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Clark, Byron C.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 7th CT INF
Service: enl, 11/23/64, as Franklin Starks, Pvt, Co. I, 7th CT INF, m/o 7/20/65

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VITALS

Birth: 10/09/1843, Petersburg, NY
Death: 10/04/1912

Burial: Hinsdillville Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 51452570

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: Starks, Franklin
Pension?: Yes, 8/23/1890, NY
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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Hinsdillville Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Obituary

Veteran Found Dead In Hay
Byron Clark of Bennington Dies in Livery Stable
Exposure The Cause
According to Medical Examiner. Asked For Permission to Sleep in Barn.

Byron Clark, 65, an old soldier who has lived in Bennington for a number of years, was found dead this morning at 4.45 in Horrigan's livery stable. Medical Examiner O. J. Brown pronounced death as due to exposure the last few days.

According to the story of the livery employes, Mr. Clark was allowed in the stable last night at about 10 o'clock. He said that he was all fagged out from seeing the sights of the city for the last three days and wanted a rest. He intended to start for Bennington this morning to get his pension. Consequently, the stable hands allowed Clark to go to sleep in the haw mow. No noise was heard during the night by Joseph Foley, the man who is left in charge of the office. No intimation that Clark had died was in evidence until a man named Choinard went up stairs this morning early to throw some hay down to the horses. He then found Clark, who had evidently passed away quietly. He was taken to the undertaking rooms of J. L. Comisky.

Mr. Clark was born in Petersburg, N.Y., in October 1847. He spent his early days in Petersburg but later went to Bennington and North Bennington, where he lived for the past 40 years. Mr.Clark enlisted in Co. I, 7th Conn. regiment November 23, 1864. He served as a private in the final campaign and was in the siege of Richmond. He was honorably discharged July 20, 1865. He was an inmate of the Soldiers' Home in Bennington for a year, and left there in 1903. Since then he had found odd jobs around Bennington and North Bennington, for he was always like about the town.

Mr. Clark is survived by Mrs. Emma Bentley of North Bennington, J. F. Clark of this city, sister and brother; a son, Ralph, and a daughter, Mrs. Jessie Green of Bennington.

The funeral will be held in Bennington Sunday.

Source: The North Adams Transcript, 4 October 1912.
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux.