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Stark, Nathan B.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Granville, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 10/9/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, dis/wds 1/10/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1837, Lyme, NH
Death: 10/11/1907

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 184565446

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/24/1863; widow Addie, 10/30/1907, MA
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Mount Hope Cemetery, Northfield, VT

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Nathan B. Stark

The Fitchburg Sentinel (Fitchburg, MA)

Saturday - 12 Oct 1907

Death of Nathan B. Stark

The death of Nathan B. Stark, a prominent resident of this town, occurred Friday morning at the Carney Hospital, Boston, where he had been taken earlier in the week to undergo an operation for cancer. The news of his death did not become generally known in Leominster until Friday afternoon, and came as a shock to his many friends, as previous dispatches from the hospital had announced that the operation was successful, and that the patient could be removed to his home in a short time. He passed a comfortable night, Thursday, and his recovery was confidently expected, but he experienced a relapse and gradually sank until the end occurred at7 o'clock Friday morning.

He was born in Lyme, N.H., in 1837 and was one of five boys, all of whom served during the Civil war. Mr. Stark entered the service, Oct. 9, 1861, at Northfield, Vt., as a private in Co. C, 1st Vermont cavalry. He was discharged as a private, Dec. 29, 1862, at the general hospital at Alexandria, Va., by reason of disability.

The first battle in which he participated was at Cedar Mountain. During the following year he took part in 10 other battles, and was wounded at Fort Scott, Va. He became a member of Charles H. Stevens Post 53, G.A.R., Aug 17, 1874.

Mr. Stark came to Leominster in 1872, and since then had been identified with all movements for the benefit and improvement of the town. He enjoyed the fullest confidence and respect of his fellow townsmen, and was elected five years as a member of the board of selectmen. His last term in this office was served in 1897 with Augustus L. Whitney and A.L. Clark.

He was married before coming to Leominster, and in 1872 buried a daughter at Fitchburg. His other daughter and only child, Bertha L., who is a nurse at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Boston; was present at his bedside when he died. Besides his daughter he is survived by his wife.

Mr. Stark was a carpenter by trade, and was for a number of years associated with Edwin R. Stuart under the firm name of Stark & Stuart, contractors and builders. For the last several years he had been employed as a millwright at the paper mill of the George W. Wheelwright Co.

The body arrived from Boston, Friday evening, and was taken to his home at the corner of Haws and Oak streets, from where the funeral will be held.

Contributed by Erik Hinckley.