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Fanton, Royal Brayton


Age: 18, credited to Sheldon, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 10/23/63, m/i 1/5/64, Pvt, Co. A, 17th VT INF, tr to Co. D, 3/4/64, dsrtd 4/7/64

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Birth: 1847, Sheldon, VT
Death: 11/28/1905

Burial: East Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 27262629


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Alison Couture
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


3rd Great Grandfather of Mark Couture, Fairfax, VT

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East Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, VT

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(Courtesy of Mark Couture)



The funeral of Royal B. Fanton, aged 58 years, who died November 29, of a complication of diseases, was held December 1 at the home of F. S. Austin, the Rev. Sylvester Donaldson, of Sheldon, officiating, with G. E. Stebbins in charge. The bearers were James McFeeters, John McMahon, J. C. Kittell, Frank Willett, Charles and Carlton Austin. Three selections, "Coming Home Again", "Clinging to the Cross", and "Nearer My God to Thee", were sung by Herbert Marvin, William Waite and William Wright. Among the persons present from out of town were Mr. And Mrs. James McFeeters, of Barre, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ellis of Fletcher, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Kittell and family and Mr. and Mrs. John McMahon of Enosburg, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Willett and family and Mrs. Ida Cantell and son, Harland, of St. Albans, E. A. and C. C. Austin and Mrs. Eva McCoy, of West Berkshire, Charles Austin and Charles McMahon, of Richford, Mr. and Mrs. Braton Fanton, of Fairfield, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Kittell, of Berkshire. Mr. Fanton is survived by his wife, one son, three daughters, his father, and two sisters.

Source: St. Albans Weekly Messenger, December 7, 1905.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.