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 George M LeMon

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George M LeMon

Birth
Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Death 20 Feb 1934 (aged 91)
Watervliet, Albany County, New York, USA
Burial Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Plot Section G
Memorial ID 154289838 View Source
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The Troy Times, Troy NY, 02/21/1934: "George M. LeMon, widely-known Civil War veteran, died last evening at the residence, 1203 Sixth Avenue, Watervliet, after an illness of 10 days. Born in Lansingburgh August 3, 1842, the son of the late George Frank and Susan A Lansing LeMon, Mr. LeMon was educated in Lansingburgh Schools and was graduated from the old Lansingburgh Academy. He went to New York when 16 years of age, as an accountant with Tiffany & Co., wholesale jewelers. He was employed by that concern at the outbreak of the Civil War and with his father enlisted in the 82d New York Volunteers. He was mustered out of service at the close of the war with the rank of Sergeant Major. While engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Mr. LeMon saw his father killed by a bursting shell. He was granted a furlough and brought the body of his father to bis home in Lansingburgh for burial in Oakwood Cemetery. At the expiration of his furlough, Mr. LeMon returned to his company, when he was transferred to the 121st, New York Volunteers. For several years he had been Commander of Post Griswold-McConihe, Civil War Veterans and was a member of Admiral Farragut Division, A and N. U. For more than 30 years after the war he was employed as an expert accountant in the plant of the W. A Wood Machinery Co., Hoosick Falls. He also held a similar position with the Harmony Mills, Cohoes. He retired from active work in 1928. He was a prominent Mason, being affiliated with Mount Zion, Lodge, F. and A M., Apollo Chapter, R. A M„ and Bloss Council, all of Troy. He was an active communicant at Trinity Episcopal Church, Watervliet Besides his wife, who was formerly Marietta Phillips, be is survived by two sons, Harold S. LeMon, Sr„ of Albany, and George 8. LeMon of Herkimer. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his home. The services will be conducted by Rev. Theodore Haydn, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy."
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