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Atherton, John


Age: 31, credited to Whitingham, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/26/63, m/i 1/5/64, Pvt, Co. B, 8th VT INF, pr CPL 11/1/64, pow 2/20/165, prld 3/10/65, m/o 5/24/65

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Birth: 1832, Whitingham, VT
Death: 02/18/1909

Burial: Green Cemetery, Whitingham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 80681533


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/1/1891
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


Great Grandfather of Carroll Albertson, Santa Rosa, CA

2nd Great Grandfather of Molly Stone, Palm Bay, FL

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Green Cemetery, Whitingham, VT

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John Atherton died at the brick house, the home of his son, George Feb. 18, of heart failure, aged 76 years. He was a veteran of the civil war, 8th regiment, Vt. vol., enlisting for three years but served 18 months when discharged. His funeral was largely attended at the Baptist church Sunday, at 1 o’clock, Rev. J. P. Dorat delivered the sermon taking for his text Eccl. 8th chapter, part Of the 8th verse, "There is no discharge in that war, " meaning death. The singers were Mrs. L. H. Sawyer, Mrs. Arthur Farrington, Elliott Davis and Carl Wheeler rendered three selections of music. A large collection of lovely flowers covered the casket. Of his eleven children, all but three were there, Frank, Fred, and Jane. The interment was in the Green cemetery, beside his first three wives and two children, he having been married six times. His first wife was Harriet Kentfield; second, Mary Barns; third, Mary Underwood; fourth, a lady from Lebanon, N. H., where they lived, she dying there. His fifth wife was Miss Quinn; after she died he married Miss Davidson, about four months ago, who survives him. He was a son of Eber Atherton. Of that large family only two remain, Stephen, out west, and a sister, Mrs. Abigail Kingsbury, of this town, who is in her 82nd year and was present at the funeral.

Source: Deerfield Valley Times, Feb. 26, 1909
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.