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Rumsey, George Alfred
Age: 23, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 11th NH INF
Service: enl, Concord, 8/7/62, m/i, Pvt, Co. C, 11th NH INF, 8/21/62, dis/dsb, 8/14/63, Concord
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Birth: 05/21/1839, Lancaster, NH
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 23394991
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/13/1890, VT; widow Alzira M., 8/13/1917, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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George A. Rumsey
George A. Rumsey, a prominent citizen and business man of Burlington, died at his home on Chase street at 4 o'clock this morning after an illness of a year. He was born May 31, 1839, and was in his 79th year. Mr. Rumsey was married at Manchester, N.H., November 24, 1864, to Miss Alzira Mailia Graves of Marlow. They moved to Burlington in 1866 and for over 40 years had resided in his late home. There survives him the widow and two daughters, Laura A., wife of Oscar W. Edwards, of Burlington, and Alin M., wife of Sidney N Putnam of Winooski; also two grandchildren, Ivan E,. Edwards and Mailia Ruth Putnam. He served three years in the Civil War as a member of Company C, 11th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, and took part in Sherman's march to the sea. He possessed many choice relics of his army life. Mr. Rumsey on coming to Burlington became overseer of the Burlington cotton mills conducted by H. W. Barrett and then engaged in the shoe business in Winooski. Later he conducted a grocery store and still later a shoe store in this city until his retirement because of ill health and advancing years. He was a director and vice-president of the Champlain Trust Company, director and former president of Perfection Overgaiter Company, president and organizer of the National paper Rube and Box Company. He served two terms as Alderman, several years as overseer of the poor and also several years as cemetery commissioner. At different times he owned the Baxter block and Platt block in Winooski and also owned several tenements in Burlington at the time of his death. Mr. Rumsey was connected for many years with the Winooski Methodist Church as member and trustee, steward and class leader and was largely instrumental in remodeling the church in recent years. He was also prominent in Odd Fellow Circles, being a charter member of Hamilton Lodge, No. 14.
The funeral will be held at his late home Sunday at 3 p. m., with burial in Green Mount cemetery.
Source: Burlington Daily News, July 5, 1917.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.