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Towner, Alanson J.


Age: 19, credited to Shoreham, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. D, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63

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Birth: 07/26/1843, Crown Point, NY
Death: 10/11/1923

Burial: Lake View Cemetery, Shoreham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 47208878


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/14/1891, VT; widow Ann E., 11/12/1923, 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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Lake View Cemetery, Shoreham, VT

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Lanson J. Towner, who died at his home in this town Thursday, Oct. 11, 1923, was born in Crown Point July 24, 1843. He is survived by his wife, Ann Jones Towner; one daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Wisell of Shoreham, and one granddaughter, Mrs. Dorothy Cross of Springfield, Mass. Mr. Towner was a Civil war veteran having served with Company D, Fourteenth regiment, Vermont Infantry, and was engaged with his company at the battle of Gettysburg. He was a highly respected citizen, a good friend and a kind neighbor. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. J.R. Nelson officiating. A delegation of Grand Army men from John A. Logan post of Orwell assisted in the ceremonies at the grave. The bearers were American Legion men, Russell Easton, Guy Doner, Harry Riley, Clarence Belanger, George Trombley and John Brown. Harry Wolcott was color-bearer. Burial was in Lake View cemetery.

Source: Middlebury Register, October 18, 1923
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.