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Gifford, Charles A.


Age: 21, credited to Wolcott, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT LARTY
Service: enl 8/15/64, m/i 8/25/64, PVT, 3rd VT LARTY BTRY, m/o 6/15/65

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Birth: 05/10/1843, Tunbridge, VT
Death: 02/06/1927

Burial: Randolph Center Cemetery, Randolph, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 126951333


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/2/1874
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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Randolph Center Cemetery, Randolph, VT

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Death of Charles A. Gifford

Charles A. Gifford passed away Sunday evening after a long period of failing health. For many weeks he had sat in his chair day and night and only went to bed Saturday morning. He was cared for during his long illness by George Dunbar who went there a year ago last March and since last September Mr. Gifford has had constant care, until the end came peacefully Sunday evening.

Mr. Gifford was born in Tunbridge, Vt., May 10, 1843, and would have been 84 years of age had he lived until May of this year. He was one of nine children born to Ziba and Lydia (Morrill) Gifford and the last surviving member of this family. He spent the greater part of his life in Tunbridge and Chelsea. In 1903 he was married to Mrs. Mary M. Pember and they lived until her death about nine years ago on a farm on the Strafford road. Soon after her death he sold the farm and came to the village to live.

During the Civil war he served about three years with the medical division, 3rd Vermont Battery, Light Artillery. He was the last but two of the surviving Civil war veterans in this town. His nearest relatives are several nieces and nephews.

A short funeral service was held from his late home Tuesday afternoon and the remains were taken to Randolph Center Wednesday for burial beside his wife in the family lot. Rev. J. A. Lawrence officiated.

Source: Bethel Courier, February 10, 1927.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.