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Fuller, Samuel A.
Age: 23, credited to Cavendish, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, 4SGT, Co. C, 16th VT INF, dis/dsb 4/13/63
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Birth: 09/30/1838, Hebron, NY
Burial: Rock Falls Cemetery, Harbor Beach, MI
Marker/Plot: Section 18
Gravestone photographer: Elaine & Russell Snow
Findagrave Memorial #: 89167124
Cenotaph: Cavendish Village Cemetery, Cavendish, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/27/63; widow Hettie, 4/27/1911, MI
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: While the 'cenotaph' has the correct name and unit, this is not the veteran. Linda Welch, Windsor County historian, confirms no Samuel Fuller died in Cavendish in 1878.
3rd Great Grandfather of Russell H. Snow, Waterbury, VT
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Rock Falls Cemetery, Harbor Beach, MI
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Cenotaph at Cavendish Village Cemetery, Cavendish, VT
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Our citizens were shocked last Friday morning to learn that Samuel A. Fuller had passed away, after a brief illness at his home in this city, at an early hour that morning.
Samuel Ayers Fuller was born in Hebron, N.Y., Sept. 30, 1839.
Enlisted in U. S. Army Aug. 29, 1862 as Sergeant of Company C, 16th Reg't Vermont Volunteers, under Captain Asa G. Foster. Was discharged at Union Mills, Va., April 14, 1863 by reason of Surgeons Certificate of Disability. Five brothers besides himself enlisted at this time, one being killed on the battlefield.
He came to the shores of Michigan in 1875, settling in Post Hope, Michigan. Later he settled in Sand Beach, now Harbor Beach, was elected Justice of the Peace in the spring of 1887, also one of this cities first councilmen and had served in the capacity of Clerk and Treasurer.
He was married in 1877 to Martha Trescott of Lexington, Michigan, who died in 1886. Later he married Mrs. Hettie Fisher, one child being born of this union.
Deceased is survived by his wife and three children, Mrs. W. J. Engle and George A. Fisher of this city and Mrs. Chester Culver of Carson City, Mich., also, by two sisters and two brothers residing on Vermont.
The funeral under the auspices of the Huron Lodge, F.A. & M. Was held from the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. Balmer officiating. It was one of the largest ever held in this city.
Source: The Times of Harbor Beach, Michigan, April 21, 1911.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.