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Gates, Ezra B.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 39, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/22/62, CPL, Co. K, 15th VT INF, red by request 11/13/62, m/o 8/5/63

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VITALS

Birth: 01/16/1823, Lyndon, VT
Death: 01/12/1896

Burial: Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 119755974

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/21/1888, NH; widow Belinda T., 2/3/1896, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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Obituary

Ezra Gates died early Sunday at his home at East St. Johnsbury, aged 73 years. Mr. gates was a much esteemed citizen, and an old resident, having come to East St. Johnsbury in 1840.

At the early age of 17 he entered the milling business with his father, where they worked together, until the war broke out. In 1860 Mr. Gates married Miss. Belinda Tabor of Thopsham. Three years later he enlisted in Co. K., 15th regiment of Vermont volunteers. After the war he continued the milling at East St. Johnsbury until1875, then he moved to Littleton, N. H., where he was in business for several years.

His health failing, he returned to this place in 1890 and bought the old homestead in which he passed his late days. Mr. Gates was a man of strict integrity and honesty in all his business relations. As a friend and neighbor he was kind and obliging, and in his early days he was called upon to fill several offices of trust and responsibility.

For several years past he necessarily lived a lonely life, it being very difficult for his family and friends to communicate with him on account of his almost total deafness, an infirmity which was the result of his exposure while in the army, but he was very fond of reading, and kept himself fully informed of all the topics of the day, and his conversation showed a strong intellect and a well stored mind.

Mr. Gates leaves a wife and four children, Edward E. of Lisbon, N. H., Belle ( Mrs. B. F. Grout) of East St. Johnsbury, Tabor of Pawtucket, R. I., and Steller, who lived at home.

The funeral services were held from the late residence Tuesday afternoon, Rev. G. E. Patterson officiating.

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonia, Jan. 17, 1896
Courtesy of Deanna French