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Sumner, Eber S.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 28, credited to Halifax, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 9/5/64, m/i 9/5/64, Pvt, Co. K, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1836, Halifax, VT
Death: 11/14/1907

Burial: Niles Cemetery, Halifax, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: Died in Wilmington, VT

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


DESCENDANTS

3rd Great Grandfather of Victoria Burrington, Derry, NH

2nd Great Grandfather of Daniel Burrington, Apopka, FL

2nd Great Grandfather of Wayne Burrington, Derry, NH

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Niles Cemetery, Halifax, VT

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Obituary

The remains of Eber Sumner were taken to his home last Friday morning and the funeral was at the house Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m. He was buried in the Niles cemetery beside the remains of his wife. Mr. Sumner suffered a shock while in the law office of A. A. Butterfield, Monday, Nov. 11, and was carried to Mr. Butterfield's house, where he was tenderly cared for by his son, Arthur, and John Galvin, a neighbor and friend. He laid in an unconscious and dying condition until 11:30 o'clock Thursday night, when he passed away, to be at rest. Mr. Sumner was an old soldier having served in a Massachusetts regiment. He was an honest, Industrious man, a kind neighbor and a loving husband and father. He leaves two sons, William C. of Brattleboro and Arthur E., who lived with his father, and one daughter, Mrs. Earnest Tenney of Vernon, and several grandchildren. He also leaves two brothers living in Bennington county besides more distant relatives.

Source: Deerfield Valley Times, Nov. 22, 1907
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.