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Shorey, Joseph

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 37, credited to Plainfield, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/12/62, m/i 9/22/62, Pvt, Co. F, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/10/64, tr to VRC 11/27/64, m/o 7/3/65

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VITALS

Birth: 09/26/1824, Canada
Death: 05/25/1891

Burial: St. Augustine Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 187872687

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/25/1865; widow Mary E., 6/4/1891, 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

DESCENDANTS

Great Grandfather of Virginia Woodcock Murphy, Ypsilanti, MI

Great Grandfather of Carlton A. Woodcock, Deltona, FL

Great Grandfather of Willia Royal Harvey, Winter Park, FL

2nd Great Grandfather of Richard F. Jeffords Jr., Colorado Springs, CO

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

St. Augustine Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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Background

Joseph Shorey and his wife, Mary King, were immigrants from the Three Rivers region of Quebec. "Shorey" was originally "Charest." Joseph had a son Alfred (Fred) Shorey of Plainfield, VT. Alfred's daughter, Mary Edith Shorey, married Robert L. Harvey of Woodbury. They had 11 children, one of whom is William Royal Harvey, Ph.D., born at Marshfield in 1927. In Census records, "Shorey" is sometimes misspelled as "Shore."

Submitted by William R. Harvey.

Obituary

Joseph Shorey, a veteran of the late war, died at his home in this village at an early hour Monday morning of last week, aged sixty-six years. The funeral services were held last Wednesday at the Catholic church in Montpelier. W. E. Martin post G. A. R., of which the deceased was a member, was well represented at the funeral and the officers and members performed the solemn yet beautiful rites of their ritual at the grave. The bereaved family circle have the sympathy of the community.

Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, June 3, 1891.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.