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Ploof, Abraham


Age: 25, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): USN, 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 10/4/61, m/i 10/18/61, Pvt, Co. G, 2nd VT INF, tr USN (Western Gunboat Flotilla), date?, wdd, on gunboat ?name?, date?, disch 11/25/62 (Vessels (per pension): Mound City, Maria Dorning, Clara Dolsen, Tyler)

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Birth: 1837, Alburgh, VT
Death: 02/16/1903

Burial: North Ferrisburgh Cemetery, Ferrisburgh, VT
Marker/Plot: 271
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 42367393


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, ../../...., dates illegible
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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A Man of Many Experiences and Well Known Along the Lake Front.

Abraham Ploof died late Monday night at his home at the Scarff Addition of heart disease. He was apparently as well as usual during the evening and enjoyed games with his relatives. When he came to retire shortly after 10 o'clock, he said that he did not feel well and asked his wife to make a cup of tea. This was served and shortly afterwards he fell to the floor and soon died.

Mr. Ploof was a character in his way and has been through many unusual experiences during his life. He was a sailor and a soldier and while in the navy an explosion occurred which threw him from the ship into t he sea and he was terribly burned but was rescued just as he was disappearing beneath the waves. He met with numerous accidents and he claimed that there were few bones in his body that had not been injured. He was familiar at Thompson's point where he was frequently employed by the campers. He was also quite frequently seen in city court during the summer months for he had a faculty of being a witness to many of the scenes of disorder that occurred on the lake front where he operated a boat during the season. He is survived by a wife and six children. The burial will be at North Ferrisburgh.

Source: Burlington Free Press, February 18, 1903
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.