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Banister, Melvin E.


Age: 17, credited to West Windsor, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. A, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 11/28/1844, Windsor, VT
Death: 01/09/1922

Burial: Brownsville Cemetery (1), West Windsor, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 79306553


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/10/1891; widow Ella G., 1/27/1921, 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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia


2nd Great Grandfather of Thomas K. Nicholson, Jr., Ballston Lake, NY

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Brownsville Cemetery (1), West Windsor, VT

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Melvin Elisha Banister passed away quite suddenly Monday morning, January 9, after an illness of only a few days, although he had been feeble for some time. He was born in West Windsor November 28, 1844, and always lived in that town until about 14 years ago, when he sold his farm and came to this village.

He was the youngest of the six children of Elisha and Olive Hall Banister, of whom only one sister, Mrs. Miranda Bates of Hartland is now living. Fifty-four years ago he married Ella G. Piper of West Windsor and eight children were born to them of whom the eldest died in infancy and the next, Bert W., died about three years ago. He served his country in the Civil War and was a member of H. E. Giddings Post, No. 97. For the past 30 years he had been afflicted with partial blindness and had won the admiration of everyone by the patient, cheerful way in which he carried his burden. He is survived by his wife and five sons, Ernest M., Albert E. and Guy E., of Springfield, Vt., Arthur R., of this place, Duane M., of Claremont, N. H., and one daughter, Mrs. Sara Graham of Springfield, Vt., also by eight grandchildren. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon with burial in the family lot at Brownsville.

Source: Vermont Journal, January 20, 1922.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.