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Brooks, John Henry


Age: 24, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 6/21/61, m/i 7/16/61, CPL, Band, 3rd VT INF, m/o 8/9/62

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Birth: 11/01/1837, New York
Death: 04/10/1930

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Cedar Section, Lot 40
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 160724468


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/24/1897, VT
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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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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John H. Brooks

John H. Brooks, effectionately known in this city as "Uncle John", died Thursday at the Mary Fletcher Hospital, following an emergency operation.

Born in Albany, N. Y., in 1837, he has been a resident of this city for many years. He was in remarkable health for one of 92 years of age. It was his custom to take long walks each day and even yesterday, when he found himself suffering from illness, he walked to the hospital, where his condition was considered serious. Few of his age have enjoyed his unusual health or have enjoyed life so much as Uncle John. He enlisted in the 3rd Regiment Infantry Band, later being orderly at headquarters, carrying mail from headquarters to Washington. At the time of his death he was quartermaster of Stannard Post.

He was the oldest member of Washington Lodge, No. 3, F. and A.M., having joined March 11, 1870. He was a member of Burlington Chapter No. 3, R.A.M., Haswell Lodge of Perfection, J.W. Ruby Council, P. of J., Delta Chapter, Rose Croix, Vernon Consistory, Temple Chapter, No. 75, O.E.S. He was also a member of Burlington Lodge, No. 961, B.P.O.E.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. F. Blanchard of Newport and Mrs. A. N. Howard of Concord, N.H., two grandsons and one great-grandson. The body is at the Guerney funeral home, where friends may call. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the First Congregational Church. Interment will follow at Lakefiew cemetery in the family lot.

Source: Burlington Daily News, 12 Apr 1930
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux