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Howe, Leroy S.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Grafton, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. D, 16th VT INF, pr CPL 5/7/63, m/o 8/10/63

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VITALS

Birth: 12/17/1837, Grafton, VT
Death: 05/03/1918

Burial: Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/23/1904, VT; widow Samaria M., 5/13/1918, VT
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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BURIAL:

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Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT

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Obituary

Veteran Railroad Man Grafton Native

The funeral of Leroy S. Howe, the veteran railroad man of Lyndonville, was held Monday afternoon at his home. Mr. Howe died Friday of pneumonia. He was 81 and was born in Grafton. He came to St. Johnsbury in 1861 and began work as an engineer with the Passumpsic railroad company.

With the exception of three years in the Civil war he continued his work as engineer until seven years ago when he was retired on a pension, then the oldest engineer in the service.

In 1867 Mr. Howe married Samantha Gilson of Dummerston. Most of their married life was spent in Lyndonville. In January, 1917, they celebrated their golden wedding. The widow and four children survive.

Mr. Howe was a member of the Grand Army post of St. Johnsbury and of Masonic bodies of that town.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, May 6, 1918
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.