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Shufelt, Stephen Thomas

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 2nd MA INF
Service: enl 5/25/61, Pvt, Co. B, 2nd MA INF, m/o 5/23/64

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VITALS

Birth: 12/12/1842, Saint-Armand, Canada East
Death: 03/30/1918

Burial: Hope Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 158305969

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/14/1887, Canada; widow Florance R., 4/17/1918, VT
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

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Hope Cemetery, Barre, VT

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Obituary

Served Long in Civil War
Stephen Shufelt Was Corporal in Massachusetts Troops.

Stephen Shufelt, a veteran of the Civil War, passed away at his home, 151 South Main street, Sunday morning after a long illness. He had been confined to the house since November, and during the winter his health declined steadily. Mr. Shufelt is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. G. A. Wilkinson and Mrs. J. F. Curtis, and a son, Claude Shufelt, of Newport. There are also two grandsons, sons of Claude Shufelt.

The deceased was born in St. Armand, P.Q., Dec. 12, 1842. His home was just across the Canadian border, and while a young man he moved to the United States, enlisting in B company of the 2d Massachusetts infantry when the gathering clouds of the Civil War broke. As a corporal in the 2d Massachusetts, he served faithfully as a soldier in the union. His enlistment was dated May 11, 1861, and not until May 23, 1864, was he honorably discharged from the service. His marriage to Florence Baldwin took place in May 1866. Two years ago the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Shufelt came to Barre from Beebe Plain, P. Q., seven years ago. On South Main street, at the top of Jockey Hollow hill, they established a home. Mr. Shufelt had retired from the active life of a farmer, but his garden, located near the street, was a source of pride to the veteran, and each year people were wont to remark upon the splendid appearance of his plot. The deceased was a member of R. B. Crandall post, G. A. R.

Funeral services will be held at the house Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. B. Reardon officiating. Interment will be in Hope cemetery.

Source: The Barre Daily Times, April 1, 1918.
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux