Bev Lasure
Findagrave Memorial #: 181093468


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/3/1890, 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: None


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Old Protestant Cemetery, Island Pond, VT

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George W. Currier was born March 27, 1837, in the town of Brighton, which was then known as Random. He was the son of Amos and Clarinda (Williams) Currier, and the fourth in a family of twelve children, eleven who grew up to sturdy manhood and womanhood, and two of whom still survive, Mrs. Elbridge Currier, and Mrs. Orpha Dale, both of this place.

The Currier home was located on what is now known as the Five Mile Square Road, but at heat time the roads were mere bridle paths leading through the forests and connecting the clearings where the log cabins of the first settlers were built. One of the red letter days of his boyhood was marked by the first train that came into Island Pond.

Mr. Currier was in his twenty-fifth year when the Civil War broke out in 1861, and he at once enlisted and served throughout the war He had the unusual privilege of serving in the squad of soldiers that formed the escort for General Grant when General Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House in 1865. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic from its organization to the day of his death.

November 20, 1867 he married Emma R. Cobb of West Charleston, and they became the parents of six children, only two are now living; Mrs. Myrtie Farr, of Plymouth, N. H., and Miss Maude Currier of Island Pond.

In 1876 Mr. Currier became a member of the Methodist-Episcopal Church, of Island Pond, during the pastorate of Rev. E. S. Locke, and was known as one of its most faithful and devoted members. He was a constant attendant at its services as long as he was able to go. He was a Steward and official member of the church for many years.

This long and useful life came to a peaceful close, at his residence here on Saturday, December 2, and the funeral was held at his late home the following Tuesday, Rev. A. A. Mandingo being the officiating clergyman. He was buried in the Old Cemetery, and the Odd Fellows Lodge, of which he was a member, was in attendance at the grave, and rendered its impressive ritual service.

Source: Essex County Herald, December 14, 1922
Courtesy of Deanna French