Everson, James Jr.
Age: 22, credited to Castleton, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. K, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 9/18/61, m/i 11/19/61, SGT, Co. H, 1st VT CAV, pow 9/22/63, prld 9/29/63, m/o 11/18/64
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Birth: 02/02/1839, Rutland, VT
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 45199074
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/15/1892, VT; widow Alice, 12/13/1900, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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Rutland Daily Herald, Jan. 11, 1900:
James Everson died shortly after 10 o'clock last evening at his home, No. 87 Maple street. His death was due to dropsy, from which he had been suffering for several years. He had been confined to the house about a month, however, and only took to his bed last Friday.
James Everson was born in Rutland February 2, 1839. He received his education in the public schools of the town and in the institute at Fort Edward, N.Y. He learned the trade of marble cutter at Escanaba, Mich. When the war broke out he enlisted in the Rutland Light guards and served with them nine months. He then re-enlisted in the 1st Vermont cavalry and served three years and six months in the South as first sergeant of his company. After the war he returned to Rutland, remained here six months and then spent two years on a farm in Hydeville. He then went to Saratoga, N.Y., where he was engaged in the marble business for 10 years. Returning to Rutland April 1, 1877, he worked for Ripley's Sons at Center Rutland and in 1879 he founded the firm of Everson & Co., marble workers, of which he had been the senior member up to the time of his death.
Mr. Everson was married in Northfield, January 3, 1867, to Miss Alice E. Keyes, who survives him. He also leaves two brothers, George J. Everson and Alfred H. Everson, both of this city.
James Everson was one of the most popular men in Rutland. He was of a singularly genial disposition, and it has been remarked that the list of his friends was the list of his acquaintances. He was a member of Rutland lodge of Masons, Killington commandery, Knights Templar; Mount Sinai Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; Rutland lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Roberts post, Grand Army of the Republic, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
The funeral will probably be held next Monday and the burial will be at Castleton.
Contributed by Jennifer Snoots.