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Farnsworth, Silas C.


Age: 25, credited to Enosburgh, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 7/21/62, m/i 9/1/62, PVT, Co. F, 10th VT INF, pr SGT 1/19/63, red 6/5/64, tr to VRC 6/9/64, m/o 7/6/65

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Birth: 1837, Bakersfield, VT
Death: 1903

Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Bakersfield, VT
Marker/Plot: 11
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 31012959


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/18/1865; widow Emma J., 6/1/1903, MN
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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Maple Grove Cemetery, Bakersfield, VT

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Dr. Silas E. Farnsworth

Dr. Silas E. Farnsworth passed away after an illness of several months, from chronic nephritis, at his home in this city, on Thursday last. He was sixty-five years of age, and for more than forty years has been in the active practice of his profession in this city for nearly twenty years. His was a strenuous life. Born in Vermont he had just commenced the study of his profession when at the breaking out of the rebellion he enlisted and went to the front, serving with credit and distinction in several capacities, in the 10th regiment of Vermont volunteers. At the close of the war he resumed his studies and was graduated in the his profession from the University of Vermont. He married Miss Emma J. Sampson, and leaves here and their daughter, Miss Lou Farnsworth surviving.

As a physician and surgeon he was ever above the average and so accounted by his professional associates. For many years he had held positions of responsibility and trust, and for a long period was surgeon for the Northwest railroads, and at the time of his death he was an acting member of the board of pension examiners, and secretary of the same.

Strictly upright in his business relations, his personal friendships were firm and lasting. His broad sympathy and kindness of heart were proverbial, and none will mourn him more sincerely than the unnumbered poor whom he has for years professionally treated, without charge, many of whom have already called upon his family to express their sorrow. His love and regard for home and family was well known among his social, as well as professional intimates, and as a husband and father he was ever kindly and considerate and affectionate.

Nothing could more fully evidence his lasting friendships and his regard for home ties than his request to be laid to rest in the old family burial ground, at Bakersfield, Vt., and there he will be buried.

He was a firm believer in the essentials of the Christian religion, and the book o his life is a sufficient exponent of his belief. He was a consistent member of Fowler M. E. Church, and the funeral was conducted on Saturday from his late residence by his pastor, Dr. Cook, under the auspices of Bryant Post, of which he was a member, kindly assisted by the post quartet.

Source: Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, May 24, 1903


Rolla E. Samford, of Minneapolis, Minn., arrived in town Monday bringing with him the body of Silas Farnsworth. The funeral was held at the residence of O. C. Farnsworth, brother of the deceased. Among those attending the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Hopkins and daughters, Marguerite and Flora of Franklin, Miss Ann Farnsworth, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tenyaw, of Enosburg Falls, and Elwin and Jerome Farnsworth, of Montgomery.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, May 26, 1903
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.