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Corbett, Simeon

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 93rd NY INF
Service: enl, Cambridge, 11/6/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. G, 93rd NY INF, 11/15/62, m/o 11/14/64

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VITALS

Birth: 02/06/1844, White Creek, NY
Death: 07/27/1914

Burial: Park Lawn Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 20421575

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Park Lawn Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Obituary

SIMEON H. CORBETT DEAD
Long Time Resident of Bennington Passed Away Monday Evening.

Simeon H. Corbett died suddenly from heart failure a this home on Jefferson avenue about 7 o'clock Monday evening. Mr. Corbett had worked as usual during the day and did not seem to be in any way in poor health. After eating his supper he went out on the piazza as was his custom to read his paper but had been there but a short time when he fell from his chair and died before anyone reached him. Mr. Corbett has lived in Bennington for 46 years and was respected and liked by all who knew him.

Simeon H. Corbett was born in White Creek, in 1844 and was educated in the schools there. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted at the age of 17 and served for three years in Company G of the 93rd New York regiment. He was in many of the important battles of the war and was wounded in the battle of the Wilderness, his life being saved by one of the brass buttons on his coat. Mr. Corbett was honorably discharged from the army November 14, 1864.

In 1867, Mr. Corbett married Josephine Bennett of White Creek who now survives him. Throughout his life, he was the kindest of husbands and a most loving father.

Mr. Corbett came to Bennington in 1868 where he followed his trade as a mason. He was an unusually good worker and one of the best masons in this part of the country.

Besides his wife, those who survive him are Edwin E. Corbett, his only son now living in Bennington; Mrs. M. S. Childs of Manchester and Mrs. F. W. Tilson of Bennington, his two daughters; George Corbett of South Omaha, Neb., brother of Simeon; Mrs. J. J. Nevils of Bennington, sister of Mr. Corbett; and Harold R. Childs and T. Everett Corbett, grandchildren of the deceased.

The funeral will be held at the home on Jefferson avenue Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The funeral will be in charge of the G.A.R., members and a G.A.R. Service will be held at the grave. The Rev. P. L. Dow will officiate.

Source: Bennington Evening Banner, July 28, 1914
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.