McArthur, Johnson Amos
Age: 22, credited to Vershire, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/22/62, Pvt, Co. A, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63
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Birth: 02/04/1840, Vershire, VT
Burial: Village Cemetery, Hartland, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carol McArthur Rumrill
Findagrave Memorial #: 71965808
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/25/1890, VT; widow Mary S., 6/12/1902, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Hartland Village Cemetery, Hartland, VT
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The funeral services of Dea. J. A. McArthur, whose sudden death was briefly noticed in last week's Journal, as occurring Monday, May 12, were held at his late home, Thursday afternoon, with a large attendance of neighbors and friends. Rev. Levi Wild of Royalton, a former pastor of the Congregational church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Wilbur Rand, the present pastor. L. F. Cabot, Windsor, was director in charge. The bearers were, John Richardson and Comrades C. J. Ingell, E. H. Perkins and S. M. Whitney. The music service was by E. H. Perkins, L. F. Cabot, Mrs. C. A. Sturtevant and Miss Ellen Benjamin. The casket was covered with rare and beautiful flowers from the C. E. society, of which the deceased was a charter member, a casket bouquet; Mrs. John P. Webster, sheaf of wheat; Mrs. Oliver Sheplee, wreath; Frank Jones, basket of roses and other flowers; Mrs. Walter Sawyer, carnations; Miss Lizzie Lamb and Miss Minnie Harlow, wreaths of myrtle; Mrs. Frank Martin, bouquet; Mrs. Lucy Spear, cut flowers. A touching incident connected with the services was, just before the casket was closed, the dropping of a tiny bouquet into the casket, by each of the grandchildren “for grandpa to keep.” Rev. Mr. Wild's remarks were interesting and a fitting tribute to the memory of the deceased. Friends from out of town: Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Sheplee, Barre; Austin Jones, Manchester, N. H.; Mrs. H. D. McArthur, Providence, R. I.; Gilbert McArthur, Malden, Mass.; and Mrs. Walter Sawyer, White River Junction. Johnson A. McArthur was born in Vershire, Feb. 3, 1840, son of Leonard and Mercy Blood McArthur. He was married in 1861 to Miss Mary Sophia Jones who survives him. He enlisted as a private in the 13th Vermont regiment in 1862. In 1867 he moved to Hartland and was soon closely identified with the Congregational church of which he was a loyal and devoted member, always in his accustomed place at morning and evening services unless sickness prevented. He served ass deacon 25 years, was clerk of the church 23 years, and served on committee 27 years. He was a thrifty, industrious farmer, but never so engrossed in his own pursuits that he could not lend a helping hand to those who were sickness or trouble. An obliging neighbor, a good citizen, he will long be remembered. Besides the widow, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. John P. Webster, and a son, Leonard W., of this town, and seven grandchildren to whom he was tenderly attached. An aged, feeble mother also survives, who has outlived her three children - all sons. Burial was in the village cemetery. Mrs. McArthur and family wish to thank all friends who contributed flowers, the bearers, singers and neighbors who manifested their sympathy by kindly service in their sad bereavement.
Source: Vermont Journal, May 24, 1902.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.