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 Harry G Sessions

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Harry G Sessions

Birth
Vermont, USA
Death 20 Jan 1924 (aged 79)
Greybull, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Greybull, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
Plot Block 10, Lot 23
Memorial ID 76085941 View Source
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Greybull Standard & Tribune
Big Horn County, Wyoming
January 25, 1924
Answers Last Call
Harry G. Sessions Responds to Soldiers Last Charge
G.A.R Veteran
Born in Vermont's Green Mountains - Lived in Wyoming Many Years
Harry G. Sessions, the last survivor of the great civil war residing in Greybull, passed away at his home on Second Avenue North on Sunday last, aged 79 years, 8 months and 4 days.
He was born in the state where the Green Mountain Boys of the revolutionary war came from - Vermont- first seeing the light of day at Brandson on May 16, 1844. He enlisted in the Union army in 1862 and served through the remaining three years, during which time he was in the battle of Gettysburg. At the close of the war he went back to his New England home and in 1867 married Mary E. Manchester at Hampton, N.Y., who survives him.
In 1895 they moved to Wyoming and for many years resided in Sunshine basin up by Meeteetse, later moving to Greybull.
Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Sessions, six of whom survive, Mrs. E.D. Scovel, of Meeteetse; Mrs. L.P. Latham, of Greybull; Fred Sessions of Meeteetse, Edward Sessions of Roundup, Mont., Mrs. Josie Clark, of Granum, Alberta, Canada, and Mrs. Leona Harding, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Up until last fall Mr. Sessions was able to get about over town with a cane, but had much difficulty in using his legs though otherwise quite stout for a man of his years. For the past few months he had been confined to the house. He was of a jolly disposition and during the days when he was able to get around on the streets spent many pleasant hours with his friends of which he had a host.
He was one of The Standard's staunch friends, and while we know the roll call must be answered and that he was living on borrowed time according to the scriptures, yet it is with sorrow that we write of his passing on to answer the summons of the Great Commander. Peace be his.


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