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Atherton, David B.


Age: 21, credited to Readsboro, VT
Unit(s): 65th NY INF
Service: 65th NY INF, enl 8/1/61, m/i 8/1/61, PVT, Co. B, reen 12/26/63, pow, Wilderness, 5/6/64, prld 3/4/65, m/o 6/17/65

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Birth: 11/08/1838, Whitingham, VT
Death: 04/14/1906

Burial: Village Cemetery, Readsboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 46208156


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/30/1880; widow Eliza, 5/21/1906, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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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Village Cemetery, Readsboro, VT

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Bennington Banner, April 14, 1906

Old Veteran Admitted From Readsboro Died
Saturday Morning

David B. Atherton died at the Soldier's home hospital this morning at about 2 o'clock. He was 68 years of age. He served as a private in Co. B, 65th New York volunteers and was admitted to the home from Readsboro in June 1904. His wife was with him when he died. The body was taken to Readsboro this morning where the funeral will be held under the auspices of the G.A.R.

Deerfield Valley Times
April 20, 1906

David D. Atherton, aged 68 years, died at the soldiers' home in Bennington last Saturday morning at two o'clock. His remains were brought to this town the same day, and he was buried from the Baptist church Monday at one o'clock, Rev. Baker officiating. Mr. Atherton was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and an Odd Fellow. A large delegation of members of each order was in attendance at the funeral. The usual funeral service of the I.O. O.F. was rendered at the grave. Comrade Atherton was a good soldier and a good citizen, active, kind, and obliging. He was a Past Commander of A.L. Pike Post, G.A.R., and for a long time chaplain of Deerfield Valley Lodge IOOF. He leaves a widow and scores of friends to mourn his death.

contributed by Tom Boudreau