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Lord, John Brooks


Age: 25, credited to Chelsea, VT
Unit(s): Chicago LA
Service: enl, Cairo, 7/16/61, m/i Pvt, Btry A, Chicago Light Artillery, 7/16/61, pr SGT, m/o 7/23/64, Springfield, IL

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Birth: 1835, New Hartford, CT
Death: 06/21/1919

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Marker/Plot: 252
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 119416722


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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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Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT

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John Brooks Lord, civil war veteran, miner in Colorado and Indian trader in the Dakotas, died Saturday at the home of his son, Theodore H. Lord, 170 Woodruff Avenue, Brooklyn. Mr. Lord was 84 years old and the son of the Rev. Willis Lord of Brooklyn. He enlisted with the troops of the North at Chicago during the civil war and served three years with Battery B of that city's field artillery. The Dakotas were territories when Mr. Lord engaged in Indian trading there. He afterward became a real estate dealer at Denver. He retired twenty-five years ago and came to this city. He is survived by a son and a daughter.

Source: New York Herald, June 23, 1919.

JOHN BROOKS LORD, a Civil War veteran, who died suddenly at the home of his son in Brooklyn, was buried yesterday. At the outbreak of the Civil War Mr. Lord enlisted with Battery B, of the Chicago Field Artillery. He later became a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Denver. When he retired from business he was connected with the firm of John Wanamaker.

Source: New York Tribune, June 24, 1919.

JOHN BROOKS LORD, 84 years old, of 170 Woodruff ave., Flatbush, died on Saturday, after a long illness. His funeral service this evening will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Townsend G. Jackson, rector of St. Paul's P. E. Church, and the interment will be in Chelsea, Vt. Mr. Lord was born in Cincinnati. O., and was formerly for some years in business in the West. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Denver, Col., and during the Civil War served in Chicago, Ill., regiment of artillery. When he retired from business he was connected with John Wanamaker, and lived in Manhattan borough. He is survived by a son, Theodore H. Lord of Flatbush; a daughter, Mrs. John P. Davis of Chelsea, Vt.; six grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Samuel Murphy.

Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, June 23, 1919.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.