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Yarrington, Merrill E.


Age: 21, credited to Norwich, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 1/2/64, m/i 1/7/64, Pvt, Co. A, 9th VT INF, pr CPL 6/5/65, m/o 12/1/65

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Birth: 03/31/1846, Norwich, VT
Death: 12/12/1908

Burial: South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 122652738


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/14/1885
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

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.


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South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT

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Death of Former Hotel Man.

The remains of M. E. Yarrington, a well known hotel landlord and formerly a resident of this town, were brought here from Northfield Tuesday afternoon for burial in Southview cemetery beside those of his first wife. They were accompanied by Mrs. Yarrington, Dr. and Mrs. George F. Hubbell, Misses Evelyn Hanlon, Hannah Hanlon and Minnie Smith and seven Odd Fellows from Northfield; also a sister-in-law, Mrs. Edward Clifford of Hanover, N. H. The bearers were A. E. Denny, J. L. Moseley, and another gentleman of Northfield and A. E. Kendrick. The body was met by fourteen members of Randolph Lodge, I. O. O. F., and escorted to the grave.

Mr. Yarrington died Saturday afternoon at his home in Northfield. He was taken ill Friday, of the previous week with a severe cold, which developed into pneumonia, and this with attending complications was the cause of his death.

Merrill E. Yarrington was born in Norwich March 31, 1846. When only 16 years of age, he enlisted in the 9th Vermont regiment and served one year as a drummer boy. Jan. 2, 1864, he enlisted in Company A, 9th Vt., was later promoted to corporal and served until the close of the war.

In 1870, Mr. Yarrington was married to Miss Martha Newcomb, who died ten years later, leaving one daughter, who is the wife of Dr. George Hubbell of Northfield. He married for his second wife Oct. 24, 1882, Miss Sadie Albin of Waitsfield, who survives him.

Mr. Yarrington was a resident of Randolph for fifteen years and conducted a hotel in what is now the Burroughs house near the M. E. Church., Later, he conducted a tobacco store on Merchantsí Row. Mr. And Mrs. Yarrington located in Northfield seventeen years ago and took the Northfield House. A little later Mr. Yarrington purchased the property and constantly improved it greatly enlarging the house and putting it into modern shape. He sold the hotel in March, 1907, and retired from the hotel business.

Mr. Yarrington was popular with the traveling public and maintained a successful hotel, which was largely patronized. He was a genial, honest, whole-souled man, a progressive citizen, and one whose friendship was valued.

His death is sincerely regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

The funeral was held from his late home at Northfield Tuesday morning, Rev. Mr. Oxford officiating. Northfield lodge, I. O. O. F., of which Mr. Yarrington was a worthy member, Boynton post, G A. R., with which he was also affiliated, and the Ladiesí Circle of the G. A. R., attended in a body. There was a profusion of flowers. The business men formed an escort for the body to the train and the curtains in the business places were drawn.

Source: Bethel Courier, December 17, 1908.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.