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Roleau, Dorr A.


Age: 21, credited to Williston, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, 1st VT BGD Band
Service: enl 6/21/61, m/i 7/16/61, MSCN, 3rd VT INF Band, m/o 8/9/62; enl 4/14/63, m/i 5/26/63, MSCN, 1st Bgd Band, m/o 6/29/65

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Birth: 1840, New Haven, VT
Death: 1923

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, VT
Marker/Plot: 116
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 40393971


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/19/1890, VT; widow Kate S., 3/29/1923, 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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Courtesy of Bernie Noble


Dorr A. Roleau

Dorr A. Roleau, one of the oldest and best known citizens of New Haven, died at his home at an early hour Sunday morning, February 11, after a long illness. He had been in failing health for four years and was confined to his room for the past eight months, as the result of a paralytic stroke.

Mr. Roleau was born in Burlington in 1840, and came to New Haven when a young man and worked at his trade, that of a harness maker. In 1861 he enlisted in the Fourteenth Vermont Regiment, Company G, for a term of months and re-enlisted and served until the close of the war. He then returned to town and took up his trade and later bought and improved the farm upon which he lived and died. He became early identified with the interests of the town and served it faithfully and well in many capacities, among the latter representing New Haven in the General Assembly of 1906.

Mr. Roleau was a staunch advocate of Masonry and was a member of Libanus lodge of Bristol, and Mount Calvary Commandery, Knights Templar of Middlebury. In social and community life, he was a leading factor, as long as his health permitted. He was a member of the Congregational church and one of the charter members of the local grange and keenly interested in all activities for the uplift and benefit of community life. He was an untiring student and reader, and kept pace with the current topics f the times, until forced by disease to renounce those things which would add to the seriousness of his disability. In his later years he enjoyed, with friends, life in the open at his summer home on Lake Champlain, where, care-free, he indulged in the life of the sportsman. Truly, he will be missed, as we note his life - a close student of books, nature and men, a patriot and law-abiding and just citizen has passed on.

Nov. 11, 1869, Mr. Roleau was married to Miss Kate S. Langdon, and they were permitted to enjoy the golden anniversary of their wedding Nov. 11, 1919. Mrs. Roleau survives him and their two children, Mrs. Emma R. Sarber of Seattle, Wash., and A. L. Roleau of town; also two brothers, two grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

Funeral services were held from his late residence Tuesday, February 13, at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. N. Page officiating. Floral offerings were contributed by Libanus Lodge, a galyx wreath by Mt. Calvary Commandery, carnation spray by the Ladies' Union, a floral piece from the grange and many beautiful cut flowers from near friends, relatives and neighbors. The pall bearers were F. E. Rowley, I. J. Everest, George Palmer and M. C. Peck. Interment was in Evergreen cemetery.

Source: Orwell Citizen, February 15, 1923
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.