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Age: 0, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): VT Militia
Service: 1LT and Judge Advocate, 1st BGD, VT Militia [MC, 42]
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Birth: 09/26/1821, Middlebury, VT
Burial: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 6739801
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
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The Funeral of Dugald Stewart - The funeral of the late Dugald Stewart, Esq., of Middlebury, Friday afternoon was attended by a large number, both of citizens of Middlebury, and friends from other towns. Among the prominent men present from other towns were ex-Gov. John B. Page, Henry Clark, Col. W. G. Veazey, Hon M. G. Everts, Dr. Charles J. Allen, C. K. Williams, Evelyn Pierpoint, Dr. Goldsmith, and some thirty other gentlemen from Rutland; Hon. A. L. Miner and Hon. F. H. Orvis of Manchester; Mayor Ballou, Mayor elect Linsley, Hon. E. R. Hard, Hon. Daniel Roberts, George H. Bigelow, B. B. Smalley, Gen. J. L. Barstow, George Linsley, W. W. Walker and others, of Burlington; George F. Houghton, and Geo. G. Hunt, of St. Albans; Hon. Wm. Harmon, Henry N. Newell, and Walter A. Weed, of Shelburne; Hon. George W. Grandey, Mayor John E. Roberts, Vergennes; Hon. Norman Allen, Ferrisburgh; E. Higgins, E. J. Ormsbee, E. J. Bliss, Brandon; Hon. James K. Hyde, Sudbury; Ebenezer Fisher, Shrewsbury; Geo. I,. Fletcher, Chester; the members of the Addison county bar, and other citizens of other counties. The remains were enclosed in a rosewood casket, on the lid of which lay beautiful floral emblems of white flowers. An appropriate prayer was offered at the house by President Kitchel, of Middlebury College, after which the procession moved to the Congregational church. It was met on the way thither by a delegation from Burlington that had just arrived, which, with opened ranks and uncovered heads, paused to pay their respects to the dead and the family, and then followed them to the church.
The church was filled long before the hour named for the opening of the exercises. The casket was conveyed to its place in front of the pulpit, the pall-bearers being as follows: Edward J. Phelps, Jo D. Hatch, Geo. A. Merrill, John N. Baxter, James M. Slade and John L. Wellington. As the body passed up the aisle the choir rendered appropriate musical selections. Rev. Prof. George N. Webber officiated, reading suitable selections from the Scriptures, after which he made some touching and impressive remarks upon the great loss the family and the State had met, in the death of such a husband, father, brother, friend and citizen, alluding to the character and services of the deceased, commending his high example and pure life, and concluding by applying the teachings of religion to the occasion.
After the address the choir rendered the hymn - "Jesus, lover of my soul." Professor Webber then closed the simple and impressive exercises with a tender prayer, invoking the blessing of God upon the widow, the fatherless boys and loving brother, the last representative of a noble family. The body was then borne to the cemetery, followed by the long procession.
The final scene at the grave was extremely affecting, the grief of the relatives for the loss of one so dear to them breaking out uncontrollably. For all, both friends and relatives, the sadness of the day was deepened by the fact that an old and valued servant and friend of the family, the nurse in infancy of both the brothers Stewart, lay at the time a corpse in the house of Hon. John W. Stewart, having passed away since the death of her foster-child.
Source: Burlington Free Press, April 4, 1870.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.