Holmes, Darius G.
Age: 33, credited to Johnson, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: 2nd Co. Vt. Drafted Men; enl 7/17/63, m/i 7/17/63, PVT, Co. A, 6th VT INF, wdd, Charles Town, 8/21/64, dis/wds, 1/3/65
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Birth: 01/05/1830, Johnson, VT
Burial: Lamoille View Cemetery, Johnson, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 39930317
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/13/1865; widow Susan A., 9/14/1905, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Lamoille View Cemetery, Johnson, VT
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Darius G. Holmes
Darius G. Holmes, one of the best known and highly respected citizens of Johnson, died suddenly, at his home on Main Street, Wednesday morning about 4:30 o'clock. Up until Tuesday night he had been in his usual good health, when he complained of pains in his chest, an a physician was called. His trouble did not appear serious and he rested well until about 3 o'clock Wednesday morning, when Mrs. Holmes renewed hot cloths upon his chest. The latter was awakened about 4:30 o'clock by Mr. Holmes hard breathing and before other members of the family could reach his bedside, death ensued.
Mr. Holmes was in his 76th year, having been born in Johnson, Jan. 5, 1830. In his early manhood he followed farming, but after a trip West he engaged in the tin business in Johnson. Upon relinquishing that he established a drug business in Johnson known for many years as "The Lower Drug Store", with which he was identified until last spring, when it was purchased by C. P. Jones.
He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in Co. A., 6th Vt. Vol., from July 17, 1863 to Jan. 2, 1865, and bore wounds received at the battle of Charleston, West Va. Aug. 14, 1864.
Mr. Holmes was a man of positive character, unswerving in the path of duty and of unquestioned integrity. He was possessed of a hearty neighborliness and a jollity of spirit that will be treasured in the memory of all having the good fortune to know him. The deceased leaves besides a widow, a son E. E. Holmes of the firm of E. E. Holmes & Co. of Johnson, two brothers, James Holmes of Johnson and Robert H. Holmes of Shoreham, and a sister Mrs. Nancy Carpenter of Irasburg.
The funeral takes place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the deceased's late residence, under the auspices of The Old Brigade, G.A.R., of which Mr. Holmes was a charter member. Rev. J. K. Fuller of the Congregational Church will officiate. and interment will be in the Johnson Village Cemetery.
Source: Morrisville Messenger, 28 July 1905
Submitted by Deanna French.