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Irish, Calvin Alonzo


Age: 32, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/16/62, m/i 9/29/62, Pvt, Co. L, 1st VT CAV, m/o 5/27/65

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Birth: 08/04/1830, Colchester, VT
Death: 01/07/1920

Burial: Center Cemetery, Northfield, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 91414605


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/12/1890, VT; widow Lucinda M., 1/30/1920, MA
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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Center Cemetery, Northfield, MA

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Calvin Alonzo Irish, 89, died Wednesday night at his home. He was a retired farmer, and had lived in Northfield 24 years.

Mr. Irish was born in Colchester, Vt., Aug. 4, 1830. He married Loretta Fowler Wood of Colchester. They had two sons, one died in infancy, and George Irish, who lives in Stoughton, Mass. The first wife died during the Civil War, and he later married her youngest sister, Lucinda Fowler, who survives him. They lived 30 years in Rochester, Vt., where he was a carpenter, and where their children were born. They are Albert Irish, Mrs. Bessie Severance, and Fred A. Irish of Northfield, and Wesly Irish of Brattleboro.

Mr. Irish enlisted in Burlington, in Company I. 1st Vermont Cavalry, and was in 16 battles, including Gettysburg, and the raid on Richmond. He was mustered out May 27, 1865. He was a member of H. H. Johnson Post, G.A.R., and was quartermaster several years.

The funeral will be held at the house on Park Avenue Saturday at 1; 30 o'clock, and the burial will take place in the Center cemetery.

Source: Brattleboro Daily Reformer, Jan. 9, 1920
Courtesy of Deanna French