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Morse, Luke Jeremiah


Age: 23, credited to Newfane, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 11/27/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. I, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/22/64

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Birth: 09/18/1838, Newfane, VT
Death: 07/30/1915

Burial: South Newfane-Branch Road Cemetery, Newfane, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 49479873


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/5/1878; widow Hattie S., 8/5/1915, VT
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: None


Great Grandfather of Jo Gregory, Swanzey, NH

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South Newfane-Branch Road Cemetery, Newfane, VT

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Death of Luke J. Morse

Luke J. Morse, 76, died at his home Friday morning at 11 o'clock, after an illness of many months. He had been about as usual until Friday morning, when Mrs. Morse noticed a decline, and he gradually grew worse until the end.

Mr. Morse was born in South Newfane, Sept. 18, 1838, a son of Joshua and Eunice (Kelsey) Morse. When a young man he enlisted in the army, being enrolled Nov. 22, 1863. He served three years under Capt. Pollard in gen. Butler's division, Company I, eighth Vermont regiment, as a fifer. He was discharged June 22, 1864. He was in the siege of Port Hudson and other battles.

In March 18, 1867, Mr. Morse married in Grafton Harriet S. Reed of that town. Nine children were born to them, all but two of whom survive. They were Sheridan M., who died in early manhood; Alton J. Morse of Baldwin Place, N. Y.; Minnie A., wife of Robert Allen of South Vernon, Mass.; lean F., wife of F. V. Lang of West Bridgewater, Mass.; Lizzie L., wife of P. H. Carr of this place; Eunice, wife of George Ware of Baldwin Place, N. Y.; Joseph D. Morse of Chicago; Emerson who died in infancy and Stella A., wife of F. H. Hepburn of New Milford, Conn. Besides his wife and children he leaves 11 grandchildren.

Mr. Morse was a member of the Baptist church in South Newfane. He had a quiet life and was a great lover of his home.

Funeral services were held in the home Monday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. F. A. Kelly of the Baptist church at South Newfane officiating. Mrs. F. E. Fisher and Mrs. D. E. Bailey of Agawam, sang. The bearers were his grandson, Ernest Morse, of Baldwin Place, N. Y., and his three sons-in-law, Robert Allen of South Vernon, Mass., F. H. Hepburn of New Milford, Conn., and P. H. Carr of this place. All the children and grandchildren came to attend the funeral except the son, Joseph of Chicago. The burial took place in the family lot in South Newfane.

Source: Brattleboro Daily Reformer, August 6, 1915.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.