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O'Day, Michael


Age: 45, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 9/29/63, m/i 1/5/64, Pvt, Co. B, 17th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65

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Birth: 1818, Ireland
Death: 08/19/1888

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Duxbury, VT
Marker/Plot: 3
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 54485667


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/12/1879
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


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Holy Cross Cemetery, Duxbury, VT

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Michael O'Day, 80 years old, died Sunday. He had been blind for several years and drew a pension. He left some property and is supposed to have children living somewhere but no relatives in this vicinity.

Source: Burlington Free Press, August 21, 1888.

Michael O'Day died Sunday afternoon. He was an old pensioner, a veteran of the Seventeenth Vermont Volunteers, and for the last few years had been totally blind, as the result of exposure in the field. He had been receiving a pension of $72 per month, the highest amount granted for any disability.

Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, August 22, 1888.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.