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Skinner, Austin L.
Age: 0, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 2nd MA INF
Service: enl, Lowell, MA, 8/7/62, m/i, Pvt, Co. B, 2nd MA INF, 8/15/62, m/o 10/26/62
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Birth: 12/1835, New Hampshire
Burial: Hope Cemetery, Barre, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 10311859
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/24/1886; widow Sarah E., 8/11/1913, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Hope Cemetery, Barre, VT
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The funeral of Austin L. Skinner, whose death occurred Sunday morning last, from a chronic heart trouble, was held from his late home on Main street Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. John A. Lawrence officiating, and the remains were taken to Barre City for interment in Hope cemetery by the side of his first wife and one son, Frank Skinner, who died some twelve years since. Mr. Skinner was a veteran of the Civil war and the G.A.R. burial service was given by members of the Watterson post, No. 45, G.A.R., of which he was a member. The bearers were H.O. Bixby, E.G. Reed, W.A. Reed and L.N. Lucas, all of who are past captains of the S.V. camp of this place. Mr. Skinner is survived by the widow, who was Miss Sarah E. Wills, whom he married some ten or twelve years since, and three sons, Adelbert L., David L., and Benjamin B. Skinner, all three of whom reside in California, and all were not present at the funeral. He is also survived by one brother, George Skinner, of Lowell, Mass. Among those from out of town who were present at the funeral were: George Skinner of Lowell, Mrs. Sarah M. Skinner, and daughter, Beth, of Barre City, Miss Ruth Stevens of Tunbridge, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Seaver, of Washington, Mrs. Enos Walker and George Walker of Williamstown. The deceased was seventy-seven years of age and had followed the vocation of farming until about fifteen years ago, when his strength began to fail and he sold his farm in South Washington and removed to this village, where he has since made his home.
Source: Barre Times, July 18, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.