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Potter, Fayette


Age: 21, credited to Castleton, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. F, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63

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Birth: 1841, Clarendon, VT
Death: 05/19/1927

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Ira, VT
Marker/Plot: 13
Gravestone photographer: John Arsenault
Findagrave Memorial #: 28397554


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/13/1889, VT; widow Lucretia, 12/12/1927, 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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Riverside Cemetery, Ira, VT

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Ira's Last Civil War Veteran Dies at 87.

Ira, May 19. - Fayette Potter, 87, last surviving Civil War veteran of Ira, died at his home here this afternoon. He had been in ill health for several years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucretia Woodbury Potter; a sister, Mrs. Jane Barney; and eight children, Erwin, Mrs. George W. Fish, Mrs. Eva Cramton, and Clark, all of Ira; Mrs. Helen Wescott of Clarendon, Mrs. Bertha Boyce of Poultney, and Fayette, jr., of West Rutland.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, May 20, 1927

Funeral of Fayette Potter

The funeral of Fayette Potter was held at the house Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. There were many beautiful floral tributes. The bearers were Clayton Fish, Charles Cramton, Royal Potter of this lace, George and William Boyce of Poultney and Howard Potter of West Rutland, Rev. Corliss of Poultney officiating with burial in Riverside cemetery.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, May 25, 1927
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.