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Atherton, Francis M.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 0, credited to Pownal, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: RCRT, 2nd VT INF - enl 12/19/63, conditional enlistment, contract vacated m/o 3/9/64 (tombstone says 1st VT LARTY)

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VITALS
Birth: 10/1846, Vermont
Death: 12/28/1946

Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield, MA
Marker/Plot: Section 26, Lot #547
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: Unknown
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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Tombstone

Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield, MA<

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(Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt)

Obituary

ONLY ONE CIVIL WAR VET LEFT IN STATE
Francis M. Atherton Dies at Age of 100

Springfield, Dec. 30. Francis M. Atherton, 100, one of the state's last two Civil war veterans, died Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph G. Hall. The sole living member of the G.A.R. in Massachusetts is Charles B. Burt, also of Springfield.

Born in Cheshire, Vt., Mr. Atherton joined the old Second Vermont Infantry at 14, but because he was under age, he was dismissed in 1863. He re-enlisted six months later and served the rest of the war. He settled here and worked as a carpenter until his retirement, 25 years ago.

He also leaves three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be held Tuesday.

North Adams Transcript Dec. 30, 1946
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.