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Keating, John


Age: 32, credited to Barton, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 9th VT INF
Service: enl 9/5/64, m/i 9/5/64, Pvt, Co. E, 9th VT INF, wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, tr to 4th VT INF, Co. C, 1/20/65, nfr

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Birth: 06/24/1832, County Kerry, Ireland
Death: 11/23/1918

Burial: St. John of the Cross Cemetery, Albany, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 99669632


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/8/1880
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: Died in 'Fitzdale' per pension; now Lunenburg; 1890 - Living in Barton, VT

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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St. John of the Cross Cemetery, Albany, VT

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John Keating, an almost life-long resident of this town, died at the home of his son, John, at West Lebanon, N.H., Saturday morning, Nov. 23, after an illness of eight weeks.

All that loving hands and kind hearts could do was done for him in his declining years. The body was brought to Barton, Nov. 26, where a requiem, High Mass was held in St. Paul's church.

Mr. Keating was born in County Kerry, Ireland, June 24, 1832. He came to this country in early childhood and soon bought the farm upon which he had lived for so many years.

He is survived by five daughters, three sons and eight grandchildren, who each bear the full measure of sorrow at the loss of a kind-hearted, loving father and grandfather. The daughters are Mrs. J.B. Cassidy of Chicago, Mrs. F. J. Pierce of South Norwalk, Conn., Mrs. C.C. W. Heath of Barton, Miss Nellie Keating of West Lebanon, N.H., and Mrs. Powers of Fitzdale, Vt. The sons are John Keating of West Lebanon, N.H., R.P. Keating of Hartford, Conn., and W.H. Keating of Barton, who owns the old farm homestead.

Mr. Keating was a man of rare capacity, of strict integrity, of lofty purpose and high ideals. Such qualities could not but gain for him the respect and admiration of all who knew him and the confidence of his fellow citizens.

But better than all, he was an earnest Christian, who loved his church and followed her teaching with the simplicity of a child.

He was a veteran of the Civil war, ever faithful to the land of his adoption, he retained a filial love for the land of his birth and for the race to which he belonged.

Reverently, yet with poignant grief he was laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery at East Albany by the side of his wife, who died many years ago.

The floral tributes were most beautiful, especially the wreath given by his old G.A.R. comrades, whom he esteemed so highly.

Thus ended a good life, ambitious to the end. His children rise up to call him blessed.

Source: Orleans County Monitor December 4, 1918
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.