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Barker, Charles A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Whitingham, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. F, 16th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 8/10/63

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VITALS

Birth: 10/30/1842, Whitingham, VT
Death: 10/23/1921

Burial: Sadawga Cemetery, Whitingham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 103154779

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/21/1892, 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

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Patricia Miller, Rocky Mount, VA

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Sadawga Cemetery, Whitingham, VT

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Obituary

The Late Charles A. Barker

Charles A. Barker, a lifelong resident of this town, died at his home here Oct. 23. The funeral was held at the house Oct.26. If he had lived three more days he would have reached his 79th milestone. Mr. Barker, one of the few Grand Army men in town, was a member of Company F, 16th Vermont Volunteers, and served nine months, being in the battle of Gettysburg. He was a strong, robust man and never was ill in his life until within the last year or so. About six weeks ago he suffered the third stroke of paralysis, which caused his death.

He married Almira Plumb, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Hiram Plumb of the town. Mrs. Barker died 29 years ago, leaving three children, Forrest, Clinton and Lillian, who married Oscar Bishop of Wilmington. Mr. And Mrs. Bishop came to live with Mr. Barker and youngest son after the death of Mrs. Barker. The son, Clinton, died several years ago and his death was followed by that of his sister in a few years, leaving Mr. Barker, Mr. Bishop and his three small girls alone in the family. Mr. Bishop, however, kept the family together. The oldest son, Forrest, lives in Jacksonville.

Mr. Barker was a kind hearted man and had many friends.

Source: Brattleboro Daily Reformer, November 5, 1921.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.