Aaron Francis Walcott

Aaron Francis Walcott

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 11 Dec 1907 (aged 71)
Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 142908343 · View Source
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Our great, great, grandfather.

Son of Aaron and Hannah Hawkes Walcott

Brother to Hannah Amanda Walcott.

Husband of Hannah Maria Adams

Father of Ella Frances Walcott, Nathaniel Adams Walcott and Charles Francis Adams Walcott

Aaron F Walcott was employed at the Boston Traveler newspaper, was paymaster and clerk in Nathanial Adams construction business and married the bosses daughter, Harriet Maria Adams on September 16, 1858 in Boston, MA.

The 3rd Massachusetts Artillery Battery C was also known as Martin’s Battery. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Martin’s Brigade in the Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac. The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Aaron Francis Walcott. Under Walcott's command the unit brought 124 men to the Gettysburg Battlefield operating 6 Napoleons. There was a total of 6 casualties.

Walcott enlisted April 25, 1861 and mustered in on July 31, 1861. He mustered out on September 16, 1864 but then re-enlisted and drilled the battery in Boston. Aaron F Walcott was engaged in 23 battles, in one of which his horse was shot from under him and a bullet passed through his hat.

1869 and 1870 he was a merchant tailor, then he went into the real estate business, staying in Boston.

In 1872, he moved to Chicago, continuing real estate an also the storage business. While in Chicago he served as a deputy sheriff of Cook County for 8 years.

While living in Chicago, Aaron was the Commander of US Grant Post, GAR, of Chicago; Senior Vice-Commander of GAR of Illinois, Regent of Alcyon Council, Royal Arcanum of Chicago.

In 1900 he returned to Massachusetts and lived in Melrose.

Aaron Francis Walcott died on 12/11/1901 from chronic Brights Disease at his residence, 104 Vinton St, Melrose, MA.

Aaron lived 71 years, 4 months and 22 days. AB Pierce were the Undertakers. Internment was on 12/14/1901 at the Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, MA.
Lot 5182, Section 28 on Artemisia Path.

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Burial location verified by Forest Hills Cemetery Office Mgr. A monument is erected for both Aaron and Harriet.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Aaron Francis Walcott (19 Jul 1836–11 Dec 1907), Find a Grave Memorial no. 142908343, citing Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Roger Whiting (contributor 47871425) .