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Hart, Benjamin Franklin


Age: 18, credited to Waterbury, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 2/19/62, m/i 4/12/62, Pvt, Co. D, 2nd VT INF, reen 4/19/64, dsrtd 7/28/64, rtnd 12/1/64, pr CPL 2/7/65, m/o 7/15/65

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Birth: 10/12/1845, Stowe, VT
Death: 12/16/1926

Burial: South Duxbury Cemetery, Duxbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 54325171


Alias?: Hart, Frank
Pension?: Not found
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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South Duxbury Cemetery, Duxbury, VT

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Duxbury Man Died Shortly After Sustaining Shock.
Waterbury, Dec. 16. - Frank Hart of Duxbury died at his home at 1 o'clock this morning, having suffered a shock yesterday afternoon. While on his way home he stopped at the home of Mrs. Winnie Smith, intending to visit and rest. Noticing a strange look on his face, Mrs. Smith soon discovered that he had suffered a shock. A physician was called, who took him to his home. From the first Mr. Hart's left side was completely paralyzed and he was unable to talk. He was conscious for about an hour, then becoming unconscious and remaining so until his death early this morning.

Mr. Hart was born in Waterbury Center Oct. 12, 1845, his younger years being spent in Waterbury and Moretown. He then went to Duxbury to live, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a farmer by occupation.

Thirty-four years ago he married Ella Brown in Orange, Mass., and she survives him, with one adopted daughter, Mrs. Franklin Ingalls of Keene, N. H. Mrs. Hart was 73 years old the eighth of last May. She is very well and active.

Mr. Hart was a member of the Methodist church of Waterbury and with Mrs. Hart was a constant attendant. He also belonged to the G. A. R. post of this place, his death leaving only one member in town.

Three brothers and three sisters survive, Almon, of New York, Jerome of Duxbury, Charles of Burlington, Mrs. J. Willis Sherwin of Worcester, Mass., Mrs. Bert Hamel, of Pasadena, Cal., and Mrs. Edward Miner, of Montpelier. Of these, the oldest is 70 years old and the youngest 58.

Mr. Hart was highly respected wherever he was known, a kind friend and neighbor. Funeral arrangements are not yet complete.

Source: Barre Daily Times, December 16, 1926.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.