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Shirley, John


Age: 36, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT LARTY
Service: enl 8/16/64, m/i 8/16/64, PVT, 3rd VT LARTY BTRY, m/o 6/15/65

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Birth: 1824, Derry, NH
Death: 06/28/1904

Burial: Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT
Marker/Plot: 12
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 36944995


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/11/1890, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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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Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT

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The remains of John Shirley were brought here on Thursday, June 30, from Brattleboro for burial. He was taken to the asylum a few weeks ago. His daughter, Clara, who has been ill for three months, is gaining very slowly.

Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, July 7, 1904

The funeral of John Shirley, who was so recently taken from here to the Soldiers' Home, and from there to the insane asylum, was held Friday afternoon. Mr. Shirley was nearly 80 years of age, and before age and failing powers had crippled him, was a fine mechanic, an intelligent and generous man. He was a native of New Hampshire, and had worked in the railroad shops ever since their establishment. He leaves one daughter, Miss Clara Shirley, who has been in a critical condition for several months. She is now improving a little, and hopes to go into the St. Johnsbury hospital.

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, July 6, 1904
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.