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Fagan, Peter C. H.


Age: 42, credited to Weston, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. C, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 1820, Ireland
Death: 10/22/1889

Burial: West Street Catholic Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 32148688


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Catherine, 8/31/1891, 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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West Street Catholic Cemetery, Rutland, VT

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Death of Peter Fagan, on Green Street, Yesterday Morning

Mr. Peter Fagan died at an early hour yesterday morning, at his home on Green street after a lingering illness of three weeks. The deceased was at one time a prominent business man in the community and a much respected citizen. He was born in Ireland in 1822, and came to this country when a young man. He followed the occupation of his father, that of a tailor, and after drifting about in his trade for some years, he finally opened a shop in Granville, N.Y., about 1848, and there married his first wife. After pursuing his trade successfully, he removed to Poultney in 1852; he secured a large custom and after a time added the sale of ready made clothing, and was among the first to embark in that branch of the business in the western part of the county. As the result of its being a new feature and an overstock he met with financial reverses. He removed to Weston, Windsor county, where he carried on his trade and a small farm; here he measurably recovered from h is misfortunes and came to Rutland in the early 60's, established a shop and employed several workmen. He judiciously invested his accumulations in real estate, some of which met with a ready sale at a much advanced price. Mr. Fagan had several times engaged in custom work and ready-made clothing with success, but three years ago he retired and had given his time to farming and real estate transactions.

He served for a time in the army during the war, having received quite a large bounty at his enlistment. He was a devouted Catholic and when living in a town where no church edifice existed his house was the priest's home and the place where service was held. Since his residence here he has bee a leading member of St. Peter's congregation. The deceased left a widow and son.

The funeral will be held at St. Peter's church at 9 o'clock on Wednesday morning.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, October 22, 1889
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.