Age: 20, credited to Underhill, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/24/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 5th VT INF, dis/dsb 2/12/63
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Birth: 04/07/1841, Canada
Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 17441981
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/29/1862, VT; widow Mary Adelia, 5/31/1916, VT
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)
2nd Great Grandfather of Bob Early, Amherst, NH
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Mount Calvary Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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John Lessor, Civil War veteran and well known citizen of Burlington, aged 75, died early this morning at his home at 15 Hyde street after an illness of four weeks, for two of which he was confined to his bed.
Mr. Lessor was born in St. Cesaire, Canada, April 4, 1841, son of Julius Lessor and Margaret Lavigne. When a young man he came here residing in Underhill until 23 years ago when he moved to Burlington where he resided thenceforth to the end. May 22, 1865, he married Mary A. Peppin of Essex and year ago they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at his home.
When the Civil war broke out on August 24, 1861 he joined Company K, 5th regiment, Vermont Volunteers, and served in the battles of Second Bull Run, south Mountain and of Antietam. In the latter battle he was wounded and was honorably discharged from the service on Nov. 26, 1862. He was one of the first and devoted members of Stannard Post, G. A. R. For 18 years Mr. Lessor had been janitor of Pomeroy school and was very highly esteemed by all the pupils and teachers whoever came in contact with him. He was always a lover of children and he was seen numberless times accompanying the young ones to their homes. He had sent in his resignation to Superintendent of Schools Chittlesden and was to retire on two weeks from Monday.
Mr. Lessor is survived by his wife, two sons, George H. and Fred and two grandchildren, Harold and Genevieve of this city. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church. Stannard Post, G. A. R. will be present in a body.
Source: Burlington Daily News, May 20, 1916
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.