Hibbard, Edwin Orpheus
Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 7th CT INF
Service: enl, Co. C, CT 7th Inf on 9/6/61 pr CPL, 9/13/64 pr SGT, 3/1/65 m/o 7/20/65, Goldsboro, NC
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Birth: Abt 1844, Burlington, VT
Burial: Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, MA
Marker/Plot: Monument Avenue East Side Lot 2671
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 43378671
Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/13/1888, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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EDWIN O. HIBBARD
Edwin O. Hibbard of 524 Longmeadow street, Longmeadow, Mass., formerly of Meriden, died last Friday at his home in his eighty-third year. Mr. Hibbard was born in Burlington, Vt., but at the outbreak of the Civil War moved to Meriden with his mother and enlisted in Company F. First Connecticut Volunteers, for three months, afterwards enlisting fore three years with Company C, Seventh Connecticut Volunteers, following which he enlisted as a veteran volunteer. He was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant March 1, 1865.
Mr. Hibbard had been a member of the Masonic order for 61 years. He was a past master of Meriden lodge, A. F. and A. M., of Meriden, Conn.; past master and high priest of Keystone chapter, R. A. M. of Meriden; past master of Phoenix lodge, F. of A. M., of Randolph. Vt.; past master and high priest of Whitney chapter, R. A. M., and past thrice illustrious master of Harwell council, Royal and Select Masters, both of Randolph; past grand high priest of the Grand chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Vermont; past grand master of the Grand Council, Royal and Select Masters of Vermont; past president of the Order of High Priesthood of Vermont; member of Mt. Zion Commandery, Knights Templar, of Montpelier, Vt., and member of Roswell Lee lodge, A. F. And A. M., of Springfield.
As a Shriner he was past illustrious potentate of Mt. Sinai Temple of Vermont and also a charter member and for 20 years recorder of Melha Temple of Springfield. He was a past commander of U. S. Grant Post, G. A. R., of Randolph, Vt.
Source: Meriden Journal, March 22, 1927.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.