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Parris, John J.


Age: 19, credited to Danby, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: enl 10/31/61, m/i 11/9/61, PVT, Co. E, 2nd USSS, m/o 11/9/64

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Birth: 09/08/1842, Unknown
Death: 01/22/1904

Burial: Scottsville Cemetery, Danby, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/24/1891, VT; widow Margaret H., 2/23/1905, 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


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Scottsville Cemetery, Danby, VT

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John J. Parris

Bennington Evening Banner
Friday, January 22, 1904

Veteran Conductor Died This Morning at Rutland
Was One of the Best Known Railroad Men in This Part of Vermont.
John J. Parris, a veteran railroad man and a civil war veteran, died at his home, No. 60 Grove street Rutland at 12:30 o'clock this morning of sugar diabetes complicated with pneumonia. He had not been well for more than a year, but his last illness was of only five days duration.
John J. Parris was born at Danby September 18, 1842, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Parris . When the civil war broke out he enlisted in company E, 2nd Vermont sharpshooters, and served with this company for 42 months. At the close of the war Mr. Parris entered the railroad service.
He began work as a brakeman for the Bennington and Rutland Railroad and after two years service was made a conductor. He continued in the service of the road until it was purchased by the Rutland Railroad Company. He worked for the latter company as conductor, still running on the Bennington division, until May, 1902, when he was obliged to retire on account of ill health. He was in the railroad service for 38 years.
In politics, Mr. Parris was a republican and took much interest in the fight for local option. He served as alderman from ward 5 during 1897 and 1898.
Mr. Parris was a member of Sixth Corps Grand Army post and also a member of Mt. Anthony lodge F&AM, and Taft Commandery, Knights Templar, of Bennington.
Mr. Parris was married June 29, 1889 to Miss Margaret Higgins of this city, who survives him. He also leaves two daughters, Irene, 13 years of age; and Margaret, who is 10 years old; a sister, Mrs. M. J. Belden of Bennington, and three brothers, William R. of Danby, Ira D. of East Dorset, and Eugene H. Parris of Troy.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.