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Messenger, Obed Benson
Age: 19, credited to Saxtons River, VT
Unit(s): 25th CT INF
Service: enl 8/21/62, m/i, Pvt, Co. K, 25th CT INF, 11/11/62, m/o 8/26/653, Hartford, CT
See Legend for expansion of abbreviationsVITALS
Birth: 04/18/1842, Barkhamsted, CT
Burial: Saxtons River Cemetery, Saxtons River, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: Clark, Charles B.
Pension?: Yes, 9/6/1890, CT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Saxtons River Cemetery, Saxtons River, VT
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Bellows Falls, Jan. 4. - Charles B. Clark, 94, a soldier of the Civil War in Company K, 25th Connecticut Volunteers, died today at the home in Canton, Conn. His name at first was Obed Messenger, but was changed before the war to Clark, by which he had been known in this vicinity more than 30 years. His business here was always that of horse and cattle trader.
He married first Ellen Messenger; second Mary Warner, both deceased. He leaves 12 children.
The funeral is to be a military one Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Messenger home. Commander Byron A. Robinson and his Company E of the Vermont National Guard will officiate, with interment in the Saxton River village cemetery.
Source: Burlington Free Press, January 5, 1932
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.